About Me

As a nephrologist, I specialize in autoimmune kidney disease. More specifically, I focus on how the immune system interacts with the kidney and causes renal inflammation and injury. My work includes both patient care and research, which together improve the way care is provided.

I provide cutting edge care to my patients who suffer from difficult and complex diseases mediated by the immune system. I’m able to effectively combine patient care with kidney pathology and experimental therapeutics. And, with the addition of our new glomerular diseases fellowship, I’ll be able to teach young people to continue our work into the future.

At The Ohio State University, I see many cases of pathology, which helps me learn all the various ways the immune system can attack the kidneys. With such a large network here at Ohio State, we have access to many resources to help improve our understanding and treatments of different diseases.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors and attending Ohio State football games. I also have a great passion for fly-fishing, and I plan to fish in every country to which I am invited to lecture.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015
  • Lee A. Hebert Distinguished Professor of Nephrology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, since 2014
  • Donald V. Unverferth Award for Scholarly Excellence and Mentoring in Medical Research, 2012
  • “America’s Best Doctors” in Nephrology and Glomerular Diseases, since 2005
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2018

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Lupus Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
  • Vasculitis
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Kidney Diseases, Cystic
  • Pyelonephritis

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Illinois College of Medicine


Internal Medicine
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
7/1/1983 - 7/1/1986


Washington University Hospital
7/1/1986 - 6/30/1988

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Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Nephrology)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division



67 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 5
  • Knows My Medical History 4.9
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 5

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

He listens to what I say and reacts accordingly. He scheduled another test based on my question and the nurse called today (1 week later) with a day based on the test results. Great serviced!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Dr. Rovin is one of the best physician I have seen.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2018


Reviewed on May 18, 2018

Always good experience with Dr. Rovin.

Reviewed on May 04, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2018


Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

Dr. Rovin & Dr. Jessicare are the best care provider I ever have.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Very good team - doctor and fellow completed a thorough history.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2017

I like Dr Brad Rovin as a doctor he always listens and answers all my questions always seems very concerned about my health.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2017

Dr. Rovin listens to my concerns and answers all of my questions. He pays attention to details and is concerned if something does not seem to be right. Dr. Rovin saved my life.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Rovin 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 at 614-293-8000.

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Biogen Idec
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • EMD Serono, Inc.
  • Genzyme Corporation
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Mallinckrodt PLC
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Complexa
  • Pharmalink AB
  • BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Ra Pharmaceuticals
  • Rigel Pharmaceuticals
  • Trinity Partners