LtCol Michael Davis first completed a bachelor’s degree in physiology and cell biology with honors in 1994 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was directly commissioned in 1994 upon his matriculation into the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and received his MD from USUHS, Bethesda, MD in 1998.
He then completed a 7yr general surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. In the midst of his General Surgery training, he undertook a 2 year vascular research fellowship studying endothelial function and nitric oxide dependent physiology. He completed residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2008 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
In 2009 he was deployed as the Chief of Reconstructive Surgery for Operation Enduring Freedom at Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan where he performed over 250 surgeries and received a US Department of State Commendation.
Following deployment he joined the San Antonio Military Medical Center and USAISR in 2011 to lead research in reconstructive transplantation for restoration of wounded warriors. In 2013 he was named Deputy Commander, USAISR.
LtCol Davis is board certified in both General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His current academic appointments are Associate Professor of Surgery at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH and Clinical Instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL. In addition to serving as Deputy Commander, he also serves as Chief of Reconstructive Surgery and Regenerative Medicine at the USAISR and leads the RESTORTM program (Restorative Endeavor for Service members Through Optimization of Reconstruction).