The lives of chronic and rare disease patients depend on the progress of medical discoveries. Dr. Gary Michelson explains how investment in innovative, high-risk research will improve patient outcomes. Plus hear from Lindsey Kizer, who depends on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver medication for her narcolepsy.
Gary Michelson, M.D. Founder, Michelson Medical Research Foundation
Dr. Gary Michelson is an orthopedic spinal surgeon, inventor, and philanthropist. He is an accomplished surgeon, having made numerous contributions to the medical field through his research and development of 950 patents.
After over two decades of medical practice, Dr. Michelson began several philanthropic efforts. In 1995, he founded The Michelson Medical Research Foundation (MMRF), which invests in innovative research projects to improve patient outcomes across the world.
Through MMRF, Dr. Michelson has been involved with a variety of philanthropic projects, including the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience at USC, Michelson Ethical Research and Education, Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research (HPV), and more.
Dr. Michelson received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College of Drexel University, and his bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising
Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.
Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent
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