Capricorn Healthcare & Special Opportunities
Michael invests in life sciences, education, and sustainable social ventures. Michael is a physician with specialized training in emergency medicine and diagnostic imaging, affiliated with both Stanford and UCSF.
A serial entrepreneur in both the non-profit and private sectors, Michael co-founded QuestBridge, the nation’s largest recruiter for extremely talented, low-income youth for Ivy League colleges, universities, and employers.
At Capricorn Healthcare & Special Opportunities (CHSO), Michael focuses on middle-market companies serving large target markets that possess strong potential for revenue and margin growth. CHSO targets investment opportunities in healthcare services and outsourcing, information technology, delivery, diagnostics, specialty pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and wellness companies.
Following medical school, Michael trained in emergency medicine at Stanford University and now serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at his alma mater, UC San Francisco, and has been an occasional ER physician for the Dalai Lama and his entourage. Michael has served on the Oregon State Board of Education, and founded beagooddoctor.org. He was named an Ashoka fellow in 2004, and subsequently co-founded KaiMe, facilitating international adoption.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Michael earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, Phi Beta Kappa, in political science and human biology. He holds an MD from the University of California, San Francisco. Michael was a Rhodes scholar and attended Balliol College, Oxford, studying philosophy, politics and economics and obtaining a Master's degree in diagnostic imaging.
He is a private pilot with an enthusiasm for yoga, neurosciences, hiking, teaching, conversation, and good wine.
Michael is a member of Class 14 and served his fellowship at Headwaters Capital with mentor John Stevens. He now serves as mentor to Prashant Mehta (Class 20).