Dr. Mikhail Varshavski broke the internet when he was featured in Buzzfeed and People magazine’s 2015 issue of The Sexiest Doctor Alive. Since his photo went viral, Dr. Mikhail has established himself as an internet celebrity. From his topless photos on Instagram to medically themed entertainment videos on his YouTube channel, Dr. Mikhail enjoys a diverse career much to the popular belief that doctors don’t get to enjoy their personal life. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Dr. Mikhail Varshavski.
Mikhail Varshavski was born on the 12th of November 1989 in Saransk, Russia to a Jewish family. Born and raised in a medical household, Mikhail’s father was a physician, a graduate of the Third Medical Institute of Moscow, while his mother was a mathematics professor. When Mikhail was five years of age, he moved to Brooklyn with his parents and sister, Dasha. After their move to Brooklyn, Mikhail’s parents suffered from financial distress and his mother had to sweep floors, while his father went to medical school for the second time.
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During his high school years, several of his friends approached Mikhail for sports-related injuries. The more he understood the relationship between his father and his patients, the more Mikhail wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Mikhail applied at the New York Institute of Technology and was accepted for a seven-year combined track for a bachelor’s degree in life sciences and a doctoral degree of osteopathic medicine.
Following his studies, Mikhail started working on his residency at Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center’s Family Medicine program in 2014. His mother passed away during the first year of the program, and Mikhail moved back with his father. After wrapping up his residency in 2017, Mikhail joined Chatham Family Medicine, a family practice with Atlantic Health System, in Chatham, New Jersey, and has been working there ever since.
Mikhail started an Instagram page in 2012, while he was still working on his college degree. While he wanted nothing more than to show people a healthy way of living, Buzzfeed intervened. In August of 2015, Buzzfeed published an article on Mikhail entitled “Um, You Really Need To See This Hot Doctor And His Dog” that highlighted his good looks and his relationship with his dog, Roxy. In November of the same year, People Magazine named him as the ‘Sexiest Doctor Alie’ in its Sexiest Man Alive issue. Talking about his initial fame, Mikhail revealed that he was lost weather to accept his new internet personality or to let it go out of steam.
“Do I accept this ‘hot-doctor’ moniker, or do I say this has nothing to do with me? I publish research. I am going to be a board-certified doctor soon; this has nothing to do with me.”
In 2015, Mikhail established a foundation, entitled, Limitless Tomorrow, to provide scholarships to students. In 2017, Mikhail established his YouTube Channel under the name of Doctor Mike which has gathered over 6 million subscribers and over 648 million views.
Dr.Mikhail makes most of his earning from his profession as a Doctor and Youtuber. As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $6M.
Even though most of Mikhail’s life has been put on social media, he has revealed very little about his personal life. He previously dated Miss Universe winner Pia Wurtzbach in 2016, but the pair called it quits after a year. As of 2020, Mikhail is yet to get married however we cannot confirm if he is single or dating someone.
November 29, 1971
New York Institute of Technology, NYIT College Of Osteopathic Medicine