Michael Edward

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Michael Edward was born in Cleveland, Ohio back in 1939. He wanted to be a boxer however, when he was 19 he was involved in a vehicle accident that left him in a coma for several days, that ended his boxing career. So, he went back to college earning a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Western Washington University in 1965.

He continued his education with a Ph.D. in Chemistry for Washington University in St. Louis. After graduation, he moved from one University to another continuing his education as a faculty member. Through his travels he was awarded some of science’s highest honors: the Massry Prize, and the Enrico Fermi Award to name a few. He also won an appointment to the National Academy of Science. He is currently living in Los Angeles with his wife.

What you may not know about Michael Edward Phelps is that he is best known for being one the fathers of the positron emission tomography. It’s a nuclear medicine functional imaging technique used to observe the metabolic process in the body as an aid to the diagnosis of disease.

I bet you were thing of the other Michael Phelps, wasn’t you? Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.

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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

Almost thought it was the other..but knew he'd never been a boxer ! Thank you for the tidbit of history today..its amazing how many have contributed to making it easier for physicians to diagnose diseases!

May 16, 2018 04:36 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Nary a thought of the other guy. He would not be that old! Enjoy your day!

May 16, 2018 04:43 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is awesome that he didn't just give up and he brought something valuable to the world.

May 16, 2018 06:06 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

1939 gave it away, but still had no idea!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

May 16, 2018 06:09 AM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray everything happens for a reason.... what a loss if he had been a boxer.... the only thing you'd be writing about would be his cauliflower ears....

May 16, 2018 06:28 AM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - LOL! You got me on this one. Totally figured he was Michael Phelps dad!

May 16, 2018 07:13 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Quite the journey from boxing to where Michael Edward Phelps took his life, James. (Not that I totally understand what his invention does... way beyond my paygrade.)

May 16, 2018 07:15 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - there is room for two famous Michael Phelps!

May 16, 2018 07:37 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes James,

I was thinking of the gold medalist record setting swimmer.  Thank your for busting our assumptions.  A

May 16, 2018 07:52 AM #9
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thank you for featuring a pioneer in a field that saves lives.

May 16, 2018 10:53 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

And here I thought he was an Olympic swimmer with several gold medals James...

May 16, 2018 11:44 AM #11
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

James Dray I have the great pleasure of meeting the "other" Michael Phelps...I am so happy to learn about this Michael Phelps!

May 16, 2018 01:17 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Why yes, James...I would have thought about Michael Phelps the swimmer. 

May 16, 2018 06:28 PM #13
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, Thanks for sharing this interesting historical anecdote.  Boxing's loss was medical science's gain.

May 16, 2018 07:06 PM #14
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