Max Michael, MD is Dean of the UAB School of Public Health and Professor in its Department of Health Care Organization and Policy. He formerly was Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of Jefferson Health System/Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to serving in this position he was Chief of Staff, Chairman Department of Medicine and Director of Outpatient Services at Cooper Green Hospital. Dr. Michael is a board-certified internist. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He was an intern and resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. From 1974 to 1976 he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In 1986 he was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in Washington, DC, serving on the Health Subcommittee of the Committee of Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Michael serves on a number of local boards including United Way of Central Alabama and Gateway.