Benjamin Poulose

Benjamin Poulose, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 83 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 31 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-3230

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.
Highlights
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2017-2019
  • Zollinger Professor of Surgery, 2018-present
  • Chief, Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2018-present
  • Co-founder and Director for Quality and Outcomes, the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative, 2013–present
  • President, Americas Hernia Society, 2019-2020

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Gallstones
  • Cholecystitis
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Lipoma
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Cholecystitis, Acute
  • Hernia
  • Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Hernia, Inguinal
  • Hernia, Umbilical
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Bile Duct Cancers
  • General Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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

Residency

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

7/1/1999 - 6/30/2006

Masters Degree

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

Chief Resident

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007

Fellowship

University Hospitals Case Western Reserve Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery
1/29/2008

Academic Information

My Department

Surgery

My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

More About My Work

Reviews

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.

83 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.6 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

    was very nice

  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

    Dr. P. discussed my pending surgery in detail, answered my questions concerning the procedure, and put me at ease. Kudos to this professional!! I also sent Dr. P. a question via MyChart and he responded within an hour. AMAZING!!!

  • Reviewed on Sep 01, 2020

    Clearing explained issues and what could be done. Both agreed OSU is a great place to work.

  • Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

    Dr. Poulose knows exactly what was needed to take care of the problem and he did an amazing job with the surgery.

  • Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

    Awesome!

  • Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

    listened and willing to find an answer

  • Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

    Excellent.

  • Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

    Actively listened and responded to all questions.

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2020

    Competent but not very friendly.

  • Reviewed on Aug 02, 2020

    Dr. Poulose was very thorough in discussing options for hernia surgery.

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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. 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.

  • Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative
  • Currie Johnson & Myers
  • O'Bryan Brown & Toner PLLC