He was a former Vice Chairman of the Dept. of Pediatrics at Rose Medical Center as well as a clinical faculty member of The Univ. of Colorado Health Science Center, and is a Senior Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Michael is married to Dr. Molly Frank, Family Practice, with whom he has three grown children. His outside interests include music performance and he has just completed another undergraduate degree in music composition at Regis University, Denver. He sings in two choral groups and performs in a local band called FreeStyle. He is on the Board of Directors of The Playground Ensemble, and Denver Sister Cities International, and he volunteers with several other community organizations. Additional interest include: fly fishing, cycling, photography, soccer, and international travel.
In 2009, she turned her attention toward the brain and studied neuroscience at CU Denver. Her work with Dr. Jim Grigsby researching executive functioning led her to become more interested in clinical applications to improve brain function. In 2015, she joined Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), a neuroplastic therapy company, as Director of Research and Education. At iLs (now owned by Unyte Health), Karen has collaborated closely with the scientist Stephen Porges, Ph.D. on commercializing an auditory intervention he developed, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), making it available to occupational therapists, psychologists and trauma therapists around the world.
Karen is married to Bob Doherty and they have three daughters – Evan, Jane, and Camille. She has served as a trustee for the boards of the Denver Film Society, Challenge Denver, Stanley British Primary School, Colorado Academy, and the Aspen Brain Institute.