Brad Rovin

Brad Rovin, MD

  • Nephrology
  • Physician

Professor of Internal Medicine

4.9 out of 5
  • 51 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 19 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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, 2018
  • 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,” 2015-2022

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

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

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
9/1/1979 - 6/10/1983


Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University, St. Louis, MO

7/1/1983 - 7/1/1986


Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

7/1/1986 - 6/30/1988

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Nephrology)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division


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.

51 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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

    Always takes time to answer questions & explain answers.

  • Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

    Dr. Rovin is the best. I fully trust his medical advice and feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor. He is easy to talk to, he responds quickly to my messages I send in "MyChart." Please don't retire!

  • Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

    Dr Rovin always has time to listen to my concerns and explain to me how my disease treatment is progressing.

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

    Dr. Rovin is a fantastic provider. He has excellent bedside manner. He listens and demonstrates empathy for my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

    Always the best Dr. Rovin.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

    Love Dr. Rovin he has help me with my kidney disease and all my problems.

  • Reviewed on Feb 04, 2022

    Dr. Rovin is an excellent doctor. He is very thorough and explains my condition and options to me in detail. Dr. Rovin worked with me to balance the needs of his care for my kidneys with care I am receiving from other doctors for heart conditions.I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Rovin and be under his care.

  • Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

    Dr. Rovin is very helpful & his staff very professional.

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 09/30/2022, 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.

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • AstraZeneca
  • Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • ChemoCentryx, Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Medscape
  • Novartis
  • Genentech
  • Lupus Foundation of America
  • MorphoSys
  • Calliditas
  • Omeros
  • Biogen
  • LuCIN
  • University of Minnesota
  • Horizon Therapeutics
  • BioCryst
  • Travere
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Clinical Education Alliance
  • Exagen
  • Kyverna
  • Nephronet
  • Ono Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • PureSpring
  • Q32 Bio
  • Resonance