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Michael Karl Porayko, MD, FAASLD


Professor of Medicine; Chief of Hepatology; Director of Philanthropy in Hepatology

4.8 4.8 224 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Hepatology and Liver Diseases
Liver Transplant

Board Certificates

Transplant Hepatology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006
Gastroenterology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1984


MD - University of Illinois Chicago, 1981
Fellowship - Mayo Clinic, 1988
Fellowship - Lahey Clinic, 1987
Research Fellowship - Michigan State University Associated Hospitals, 1985
Residency - Michigan State University Associated Hospitals, 1984
Internship - Michigan State University Associated Hospitals, 1982


1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 1660
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

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I have been seeing Dr. Porayko since Jan. 2007 and had liver transplant in Nov. 2007. He is the greatest physician I have ever had. The transplant team saved my life and I will never be able to thank them enough.
Patient | February 5, 2017

Dr. made me feel like he had all the time in the world to spend with me.
Patient | February 1, 2017

Provider apologized for being late... Who does that!? He spent time with my whole family and answered our questions. Did NOT rush us.
Patient | January 14, 2017

Always talk and listen to what I have to say. Always friendly.
Patient | January 13, 2017

Very happy with Dr. Porayko.
Patient | December 30, 2016

Very good.
Patient | December 2, 2016

Patient | December 1, 2016

very good.
Patient | November 13, 2016

Very knowledgeable, caring, patient, and friendly. Far exceeded my expectations. Couldn't have been happier with any doctor.
Patient | November 3, 2016

Best team ever! I am blessed!
Patient | November 3, 2016

love Vanderbilt
Patient | October 25, 2016

Entire experience was excellent
Patient | October 25, 2016

Dr. Porayko is simply the best!
Patient | October 25, 2016

I have seen other doc's for my condition and never really received any valuable info until seeing Dr. Porayko.
Patient | October 6, 2016

Dr. & nurse (3) assistants were top-notch with me!!!
Patient | August 25, 2016

We liked that he spent plenty of time with me and my family answering our many questions - He was excellent!
Patient | August 23, 2016

they are always helpful to offer an answer for your question.
Patient | August 15, 2016

We appreciated Dr. Porayko spending time answering our questions about a liver transplant.
Patient | August 10, 2016

I have been seeing Dr. Porayko since 2006 and he has never disappointed me personally or medically outstanding -
Patient | August 4, 2016

Extremely good care & concern.
Patient | July 21, 2016

Very confident in Dr. Poranko.
Patient | July 14, 2016

Finally I had a doctor who knew the ins and outs of my condition and he gave me confidence that I wasn't on the verge of dying nor would I need a liver transplant. I needed change in my meds and need to lose more weight even though I've already lost 50 lbs.
Patient | June 29, 2016

Very knowledgeable, kind and level of concern - very thorough in his review that my primary Dr. forwarded.
Patient | June 23, 2016

Gave me good information with the information he had at this time and listed to my feed back very well.
Patient | June 22, 2016

Dr. Porayko is always willing to answer questions about my healthcare. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Patient | June 8, 2016

above and beyond
Patient | May 29, 2016

Dr. Porayko and his staff at the Liver Clinic are the most respectful, courteous and concerned people I have ever dealt with. 100% on everything. Dr. Porayko is excellent. His staff also.
Patient | May 28, 2016

I've known Dr. Porako for 13 yrs always been there for me - Good times & bad times we love you!! Larry-Jackie.
Patient | May 1, 2016

Outstanding provider.
Patient | April 1, 2016

I was on a yearly check for a liver transplant. I will be in my 6th year this July. I have my labs at Vandy every 2 months by choice. I can not speak highly enough of Dr. Porayko and staff. I feel the same way of all the staff at Vandy.
Patient | April 1, 2016

Best and most personable Doctor I have encountered in a long time!
Patient | April 1, 2016

Patient | February 22, 2016

Other than not communicating to me about the lab results which were positive after another lab which was negative for my Hep C virus, I really highly appreciate and trust Dr Porayko.
Patient | February 15, 2016

Just the wait was too long, but the visit was worth it.
Patient | February 1, 2016

Dr. Porayko and his team are outstanding in every way I can't thank them enough.
Patient | January 14, 2016