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Dr. Mikhail Varshavski        

Known as "Doctor Mike;" Leading Medical Media Voice Who Communicates the Value of Preventive Medicine

Social media influencer and health and lifestyle expert Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, also known as “Doctor Mike,” serves as a primary care physician at Chatham Family Medicine in New Jersey, a role he stepped into after completing his residency. As an internet personality, family physician, and amateur boxer, he communicates the value of preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle choices not only in his face-to-face interactions but also to his massive online community. He has a strong online presence with over 13 million followers on his social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and his notable YouTube channel, where he shares medically-themed entertainment videos and debunks false medical claims.

A trusted figure, Dr. Varshavski has made appearances and consulted on numerous TV shows such as "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", "Today," "Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo," "Rachael Ray," "Fox & Friends," and "Live with Kelly and Ryan," amongst others. He has also been featured in BuzzFeed and People magazine, gaining recognition as "The Sexiest Doctor Alive" in 2015. His influence extends to interviewing notable healthcare professionals, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Dr. David Feinberg, the head of Google Health. He even made his amateur boxing debut in May 2022, winning the match against iDubbbz.

As a frequent speaker, Dr. Varshavski has given talks at the TEDx Conference on "The epidemic of the 'I Know It All' expert," at the Mayo Clinic, and at the Webby Awards, where he has won awards for Education & Discovery and Health & Fitness. He is also a regular contributor to publications including Women’s Health, Men's Health, Reader's Digest, the American Academy of Family Physicians Blog, and MedPageToday.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Varshavski reconfigured his YouTube content to answer people's questions about the virus. In June 2020, he was named an ambassador for the United Nations’ “Verified” initiative, designed to combat the spread of misinformation during the pandemic. Additionally, he donated $50,000 in masks to his local hospital, made a notable donation to GlobalGiving for Ukrainian people during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and raised over $100,000 for the CDC Foundation and for Feeding America through a fundraiser organized by YouTuber Ryan Trahan.

In 2015, Varshavski established his charity, The Limitless Tomorrow Foundation, to support students in need. This philanthropic venture complements his other works with organizations like Stand Up 2 Cancer, AmeriCares, Save a Child's Heart, and Susan G. Komen Foundation. In September 2022, he expanded his influence by launching a health-related podcast, "The Checkup Podcast with Doctor Mike."

Dr. Varshavski, who emigrated from Russia to New York with his family at the age of six, earned his B.S. in Life Sciences and his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the New York Institute of Technology. Notable for his charisma and medical expertise, Dr. Mike continues to live in New York City with his loyal Newfoundland companion, Bear.


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