Benjamin Poulose

Benjamin Poulose, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 117 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 35 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a general surgeon, I specialize in abdominal core health, minimally invasive surgery and surgical endoscopy, as well as providing treatments for hernias and gallstones. I believe in taking a holistic approach to care. Treatment options can include surgery, or other ways to improve a patient’s quality of life without surgery. Each patient brings a unique set of needs and goals that I consider when developing an effective care plan. I strive to partner with my patients to address their health care needs while working with them to find new ways of improving care for everyone.

My favorite part about working at Ohio State is the opportunity to work with professionals who really demonstrate a willingness to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

In my free time I enjoy running and working out, playing the keyboard and guitar and spending as much time with my family as possible.
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • Robert M. Zollinger Lecrone-Baxter Chair, 2018-present
  • Chief, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2018-present
  • Co-founder and Director of Quality and Outcomes, the Abdominal Core Health Quality Collaborative, 2013–present
  • President, Americas Hernia Society, 2019-2020

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Hernia, Inguinal
  • Hernia, Umbilical
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Lipoma
  • Hernia
  • General Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Hernia, Abdominal

Locations Where I Practice

Outpatient Surgery

in Outpatient Care New Albany
6100 North Hamilton Road
2nd Floor, Suite 2D
Westerville, OH 43081

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
8/1/1994 - 5/27/1999


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
7/1/1999 - 6/30/2006


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
1/1/2003 - 1/1/2005


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007


University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

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.

117 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

    He was knowledgeable

  • Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024

    Excellent consultation. All my concerns were addressed and the doctor explained the surgery in detail.

  • Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024

    He is personable and kind. Excellent surgeon. Appreciate his good communication. Was shocked he didn't address the few issues I was having post surgery, nor did he list them in his visit notes. They should be documented and are not.

  • Reviewed on Apr 13, 2024

    He was kind and asked plenty of questions.

  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2024

    Excellent conversation on issues

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2024

    Dr. Poulose was so accommodating in answering my questions and concerns about need for hernia surgery. He offered help with any symptoms he described and told us what to do.

  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2024

    Best provider. Very caring and treats you wonderful

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2024

    He's got a good personality. Gave me the results of my CT scan and explained how the hernia repair would be repaired.He was highly recommended by my Transplant Hepatologist.

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. Poulose 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.

  • Abdominal Core Health Quality Collaborative
  • EndoEvolve, LLC
  • Rutledge Manion Rabault Terry Thomas

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