About Me

As a primary care physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in LGBT-QI care and HIV care. I am a certified HIV specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine and provide treatment to those affected by HIV including antiretroviral therapy (ART) and PreExposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV. I see patients for HIV and primary care at my Upper Arlington location, and provide HIV specialty care in the OSU Infectious Diseases Clinic at McCampbell Hall.
 
I have completed additional courses through the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and provide gender affirming care including gender affirming hormone therapy and hormone blocking therapies for my transgender/gender non-conforming patients. 
 
My other clinical interests include preventative health care and chronic disease management. I enjoy working with patients to help them achieve their long term health goals by focusing on heathy lifestyle changes.
 
I am originally from Western New York, but moved to Ohio in 2001. I joined the faculty in the Department of General Internal Medicine here at Ohio State in 2016.
 
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and playing sports including volleyball, hockey, baseball and tennis. I am also a college football fan – go Bucks!
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2019
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine Specialist, as of 1/1/18
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha honor society
  • Chief internal medicine resident, Mount Carmel Health System

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • HIV Infections
  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
MD
8/3/2009 - 5/31/2013

Internship

University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

6/24/2013 - 6/30/2014

Residency

Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH

7/1/2014 - 6/30/2016

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
4/1/2022

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

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.

183 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 13, 2021

    Very good care provider.

  • Reviewed on May 12, 2021

    He is an exceptional doctor, and has provided the best care I have ever received.

  • Reviewed on May 09, 2021

    Dr Pollak gives great service and really listens to me. He never makes me feel rushed.

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

    good

  • Reviewed on Apr 03, 2021

    Excellent communication, described testing results, and reasons to repeat certain tests.

  • Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

    I mean he's 5 tier doctor for trans. patients.

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

    I had never met this provider but he was amazing. I felt very comfortable and well taken care of even though it was not my normal provider.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2021

    always good

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2021

    Dr. Pollack was very good in assessing my situation and reviewing details on my chart with me.

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

    Friendly

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Pollak has reported no relationships with companies or entities.