Alexa Meara

Alexa Meara, MD

  • Rheumatology
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.6 out of 5
  • 48 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 14 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

I am a rheumatologist in the Division of Oncology, exploring the interface of oncology and rheumatology. My clinical and research time is dedicated to defining how cancer treatments disrupt the immune system and create brand-new autoimmune diseases. I am leading research in how to define and classify these new autoimmune sequelae, and developing evidence-based steroid-sparing guidelines. I am directing a novel new clinic called the Immunotherapy Management Clinic (IMC). This clinic is embedded in the Division on Oncology to help oncologists manage the side effects of immunotherapy and CART.

I teach medical learners on all levels, such teaching medical students how to take a history and perform a physical. I am also a GME success coach, helping residents and fellows reach their full potential to be successful physicians.

Some of my research interests include improving clinical outcomes for vasculitis and lupus, shared decision making and patient-physician communication database research.

The best part about working at Ohio State is that every day is different. I’m able to teach many types of people, from patients to fellows, as well as conduct research to improve my patients’ health outcomes.

I have blended family with an amazing husband, 6 active children, a dog and we spend time working on cars, traveling and going to all the childrens' sports events.
  • Member, Outcomes Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT)
  • Working toward funding my patient-physician communication research

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
8/11/2004 - 5/1/2008


ECU Health Medical Center, Greenville, NC
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009


ECU Health Medical Center, Greenville, NC
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011


ECU Health Medical Center, Greenville, NC
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine/Rheumatology

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Rheumatology - Immunology


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.

48 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.4 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2023

    Dr. Alexa Meara is such a kind & caring person. She always takes her time with me and explains herself very well.

  • Reviewed on May 05, 2023

    Dr. Meara seemed somewhat abrasive & impatient w/me.

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

    Dr Meara is exceptional! She saved my life.

  • Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

    When I seen my dr. she was in the room for 2 min. She didn't seem to care about anything I said I was told to tell my health care provider and to come back in a year. I'm very confused about her job description I always told to follow up with family dr.

  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

    Dr. Meara is excellent! Always listens and is concerned and helpful. I don't know what I would do with her.

  • Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022


  • Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

    She is the best.

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Meara 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.

  • sanofi
  • Amgen
  • AbbVie
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • AndHealth
  • Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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