Dr. Nowzaradan is not your normal weight loss doctor. Having turned down or deemed inoperable by other surgeons, Dr. Nowzaradan is not afraid to take the patients under his care. Through diet plan and surgery Dr.Now has shown he can achieve weight loss on morbidly obese exceeding 600 lbs. The TLC show “My 600 lb-life” is a testament to his incredible work. In this article, we will explore the biography of Dr. Nowzaradan.
Dr. Younan Nowzaradan also referred to as “Dr.Now” or “Dr. Nowzaradan” was born in Iran on 11th October 1944. As of now, he is 75 years of age. He grew up in Tehran with his younger brother. A bright student in the class, Dr. Nowzaradan aspired to become a doctor. He graduated with a medical degree from the University of Tehran in 1970. After graduation, Dr. Nowzaradan moved to U.S. for further studies.
After moving to U.S Dr. Now took Medical Orientation Program at St. Louis University, Missouri in 1971. 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 careful hands, renowned cardiac surgeon Denton Cooley offered Cardiovascular scholarship at the Texas Heart Institute in 1976.
Dr. Now worked for different surgical practices and in the year 1986, he started primary care and surgical clinic BCC with only three staff physicians at the time.
Dr. Nowzaradan started as a heart surgeon and go on to become a general and weight loss surgeon. 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. He is the first doctor in Houston to propose, research, and adopt the benefits of laparoscopic surgery for procedures not considered before. The practice he now adapts to achieve weight loss on morbidly obese patients.
My 600 lb life
Dr. Nowzaradan is the poster guy of the documentary show My 600 lb life. He made the show debut during the first season first episode on Feb 1st, 2012. The show has gone to have eight seasons as of 2020 and Dr. Nowzaradan is firm fixed. The tv show follows the weight loss journey of obese patients seeking treatment from Dr. Nowzardan. Helping people lose weight at his Houston, Texas, practice, Dr. Now carefully creates a custom diet plan before and after surgery. He also helps the patient to seek psychological treatment to make weight loss effective.
Dr. Nowzaradan 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. Delores worked a secretarial job and after marriage, she had a different take on her life. She was a typical housewife looking after family and children. She took care of Younan’s mother, who lived with them for 21 years. In the time of togetherness, Dr. Nowzaradan and his wife Delores had three children Jonathan, Jennifer, and Jessica.
While in paper their conjugal life lasted 29 years in truth the marriage was already in ruins during final years. Delores filed for divorce in 2002. After two long years of the court battle, the divorce finalized in 2004. According to divorce papers, Dr. Now who was not supportive and his behaviors towards her were cruel.
In the settlement, Delores was handed 70% of assets. 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 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 affair. Dr. Nowzaradan is not married currently and said to be single.
Children: Jonathan, Jennifer, Jessica Nowzaradan
Jonathan was born on 6th February 1978 as the eldest of Dr. Nowzaradan and Delores McRedmond. Jonathan is the founder, president, and CEO of Megalomedia a video producing company that originated in Texas. Jonathan is also a director and executive producer of “My 600-lb Life.” Jonathan is a married man and has a daughter with his wife Amber Nowzaradan. The daughter’s name is Danielle Nowzaradan who is a teenager.
After Jonathan, two girls came into the family. The second child Jennifer Nowzaradan was born on 21st February 1980. She took Art as a major in college and graduated 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 May 1st, 1983. Like her elder sister, she is interested in art, especially in photography.
Dr. Nowzaradan Net Worth
Despite divorce setback and losing 70% of assets to ex-wife, Dr.Nowzaradan has achieved so much since, both in terms of fame and money. Dr. Nowzaradan accumulates his wealth from his profession as a surgeon which has spanned over several decades. His other major source is the documentary TV show My 600 lb life. Although the exact figure has not been published Dr. Nowzaradan’s net worth is estimated to be over over $4M.