Mike is certified by the American board of Pediatrics to practice both general pediatrics and pediatric critical care. He is originally from the Toledo area. He has experience treating children with heart defects, severe infections, cancer, seizure disorders, injuries from car/bike accidents, as well as a number of other childhood diseases.

Mike has co-authored Intensive Thinking: Pediatric Critical Care, a review book that teaches pediatricians how to care for critically ill children, and assist them in passing their critical care board exams. He has also co-authored Pediatric Radiology Review, an instructional text teaching pediatric clinicians how to interpret x-rays in children, as well as Intensive Thinking: Pediatric Board Review, which helps pediatricians prepare for their general pediatrics certification exam. He works at Toledo Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, as well as here in our pediatric office. He is patient and caring, and has 2 daughters and a son.



  • Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics–Pediatric Critical Care
  • Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics–General Pediatrics
  • Co-editor/Author-Pediatric Academic Texts



2001–present                  Medical director, CIC Pediatrics, Toledo, OH

12/2018–present             Pediatric intensivist, Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT

11/2018-present              Pediatric intensivist, St. Vincent HealthCare, Billings, MT

10/2020-present              Physician Consultant, Fort Peck Reservation HealthCare, MT

 6/2022-present               President, North pointe Medical Association Owners Group

11/2020-8/2021               Medical Director, Montana Pediatrics

10/2020-8/2021              Physician-Telemedicine, Montana Pediatrics

10/2006–11/2017            Pediatric Intensivist, Toledo Children’s Hospital, Toledo, OH



Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Wayne State University/Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Pediatric Residency, Wayne State University/St. John’s Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

Doctor of Medicine, American University of the Caribbean–Montserrat, British West Indies



Licensure:     Ohio, MT            

Specialty Certification:  

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics #49591              
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care #00661



Pappas MD, Anene MD, Kaur MD (Editors): “Intensive Thinking: Pediatric Boards, 3rd edition–The Most Comprehensive Pediatric Board Preparation Text Available,” 2021, CIC Publishing Company.

Pappas MD (Editor): The PassMachine, Pediatric Critical Care, 2013, American Physician. Institute of Professional Studies (http://www.thepassmachine.com).

Pappas MD, Yamamoto L, Anene O (Editors): “Intensive Thinking: Pediatric Radiology” May 2007, Humana Arts Press Publishing Company.

Hasan RA, Pappas MD (Editors): “Intensive Thinking: Pediatric Critical Care” September 2006, Humana Arts Press Publishing Company.



Katherine Photos (Mike’s mother) was born in Toledo, Ohio and was the 6th of 7 seven children born to Greek immigrant parents, Stavroula and John Photos. Her parents owned a family restaurant in downtown Toledo, and all the kids worked there. Her father died when she was only 8 years old, but she was a very determined, intelligent, and hardworking young lady. She graduated from DeVilbiss High School, and put herself through college at the University of Toledo (first in her family), as well as receiving a Master’s degree at the University of Michigan, while still helping to support her family.

Mitcho Pappas (Mike’s father) was born in Pangraty, Greece, to Spilios and Constantina Papagiannopoulos, where he was supposed to grow up and be a shepherd and farmer. His family was not wealthy, but he dreamed of coming to America. At the age of 15, his dream came true, when his Uncle John, and his wife Maude, adopted him and brought him to the United States to live with them in Missoula, Montana.

Mitcho served in the European theater during World War II, and after the war, received his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree from the University of Montana. He enrolled at the University of Michigan to pursue a PhD in Byzantine history.

Katherine and Mitcho met while both enrolled at the University of Michigan, and went on to be married for 57 years.

Both taught in the Toledo Public school system until their retirements. Katherine was a teacher and librarian in the states of Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio, having taught at The University of Toledo, Owens Community College and the Toledo Public Schools. She always encouraged and helped her students to do their very best. Mitcho taught History and Government, for more than 30 years at Roy C. Start High School and was always flattered when former students would still remember him.

Their greatest pride was in their sons’ accomplishments, having all become physicians.