Quick Facts of Younan Nowzaradan

  • Net Worth$6 Million
  • First NameYounan
  • Last NameNowzaradan
  • CareerSurgeon
  • Age78 years
  • Height1.75m
  • WifeDelores Nowzaradan
  • SonJonathan Nowzaradan

Younan Nowzaradan is an Iranian-American surgeon, specializing in vascular surgery and bariatric surgery. He is best known for appearing on My 600-lb Life on which he helps morbidly obese people lose weight.

Early Life and Education

Younan Nowzaradan was born on October 11, 1944, in Tehran, Iran, but he is of Assyrian origin. He is currently 75 years old, as of 2020.

He attended the University of Tehran where he received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1970. In the following year, he attended the Medical Orientation Program at Saint Louis University and completed a Rotating Surgical Internship at St. Johns Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Television Career: Appeared on ‘My 600-lb Life’

Younan Nowzaradan is a member of the American College of Surgery. In 2012, he was cast on TLC television show My 600-lb Life and ever since he is helping morbidly obese people lose weight which the network documents on the show.

He has also been a part of Channel 4 television show Body Shock (on episodes “Half Ton Dad”, “Half Ton Teen”, and “Half Ton Mum.”) has also published two books Last Chance to Live (2017) and The Scale Does Not Lie, People Do (2019).

appeared on Nowzaradan is currently affiliated with Houston Obesity Surgery in Houston, TX and practices at several local hospitals.[5] He is the author of several scholarly publications on obesity and laparoscopy.[

Malpractice Accusations

In 2007, Younan Nowzaradan was sued by Colleen Shepard claiming that he didn’t inform her daughter Tina Shepard, who underwent liver surgery, of the risks involved with gastric bypass surgery before her death.

Later in 2012, a woman filed a lawsuit claiming that Nowzaradan and the hospital didn’t properly do treatment of her husband which him to die after a procedure.

In the same year, a patient Michelle Park sued him and his anesthesiologist for malpractice claiming that they left a 6.69-inch tubing piece during a procedure.

Later in June 2017, a patient sued Nowzaradan for $1,000,000 claiming that he botched their abdominoplasty which caused a “deformed abdomen,” and “extreme pain.”

Later that year, a 72-year-old woman filed a lawsuit against Nowzaradan claiming that he left a steel connector and tubing inside of her.

Whopping Net Worth of $6 Million

According to the Wealthy Persons website, Younan Nowzaradan has a whopping net worth of $6 million, as of 2022.

He earns his money from both television shows and the hospitals where he works as a surgeon. It’s unclear where exactly he currently resides but as per the report, Dr. Nowzaradan owns a luxurious house.

Marriage and Divorce With Wife Delores McRedmond

Younan Nowzaradan is currently single, as of 2020. However, the surgeon was previously married to Delores McRedmond.

The former husband-wife duo had waled down the aisle on in 1975 but after nearly three decades of their marriage, the two got a divorce in 2002.

Younan Nowzaradan and his ex-wfe Delores McRedmond

The estranged couple shares three children, son Jonathan Nowzaradan (born on 6th February 1978), and daughters Jennifer Nowzaradan (born on 21st February 1980) and Jessica Nowzaradan (born on May 1, 1983), together. His son Jonathan is the director and producer of My 600-lb Life.