Brian Dalm

Brian Dalm, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 81 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 20 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 Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • Inventor Award (University of Iowa)

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
8/1/2005 - 6/5/2009


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2015


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
7/1/2015 - 12/31/2015


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
1/1/2016 - 6/30/2016

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery

My Division

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.

81 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 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 Feb 16, 2024

    Doctor was attentive and answered questions in an easy to understand method

  • Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

    Great Dr. Very knowledgeable

  • Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

    Very caring and explained everything

  • Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

    Dr. Dalm explained every aspect of my proposed procedure extremely well. He is also friendly and considerate. He's the BEST physician I've met in 73 years. First class man.

  • Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

    He listened to me and answered all my questions and my daughters.

  • Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

    Always excellent service

  • Reviewed on May 26, 2023

    He fixed my tremor

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 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.

  • Varian Medical Systems
  • Biogen
  • Surgical Information Sciences

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