Dr. Michael Larson was raised in Casper, Wyoming. He attended Pacific Union College in Angwin, California receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Biophysics. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda California in 1980 and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. He performed his surgical internship at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda California, completing this in 1981.
He successfully completed his orthopedic residency in 1986 at the Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda California. As of 1988, Dr. Larson is board certified in orthopedic surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Idaho Medical Associations and the Idaho Orthopedic Society.