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

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

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 Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/18/2016

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/18/2017

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.

192 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 Feb 13, 2021

    Dr.Pollak was very professional, very thorough, and attentive. He answered my questions, made recommendations, and discussed my options for my approaching enrollment into Medicare.

  • Reviewed on Feb 03, 2021

    Dr. Pollak is always very knowledgeable & explains all things well. He always listens well & addresses any questions I have. I have & would recommend him!!

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

    All good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 03, 2021

    great doctor, has great empathy for his patients and the communities he serves

  • Reviewed on Jan 02, 2021

    Dr Pollak discussed my care, listened to my concerns and together we made plans and decisions.

  • Reviewed on Jan 01, 2021

    I think Dr. Pollak is a fine doctor. I think he is very knowledgeable. He listened to my questions and concerns. I will probably never get use to a doctor standing there typing into the computer for most of the visit. It is not his fault, I forget that I was with Dr <span class='highlight hasPHI'>Para</span> for between 10-15 years. Dr. Pollak is a very good doctor. I am thankful to have him as my doctor.

  • Reviewed on Dec 26, 2020

    Dr. Pollak is the best provider I have ever had, he listens to me, doesn't rush, asks pertinent questions, always follows up, and is excellent regarding communicating with me through MYCHART.

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

    Dr. Pollak is great.

  • Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

    Very good experiences regarding my care provider.

  • Reviewed on Dec 03, 2020

    The problem was not going to be solved by upping my meds and he also respected that.

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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.