Michael Ragosa
Michael Ragosa
Gender Male
Occupation Physicians Assistant (former)
Financial Advisor (former)
Age Unknown
Status Alive
Relatives Naomi Ragosa (Daughter)
Unnamed son
Significant Other(s) Lydia Ragosa (Ex-Wife)

Landry de la Cruz (Crush)

First Seen Pilot
Last Seen Darkest Before Dawn
Actor Freddy Rodríguez
Michael Ragosa first appears in the pilot episode of The Night Shift. He was the financial advisor for the hospital, and later becomes a Physicians Assistant.

Season One Edit

Within the first few episodes of the first season, Ragosa and Landry de la Cruz (the resident psychologist) come to an understanding that Ragosa can 'talk' to her, this leads to him revealing that he has a wife (now ex-wife) and two children, boy and a girl. Later on in Season 1, Episode 4 (Grace Under Fire) he reveals he has a degenerative disease in his left eye and has been putting off corrective surgery.

In Season 1, Episode 5, when the storm causes the hospital to become short staffed, Landry suggests Ragosa to jump in to help. He shows a different side of himself here as really enjoys working on patients.

In the last episode of the season, Ragosa finally caves and has surgery performed on his eye, as the ophthalmologist discovers that he has a tumour in his eye.

Personal LifeEdit

Ragosa was in medical school and completed his fourth year, he had to quit after that because of his loss of sight in his left eye, which is later revealed to be due to a tumor. Before coming to the hospital him and his wife began divorce proceedings, and throughout the series, it is seen that their relationship is not very good. Ragosa mentions how she only allowed him to see his children one weekend; this annoyed him him as she used the word 'allow'.


His personality is strict and professional and throughout the first season most of the people on The Night Shift dislike him. After the accident in Season 1, Episode 2, he closes down the tailgate temporarily, where the nurses and doctors chill out before and after shifts, which annoys many staff members. He also has a strong rivalry with TC Callahan which results in physical violence on several occasions, this is probably due to their contrasting personalities and the fact that Ragosa enforces strict adherence to the law.

Ragosa is a very proud and very strict man, he has a soft side but has a hard time showing it. In his conversations with Landry de la Cruz we see his softer side even saying "I don't know what to say but if you ever need someone to talk to, I'm here" when Landry de la Cruz tells him about her father extorting her for money regularly.