About Dr. Michels


Dr. Michels is a former First Round Draft Choice and Super Bowl Champion with the Green Bay Packers. After an injury ended his NFL career, Dr. Michels was accepted to the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine where he went on to become a Dean’s list scholar and a member of the medical school admissions committee.

After medical school, Dr. Michels went to Baylor College of Medicine where he completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology. He then went to UC Irvine where he completed an ACGME accredited multi-disciplinary fellowship in Interventional Pain Management. He is double board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Michels’ passion is to use minimally invasive image guided procedures to help minimize pain and restore function so that people can live their lives to the fullest.

Education and Professional Training

  • ACGME Accredited Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management
    University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Transitional Internship
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Doctor of Medicine
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


Board Certifications


Diplomat, American Board of Radiology


Diplomat, American Board of Pain Medicine



  • Authorized User of Nuclear Medicine
  • State of Texas Medical License
  • State of California Medical License
  • DEA and DPS certification
  • ACLS and BLS certification

Honors and Awards

  • Named a Texas Rising Star by Super Doctors for 2017 & 2018
  • Named the Top Pain Management Specialist in Dallas, TX by Top Doctor for 2017 & 2018
  • All Pac-10 Conference 1st Team Football
  • 1st Round Draft Choice (27th Pick) Green Bay Packers
  • Green Bay Packers Rookie of the Year 1996
  • NFC Champion (1996 and 1997)
  • Super Bowl XXXI Champion


Professional Societies


  1. North American Neuromodulation Society
  2. Texas Pain Society
  3. California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  4. Radiological Society of North America
  5. American College of Radiology
  6. American Roentgen Ray Society
  7. National Football League Alumni Association
  8. National Football League Retired Players Association
  9. International Neuromodulation Society
  10. International Neuromodulation Society Young Neuromodulators Committee