About Dr. Mike
With over 13 million social media followers, Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, commonly known as "Doctor Mike," is a multifaceted board-certified family medicine physician, media personality, educator, writer, and philanthropist.
Emigrating with his parents from Russia to New York at the age of 6, Dr. Mike grew up to pursue his medical degree at the New York Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Life Sciences and a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine with honors by the age of 24.
During his residency, Dr. Mike decided to document his journey and share his medical learnings with the internet. Over the next few years, he garnered 700+ million views, making his platform one of the largest in health education. Leveraging his media presence and impact in the medical community, he covers the importance of health literacy while simultaneously battling misinformation in a practical, yet entertaining approach.
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, the common saying “if it bleeds it leads” rang ever-true in the news, and the public’s anxiety was fueled. Dr. Mike made it his mission for his platform to be a news source where only the most reliable and up-to-date information was reported. His audience has trusted him in this troublesome time to be an honest and fact-forward source of information. Because of the trust he has built, Doctor Mike has made appearances and consulted on many mainstream news channels such as CNN, ABC and Fox News, alongside interviewing some of the United States’ most notable health professionals, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the head of Google Health, Dr. David Feinberg. In June, Mike was named an ambassador for the United Nations’ “Verified” initiative. Additionally, Dr. Mike donated $50,000 in masks to his local hospital and raised over $65,000 for the CDC Foundation.
Dr. Mike continues to regularly contribute to esteemed publications including Women’s Health, Men's Health, Reader's Digest, American Academy of Family Physicians Blog, and MedPageToday. He has further established himself in the field of digital healthcare & medicine, presenting seminars and lectures for the TEDx Conference, Mayo Clinic, and many more.
In 2015, Dr. Mike expanded his outreach when he launched his charity, "The Limitless Tomorrow Foundation," an organization that seeks to financially support and give back to students in need. Additionally, Dr. Mike has strong ties with several other philanthropic organizations including Stand Up 2 Cancer, AmeriCares, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Today, Dr. Mike is one of the most influential medical educators of the digital era.