NHS surgeon with millions of social media followers launches podcast

The Referral… with Dr Karan is a new podcast launching to demystify the world of medicine and health.

Each week, NHS surgeon Dr Karan Rajan will cover health-related news stories such as doctors striking, potentially ‘awkward’ topics you want a steer on but don’t know where the turn and even busting medical myths like ‘masturbation ruins sex with your partner’.

As an NHS surgeon for over 8 years, Dr Karan has been bringing his passion for medicine and education to TikTok, YouTube and Instagram since 2020, where he has amassed over seven million followers. He is one of the most successful health and science content creators on social media.

His frank no-nonsense health advice videos combine education, entertainment and plenty of dark humour. The podcast promises even more, as “an audio antidote in a world of wellness waffle”.

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In each episode, Dr Karan will be joined by an expert to discuss a particular topic. They’ll be seeking to replace misinformation with fact, wading through the medical garbage that exists online so you don’t have to.

Whether it’s a professor from Oxford University, a scientist, a fellow doctor or a pornstar, the aim will be clear:  offer straightforward tips and practical takeaways and improve listeners’ day-to-day lives.

The Referral… with Dr Karan is a Sony Music Entertainment production and launches on Tuesday 30 May on all podcast platforms.

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