Younan Nowzaradan

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Younan Nowzaradan
یونان نوذرادان
Born (1944-10-11) October 11, 1944 (age 77)
Tehran, Iran
Other namesDr. Now
Alma materUniversity of Tehran (MD)
Occupation
  • Surgeon
  • TV personality
Known forAppearances on My 600-lb Life
Spouse
Delores McRedmond
(m. 1975; div. 2002)
Children3

Younan Nowzaradan (Persian: یونان نوذرادان; born October 11, 1944),[1] also known as Dr. Now, is an Iranian-born American doctor, TV personality, and author. He specializes in vascular surgery and bariatric surgery. He is known for helping morbidly obese people lose weight on My 600-lb Life (2012–present).[2][3]

Education and medical career[edit]

Nowzaradan was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, and is an Assyrian.[4][5] In 1970, he graduated from the University of Tehran with a Doctor of Medicine degree.[6] He then moved to the United States. He participated in the Medical Orientation Program at Saint Louis University in 1971 and completed a Rotating Surgical Internship at St. John Hospital (operated by St. John Providence Health System) in Detroit, Michigan.[6] Nowzaradan is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Nowzaradan is currently affiliated with Houston Obesity Surgery in Houston, TX and practices at several local hospitals.[6] He is the author of several scholarly publications on obesity and laparoscopy.[7] According to the Web of Science, he has published five papers.[8][9][10][11][12]

Media appearances[edit]

He has been on My 600-lb Life since 2012.[13] He has also appeared on installments of Body Shock, including the episodes "Half Ton Dad", "Half Ton Teen", and "Half Ton Mum".[13] He also published two books titled Last Chance to Live (2017)[14] and The Scale Does Not Lie, People Do (2019).[15] Dr. Now made several appearances at Texas theme parks such as Six Flags Astroworld to promote health awareness in the early 2000s, reaching out to youth, encouraging them to make good dietary choices.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Delores McRedmond for 27 years; they divorced in 2002. The couple had three children together.[16] His son, Jonathan Nowzaradan (b. 1978), works as a director and producer for My 600-lb Life.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Brittany (May 30, 2017). "My 600-Lb. Life Dr. Nowzaradan on Why It's Difficult for Patients to Keep the Weight Off". People. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Dr. Now". TLC. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  3. ^ Levitt, Alice (October 2, 2017). "Dr. Younan Nowzaradan of My 600-lb Life, a Weight-Loss Doctor Who's No Quack". Houstonia. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Networthmag (2020-06-15). "Delores Nowzaradan Biography: Facts about Younan Nowzaradan's Ex-wife". Reality Show Casts. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  5. ^ Meet Dr. Nowzaradan, the Man Behind All of the ‘My 600-lb Life’ Success Stories
  6. ^ a b c "Meet Doctor Nowzaradan". Houston Obesity Surgery. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  7. ^ pubmeddev. "Author Results: Y Nowzaradan - PubMed - NCBI". www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  8. ^ Silva AKC, Nowzaradan Y, Varon, J,The Malignant Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (MOHS): An Unrecognized Critical Care Syndrome? CURRENT RESPIRATORY MEDICINE REVIEWS, 2017, Volume: 13 Issue: 3 Pages: 124-125 (Editorial Matter)
  9. ^ Munoz S, Nowzaradan Y and Varon J, Extreme Obesity in the Intensive Care Unit: The Malignant Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome, 2013, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages: 134-135, DOI: 10.1177/1559827612445707 (Editorial Matter)
  10. ^ NOWZARADAN Y and BARNES JP, CURRENT TECHNIQUES IN LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDECTOMY, 1993, volume 3, issue 6, pages 470-476
  11. ^ NOWZARADAN, Y (NOWZARADAN, Y); BARNES, JP (BARNES, JP); WESTMORELAND, J (WESTMORELAND, J); HOJABRI, M (HOJABRI, M), LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDECTOMY - TREATMENT OF CHOICE FOR SUSPECTED APPENDICITIS, SURGICAL LAPAROSCOPY & ENDOSCOPY, 1993, Volume: 3 Issue: 5 Pages: 411-416
  12. ^ MEADOR, JH (MEADOR, JH); NOWZARADAN, Y (NOWZARADAN, Y); MATZELLE, W (MATZELLE, W), LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY - REPORT OF 82 CASES, SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, 1991, Volume: 84 Issue: 2 Pages: 186-189
  13. ^ a b My 600-lb Life, February 2012, retrieved March 30, 2019
  14. ^ "Last Chance to Live". Goodreads. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  15. ^ Iracheta, Michelle (October 3, 2019). "'My 600-lb Life' Houston doctor reveals 22 weight loss tips in exclusive interview". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  16. ^ "Dr Nowzaradan wife and children, has he moved on after divorce from ex-wife?". 29 June 2018.
  17. ^ Burton, Toddy (August 3, 2007). "For TLC, With a Little TLC". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  18. ^ Hahn, Patrick D. (April 12, 2017). "Cutting edge: bariatric surgery may do more harm than good". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 8, 2019.