Michael Para

Michael Para, MD

  • Infectious Disease

Appointments: (614) 293-4854

About Me


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


General Medicine
University of Chicago School of Medicine
1/1/1974 - 6/30/1977


Infectious Disease
University of Chicago School of Medicine
7/1/1977 - 6/30/1978

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Infectious Disease)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Infectious Diseases


106 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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.

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 5
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 5

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2018

Dr. Paka is a great dr. & Kathy is a great nurse.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2018

dr para to me is the best dr you have on staff at osu.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018

Greatest doctor ever.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

Excellent! Better than anyone I have ever visited. More like family than a doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2017

Great person

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2017

experienced, empathetic, sincere, professional, concerned, knowledgeable, etc.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017

Always and professional attitude - again KUDOS!

Reviewed on Nov 06, 2017

I can always rely on Dr. Para to give me his full attention, respect, and honest opinion about my medical concerns, medications, and helps me weigh changes regarding any changes needed. He's always willing to give me appropriate pro's and con's to whatever the issue is needing change or just general cares and concerns. Dr. Para continues to have my highest respect in all areas and having seen him for over 25 years, he is an outstanding physician in every respect in my opinion! Thank you Dr. Para, I believe you are one of the very reasons that I am still among the living!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2017

he is very smart and very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Oct 09, 2017

I am grateful to have Dr. Para as my doctor. I don't mind waiting a bit to see him - I understand he gives necessary time to each patient. He is a true hero to me and many in my situation. I sincerely appreciate his dedication, compassion and care.

Reviewed on Oct 01, 2017

Great experience

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2017

Dr Para is great caring doctor

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2017

Dr. Para is awesome, he knows me well and treats me awesome.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Para has reported no relationships with companies or entities.