Professor Emeritus, Infectious Diseases
Professor Emeritus, Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics
Physician-FGP, Infectious Diseases

419 McCampbell Hall
1581 Dodd Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210

614-293-5666
Michael.Para@osumc.edu

Licenses:

  • Board certification (61868): American Board of Internal Medicine, 1977 - present
  • Board certification (61868): American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980 - present
  • MD: license number 35045442: State Medical Board of Ohio, 1980 - present

Special interests: 

Dr. Para's clinical interest is in HIV and viral infections in compromised hosts. His research interest is in HIV therapeutics and vaccines, HIV management issues and HIV drug resistance. His recent work focuses on clinical trials of HIV therapeutics and vaccines.

Education:

MD: The Ohio State University, 1974
BS: Michigan State University, 1970


Honors:
  • America's Best Doctors, Best Doctors, Inc., 2008 - present
  • America's Best Doctors, Best Doctors, Inc., 2007 - present
  • Columbus AIDS Task Force Executive Director's Award, 2004 - present
  • Franks and Mary Pomerene Professorship in the Treatment of Infectious Diseases, 2003 - present
  • Stonewall Union Columbus President's Award, 2001 - present
  • Healthcare Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, 2001 - present
  • Unverfurth Research Award, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2000 - present
  • AIDS Leadership Award, Ohio Department of Health, 1999 - present
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine Alumni Achievement Award, 1999 - present
  • Community Service Award, Columbus Medical Association, 1998 - present
  • CATF President's Award, Columbus AIDS Task Force, 1991 - present
  • Professor of the Year, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, class of 1989, 1989 - present
  • AIDS Service Award, Ohio Department of Health, 1988 - present
  • College of Medicine Clinical Teaching Award, College of Medicine, 1987 - present
  • Michael Greer Humanitarian Award, Columbus Human Rights Campaign, 1986 - present
  • College of Medicine Pre-clinical Teaching Award, College of Medicine, 1986 - present
  • Research award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, 1983 - present
  • Research fellow, Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation, 1978 - present
  • First place, Landacre Student Research Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 1974 - present
  • Department of Internal Medicine House Staff In-patient Teaching Award, 2009
  • Department of Internal Medicine House Staff Faculty Award, 2008 - 2009
  • Distinguished Physician Award, Department of Internal Medicine, 2008
  • Provider Award, second annual Health Care Heroes Award program, 2007 - 2008
  • Recipient of Firestone Scholarship, 1966-1970
  • Honors College, 1967 - 1970

Professional activities:

  • Ohio Department of Health Advisory Committee, Columbus, OH, 1985 - present
  • Ohio Department of Health AIDS Drugs Assistance Program - member, Columbus, OH, 1994 - present
  • Columbus AIDS Task Force - board member, Columbus, OH, 1997 - 2006
  • Ohio Department of Health Hemophilia Advisory Committee - member, Columbus, OH, 1986 - 2003
  • Ohio Department of Health - advisor, Columbus, OH, 1981 - 1988
  • Columbus HELP Chapter - medical advisor, Columbus, OH, 1981 - 1988