Dr. Pal (Palaniappan Manickam) M.D. is a board-certified gastroenterologist, health educator, and a bit of a comedian too. He combines holistic diet advice with a sense of humor, inspiring healing throughout the Dr. Pal community. Dr. Pal specializes in gut health, time-restricted eating, and a mostly plant-based diet.
PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, India
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Master in Public Health
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan
MD, Internal Medicine
More about Dr. Pal
Dr. Pal received his MBBS from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research in Coimbatore, India, and his MPH from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
After that, he did his MD in Internal Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Michigan.
Thereafter, he did his gastroenterology fellowship at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.
Dr. Palaniappan Manickam is married to Priya and lives with their two children (Arjun & Adharva) in Sacramento, California.
Dr. Pal is the creator of MedCom, a stand-up comedy show that combines his sense of humor with his background in medicine.
He received the Top Doctor Award in 2020 and 2021.
Dr. Pal Manickam once disclosed that all the funds generated from his multiple social media platforms are used as funds for the Aishwaryam Trust in Madurai, which delivers palliative care services.
In December 2023, he was featured as a guest on ”The Ranveer Show,” a podcast show hosted by famous YouTuber Ranveer Allahbadia.
His most viewed YouTube video is ”How to lose belly fat NATURALLY without complex dieting” with more than 2.5 million views.
He has over 2.0 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 1.2 million followers on Instagram.
Awards and Credentials
Young investigator award in the research department
Pioneer Award for Medcom show by American Tamil Entrepreneur Association
2006 – MBBS – PSG Medical College in Coimbatore
2006-08 – Masters in Public Health
2008-11 – Residency – MD General Medicine
2011-15 – Advanced Training in Gastrology and Nutrition
2015 – Current Successful Private Practice in Sacramento, California