Born to an immigrant family in Utah, Michael worked in the family restaurant until graduating Pre-med from the University of Utah. His superior abilities being recognized, he soon graduated for Harvard Medical School, specializing in Orthopedic Surgery. The two passions in his life were cooking and medicine. Now he could do both. One was a hobby and the other a life calling. Returning home to Utah and in the middle of ski country, he had ample opportunities to prove his worth. He quickly became one of the top Orthopedic Surgeons in America, if not the world. Because of this, cases which bordered on the impossible came to him.