Michael 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.
He started blogging about his journey through Bowel Transplant and his blog has over 100,000 followers. Michael uses social media to develop global on line peer to peer communities.
He is the patient lead for the main UK health twitter chat #NHSSM, a member of the NHS England Digital Services user council & helped implement the first Skype clinics in UK. In 2013 Michael founded connected device startup 11Health having developed sensor technology for ostomy patients. In 2015 he was announced as Stanford Medicine X first Patient-in-Residence.
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