Brian Dalm

Brian Dalm, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 59 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 16 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

I’m a neurosurgeon specializing in pain and functional neurosurgical disorders. I received my medical training at Loyola University and completed my neurosurgery residency and functional neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Iowa. Prior to joining The Ohio State University, I was the director of the pain and functional program at Houston Methodist, where I also received the Teacher of the Year Award for the 2018-2019 academic year.

My research focuses on using neuroimaging techniques to better identify and predict patients who may benefit from neuromodulation therapy earlier in their treatment. In addition, my research interests include device development and predictive modeling of stimulation therapy and how that improves the localization of device placement. During my time at the University of Iowa, I received an inventor award for our team’s work on developing a new spinal cord stimulator.

As a neurosurgeon, I use forms of stimulation, drug delivery, surgical techniques or ablative treatments to provide symptom improvement and better quality of life. Thanks to the cutting-edge therapies and state-of-the-art facilities at The Ohio State University, I’m able to provide the best treatment options for my patients and pass on my knowledge to medical students, residents and fellows at the Wexner Medical Center.
  • Director, Neuromodulation Division
  • Houston Methodist Teacher of the Year Award 2018-2019
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2022
  • Inventor Award (University of Iowa)

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Essential Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dystonia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Loyola University, Chicago, IL
8/1/2005 - 6/5/2009


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2015


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

7/1/2015 - 12/31/2015


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

1/1/2016 - 6/30/2016

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological 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.

59 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 27, 2022

    He seemed knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

    Dr. Dalm is caring yet professional. He definitely does individualize care tailored to the patients needs.

  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

    Dr Dalm was excellent

  • Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

    No bad experience with Dr. Dalm. He was kind & gracious and very patient with me, my situation & my questions.

  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

    I was impress with Dr. Dalm. He answered all my questions and explained my upcoming surgery.

  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2022

    No problems

  • Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

    Dr Dalm is an excellent Neurosurgeon. He listened to my concerns. Addressed them all. Took plenty of time to listen and respond to my questions. Came up with a plan that works for me.

  • Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

    Nothing bad. Bit worried as I am a LSU graduate and we beat Ohio State for the national championship! Just kidding - everything was good.

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. Dalm has reported no relationships with companies or entities.