Robert L. Michel is Editor In Chief of THE DARK REPORT, an intelligence service and publication providing economic and strategic assessment of the clinical laboratory industry for senior executives and pathologists that was founded in 1995. He produces the Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management, held every May. In 2006, Michel established www.DarkDaily.com. His DarkDaily e-briefings are now read each day by more than 20,000 people in 186 different countries around the world.
During recent years, Mr. Michel has participated in conferences and visited laboratories in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Egypt, Germany, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. This has provided an international perspective to his understanding of healthcare trends and developments in laboratory medicine.
In 2016, he was recognized with the W.A.D Anderson Award from the University of Miami Department of Pathology, an award given annually to recognize significant contributions to anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine.
He attended University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), earning a B.A. in Economics. He is a winner of the Newsletter and Electronic Publisher’s Association prestigious “Best Investigative Reporting” Award and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in Healthcare and Medicine.