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Anthony Michaels, MD

395 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Email: michaels.35@osu.edu


Current OSU Appointments

Assistant Professor-Clinical, Gastro, Hepatology & Nutrition

Physician, FGP-Gastro-Hepatology & Nutr'n



I am seeking promotion on the Clinical Excellence Tract and have maintained a greater than 90% clinical effort since joining as a faculty member in July 2010 in the department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GHN) at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I have been dedicated to the delivery of high-value patient care to help make this medical center a leader in Hepatology, which has required a tremendous amount of clinical effort. I have successfully been able to do this through several ways.

Since joining in 2010, the number of hepatology referrals to our division has significantly increased 12 fold (315 referrals in 2010 to 3945 referrals in 2016). This significant influx of hepatology patients required improvements in our clinic flow and access. To improve upon some of our inefficiencies in our clinical operations in our GHN division, I was given the privilege to lead our Practice Management Committee in 2015. Prior to 2015 we had more than 1000 patients waiting to be seen in our Hepatology division. Through optimizing and standardizing clinic templates and personally performing many additional clinics during the week and on weekends, we have decreased our number of hepatology patients waiting to be seen to ZERO!

I was named the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation for our medical center in 2015. My role has been to improve upon our local, state, regional and national reputation in the Hepatology division, as well as increase the number of liver transplant referrals and subsequent transplantations performed at our medical center. This has required a tremendous amount of clinical work, outreach as well as dedication to our medical center. I developed and co-chair our Patient Progress Meeting for patients currently undergoing a liver transplant evaluation. This weekly meeting has not only improved upon the efficiency of our liver transplant referral process (since the initiation of this meeting we have decreased our time from referral to liver transplant activation by >30%), but I have also helped lead a program that has seen a tremendous growth in the number of liver transplants done at our medical center (31 liver transplants in 2014, 40 liver transplants in 2016 and 93 liver transplants in 2017). This growth in our liver transplant program has helped place us 4th nationally of all organs transplanted for the first quarter of calendar year 2017. More importantly, we have also exceeded nationally recognized graft and patient survival outcomes (i.e, for the July 2017 Scientific Registry of Transplant Patients release, our medical center's 1 year observed liver transplant patient survival is 94.25% (National Observed 91.99%), and 1 year observed liver transplant graft survival is 91.81% (National Observed 90.00%)).

In addition to my robust clinical volume (I have consistently exceeded my expected wRVU goal by 50% (i.e, FY 2017 expected wRVU was 5,742 and my actual wRVU was 10,424)), I also participate on many weekly and monthly committees that serve the purpose of improving the quality of care that our pre and post liver transplant patients receive at our medical center.Through these efforts, I feel our medical center is well on our way in becoming a nationally recognized leader in Hepatology.

Clinical Interest

Gastroenterology;Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology


2009 - present Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine
2010 - present Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine
2010 - present Medical License: State Medical Board of Ohio
2010 - present Certified: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
2007 - 2010 Medical License: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
2006 - 2016 Board Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine

Chapters in Books

Hanje AJ, Michaels A, Lee WM. "N-Acetylcysteine has not been shown to be effective for all non acetaminophen acute liver failure." In Controversies in Hepatology. Edited by Jensen, DM. -. Thorofare: Slack, June 2011.


Clinical Services

07/01/2010 Endoscopy (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)
07/01/2010 Outpatient Clinic (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Doan Hall)
07/01/2010 Transplant Clinic (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)
07/01/2010 Inpatient Service (The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)


Firpi,R,J; Soldevila-Pico,C; Morelli,G; Cabrera,R; Levy,C; Machicao,V,I; Michaels,A; Chen,C; Nelson,D,R. "Cyclosporine helps to achieve a higher SVR in patients receiving PEG-interferon/ribavirin for recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation: Final analysis of a randomized-controlled study." In JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY. (January 2008). S82-S82.

Michaels,Anthony; Dhanasekaran,Renumathy; Alkhasawneh,Ahmad; Dixon,Lisa; Soldevila-Pico,Consuelo; Morelli,Giuseppe,(Joseph); Cabrera,Roniel; Clark,Virginia; Nelson,David,R; Firpi,Roberto,J. "THE IMPACT OF PRESERVATION INJURY ON ACCELERATED HEPATITIS C RECURRENCE AFTER LIVER TRANSPLANTATION." In HEPATOLOGY. (October 2010). 320A-320A.

Malas,Ahmad; Michaels,Anthony. "Acute Hepatitis B Associated Polyarteritis Nodosa Presenting as Mononeuritis Multiplex." In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. (October 2011). S284-S285.

Patwa,Laura; Stanich,Peter,P; Booty,Jordan; Michaels,Anthony; Kirkpatrick,Robert,B; Hanje,James; Barker,Samantha; Porter,Kyle; Levin,Douglas,M. "Body Mass Index (BMI) Correlates Poorly with Visceral Adiposity in End-Stage Liver Disease." In HEPATOLOGY. (October 2013). 769A-769A.

Oza,Veeral; Kolipaka,Arunark; Chamarthi,Suresh; Kirkpatrick,Robert,B; Hanje,Adam,J; Levin,Douglas,M; Black,Sylvester; Michaels,Anthony. "Noninvasive Rapid Acquisition Technique for Hepatic Fibrosis using Magnetic Resonance Elastography." In HEPATOLOGY. (October 2013). 963A-963A.

Park,Jean; Kuo,Jeffrey; Michaels,Anthony. "Cryptosporodium Enteritis in a Liver Transplant Patient." In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. (October 2014). S146-S146.

Peck,Joshua,R; Kolipaka,Arunark; Raterman,Brian; Kirkpatrick,Robert; Hanje,A,James; Levin,Douglas; Mumtaz,Khalid; Kenyhercz,William; Hinton,Alice; Michaels,Anthony. "Noninvasive Rapid Acquisition Technique for Predicting Esophageal Varices Using Magnetic Resonance Elastography." In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. (October 2015). S855-S855.

Smart,Laura; Scharpf,Danielle,T; Gray,Nicole,O'Bleness; Traetow,Daniel; Black,Sylvester; Michaels,Anthony; Elkhammas,Elmahdi; Kirkpatrick,Robert,B; Mumtaz,Khalid; Hanje,A,James. "Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) versus Conventional Coagulation Tests during Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: Comparison of Intra-operative Blood Loss, Transfusion Requirements, and Cost." In HEPATOLOGY. (October 2015). 832A-832A.

Metwally,Sherif,N; Hanje,A,James; Michaels,Anthony; Kirkpatrick,Robert,B; Levin,Douglas,M; Henry,Mitchel; Elkhammas,Elmahdi; Hayes,Don; Black,Sylvester; Mumtaz,Khalid. "Outcomes of Transjugular Intrahepatic Porto-Systemic Shunt (TIPSS) in patients waiting and after liver transplantation: Study based on the UNOS database.." In HEPATOLOGY. (October 2015). 841A-841A.

Patel,Vihang; Hanje,A,James; Michaels,Anthony; Kirkpatrick,Robert; Levin,Douglas; Mitchell,Henry; Elkhammas,Elmahdi; Black,Sylvester; Mumtaz,Khalid. "Trends and Outcomes of Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) for Primary Hepatocellular Cancers (HCC): Evidence From the 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample." In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. (October 2015). S861-S861.

Peck,Joshua,R; Hussan,Hisham; Latchana,Nicholas; Hanje,A,James; Michaels,Anthony; Kirkpatrick,Robert; Levin,Douglas; Elkhammas,Elmahdi; Black,Sylvester; Mumtaz,Khalid. "Morbid Obesity Does Not Impact Healthcare Utilization and Costs of Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: A Propensity-Matched Study." In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. (October 2015). S857-S857.

Hatch,Alexandria; Michaels,Anthony. "Tenofovir-Induced Fanconi Syndrome." In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. (October 2015). S330-S330.

Li,Feng; Hanje,A,James; Mumtaz,Khalid; Kirkpatrick,Robert,B; Levin,Douglas,M; Elkhammas,Elmahdi; Black,Sylvester; Hinton,Alice; Michaels,Anthony. "Coronary Angiography in Patients being evaluated for Orthotopic Liver Transplantation." In HEPATOLOGY. (October 2015). 642A-642A.

Behzadi,Jennifer; Murphy,Christopher,J; Michaels,Anthony. "Not All That Is Ascites Is Cirrhosis." In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. (October 2016). S1348-S1348.

Patel,Nishi,V; Modi,Rohan,M; Hinton,Alice; Hanje,A,James; Michaels,Anthony; Black,Sylvester; Krishna,Somashekar,G; Mumtaz,Khalid. "National Trends of Use of Various Routes and Indications of Liver Biopsy: Based on NIS Database." In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. (October 2016). S1271-S1272.

Sanderson,Ryan; Michaels,Anthony. "Constrictive Pericarditis of Unknown Etiology Causes Significant Ascites in the Absence of Liver Disease." In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY. (October 2016). S890-S890.



1997 B.A., Kalamazoo College

2003 M.D., The Ohio State University


Journal Articles

Michaels AJ, Draganov PV. "Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided celiac plexus neurolysis and celiac plexus block in the management of pain due to pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis." World Journal of Gastroenterology. Vol. 26, no. 13. (January 2007.): 3575-3580.

Michaels A; Levy C. "The medical management of primary sclerosing cholangitis.." Medscape Journal Of Medicine. Vol. 10, no. 3. (January 2008.): 61-.

Michaels A; Levy C. "Endoscopic and surgical management of primary sclerosing cholangitis.." Medscape Journal Of Medicine. Vol. 10, no. 10. (January 2008.): 242-.

Michaels AJ, Nelson DR. "New Therapies in the Management of Hepatitis C Virus." Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. Vol. 3, no. 26. (May 2010.): 196-201.

Michaels A, Firpi R. "The Prevention of Cytomegalovirus after Liver Transplantation." Annals of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Vol. 2, no. 1. (December 2010.): 62-73.

Firpi RJ; Soldevila-Pico C; Morelli GG; Cabrera R; Levy C; Clark VC; Suman A; Michaels A; Chen C; Nelson DR. "The use of cyclosporine for recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplant: a randomized pilot study.." Digestive Diseases And Sciences. Vol. 55, no. 1. (January 2010.): 196-.

Doycheva I, Michaels A, Levy C.. "A Case Report: Interferon Induced Hypercalemia." Practical Gastroenterology. Vol. XXXV, no. 10. (October 2011.): 50-55.

Michaels,Anthony,J; Dhanasekaran,Renumathy; Foley,David,P; Alkhasawneh,Ahmad; Dixon,Lisa; Soldevila-Pico,Consuelo; Morelli,Giuseppe; Cabrera,Roniel; Clark,Virginia,C; Firpi,Roberto,J. "Hepatic Preservation Injury: Severity of Hepatitis C Recurrence and Survival After Liver Transplantation." DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES. Vol. 58, no. 5. (May 2013.): 1403-1409.

Henry,Jon,C; Malhotra,Lavina; Khabiri,Hooman; Guy,Gregory; Michaels,Anthony; Hanje,James; Azevedo,Marcela; Bloomston,Mark; Schmidt,Carl,R. "Best radiological response to trans-arterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma does not imply better outcomes." HPB. Vol. 15, no. 3. (March 2013.): 196-202.

Sklaw,Brett; Michaels,Anthony; Meyer,Marty. "An Interesting Cause of Rectal Bleeding in an African Immigrant." GASTROENTEROLOGY. Vol. 145, no. 2. (August 2013.): E1-E2.

McNally,Megan,E; Martinez,Antonio; Khabiri,Hooman; Guy,Gregory; Michaels,Anthony,J; Hanje,James; Kirkpatrick,Robert; Bloomston,Mark; Schmidt,Carl,R. "Inflammatory Markers are Associated with Outcome in Patients with Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma Undergoing Transarterial Chemoembolization." ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY. Vol. 20, no. 3. (March 2013.): 923-928.

Beal,Eliza,W; Albert,Scott; McNally,Megan; Shirley,Lawrence,A; Hanje,James; Michaels,Anthony,J; Black,Sylvester,M; Bloomston,Mark; Schmidt,Carl,R. "An Indeterminate Nodule in the Cirrhotic Liver Discovered by Surveillance Imaging is a Prelude to Malignancy." JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY. Vol. 110, no. 8. (December 2014.): 967-969.

Chamarthi,Suresh,K; Raterman,Brian; Mazumder,Ria; Michaels,Anthony; Oza,Veeral,M; Hanje,James; Bolster,Bradley; Jin,Ning; White,Richard,D; Kolipaka,Arunark. "Rapid acquisition technique for MR elastography of the liver." MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING. Vol. 32, no. 6. (July 2014.): 679-683.

Peck,Joshua,R; Elkhammas,Elmahdi,A; Li,Feng; Stanich,Peter,P; Latchana,Nicholas; Black,Sylvester; Michaels,Anthony. "Passenger Lymphocyte Syndrome: A Forgotten Cause of Post liver Transplant Jaundice and Anemia." EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION. Vol. 13, no. 2. (April 2015.): 200-202.

Latchana,Nicholas; Dowell,Joshua,D; Al Taani,Jamal; Michaels,Anthony; Elkhammas,Elmadhi; Black,Sylvester,M. "Ultrasound-Accelerated, Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis After an Orthotopic Liver Transplant." EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION. Vol. 13, no. 1. (February 2015.): 96-99.

Beal,Eliza,W; Tumin,Dmitry; Conteh,Lanla,F; Hanje,A,James; Michaels,Anthony,J; Hayes,Don; Black,Sylvester,M; Mumtaz,Khalid. "Impact of Recipient and Donor Obesity Match on the Outcomes of Liver Transplantation: All Matches Are Not Perfect.." Journal of transplantation. Vol. 2016, (January 2016.): 9709430-?.

Majdalany,Bill,S; Elliott,Eric,D; Michaels,Anthony,J; Hanje,A,James; Saad,Wael,EA. "Radiofrequency Wire Recanalization of Chronically Thrombosed TIPS." CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY. Vol. 39, no. 7. (July 2016.): 1040-1044.

Beal,Eliza,W; Dittmar,Kristin,M; Hanje,A,James; Michaels,Anthony,J; Conteh,Lanla; Davidson,Gail; Black,Sylvester,M; Bloomston,P,Mark; Dillhoff,Mary,E; Schmidt,Carl,R. "Pretransplant Locoregional Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Evaluation of Explant Pathology and Overall Survival.." Frontiers in oncology. Vol. 6, (January 2016.): 143-?.

Mumtaz,Khalid; Metwally,Sherif; Modi,Rohan,M; Patel,Nishi; Tumin,Dmitry; Michaels,Anthony,J; Hanje,James; El-Hinnawi,Ashraf; Hayes,Don; Black,Sylvester,M. "Impact of transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt on post liver transplantation outcomes: Study based on the United Network for Organ Sharing database.." World journal of hepatology. Vol. 9, no. 2. (January 2017.): 99-105.

Beal,Eliza,W; Black,Sylvester,M; Michaels,Anthony. "Autoimmune Hepatitis in the Liver Transplant Graft." CLINICS IN LIVER DISEASE. Vol. 21, no. 2. (May 2017.): 381-?.

Peck J, Latchana N, Michaels A, Hanje AJ, Hinton A, Elkhammas EM, Black S, Mumtaz. "Diagnosis of morbid obesity may not impact healthcare utilization for orthotopic liver transplantation: A Propensity matched study.." World J of Hepatol. Vol. 9, (April 2017.): 595-602.

Mumtaz K, Metwally S, Modi RM, Patel N, Tumin D, Michaels AJ, Hanje J, El-Hinnawi A, Don Hayes D Jr, Black SM.. "Impact of Transjugular Intraphepatic Porto-Systemic Shunt on Post Liver Transplantation Outcomes: Study Based on UNOS Database." World J of Hepatology. -.


Reference Works

October 2015 Hatch A, Michaels A, Pfeil S.."Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis: The Importance of Early Diagnostic Paracentesis." Columbus.


"The Impact of Preservation Injury on Accelerated Hepatitis C Recurrent after Liver Transplantation." Presented at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Boston. (October 2010)

"Acute Hepatitis and Massive/Submassive Necrosis." Presented at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Pathology Conference, Columbus. (February 2012)

"Therapeutic Options for Hepatitis C." Presented at 23rd Annual Dayton Gastroenterology Symposium for Primary Care Physicians, Dayton. (November 2013)

"Review of Best Practices." Presented at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Ohio Transplant Symposium, Columbus. (October 2013)

"Hepatitis C Diagnosis and Treatment." Presented at Comprehensive Transplant Center Solid Organ Transplant Coordinators, Columbus. (March 2014)

"Approaching the Patient with Abnormal Liver Function Tests." Presented at Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) Ohio CME Event, Columbus. (May 2015)

"Bile Formation and Secretion." Presented at Gastroenterology Physiology Series, Columbus. (March 2015)

"New Era for Viral Hepatitis C Management." Presented at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Endoscopy Nursing Conference, . (January 2017)