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Palaniappan Manickam

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– Early life and education:
– Born and raised in Madurai, India
– MBBS from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research
– MPH from University of Massachusetts Boston
– Residency in Internal Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine
– Gastroenterology fellowship at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

– Career:
– Gastroenterologist at a hospital in Sacramento, California
– Uses MedCom, a form of stand-up comedy, for public education
– Started creating videos during the COVID-19 pandemic
– Content shifted to gut-health, time-restricted eating, and weight loss
– Performs live stand-up routines in the US, India, and Malaysia

– Honors:
– Listed as one of India’s Top Social Media Influencers by in 2024

– Personal life:
– Married to Priya, a data scientist
– Reside in Sacramento, California with two children, Arjun and Atharva

– References:
– YouTube channel: About DrPal
– Doximity profile: Dr. Palaniappan Manickam, MD
– Articles by various publications like South China Morning Post and India Today
– Coverage in The Hindu, Deccan Herald, and The Times of India

Palaniappan Manickam, better known as Dr. Pal, is a board-certified gastroenterologist, who is originally from India, and currently practices in California. He specializes in gut health, time-restricted eating, and a mostly plant-based diet. He is also a celebrity doctor who uses in-person and virtual stand-up comedy ("MedCom") to educate the general public on chronic illness intervention.

Palaniappan Manickam (Dr. Pal)
Madurai, India
Known forMedia personality ("MedCom")
Medical career
ProfessionMedical doctor, health advocate
YouTube information
Subscribers2.64 million
Total views780.7 million
100,000 subscribers
1,000,000 subscribers

Last updated: April 2, 2024
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