Michael is a radiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in California, San Francisco. His specialty is imaging in the abdomen, with a particular emphasis on the liver. He is a clinical radiologist and also directs a research program developing new imaging methods for liver disease as well as infection. Michael grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, PhD in Medical Physics from MIT, and MD from Harvard Medical School. He moved to California in 2008 to join UCSF for training in radiology and never left.
Michael believes strongly in the role of the arts in helping children to grow, find themselves, and be part of the world. Michael played violin and was a singer throughout high school and college. Those early experiences were a fundamental part of his social growth and have laid the foundation for music to stay part of his life so many years later. In addition to music, Michael also loves photography and traveling.
Michael has been a proud Cantabile parent since 2021. His daughter is a member of the Vocalise choir. In Cantabile, Michael has loved both the opportunity for his daughter to get unparalleled artistic training and also the chance to be part of a nurturing community to help her grow.