|Known for Embarrassing Bodies|
|Nationality Australian, New Zealander|
Occupation Doctor, television personality, author
Education Monash University, Brighton Grammar School
Brad McKay is an Australian doctor, television personality and author. He is best known for his television series Embarrassing Bodies Down Under, which began screening in 2013. He is also a regular guest on Today Extra, as well as a regular contributor to 702 ABC Sydney, 936 ABC Hobart, Nightlife, and 3AW Melbourne.
He is a practicing GP in the inner Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst.
Early life and education
McKay was born and grew up in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. He moved to Australia as a teen, and started studying at Monash University at only 16 years old. He was a practicing doctor by the age of 21.
After graduating from university, McKay began work at a clinic in Melbourne. He has worked with remote Aboriginal communities in New South Wales. In 2014 he began working at East Sydney Doctors in Sydney.
McKay's first television role was as a commentator on The Project. He then made regular appearances on The Daily Edition, before appearing on Today Extra.
In 2013, he hosted Embarrassing Bodies Down Under on Lifestyle You, a factual television program that explores embarrassing medical issues. The series was an Australian version of the UK show, Embarrassing Bodies. The show was also hosted by Christian Jessen who hosts the UK version of the program, Ginni Mansberg, and Sam Hay. In 2015 the show was broadcast on the Nine Network.
In 2015 he started regular radio segments on 702 ABC Sydney, 936 ABC Hobart, Nightlife with Tony Delroy, and 3AW Melbourne.
In 2015, he started a regular column called "Ask Dr Brad" in SX magazine.
In 2016 he began writing regularly for News.com.au. His articles have also been published by the New York Post.
In addition to his regular commitments, Dr Brad has appeared as health expert on many Australian radio and television programmes including The Daily Edition, Studio 10, Lateline, The Bolt Report, Nine News, Triple J, Sky News Australia, Ten Eyewitness News, and ABC News 24.
McKay was a doctor in Melbourne, before moving to Sydney in 2014.
He is an atheist and humanist. He has spoken in the past about the fact that he grew up in a very religious household.
McKay is a committee member of the Australian Skeptics and has said he is committed to keeping evidence based science in medicine. He caused a minor controversy in his home country of New Zealand when he publicly denounced former All Black Sonny Bill Williams for his use of hijama cupping.