He came to Princeton from Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., and earned a medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine, which presented him its Alumni Merit Award in 2012. He served in the Navy as medical officer aboard the USS Sandoval.
At Princeton Mike was a cheerleader, worked on the junior and senior proms and the Triangle Show, and was in the Pre-Medical Society. He majored in biology and was a member of Tower Club. He roomed with Fred Quitkin, Jerry Wool, Marsh Katzman, Chuck Lapine, and Alan Bergman.
An inquisitive physician in the early days of computed tomography — in 1976 he lectured Princeton bioengineering students about the emerging imaging technology — Mike enjoyed a 50-year career at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, most recently as professor emeritus of radiology. He served as president of the American Society of Neuroradiology, which appointed him editor-in-chief of its academic journal and awarded him the society’s gold medal. Mike was also president of the World Federation of Neuroradiological Societies and a gold medalist of the Radiological Society of North America.
He was once, and only once, the Princeton Club of Chicago’s otolaryngologist, unexpectedly tiptoeing behind the dinner table to perform a successful Heimlich maneuver on a former University trustee, then quietly returning to his seat. Mike didn’t want to interrupt the evening’s program — manners he learned from Beverly, his wife of 54 years, who predeceased him in 2019.
Mike is survived by his sons, Andrew ’89 and Robert ’92; and grandson Noah.