Dr. Younan Nowzaradan Biography: Net Worth, Wife, Children, Instagram, Age, Nationality, Height, Books

December 18, 2023 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Dr. Now, whose full name is Younan Nowzaradan, is an Iranian-American surgeon and television personality who has gained immense popularity for his role in TLC’s My 600-lb Life.

With his compassionate approach and surgical expertise, he has transformed the lives of numerous obese individuals on the show.


  • Full Name: Younan Nowzaradan
  • Date of Birth: October 11, 1944
  • Age: 79 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran
  • Nationality: Iranian-American
  • Profession: Surgeon and television personality
  • Height: 5 ft 7 in (175 cm)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: 1 brother
  • Spouse: Delores Nowzaradan (divorced)
  • Children: 3 children
  • Relationship Status: Divorced
  • Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Younan Nowzaradan, currently 79, was born in Tehran, Iran, on October 11, 1944. He spent his early years in Tehran alongside his younger brother.

Nowzaradan’s family background is of Assyrian descent. He completed his basic education in Iranian schools and pursued higher studies at the University of Tehran. In 1970, he obtained his medical degree.

Shortly after graduating from the University of Tehran, Dr Nowzaradan relocated to the United States of America to further his medical career.

He participated in the Medical Orientation Program at Saint Louis University in 1971.

Subsequently, he completed a Rotating Surgical Internship at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr Nowzaradan is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Personal Life

Dr Nowzaradan was previously married to Delores Nowzaradan. They were married for 27 years before getting divorced in 2002.

The divorce settlement occurred in 2004, with Delores awarded 70% of their shared assets. The couple has three children: Jennifer, Jessica, and Jonathan.


Dr Younan Nowzaradan’s illustrious medical career spans over five decades. He began practicing medicine after completing his surgical residency at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

During his surgical training in Nashville, he caught the attention of renowned cardiac surgeon Dr Denton Cooley, who saw great potential in him. Dr Nowzaradan, however, decided to pursue his cardiovascular fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.

In 2012, Dr Nowzaradan gained widespread recognition as the TLC’s My 600-lb Life resident surgeon. The show follows the lives of morbidly obese individuals and chronicles their journey towards weight loss and improved health.

Dr Nowzaradan specializes in vascular and bariatric surgery, and his expertise has been instrumental in transforming the lives of the participants on the show.

Besides his television appearances, Dr Nowzaradan has also published research journals and books on obesity and laparoscopy.

His book, “Dr Nowzaradan Diet Plan Book For Beginners: 28 Days Meal Plan And 1000 Affordable Recipes for Healthy Living,” has garnered significant interest from those looking to embark on a weight loss journey.

Net Worth

Dr Nowzaradan has achieved substantial success in his medical career, and his net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @younannowzaradan
  • Twitter handle: @Ynowzaradan


  • My 600-lb Life (TV Series)


  • Dr Nowzaradan Diet Plan Book For Beginners: 28 Days Meal Plan And 1000 Affordable Recipes for Healthy Living

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