Mike grew up in Manchester before attending Nottingham Medical School. He underwent higher surgical training on the Bristol Rotation and was awarded fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery in 2009.

Early in his career he developed an interest in sport injuries and was awarded a Masters degree with Merit from the University of Bath in Sports and Exercise Medicine. 

Mike travelled to Perth for sub-speciality fellowship training where he worked with some of the world's leading pioneers in tendon pathology at the University of Western Australia. He was involved in the management of elite athletes and soldiers and developed his keyhole and open surgery techniques. 

Mike is listed on the GMC Specialist Register for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery & his GMC Registration no. is 4717607