Benjamin Poulose

Benjamin Poulose, MD

  • General Surgery
  • Physician
4.7 out of 5
  • 71 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 21 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,” 2017-2019
  • 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

  • Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Hernia, Inguinal
  • Hernia, Umbilical
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Bile Duct Cancers
  • Gallstones
  • Cholecystitis
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Lipoma
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Cholecystitis, Acute
  • Hernia
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • 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. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimoroe, 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 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.

71 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 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 Jul 16, 2020

    very personable and professional

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2020

    A most focused and interesting physician. An excellent diagnostic analysis ands a complete review of all relevant issues.

  • Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

    Dr. Poulose is an outstanding professional and Ohio State is lucky to have him. I would trust this man with my life.

  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

    Dr. Poulson was a very attentive listener and made my gallbladder surgery happen the very next day due to the amount of pain I was in. I was very impressed with his concern, professionalism and effort. He may be the best doctor I have ever had.

  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

    This was my first appointment with Dr. Poulose. He was very friendly and knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

    Another very good experience. Dr. Poulose is very nice and very easy to talk to, very knowledgable and thorough with questions that I had.

  • Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

    really appreciated his competence and careful attention to my concerns

  • Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

    Dr. Poulose was very friendly, I felt like I could trust his advice.

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

    Very pleasant. He was genuinely concerned about my health issues and gave very sound advise. He was very thorough with the exam and I really liked his approach to my medical issues.

  • Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

    Friendly, conversational, smart.Waited over an hour in waiting room w/o any staff contact/explanation why.

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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 11/21/2019, 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