The epidemic of the "I Know All" expert | Mikhail (Doctor Mike) Varshavski | TEDxMonteCarlo

  • Опубликовано: 14 дек 2017
  • It is said that the more you learn, the less you know. However according to Mikhail Varshavski, also known as the social media star "Doctor Mike", we have too many people who believe they know it all -- also referred to as "I Know All" (IKA) experts. In his passionate talk, Doctor Mike asks us to celebrate doctors who are self-aware and say "I don't know". He also draws the importance on asking the right questions and being aware of medical research limitations and conclusions. Dr. Mikhail Varshavski D.O., is a New York-based doctor focusing on family and preventative medicine. Better known as "Doctor Mike", he is a social media entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a doctor with purpose, stressing the importance of preventative medicine by highlighting his experiences through his unique journey. Doctor Mike started documenting his medical journey through his popular social media platforms to motivate students to pursue their medical training. Doctor Mike graduated from the New York Institute of Technology in 2014 with a B.S in Life Sciences and a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine via an accelerated 7-year track. On June 30, 2017, he completed his 3-year Family Medicine Residency at the Atlantic Health System-Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • Dru Davis
    Dru Davis 17 часов назад

    Dr. Mike reaction video, 8M views. Dr. Mike TED Talk,

  • G-Rex Saurus
    G-Rex Saurus 17 часов назад

    He sounds a bit condescending, I know him from his channel so something is off in the tone he put up.

  • Avocados Are Nice
    Avocados Are Nice 23 часа назад

    Sksksksksksk this man is honestly perfect, he’s hot, he’s smart, he’s kind, and he’s human

  • Elena Gonzalez
    Elena Gonzalez День назад

    Ok thats good bc i have a lot of questions

  • Alex G.
    Alex G. 2 дня назад +1


  • Karen van Staalduine
    Karen van Staalduine 2 дня назад

    Totally agree with the epidemic, as a bookkeeper you are not allowed to not know something.

  • Mel
    Mel 2 дня назад


  • Huqiao Shan
    Huqiao Shan 2 дня назад

    Is the audience dead?

  • LJ Garrison
    LJ Garrison 2 дня назад

    What a man.

  • Bacall McElroy
    Bacall McElroy 2 дня назад

    He’s a very dynamic speaker, why is the crowd dead? Are they just ‘miring?

  • kurisu
    kurisu 3 дня назад

    *'take any PhD in the room and they'll all tell you the same thing: The more years they spent studying a subject, the more they realize they don't know, the more questions you have, because the more questions you have, the the sign of intelligence'*

    Amazing speech.

  • ana arias
    ana arias 3 дня назад

    i love this guy. hes seems so sweet, genuine and passionate about what he does. and he's handsome to boot.

  • piya 123
    piya 123 3 дня назад

    Ohh so handsome.

  • Jul1eAnna
    Jul1eAnna 3 дня назад

    Dr. Daddy 😍😍😍😍

    Jkjkjk love you Dr. Mike! Keep up the amazing work you do!!

  • Kaleb Martin
    Kaleb Martin 3 дня назад

    "You wake up."

    Pff, in what universe?

  • Ben Pulido
    Ben Pulido 4 дня назад

    His practice doctors office wait time is 10 years...

  • ed
    ed 4 дня назад

    Im glad he brings attention to anti-vaxx

  • Proud Hufflepuff
    Proud Hufflepuff 4 дня назад +1

    The more you know, the more you don’t know.

  • Areej Yawar
    Areej Yawar 4 дня назад

    He a snacc

  • Leslie Perez
    Leslie Perez 5 дней назад +1

    *Socrates: I know that I know nothing.*
    It has been observed (and I have also witnessed with my very own eyes) that the brightest minds always have numerous questions. Sometimes they can also be very annoying because they ask so many questions, things that you wouldn't normally care about, but they go looking for those details that usually teachers just don't mention. Those details add depth to the notions, making them clearer and more understandable.
    I have a lot of questions too, but I am shy so I just stay quiet. Therefore, I ask my classmate (who is one of the smartest girl I have ever met) to ask them on my behalf 😂. We also ask many questions to each other, raising doubts we thought we didn't have, until we can finally explain to each other the notions we've learned without a doubt.

  • Jones Geaham
    Jones Geaham 6 дней назад

    The more questions you have is so true!

    ZOOBZGOMEZ 6 дней назад

    My god he’s so beautiful

  • Ciel Phantomhive
    Ciel Phantomhive 6 дней назад

    O.o he had a ted talk???? Dang

  • Jeff Heisenberg
    Jeff Heisenberg 6 дней назад

    Pee woop!

  • Camille and her Cosmetics
    Camille and her Cosmetics 7 дней назад

    I love that he's managed to be so successful online through honesty and hard work in his field. He's had the opportunity to make millions selling quackjob products but instead he's stayed humble and stuck to his morals. Such a great guy.

  • heyimgreen
    heyimgreen 7 дней назад +1


  • Carson Morris
    Carson Morris 7 дней назад

    I just realized I know this guy

  • Virtüöz müzisyen
    Virtüöz müzisyen 8 дней назад

    Where can we find his speech as text?

  • RavenClaw Potterclan
    RavenClaw Potterclan 8 дней назад

    Is it ok that I didn’t get about half of this?
    Though good video

  • djbsamuels
    djbsamuels 8 дней назад

    he's one hot doctor...

  • TapeWorm
    TapeWorm 8 дней назад


  • Begaiym Abdymomunova
    Begaiym Abdymomunova 8 дней назад

    don't u think that he's PERFECT

  • Sam Zell
    Sam Zell 8 дней назад


  • osman abdi
    osman abdi 9 дней назад

    who come from his channel , and was like man you looked confident and intellegent in your channel, lets see what you got on tedtalk , i was nervous that he wont tlk well but no one proved me so wrong than him, he nailed it , and he is expert in tlking to such large audience , go dr mike

  • Olivia Eyes
    Olivia Eyes 9 дней назад

    that's your WHOLE NAME???? your name is WHAT???

  • AllfortheEBchildren
    AllfortheEBchildren 9 дней назад

    AAAAAAHHH!!!!!!! I didn’t even realize it was Dr.Mike when I clicked on the video. I almost went right past it! A great surprise!!!!

  • kubel83
    kubel83 10 дней назад

    That is why I question God by saying I don’t know! If we had 100% proof there was a God, then there would only be one type of religion... Think about it.

  • Fattercatpotatoes -
    Fattercatpotatoes - 10 дней назад

    *”Take Sleep!”*
    Well heck,I already failed by binge watching this until 11:46pm...

  • Rune Crafter
    Rune Crafter 10 дней назад

    So he’s a non arrogant dr strange

  • Unearth1324
    Unearth1324 10 дней назад

    Everybody knows that the more a doctor gets discredited, the more the IKA community is going to believe anything he says.

  • Polar Bear
    Polar Bear 10 дней назад

    Hubba Hubba

  • Sudhanshu Dixit
    Sudhanshu Dixit 11 дней назад

    I don't know

  • Semper Find
    Semper Find 11 дней назад

    Yeah yeah great talk and all but that is a fine suit.

  • O. G.O.D
    O. G.O.D 12 дней назад

    This guy is a dangerous charlatan.more people are waking up to the fact that autism is directly linked to vaccinations and he's trying to counteract it by using psychology.
    Don't believe this guy.
    If autism is a epidemic how come we don't hear enough on the mainstream news.its the doctors who are telling us that vaccination are linked to autism.

  • Aishma Gurung
    Aishma Gurung 12 дней назад

    I was just looking him the entire time 😋

  • Sulaiman
    Sulaiman 12 дней назад

    i googled IKA marketer and lead me here, good to see doctor mike xd

  • Therese The Roof
    Therese The Roof 12 дней назад

    His beginning scenario seems SUPER specific. A little too specific....

  • İki Kardeş Oyunda
    İki Kardeş Oyunda 13 дней назад

    a normal person:ooohh thats correct
    a antivaxxer:you hAer DEyDOnt nOw aNYThiNg doNt dO wAX AUTisM BlAh bLAh

  • ma champion
    ma champion 13 дней назад

    After 12 months of searching ... I finally found it!!!

  • Austin Chandler
    Austin Chandler 13 дней назад

    What!!! He did a TED talk?? That's crazy.

  • Yuvana Mahendran
    Yuvana Mahendran 14 дней назад

    Wow. As a university student, this speech really enhances my understanding of asking questions beyond what is already out there. Thanks Doc Mike!

  • toomuchtime
    toomuchtime 15 дней назад

    Lovin’ the Chelsea boots 🥾 dresses like a New Yorker.

  • reaction sasha
    reaction sasha 15 дней назад +1

    Can this man get more perfect???

  • lindsey
    lindsey 16 дней назад

    i would let him raw me im just gonna say it

  • Luke Amparo
    Luke Amparo 17 дней назад

    Great article to read: “Slow Ideas” by Atul Gawande. Basic lesson is slow personal and simple solutions may be more effective than quick easy ones

  • I want a sugar daddy.
    I want a sugar daddy. 17 дней назад +1

    Omg look at doctor mike 🤩🤩🤩

  • R C
    R C 18 дней назад +1

    I think Dr. Berg needs to see this.

  • m.faisal malik
    m.faisal malik 18 дней назад +1

    I like your speech

  • Petra Bajac
    Petra Bajac 18 дней назад +1

    If more doctors would be self-aware and admit to themselves AND their patients that they simply don’t know, so many people would not be missdiagnosed and would receive proper treatment for their conditions. When I was 13, I was sent home from the hospital and the doc said I was seeking attention and that it was all in my head. Here I am, ten years later with an awful case of lupus and more problems from it than I can count. Just because she was too proud to say “ I don’t know what’s wrong, go see a specialist”.

  • john crisp
    john crisp 19 дней назад +1

    Such a very informative discussion! Thank you so much for the awesome information. When you think about it it really does make sense! I would much rather have a doctor tell me he didn't know and tell me how it's because of this

  • laika ahmed
    laika ahmed 19 дней назад +1

    Mr perfect . Can someone make him the new bachelor . It's time we have some intelligent people on the show again

  • Red Vixen
    Red Vixen 19 дней назад +1


  • VRMusic
    VRMusic 20 дней назад +4

    So is the IKA a bit like the Dunning-Kruger effect; the less you know about a subject, the more confident you are on it, thinking you master the subject. And the more you educate yourself on the subject, your confidence decreases to a point; you understand how much you _don't_ actually know about the subject.

  • Madlace Vector
    Madlace Vector 20 дней назад +1



  • The gaming Knight
    The gaming Knight 20 дней назад +2

    The rate of autism is going up because the diagnosis test is getting better.

  • Sarah medouni
    Sarah medouni 22 дня назад +1

    Suit game on point though

  • Mystic Rose Healings
    Mystic Rose Healings 23 дня назад +1

    Also know who is funding those studies before blindly taking it as truth without bias.

  • Emma de emmut
    Emma de emmut 24 дня назад +1


  • dode
    dode 24 дня назад

    خيررر مافي ترجمة عربية؟

  • Esmerelda Snickles
    Esmerelda Snickles 25 дней назад +2

    On my mobile device, it scrolls me upward for some reason. Maybe it's just me.

  • Akane Sasu
    Akane Sasu 25 дней назад +1

    just know his real name

  • Lumka Jwara
    Lumka Jwara 25 дней назад +1

    Oh Doctor 😀 Mike he is made for this speaking thing.

  • Bea Badjar
    Bea Badjar 25 дней назад +1

    Eeeyyy it's doctor mike

  • Moon-Vixen
    Moon-Vixen 26 дней назад

    the "increasing" rate of autism is pretty obvious. people like to say autism is a new thing, that we didn't have it back in medieval times, but we did. we just called them changeling children and claimed the fae took our normal children in the night and replaced them with the changeling child. or we locked them in the attic or their bedrooms and pretended they didn't exist. plus back then many of the problems faced by autistics today just didn't exist. they could live quiet lives on farms and be fine, if only considered a little "slow" (which was fine), where as today they're overwhelmed by noisy cities forced into situations seemingly built to upset them.
    but the reason it seems to "increase" is we've finally started diagnosing women and girls. many of the signs of autism is actually what's expected of little girls, ether demanded by society (being quiet) or simply a gendered expectation (like being a picky eater) and so little girls were rarely diagnosed until recently.
    it's not that the number of autism cases is rising, we're just now better at recognizing it.

  • Sam
    Sam 26 дней назад


  • Annika M
    Annika M 26 дней назад +1

    He rejected 7 figures?? Damn. Respect

  • Ana Gómez
    Ana Gómez 26 дней назад +1

    He's so hot... love u Dr Mike 😍😅

  • no no
    no no 27 дней назад +1

    This guy is a fuckin Joke! This is something I do know! Bullshitter ! He would be a great used car salesman!

  • Daniel Ace
    Daniel Ace 27 дней назад +1

    where do I get that same necktie? I love the color.

  • Shanelle Warner
    Shanelle Warner 27 дней назад +1

    I just absolutely love Doctor Mike because you can tell his passion for his job . And his care for people .

  • Hiroshi Otaku
    Hiroshi Otaku 27 дней назад +2

    Get you a man who can bee-woop and speak the language of the gods.

  • ILive2Rescue
    ILive2Rescue 28 дней назад

    Great talk! Buuut...

    The cut of your trousers are distracting; and you look like you’re barefoot. 😂 😂 😂

  • Arthur Morgan
    Arthur Morgan 28 дней назад

    70% Girls here for his looks
    20% Girls here for info
    10% men

  • Rohan Modi
    Rohan Modi 28 дней назад

    He paused a few times hoping people would laugh, but no one did

    FRAG aLOT 28 дней назад

    so he talks about how much IKAs are fraud by pretending to be one on in stage,

  • Karan Singh
    Karan Singh 28 дней назад

    You are saying Apeslute y right. We say I don't know but we know

  • davisx2002
    davisx2002 28 дней назад

    I love Dr. Mike but he needs a new pair of slacks.

  • Dyana Postelle
    Dyana Postelle 28 дней назад +1

    I had more respect for the doctor that said "I dont know" and we worked to figure out the closest possibility, than the doctor that disregarded instructions for my condition in an emergency medical letter from my genetics doc, refused to call her, and refused to listen. I am more afraid to seek emergency and urgent care from the second. Thank you for speaking about this topic!

  • Sam Cowin
    Sam Cowin 29 дней назад +1

    Chest compressions, chest compressions......

  • Rafael Fuentes
    Rafael Fuentes 29 дней назад

    Mmm okay but where are the jokes?

  • Asassynation
    Asassynation 29 дней назад +2

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 _gives a standing ovation_ 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Rachel Ryan
    Rachel Ryan 29 дней назад +1

    Dr. Mike is fantastic speaker and doctor. Thank you for teaching and sharing your knowledge!

  • Alicia Katharina
    Alicia Katharina 29 дней назад

    I'm going to get an I don't know tattoo

  • Alicia Katharina
    Alicia Katharina 29 дней назад

    It's really sad that my doctor acts as if she has all the answers while the vet of my dog asks and researches until we actually found a cure for his disease...

  • Maureen Seel
    Maureen Seel 29 дней назад +1

    *Cough* Dr. Oz... *COUGH* Classic example of the IKA expert.

  • Jerk2127
    Jerk2127 29 дней назад +1

    I'd rather have a doctor who says he/she doesn't know rather then one who low key blames me for not knowing what I have.

  • Crispy
    Crispy 29 дней назад +2

    Who got here from Dr Mike's most recent video?

  • Madeline Loyd
    Madeline Loyd 29 дней назад +2

    Dr mike is a different person here

  • DaphneGsell
    DaphneGsell Месяц назад +2

    Love Ted talks but love doctor mike even more

  • Martin Fowler
    Martin Fowler Месяц назад +2

    Patient: Doc why is autism rates increaseing
    *Kicks door down*
    Anti vaxs mom: IT'S THE GOD DAMB 💉