About Me

My practice is hepatology and transplant hepatology. I believe in providing my patients with an in-depth, comprehensive review of their liver disease. This allows me to discover the best strategies to manage their disease.

What I enjoy most about working at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center is the ability to help patients with liver disorders, including pre and post liver transplant patients. I’m surrounded by physicians and staff with similar goals.

In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, attending Ohio State football games, reading and relaxing with my family.


  • Assistant clinical professor
  • Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
  • Graduate of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical School
  • University of Florida Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Diseases
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Liver Cancers
  • Fatty Liver

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Internal Medicine
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2006


Shands Hospital
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2009

Shands Hospital
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

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Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Transplant Hepatology)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


156 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.7
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2018

Dr Michaels is the best doctor ever. He is always on time - I never have to wait. He explains everything so I can understand it and takes time to listen to my questions. He is so compassionate and always calms me down if I am upset about something. He also has a great sense of humor and he remembers everything!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2018

Dr Michaels was very helpful and answered all of my concerns

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2018

Very kind, helpful, informative. Great doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2018

He is the best dr. ever! He gave me the best care, I have had. Since, my health condition.

Reviewed on Feb 05, 2018

very good

Reviewed on Feb 05, 2018

Dr. Michael is always professional with a most appropriate, caring manner and more than willing to address our questions/concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

always good

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

always great

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017

Good your care provider.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2017

on time, We were in and out!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Everything, very good!

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2017

Explained all my problems very well.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 25, 2017

He's the best!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017

Awesome doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

Dr. Michaels thoroughly discussed the medical condition (celiac sprue) for which I see him and was satisfied with my condition. He ordered blood work.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2017

Very good

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2017

very professional and know

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017

Very professional.

Reviewed on Oct 09, 2017

Dr. Michaels's spoke directly to the patient assuring he understood the information.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2017


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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Michaels has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

  • AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.