Michael graduated from the Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, Pa. He was vice president of the Honor Committee, won the Phi Beta Kappa Book Award, was the class salutatorian, graduated cum laude, participated in the school chorus, and was on the varsity soccer, tennis, track, and basketball teams.
At Princeton, Michael majored in biochemistry. He roomed at 212 1938 Hall senior year with Roger Traub and Michael Stern who, with his freshman-year roommate the late Ian McKinnon, remained lifelong friends. Michael was a member of Cloister Inn, the Woodrow Wilson Society, the Pre-Med Society, the bridge, sailing, and karate clubs, and rowed freshman crew.
He attended the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, graduating in 1971, and pursued a career in psychiatry. He completed a year of internship at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in 1972 and a residency at Harvard Medical School in 1975. He then embarked on his 51-year career in psychiatry. He practiced in Boston until 1988, then moved to New Orleans to become associate professor of psychiatry at Tulane University Medical School. He moved to Las Vegas in 2002 to become associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and had a private practice for almost 20 years. Michael was board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, a certified master clinical psychopharmacologist, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians.
Michael never retired, but he relaxed by traveling the world, studying cultures, and interacting with local people who would happily direct him to exceptional restaurants. He attended musical concerts and museums at home and everywhere he visited.
In New Orleans, Michael met his wife, Wendy M. Long, and they were married June 19, 1995. Only recently they had moved to the Houston area. He is survived by Wendy and his brother, Robert.