Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 60 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 25 Patient Comments

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About Me

When I was younger, I spent a great deal of time with my grandparents and saw how much they respected their own physician—that inspired me. Add in my interest in science and a few medical shows from the 1970s, like M.A.S.H. and Emergency, and I was sold on becoming a doctor. After getting my bachelor’s degree in history and science from Harvard in 1991, I came to medical school at Ohio State. I’ve spent some of the best years of my adult life at Ohio State and in Columbus, with my wife, Lisa Wilkins Doran, and our three kids.

As chief clinical officer (CCO) for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, my role includes oversight of inpatient, outpatient and Emergency Department services at our five hospitals, outpatient clinics and specialized care facilities. Some of my key responsibilities include facilitating care between our specialties and coordinating collaboration between departments; guiding organizational strategy and representing physicians around the business table; enforcing rules when necessary and—perhaps my favorite part of the job—mentoring students, residents and younger physicians.

In addition, even after moving into an administrative role, I’ve always maintained my connection to patient care and still see patients a couple times a week. It is a crucial part of not only my own personal job satisfaction, but my role as CCO. It’s what keeps me focused on helping everyone at Ohio State deliver the best possible care and allows me to see the impact of organizational decisions.

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014-2018
  • Member of the Chief Medical Officers Group Steering Committee for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Member of the Clinical Learning Environment Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Member of the Council of the Ohio State Medical Association, 2013-current

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Education and Training

Education History


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1996 - 6/30/1998

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

More About My Work


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.

60 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

    Excellent, personable.

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Dec 06, 2020

    Dr. Thomas is perhaps the most "patient-focused" physician at OSU, despite his additional administrative and leadership role demands.

  • Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

    Dr. Thomas is the consummate professional. The very best.

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020


  • Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

    I first feel secure that he is very smart and will guide me if I am in trouble with being sick. For now very healthy but he is my money in the bank. Dr. Thomas is very busy so little questions his peer drs. step in to answer if he can't get to me. I am fine with this.

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

    Couldn't be better. No matter how busy he is he gives you undivided attention.

  • Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

    Andy is the best. He is a very good listener and thorough.

  • Reviewed on Sep 05, 2020

    Dr. Thomas has been my PCP for over 20 years. He is always in tune with my physical & mental well being.

  • Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

    DR. Thomas is 'as good as it get' listens, prepared, very open & responsive. He is A+!

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Thomas 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.

  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • Facilities Management eXpress, LLC
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education