Benjamin Poulose

Benjamin Poulose, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 94 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 the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2017-2021
  • 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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

My Videos

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

Masters Degree

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

Chief Resident

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007


University Hospitals Case Western Reserve Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

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.

94 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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

    Dr. Poulose is an excellent doctor and I can't thank him enough for all that he has done for me.

  • Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

    Dr. Polouse is OUTSTANDING. He is thorough, personable, attentive, knowledgable (make that brilliant), and clearly compassionate. He was generous with his time and willing to address even item I was concerned about, no matter how minute.As a physician myself, I could be a harsh critic, but he is wonderful and I am confident in his abilities and would let him care for not only me, but every member, of my family if the need arose.

  • Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

    Very comfortable with the expertise, knowledge, professionalism and genuine caring

  • Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

    Dr was VERY informative

  • Reviewed on Nov 14, 2021

    Even though my problem was in no way urgent, I was seen much faster than I could have ever expected. Dr. Poulose could not have been more attentive, kinder, or more personable. As a physician educator myself, I was very pleased to additionally be seen by the senior fellow, as well as the medical student with Dr. Poulose. I just can't say enough good things about him and everyone else associated with my visit.

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2021

    This provider has been a godsend to me. He fixed what 3 previous attempts could not, I can never thank this team of providers enough for what they have done for me

  • Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

    He was excellent, knowledgeable & a good communicator.

  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2021

    All good

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 10/25/2021, 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.

  • Ethicon
  • Jackson Kelly PLLC
  • Cornell University
  • Currie Johnson & Myers
  • O'Bryan Brown & Toner PLLC
  • Abdominal Core Health Quality Collaborative
  • EndoEvolve, LLC
  • Farrell, White & Legg PLLC
  • Washington University in St Louis