Dr Younan Nowzaradan, commonly referred to as Dr Now, is an Iranian American surgeon, author, and TV personality. He is a well-known surgeon who quickly became a household name when he managed to turn around the lives of numerous obese people on the popular TV show, My 600-lb Life. Recently, there were speculations surrounding his dismissal from the show. What happened to Dr Now, and was the My 600-Lb Life doctor fired?
For several years now, Dr Now has been the resident surgeon in TLC's show My 600-lb Life. He has been featured on the show since 2012, performing various surgical operations. Dr Now has shown his knowledge and skills throughout the show by performing surgery on obese patients exceeding 600 pounds and who have been turned down by other specialists. Here is a quick look at his details.
|Other names||Dr Now|
|Date of birth||October 11th 1944|
|Age||77 years old (as of 2022)|
|Place of birth||Tehran, Iran|
|Current residence||Houston, Texas, US|
|Height in feet and inches||5'7"|
|Height in centimetres||175|
|Weight in pounds||180|
|Weight in kilograms||82|
|Ex-wife||Delores Ann McRedmond|
|University||University of Tehran|
|Occupation||Surgeon, author, TV personality|
|Net worth||$6 million|
Was the My 600-Lb Life doctor fired?
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What happened to Dr Nowzaradan? Recently, there have been speculations surrounding Dr Now's dismissal from the popular TLC show. The rumours began after a website claimed to have gotten the information from a former cast member of My 600-lb Life. The source remains unnamed.
Why was Dr. Now fired from 600 Pound Life? Well, according to the speculations, the doctor was reportedly fired after lawsuits filed against him began to pile up. The insurance companies that work with him were also said to have ceased their covers.
However, the speculations turned out to be untrue. Jonathan Nowzaradan, the founder and president of the company that creates My 600-lb Life, confirmed that the doctor had not been fired from the show.
Is Dr Younan Nowzaradan still working? Yes, the world-famous doctor remains in good standing with the Texas medical board and is still practising medicine.
Dr Nowzaradan's bio
Where is Dr Now from? The resident surgeon on My 600-lb Life was born and raised in the capital of Iran, Tehran. His real name is Younan Nowzaradan. Dr Now has a reputation for being a very private man and has not shared much about his early life, upbringing, parents, or siblings.
How old is Dr Nowzaradan?
How old is Dr Nowzaradan? The reality TV show doctor was born on October 11th, 1944, in Tehran, Iran. As of 2022, Dr Nowzaradan's age was 77 years. He is of American and Iranian nationalities and hails from an Assyrian ethnic background, a community native to the Middle East.
Dr Now attended and graduated from the University of Tehran. He attained his medical degree in 1970 and immediately relocated to the USA for his medical orientation program. His first practice was at St. Louis University, an institution based in St. Louis, Missouri. After that, the world-famous doctor did his rotational surgical internship at St John's Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, US.
He has certifications from the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr Now has a practical and compassionate care experience that spans over 30 years. He started his medical career shortly after graduating from the University of Tehran. The celebrity doctor worked has worked in different hospitals around the US, including a four-year surgical residency at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
During his surgical training in 1976 in Nashville, Dr Denton Cooley, the first cardiac surgeon to perform an implant of an artificial heart, reached out to Dr Now. Cooley had observed the young Now performing a heart operation. However, the celebrity doctor hid Cooley's invite and moved to Houston. He would later do his cardiovascular fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.
Still, the doctor is best known for his role as the resident surgeon in My 600-lb Life. The show first aired in February 2012 and revolved around five patients in its first season. The first episode followed the life of a 650-lb woman on her seven-year weight loss journey. Dr Younan has since been featured in every season of the show.
In addition to his surgical works, Younan Nowzaradan has also published journals and books. His research publications focus primarily on obesity and laparoscopy.
How much is Dr Now's net worth?
According to Sportskeeda, the famous doctor's net worth in 2022 is estimated to be $6 million.
Does Dr Nowzaradan have a wife?
The weight loss surgeon is currently not married. He was once married to Delores Ann McRedmond. The couple tied the knot in 1975 and divorced in 2002 after a 27-year marriage.
Delores filed for divorce, accusing the Texas-based doctor of cruel treatment. The divorce was settled in 2004. Delores was awarded a share of 70% of the total assets she shared with the doctor.
Did the doctor on My 600-pound Life pass away?
No, the renowned doctor is still very much alive as of 2022.
The recent My 600-lb Life doctor fired rumours turned out to be untrue. Numerous sources had come out with news of the doctor's dismissal from the TLC show, even citing various reasons behind the firing. The renowned weight loss doctor is, however, still on the show and practising medicine.
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