(March 2019) The most followed doctor on social media and commonly known as People magazine’s “Sexiest Doctor Alive,” will keynote the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium, April 24-28 at the Columbus Hilton.
Mikhail Varshavski, DO, aka Doctor Mike, is a social media entrepreneur, TV medical expert, philanthropist, and physician with a purpose. He stresses the importance of medical literacy and battles misinformation before a combined audience of over 7 million social media subscribers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Between his wildly popular YouTube channel and recurring appearances on network TV programs like Good Morning America, Today Show, Rachael Ray, The Doctors, and Mornings with Maria, he has been able to reach a weekly audience of millions making medicine relatable, enjoyable, and practical. Chronicling his journey via digital media has further allowed him to inspire and motivate countless people all over the world to live happier and healthier lives.
Doctor Mike regularly contributes to esteemed online publications including Men’s + Women’s Health, Reader’s Digest, American Academy of Family Physicians Blog, and Bustle covering a broad range of health care topics as well as focusing on the relationship between social media and medicine. He has established himself as a leader within the field of digital health care, delivering seminars and lectures on the topic for the TEDx Conference and Mayo Clinic, amongst others.
As a board-certified family physician in New Jersey, Doctor Mike cares for a diverse patient population emphasizing the importance of preventive medicine, lifestyle modifications, and patient empowerment. In addition to his work with patients, he routinely trains medical students in the clinical setting.
He graduated from the New York Institute of Technology in 2014 with a BS in Life Sciences and a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine via an accelerated 7-year track at the age of 24. He completed his Family Medicine Residency in 2017 with honors.
Doctor Mike’s keynote, “Social Media & Medicine,” is on Saturday, April 27, at 10:30 am.