Michael has been a medical oncologist for more than 25 years, specialising in the treatment of thoracic and head and neck cancers.
He was appointed chief clinical officer at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in 2011.
Michael was the former director of the Sydney Cancer Centre and former area director of Cancer Services for the Sydney South West Area Health Service. He also holds has an appointment as a conjoint professor within the Central Clinical School of the University of Sydney. He holds the conjoint chair of Medical Oncology and Thoracic Oncology at Lifehouse. He served on the Board of Directors of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer from 2009 – 2013 and from 2015 – 2019.
In 2010, he was made a member of the Order of Australia for his work as an educator, a clinical trials researcher and for his involvement in the development of integrated care facilities for people suffering with cancer.
Michael continues to be actively involved in research, focusing on the testing of new anticancer drugs for the treatment of lung cancer.
Michael has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Toronto.