Park Ridge, IL
Career Plans
Hematology/Oncology, Health Disparities
Michael grew up in Park Ridge, IL and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology. He completed multiple summer internships at NASA Johnson Space Center and subsequently moved to Houston after graduation to work for NASA on several different projects - including developing protocols for in-flight DNA sequencing on the International Space Station. Michael decided to stay in Texas for medical school and was thrilled to be a member of the inaugural class at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, where he developed an interest in internal medicine, hematology/oncology, and health disparities. Outside of medicine, he enjoys playing golf, spending time with friends and family, trying new foods with his girlfriend, and writing (bad) short stories. He is incredibly excited to move to Nashville and join the Vanderbilt family!


BS - Molecular and Cellular Biology - University of Illinois - 2015
MD - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - 2020
Internship - Vanderbilt University - 2021