Michael is an intercalating Dean's List medical student from Imperial College London. His research interests range from surgery to medical education, but he has a particular interest in the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). He previously investigated the health-related quality of life of patients with HBV.
Michael is furthering his interest in HBV by reading for a DPhil in Clinical Medicine supervised by Dr Heli Harvala, Dr Monique Andersson, and Prof Peter Simmonds. His research, funded by NIHR, focuses on investigating the prognosis of occult hepatitis B infection (OBI), and markers associated with OBI transmission to better identify infectious donations and exclude them from the blood supply.
Outside of research, Michael enjoys teaching and playing the violin. He was awarded a music bursary from his college and actively plays in orchestras and ensembles.