Andrew Grossbach

Andrew Grossbach, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 152 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 52 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m a neurosurgeon specializing in all types of spine disorders, including scoliosis and complex deformity surgery, robotic spine surgery, spine trauma, and minimally invasive spine surgery. I received my medical training at the University of Minnesota and completed my neurosurgery residency at the University of Iowa. Additionally, I completed a fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at Rush University in Chicago.

I’m actively working on research projects focusing on mechanisms that cause spinal degeneration, including how disorders such as scoliosis affect global spine health. My research also explores how to optimally treat these degenerative and deformity spine conditions. I'm the program director for the Neurosurgery Residency Program, as well as the Fellowship Director for our Complex Deformity and Robotic Spine Fellowship. I serve as an educator for residents, medical students, and undergraduate students. I received The Ohio State University Lawrence Mervis Teacher of the Year Award for the 2017-2018 academic year. On football game day, I also help cover The Ohio State University football team and provide care for players suffering from head and spine injuries.

What I enjoy most about my work at The Ohio State University is educating residents and medical students in the neurosurgery department. By working with them, I’m able to inspire the next leaders in Neurosurgery, and help them provide positive outcomes to all of their patients.
  • Residency Program Director
  • Complex Deformity and Robotic Spine Fellowship Director
  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons Board Certified
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2019
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • Member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the AANS/CNS Section on Spinal Disorders

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Spinal Cancers
  • Peripheral Nerve Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Trauma, Nervous System
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Kyphosis
  • Spinal Cord Compression

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
8/29/2006 - 4/30/2010


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
6/24/2010 - 12/31/2016


Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
8/1/2016 - 12/31/2016


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
1/1/2017 - 6/30/2017

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery

My Division

Neurological Surgery


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.

152 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2024

    He was exceptional in answering my questions and explaining what could and should not be done.

  • Reviewed on Feb 11, 2024

    Excellent experience. I requested referral to this OSU specialist provider from primary care CNP (another health system). OSU provider's experience and focus on adult scoliosis was perfect match for my health problem. He was informative, thorough explanation of current condition, initial diagnosis, plan of care options & ordered radiology scans for follow up to discuss next steps. Could not have had a better experience.

  • Reviewed on Feb 03, 2024

    The provider was able to explain treatment options very clearly. I did get the feeling that maybe my medical condition wasn't taken as seriously as I would have liked. I understand that my test results weren't as severe as many patients the provider sees, but the pain and the reduction in quality of life due to my medical condition is extremely serious to me

  • Reviewed on Jan 27, 2024

    We liked and felt comfortable with the provider. Listened well, communicated well, certainly knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Jan 20, 2024

    The doctor was patient and took time with me to answer my questions and concerns and give his recommendations for going forward with the treatment for my spine issues. I have a clear understanding of next steps at my discretion.

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

    Dr was very knowledgeable and was concerned for my well being.

  • Reviewed on Jan 13, 2024

    Excellent care

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

    Dr Grossbach did my spinal fusion in 2017. I have the utmost respect for his work.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Grossbach 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.

  • DePuy Synthes
  • Medtronic
  • 3M

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