Andrew Grossbach

Andrew Grossbach, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.7 out of 5
  • 207 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 69 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 the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2022
  • 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

  • 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
  • Spinal Cancers
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Kyphosis

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 and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

6/24/2010 - 12/31/2016

Rotating Residency

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

8/1/2016 - 12/31/2016


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

1/1/2017 - 6/30/2017

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Information

My Department

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.

207 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 17, 2022


  • Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

    Nothing but the best.

  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

    Took time to answer my questions and provided clear explanation of care plan.

  • Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

    Listened and cared

  • Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

    Thorough & did not rush visit. Answered all inquiries fully.

  • Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

    My experiences were excellent. I really like this provider. He Is very kind and listens well. Very competent. One of the best caregivers I have.

  • Reviewed on Jul 10, 2022

    He was nice but not overly friendly. He was in the room with me maybe 10 minutes. Didn't seem too concerned. I know he is busy I was his first patient after he did rounds at the hospital. Maybe he wasn't quite in his office mode yet.

  • Reviewed on Jun 07, 2022

    Always good and caring.

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