Medical School: EVMS
Undergraduate: Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Michael grew up in Northern Virginia and completed his undergraduate education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) where he graduated with honors and received a bachelor of science in biochemistry. As an undergraduate student, Michael was elected by his peers to serve as president of both the College of Science Dean’s Leadership Council as well as the Commonwealth of Scholars minority honors society. He pursued one of his passions to give back to others as an undergraduate student by founding a mentorship program for underrepresented minority (URM) students to assure success for students from diverse backgrounds. After graduating from college Michael began medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. As a medical student, Michael was actively engaged in research. He conducted research as a student research fellow with EVMS’s Vascular Surgery research fellowship program. Through this program he has collected, presented, and published research focused on the management of extracranial carotid artery aneurysms with concomitant internal carotid artery stenosis with the use of transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR). He has continued to give back to others by serving as a mentor for premedical URM students as well as second year medical students. Finally, Michael continued his leadership as president of the EVMS Red Cross chapter and participated in student government as a course representative. Michael enjoys spending his time with family, golfing, and weight lifting. After completion of his preliminary year in medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Michael will begin his radiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania.