NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - He's People magazine's sexiest doctor alive, and his Instagram account has women all over the world wanting a checkup. On social media, the strikingly handsome 26-year-old is known simply as Dr. Mike. But his real name is Mikhail Varshavsky. He moved here from Russia when he was 6.
His father inspired him to pursue medicine. He was a doctor, too. Today Dr. Mike lives on Staten Island and he is a second-year resident at overlook medical center in Summit, New Jersey.
Dr. Mike began documenting his journey through medicine on his Instagram account, building a following of about a hundred thousand people on his own. But that all changed after he got a call from people magazine.
And in a few short weeks Dr. Mike's Instagram account went viral to a million and a half followers. Now he is a bona-fide celebrity, on the red carpet, traveling the world, and hanging out with Hollywood stars.
All that fame and attention could go to anyone's head. But Dr. Mike looks at it as a means to an end, promoting his foundation, limitless tomorrow.
The dating app Coffee Meets Bagel auctioned off a date with Dr. Mike and in two weeks raised close to a hundred thousand dollars. And the lucky girl? Ashley, a pharmacist from Florida. Ashley will be happy to know that mike is single and looking for someone to settle down with.