Born on September 10, 2359 to Scott and Jennifer Lee in Palo Alto, California. Michael is the eldest of five children. Despite his father running a successful trading business based on Earth, Michael did not see himself taking over the family business. Drawn to medicine and encouraged by his grandfather, Michael threw himself into his studies and applied to Stanford medical school. Graduating with top marks, he went took his residency at John Muir Hospitals before applying to Starfleet. Completing his officer training, Michael requested posting on Starships rather than stations in order to learn more about the mysteries of medicine on the front line of exploration.