Michael received his M.D. and Ph.D. from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2010. His doctoral research focused on characterizing the effect of intracellular ATP on the canonical transient receptor potential channel, TRPC5, using patch clamp recording in the whole-cell and single-channel modes. After completing the M.D./Ph.D. program at SUNY Downstate, he completed a residency in ophthalmology. Following residency, he subspecialized in neuro-ophthalmology, completing a 2-year fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Emory University in 2017.
Michael is working on a device to noninvasively measure intracranial pressure.
Michael enjoys playing handball and paddleball.