Benjamin Poulose

Benjamin Poulose, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 92 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 32 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,” 2017-2021
  • 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

  • Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
  • Herniorrhaphy
  • Hernia, Inguinal
  • Hernia, Umbilical
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Bile Duct Cancers
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis, Acute
  • Gallstones
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Lipoma
  • Hernia
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • 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
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 Certifications

American Board of Surgery
1/29/2008

American Board of Surgery
12/7/2016

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.

92 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 Jul 24, 2022

    Very good care. Nice guy!

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

    The care provider was very understanding

  • Reviewed on May 01, 2022

    Everything was great....no issues at all!

  • Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

    Dr. was very thorough and able to diagnose my condition within minutes, alleviating me of confusion.

  • Reviewed on Apr 11, 2022

    Absolutely loved him right off. Very knowledgeable and concerned for me

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2022

    Dr. P is amazing! Professional but takes the time to discuss everything! My only regret is not going to him sooner.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2022

    While the provider was friendly and professional, I don't feel he truly listened to my experience of why I was referred to him.

  • 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.

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