Michael is a dedicated podiatric surgeon who holds First Class Honours and a Post Graduate Degree in Podiatry from Curtin University and a Masters of Medical Science Research Degree from the University of Western Australia.

Whilst studying at Curtin University, Michael achieved membership to the Vice Chancellors List, recognising him among the top 1% of Curtin University students.

He has also had his research papers published in international scientific journals including The Foot, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

He keeps up his fitness so that he can continue to undertake the swim component of the Busselton half ironman every year. It also helps him tag team with his equally fit wife, Julie, to provide the best patient care and availability in the clinic.