Michael’s research focuses on health services utilization, quality of care and patient outcomes as they relate to emergency care. His studies use administrative data sets and linkages with clinical and qualitative data, and have examined the causes and consequences of Emergency Department overcrowding, variations in patient waiting times and pre-hospital care.
He was previously Co-Chair of an Expert Panel advising the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on health policies relating to its ER Wait Time Strategy. He has over 100 publications and has received numerous national and international honours, including a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Applied Chair in Health Services and Policy Research.
Michael practises as a specialist in Emergency Medicine at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.