About Me

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014-2019
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Herpesviridae Infections
  • Infection

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
8/1/1970 - 5/30/1974


University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

1/1/1974 - 6/30/1977


University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

7/1/1977 - 6/30/1978


University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

7/1/1978 - 6/30/1981

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Infectious Disease)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Infectious Diseases


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

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.

36 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    5 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

    Dr. Michael Para is the best infectious disease Doctor on the planet!

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

    Dr. Para is amazing.

  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

    Dr. Para is the best!!!

  • Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

    Dr. Para and I have been friends as well as doctor/patient for the past 28 years. He is one of my best doctors.

  • Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

    Dr. Para - I've always had a good experience since I started with the dr. in 2010.

  • Reviewed on Jun 02, 2019

    Exceptional physician! He sits beside me and makes eye contact which is rare these days when most care providers eyes remain fixed on the computer monitor. You only feel a connection when they walk in and out of the exam room.

  • Reviewed on May 26, 2019

    Dr Para is the best physician I have ever encountered. He is very patient focused and seems to be very familiar with me over the 10 yrs he has treated me

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

    Reassuring, very knowledgeable, put me at ease.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2019

    D r Para could not be better! always caring and knowledgeable

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2019

    Enjoy Dr. Para very much. Spends time w/patient instead of rushing through appointment. A+.

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 11/01/2020, Dr. Para has reported no relationships with companies or entities.