About dr. Mike

Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, better known as “Dr. Mike,” serves as a primary care physician at Chatham (N.J.) Family Medicine. In keeping with his motto that people should be “alert, not anxious,” he communicates the value of preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle choices not only in his face-to-face interactions but to over 13 million followers on his social media platforms and YouTube channel, as well as in his many speaking engagements and media appearances.

Having established himself as a trusted source of information, Dr. Mike Varshavski has made appearances and consulted on CNN, ABC and Fox News, while also interviewing such notable healthcare professionals as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Dr. David Feinberg, the head of Google Health.

Dr. Mike is also a regular contributor to publications including Women’s Health, Men's Health, Reader's Digest, the American Academy of Family Physicians Blog and MedPageToday. Additionally, he has presented seminars and lectures for the TEDx Conference and Mayo Clinic, among others.

Thanks to his high profile and no-nonsense approach, Dr. Mike was in June 2020 named an ambassador for the United Nations’ “Verified” initiative, which was designed to combat the spread of misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Mike also donated $50,000 in masks to his local hospital and raised over $65,000 for the CDC Foundation.

In 2015, Dr. Mike launched his charity, The Limitless Tomorrow Foundation, an organization whose goal is to support students in need. He also maintains strong ties with Stand Up 2 Cancer, AmeriCares and Susan G. Komen Foundation.  

Dr. Mike, who emigrated from Russia to New York with his family at the age of 6, later earned his B.S. in Life Sciences and his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the New York Institute of Technology. 

He lives in New York City with his loyal Husky, Roxy.