Michael L. Tobin, MD attended medical school at Texas Tech, in Lubbock on a Naval Health Professions Scholarship. He was selected for a Family Practice Internship at Camp Pendelton Naval Hospital. He attended Naval Flight Surgeon training in Pensacola, Florida.
He joined Carrier Air Wing One, stationed in Jacksonville, Florida for a tour attached to the aircraft carrier USS America. He completed his radiology residency at the Naval Hospital San Diego.
After a brief tour in Rota, Spain, he joined the teaching staff at Oakland Naval Hospital. Dr. Tobin headed the Mammography program and was instrumental in the adoption of stereotactic core biopsy at Naval Hospital, Stanford, UC San Francisco, and an Air Force training program in the Bay Area.
Dr. Tobin returned to southern California, rejoining the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He was the faculty lead for Chest Radiography at NMCSD.