Mike Johnson, MD


(734) 764-8225

Mike is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Studies at the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and oversees the Pinkert Healthcare Accelerator at the University of Michigan. Mike is an entrepreneur and investor who has focused on companies that address big problems in life sciences, medical devices, and health IT. Mike joined the University of Michigan from Flagship Ventures where he led the Midwest office for the venture capital firm with $1.4 billion in capital under management. Previously, Mike co-founded Converge Medical Technologies, an innovative neuromonitoring company, and was a Medical Innovation Center Fellow at the University of Michigan.

Mike holds MD and MBA degrees from the University of Michigan, where he was Student Managing Director of the Wolverine Venture Fund and was awarded the David T. Shelby Award, and a BA degree in English from Duke University.


  • New venture explorations/Identifying areas for innovation
  • Technology trends analysis
  • Choosing a target market/Going to market
  • Product/Market fit
  • Setting value-creating milestones and growing
  • Team building
  • Startup funding and venture capital
  • Navigating healthcare entrepreneurship including therapeutics, devices, health IT

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