Michael L. Langan, M.D.

Michael L. Langan, M.D.

  • Board of Directors, Member

  • Subject Matter Expert:  Regulatory Capture

Dr. Langan received his Medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1993, and he did his residency at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center in Portland Oregon. After completing his fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Langan did a yearlong fellowship at Mass. General Hospital. He was Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1996 and Geriatric Medicine in 1998 at which time he began working as a Primary Care Physician at MGH Senior Health.  Langan worked as a Staff Physician at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital from 1996 to 2007 where he taught and mentored medical students and residents on the neurology, orthopedic, and transitional care units. He was on staff at Eastpointe and Lighthouse Skilled nursing facilities.


Geriatric pharmacology, medication review, the prevention of adverse drug events, dementia, and computerized medical records are among Dr. Langan’s primary research interests. He received the Edward Henderson Student Award from the American Geriatrics Society and has been awarded the Department of Health and Human Services' Certificate of Merit for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.


Dr. Langan began to explore the ethical and managerial issues tied to state physician health programs (PHPs) after his personal involvement with a program prompted him to sue and allege related negligence, fraud, deceit, defamation, and other violations of law.  The experience brought Dr. Langan to the forefront of the "Physician Wellness Movement" and his call for revolt and reconstruction in response to illegitimate authority.  He recently queried in response to news of a class action against a Michigan PHP alleging constitutional rights violations and involuntary treatment,  "What is the difference between what these people are doing and Dr. Farid Fata, the Michigan oncologist who was just sentenced to 45 years in prison for intentionally misdiagnosing patients who did not have cancer with cancer in order to give unneeded treatment to make a buck?  Simple answer. Very little difference."