Doctor Mike is a Russian-born celebrity doctor who practices family medicine. With his YouTube channel and Instagram account, he’s been dubbed “The Sexiest Doctor Alive”. His content focuses on making medicine more relevant, intelligible, and entertaining. As of 2023, Doctor Mike has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Mikhail Varshavski was born in Saransk, Russia, on November 12, 1989. His father was a doctor, while his mom was a mathematics teacher. At the age of five, he moved to Brooklyn with his parents and his sister, Dasha.
His father had to re-attend medical school as his medical degree wasn’t valid in America. These were challenging times for the family as they had to live in a one-room apartment. In high school, friends often seeked help from Varshavski about their injuries and called him Doctor Mike.
Mike graduated from the New York Institute of Technology, earning a bachelor’s degree in life science. He later enrolled in a seven-year doctoral degree course at a medical school.
Varshavski joined Instagram in early 2012 to share his experience as a medical student and dispel the stereotype that you can’t have a life while in med school.
Mike became a doctor in Osteopathic Medicine and began his residency at the Overlook Medical Center in 2014. He later joined the Atlantic Health System, where he practiced family medicine.
Sadly, in his first year there, his mother died of leukemia but he still completed his residency in 2017. Currently, he is a primary care physician at Chatham Family Medicine.
Rise to Fame
The young doctor made headlines in August 2015 when BuzzFeed featured him in an article. It underscored his great looks as well as his bond with his husky named Roxy. In the same year, People magazine also named him “The Sexiest Doctor Alive” which boosted his popularity on social media.
In August 2016, Mike started a YouTube channel, creating content around medical topics that were relatable to his audience. Now, Varshavski’s channel has 10.8 million subscribers on YouTube. He also has 4.4 million followers on Instagram and 2 million fans on TikTok.
Net Worth and Salary
As a content creator, Mike receives around 2 million views everyday. Based on his views, he makes an estimated $300,000 per month in YouTube ad revenue. The ads should make him approximately $4 million per year in revenue. This doesn’t include his profits from merch and other social media accounts.
He also earns a salary as the primary care physician at Chatham Family Medicine. According to salary.com, the average salary for his role in the United States is $200,696. All of his income sources add up to a $4 million fortune.
Doctor Mike’s personal life has also been a topic of interest for his followers. He previously dated ‘Miss Universe 2015’ Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, and later, Fox news reporter Jennifer Lahmers. Today, Mike’s fiance is a lady named Shilpa who likes to keep her life private. The couple have three kids and have been together for five plus years.
Mike is also an amateur boxer and has fought in celebrity bouts against Idubbz and Chris Avila. The doctor donated his earnings from his fight against Idubbz to Ukraine.