Michael is the founder of 11Health, the world’s first sensor network company focused on helping patients with long term chronic conditions who are connected to medical bags. He was diagnosed aged 12 with the incurable bowel condition Crohn's Disease. In late 2011 he became the 11th person to undergo a small bowel transplant in the UK at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford. More recently he is a two time cancer survivor.
Michael started blogging about his journey and is a published author and patient mentor. He was the co-Chair of NHS Digital Services User Council & helped implement the first skype clinics in UK. In 2015 he was announced as Stanford Medicine X first Patient-in-Residence and is an Executive Board member.