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
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
  • 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

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

University Hospital CaseMedcial Center

John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

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.

40 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 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 Aug 22, 2019

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

  • Reviewed on May 28, 2019


  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

    Dr. Poulose was very knowledgeable, professional, kind and excellent advice given.

  • Reviewed on Mar 02, 2019

    very easy to relate to made me feels very comfortable about the procedure

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

    Punctual, courteous, kind, knowledgeable & professional.

  • Reviewed on Jan 27, 2019

    The doctor was also interested in me as a patient and listened to me. I was impressed when he learned of my concern about a medical condition that I felt I may have and he wanted to wait until it was diagnosed before suggesting surgery because of a risk of anesthesia and this medical condition.

  • Reviewed on Jan 20, 2019

    Excellent care, insight, understanding and positive on how to proceed

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2018

    very concerned and knowledgeable. gave me an idea of what I should expect.

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2018


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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 12/20/2018, 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.

  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative
  • Ariste Medical