After graduating from medical school and internship at the University of Michigan, Mike (Myron K.) Denney worked in 1960 and 1961 with NATO during the Cold War to establish and manage a medical service for American civilians building missile bases in Italy and Turkey.
Mike completed his surgical residency at Wayne State University in Detroit in 1966, was board-certified in 1967, and became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. For a few years he was Director of the Emergency and Trauma Surgical Service at Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University, and later was appointed the first Assistant Professor of Surgery at the then new medical school at the University of California at Davis.
Mike published his first book, Second Opinion, in 1979, and went on to write more than one hundred articles in scientific journals and popular magazines.
At the age of 67, Mike enrolled in Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, and in 2001 earned a PhD degree in Depth Psychology. His Dissertation is entitled: Body, Soul, and Medicine.
Currently, Mike is active adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. He was Editor of San Francisco Medicine, the Journal of the San Francisco Medical Society from 2006 to 2010.
Mike practices mind-body-spirit psychological counseling in his office in Sausalito, CA, and writes and teaches about his dedication to the union of science and spirituality in the healing arts.