Having turned down or deemed inoperable by other surgeons, Dr. Younan Nowzaradan has proved to be a person capable of doing the job in an obese individual even exceding 600 pounds. He is Huston based M.D and a certified F.A.C.S (Fellow American College of Surgeons).
Dr. Nowzaradan started as a heart surgeon and has gone on to become a general surgeon to weight loss specialist. He is famed for bariatric practice on an overweight patient. Few names could match the credentials and success achieved by this incredible doctor, especially in weight loss field. The good doctor has 28 years of surgical experience after residency, over 30 years in Bariatrics,18 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery and ten yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics.
On the other hand, he is the cast of TLC reality show My 600-lb Life from the inception in February of 2012 and continues to be part of it in leading role. The show shares the incredible transformation story of the obese individual who undergoes high-risk gastric bypass surgery to achieve a healthy body shape.
Besides profession, Dr, Nowzaradan is a human like everyone else and has a family to tend to. He had three children, a son and two daughters from his marriage with the ex-wife. In this article, we will bring everything about Dr. Nowzaradan like his age, net worth, family, wife, ex-wife, and kids.
Dr. Younan Nowzaradan Birthday and Age, Early life
Dr. Nowzaradan also referred as “Dr.Now” was born in Iran on 11th October 1944. As of now, he is 73 years of age. He was raised alongside his brother in Tehran. As a young boy, Dr. Nowzaradan knew he wanted to be a surgeon. After earning his medical degree from the University of Tehran in 1970, he left the country to pursue a medical career in America.
Dr. Younan Nowzaradan married life and divorce with his wife, Delores Nowzaradan
Dr. Nowzaradan has a successful professional career however his personal life is far from replicating a similar story. He got married to Delores Nowzaradan in 1975 and had three children a son and two daughters from the relationship. Prior to marriage, Delores worked secretarial job.
The more than sufficient earning of her husband led her to quit the job and look after household activities. She was a typical housewife tending to the children and family. She took care of Younan’s mother, who lived with them for 21 years of in their marriage.
In the final year, Dr. Nowzaradan and his wife had a strained relationship and eventually, Delores filed for divorce in 2002. The two locked horn for two long years before concluding the divorce through a trial in 2004. According to divorce papers, the blame goes to Dr. Now who was not supportive and his behaviors towards her were cruel.
Dr. Now appealed the division of property and lost, with 70 percent of assets handed to Delores. The unfair division of property was attributed to Dr. Now’s action against the law. Allegedly he tried to hide assets, claimed to be retired in 2004, and reportedly obstructing the discovery in divorce.
Delores now goes by McRedmond surname. According to her LinkedIn page she currently lives in Huston, Texas and had worked as eacher/tutor at Oakridge Elem. She is currently single and enjoys her time with children and grandchildren.
As for Dr. Nowzaradan, nothing is known of his current married life or wife. Maybe we should let this man do talking through his work rather than personal life.
Dr. Nowzaradan son, Jonathan Nowzaradan and daughters
Jonathan was born on 6th February 1978 as the eldest son of Dr. Nowzaradan and his ex-wife Delores McRedmond. He is the man responsible for the reality TV show “My 60-lb Life” acts as director and executive producer of the show. His company Megalomedia oversees the production work. He founded the company in April of 2003 and since been acting as the president and Chief Executive Officer. He is married to Amber Nowzaradan and is a father of a ten years old daughter named Danielle Nowzaradan.
After Johnathan, two girls came in the family. Second youngest Jennifer Nowzaradan was born on 21st February 1980. She took art as major in college with graduating from St. Edward’s University. She currently is an Art Instructor at a South Austin high school. She is married to a husband and gave birth to a son with him.
The third and youngest girl Jessica Nowzaradan was born on 1st may 1983. Like her elder sister, she is interested in art, especially in photography.
Dr. Nowzaradan Career
Dr. Now medical journey began in Iran. After graduating from the University of Tehran, Iran (1970) he came to America. He took Medical Orientation Program at St. Louis University, Missouri in 1971. Then he had Rotating Surgical Internship at St. Johns Hospital (Detroit, Michigan).
Dr. Nowzaradan completed 4-year Surgical Residency at St. Thomas Hospital (Nashville, Tennessee) in 1975. Impressed by his surgical work renowned cardiac surgeon Denton Cooley asked him to join Cardiovascular Fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute (Houston, Texas) in 1976.
Dr.Now founded BCC in 1986 as a primary care and surgical clinic with a staff of three physicians. He focused on surgery initially, leaving primary care to other physicians, but increasingly took on primary care responsibilities as those physicians retired. In addition to a busy surgical practice at BCC, Younan performed surgeries at other facilities.
As a general and vascular surgeon, he was the first doctor in Houston to propose, research and adopt the benefits of laparoscopic surgery for procedures previously unconsidered.
Dr. Nowzaradan Net Worth
Despite losing 70% percent of assets to ex-wife in divorce, Dr. Now has earned significant financial success since. Currently, he performs Bariatrics practice on about 85% of a patient he oversees. With the popularity of TLC TV show “My 600-lb life” no wonder Dr.Now gets a lot of patients associated with the weight problem. Apart from doctor’s profession, he earns a significant salary as reality TV actor. He has an estimated net worth of $4M.
Dr. Nowzaradan Facts
|Name||Dr. Younan Nowzaradan|
|Place of Birth||Iran|
|Birthdate||October 11, 1944|
|Occupation||Doctor, Surgeon, TV actor|
|Spouse/Partner||Delores McRedmond (ex)|
|Children||Johnathan, Jennifer, Jessica Nowzaradan|
|Dr. Nowzaradan Social Media Pages||Facebook, Twitter|