A Vision for the future

Palm Beach ophthalmologist Mark Michels, MD ’85, sets his sights on shaping the next generation of physicians

By Styliana Resvanis
Doctor Mark Michels talking with three students Dr. Mark Michels meets with medical students from the class of 2023 during orientation in July. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
Black and white photo of Doctor Mark Michels with classmates Dr. Mark Michels (second from left in second row) poses for a photo with his fellow Medical Honors Program students in the 1980s. Photo courtesy of Dr. Mark Michels
“It’s an awesome responsibility to take care of people when they are at their most vulnerable. I tell trainees that it’s critical to advocate for patients and to gain and maintain their trust.”
Mark Michels, MD ’85