As president of Health Quality Advisors in Highland Park, IL, Michael works to provoke change and promote better, safer and more patient-centered care. His critically acclaimed 1997 book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, led to him being described by NPR as being “in the vanguard of the movement” to measure and improve American medicine. Currently an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, he began his career in journalism and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize three times as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. A contributing editor to The Health Care Blog, he has written for publications as diverse as the BMJ, Health Affairs and the Journal of General Internal Medicine and the Washington Post and USA Today. He is a current board member of Project Patient Care, a former board member of the Society for Participatory Medicine and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Medical Quality.