Doctor Mike is an American Doctor, Educator, Philanthropist, and Youtuber. He got viral with a BuzzFeed article and People magazine’s 2015 issue of The Sexiest Doctor Alive. He has a youtube channel with more than 8.0 million subscribers.
Doctor Mike was born on November 12, 1989, and his birthplace is Saransk, Russia.
His father was a physician, a graduate of the Third Medical Institute of Moscow, while his mother was a mathematics professor.
At the age of six, he and his family emigrated to America, and later his mother worked at local restaurants, while his father attended medical school.
He got his nickname ”Doctor Mike’ during his high school years from friends.
He enrolled in the New York Institute of Technology and was accepted for an accelerated, seven-year combined track for a bachelor’s degree in life sciences and a medical degree
In 2014, he started a residency at Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center’s Family Medicine program which was completed in 2017.
During his first year in the program, his mother died of leukemia, and move back in with his father.
In 2012, Mike joined Instagram to document his life as a medical student and combat the notion that ”You can’t have a life in medical school.”
Mike gained media attention in August 2015 with a Buzzfeed article about him titled ”Um, You Really Need To See This Hot Doctor And His Dog.”
After that, People Magazine named him ”The Sexiest Doctor Alive” in its Sexiest Man Alive issue and his Instagram handle got on fire with followers and people love.
In 2015, he established a foundation ”Limitless Tomorrow” which provides scholarships to students and raised $91,000 by collaborating with the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel in January 2016.
In 2017, he launched his YouTube channel and gave a speech at TEDx on ”The epidemic of the ‘I Know It All’ expert” at a TEDx MonteCarlo event.
After his residency, he joined Chatham Family Medicine, a family practice with Atlantic Health System, in Chatham, New Jersey.
In 2019, he spread awareness for the humanitarian organization, Save a Child’s Heart, by posting a photo with the organization’s 5,000th patient while on a trip to Israel.
In March 2020, he donated $50,000 worth of N95 masks in the face of shortages for medical personnel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 12 November 2020, he traveled to Miami to attend a beach party that was also attended by a number of other people without masks, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Later, the footage of the event was posted on Instagram and went viral, particularly on Reddit, and after that, he uploaded an apology video on a tertiary channel.
He was criticized by several medical professionals in an article published on Medscape.
Mike also won the ”Webby Awards 2020” for Education & Discovery, as well as for Health & Fitness in the category Social.
In October 2021, he donated $11,111 to the ocean cleaning organization Team Seas.