Michael A. Langer was born in New York City and graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.
During his time at Tufts, he recorded two albums and performed throughout the U.S. with the Tufts Beelzebubs, an a cappella group which subsequently provided many of the backing vocals for the television show Glee, was the inspiration for the Hollywood film Pitch Perfect, and provided a “musical wake-up call” for the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. Following Tufts, his creative activities included singing, songwriting, and playing guitar.
After graduating from law school and working for his family-owned agri-business for many years, he made his way to Los Angeles to embark on a career in graduate medical education. Guided and inspired by his own experience in the health care system, Mike has helped many medical residents to develop the empathy required to provide patients with the sensitive, perceptive, and communicative support that they need and expect from their physicians.
In 2017, Mike lost his voice due to a paralyzed left vocal chord caused by repeated radiation treatments. He has started a new blog called, “My Immunotherapy Miracle“, which chronicles his extraordinary victory over Stage IV cancer.