#80670 Overall Influence

Gary K. Michelson

American surgeon


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Gary K. Michelson is an American orthopedic surgeon, medical inventor, and billionaire philanthropist .Early life and education Michelson and his three brothers were raised in Philadelphia by his mother and grandmother, whose struggles with syringomyelia inspired his interest in spinal ailments. After graduating Central High School of Philadelphia in 1966, he attended Temple University and Hahnemann Medical College of Drexel University, until finishing his medical residency in orthopedic surgery at Hahnemann Medical Hospital in 1979. Michelson then completed his fellowship training in spinal surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center, in a joint program between Baylor University and the University of Texas. He was a practicing spinal surgeon for over 25 years before retiring from private practice to focus on philanthropy.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Drexel University

Private research university with its main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Temple University

Public research university in Philadelphia, United States

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How’s this person influential?
#1595 World Rank