Dr Mike
Dr Mike

Dr Mike

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Dr Mike is a Doctor who gained online fame for his self-titled YouTube channel where he posts videos both related to health and pop culture. Dr Mike has earned over 6.42  million subscribers on his YouTube channel. Likewise, he was featured in People Magazine’s 2015 Sexiest Man Alive edition, where he was named the Sexiest Doctor Alive.

Early life

Dr Mike is 31 years old. He was born on November 12, 1989, in Saransk, Soviet Union. His full name is Mikhail Varshavski. He is of Jewish descent and holds an American nationality.

Likewise, his father worked as a physician, while his mother worked as a mathematics professor. He along with his parents relocated to Brooklyn, New York City, USA  at the age of five. After relocating to Brooklyn, his father had to attend a medical school since his degree from the Soviet Union was not valid in America, while his mother took up a job of sweeping floors. He also has an elder sister, Dasha, and nephews named Daniel, Steven, and Ari.

Amidst his family’s financial struggles, he grew up along with his siblings. The family used to stay in a one-bedroom apartment and struggled even to make both ends meet. For him, buying a bag of chips was also not always easy as he had to argue with his parents even for a quarter. Since he decided to become a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) early in his life.

During his childhood days, he was exposed to osteopathic medicine as his father went to osteopathic medical school. He also was overwhelmed with his father’s ability to use ‘Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment’ (OMT) to provide relief for his patients.

On his first few days in the US, he did not even speak any other language other than Russian. On the first day of school, he responded to all his teacher’s questions with the words ‘yes,’ ‘no,’ and ‘maybe’ until his teacher recognized that he couldn’t speak English. Gradually, she started learning to speak and write English during his US stay.

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Caption: Dr Mike with his dog Husky and father (Source: Instagram)


While moving to high school, his friends used to call him ‘Dr. Mike’ and came to him with sports-related injuries as they knew that his father was a physician. After finishing high school, he went to the ‘New York Institute of Technology’ from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in life sciences. He even attended an accelerated seven-year program in a medical school for a professional doctoral degree.

He visited Israel along with his friends while studying. On one particular night, he decided to sleep in the desert with his friends where the Bedouin monks had set up their camps. Due to his concern and lack of sleep, he started wandering beyond the campsite only to be driven back to the camp as the locals did not relish his gesture.

More about his family life

His mother expired due to leukemia during his first year at medical school. At that time, he was living alone and returned to his father’s home to help him cope with the loss. His father’s primary struggles and ultimate success inspired him to achieve his goals. He is quite close to his nephews, Steve, Dan, and Ari. On January 27, 2019, he has even featured his nephews in a YouTube video titled ‘Kids Ask Awkward Health Questions.’

Professional life

Dr Mike is a Russian-born American internet celebrity family medicine doctor. He rose to fame after his Instagram account went “viral” after he was featured in Buzzfeed and in People magazine’s 2015 issue of The Sexiest Doctor Alive. He also has a YouTube channel that provides medically themed entertainment.

Likewise, initially, he began his residency training and internship at ‘Overlook Medical Center.’ Then, he joined the ‘Atlantic Health System’ in Chatham, New Jersey, and began practicing family medicine (FM). As a doctor, he believes in preventive care and educates his patients about minor lifestyle changes that could have a great impact on the long run.

He even started sharing about the benefits of osteopathic medicine and positive lifestyle changes on his social media pages. His notoriety increased in 2015 when ‘Buzzfeed’ shared an article about him. In November 2015, he became the ‘Sexiest Doctor Alive’ by ‘People’ magazine.

After getting recognition from the famous magazine, Mike grew as a social media sensation. His Instagram account, which he had created in 2012 to showcase his life as a doctor, went viral. Afterward, he started his social media fame to help others, especially children. In late 2015, he established ‘Limitless Tomorrow’ to provide students with scholarships.

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Caption: Dr Mike on the YouTube video (Source: YouTube)


On August 18, 2016, he launched his self-titled YouTube channel to inspire, motivate, and advise his fans and followers. He even posted videos on ways to decrease cancer risks and stress. Consequently, he was also invited to appear as a guest in ‘ABC’ network’s television shows, such as ‘Nightline’ and ‘Good Morning America.’ He has been even featured in popular talk shows like ‘The Doctors,’ ‘Rachel Ray Show,’ and ‘Today.’

In one of the interviews, he revealed that the kinship he develops with his patients is what he loves about being a doctor. In addition to this, he is proud of garnering millions of followers across social media platforms while performing his duties as a doctor. He stated he was happy to break the stereotypical thinking that one has to give up social life and hobbies to become successful in the field of medicine. And as of now, he has set a good example with millions of followers on her social media accounts.

He has currently garnered more than 3.9 million followers and subscribers on his Instagram page and YouTube channel. He even has thousands of followers on his verified Twitter page, which was created on June 17, 2013. And currently, she has gained more than 6.4 million followers on Instagram.


In July 2019, he spread awareness for the humanitarian organization, Save a Child’s Heart, by sharing a photo with the organization’s 5,000th patient while on a trip to Israel. In March of 2020, he provided $50,000 worth of N95 masks in the face of shortages for medical personnel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Mike believes in contributing to society through charity and other humanitarian works. He frequently uses his social media handles to raise money for charitable causes. He had even shaved his head to display his support towards ‘St. Baldrick’s children’s cancer organization.’  Then, he urged his followers to donate money and pledged to match the highest donation made through Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He even comes up with inspiring tweets to motivate and encourage his fans and followers.

Achievements and Net worth

Varshavski has also got a nomination for social media fame. He also got a nomination for Health and Wellness in the 2018 Shorty award. In 2019, he was nominated for the ‘Breakout YouTuber of the Year’ award at the 10th ‘Annual Shorty Awards.’  Likewise, he won the 2020 Webby Awards for Education & Discovery, as well as for Health & Fitness in the category Social.

Speaking on his earnings, he is a doctor as well as a social media personality who has earned a decent sum of money. He has a popular YouTube channel and has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Personal Life

Dr Mike is most probably single currently. Talking about her past linkup, he was in a relationship with model and actress Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach who was crowned ‘Miss Universe 2015. After splitting up with her, Mike began dating Fox news reporter, Jennifer Lahmers. In one of the interviews, he said that he doesn’t believe in falling in love with a person based on their appearance alone.

On a personal note, he is a fitness enthusiast and often begins his day with a run alongside his pet dog Roxy. He even loves playing sports, such as tennis and basketball with his colleagues. Further, he has a black belt in ‘Taekwondo,’ a Korean martial art. And he also has a husky named Roxy.

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Caption: Mike Varshavski and his girlfriend Jennifer Lahmers (Source: Instagram)

Body measurements and Social media

Dr Mike stands a height of 6 feet 2 inches i.e. 191 m tall. His other body statics are not available at the moment. He has a handsome tall personality which has attracted lots of fan followers on his social media accounts. Likewise, he has black hair color with a pair of green eyes.

He is available on different social media platforms Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook. On Instagram,  he goes with the username @doctor.mike, and has gained more than 3.9 million followers. Likewise, he has earned over 2.7 million followers on Facebook and has around 291K followers on Twitter. His YouTube channel has gained more than 6.42M subscribers.