Brian McMichael

Brian McMichael, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Palliative Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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About Me

As a physiatrist, I am passionate about cancer rehabilitation. I have found it a true privilege to work with cancer survivors and their families. It’s very rewarding to play a positive role in the process of their recovery. Even after successful treatment, it can be very difficult for the survivor and his or her family as they face the functional challenges posed by cancer and its treatments.

I strive to assemble and facilitate the right interdisciplinary team to help my patients achieve their goals. I believe that by aligning with the goals of patients and their families, we will be more successful in providing treatment and helping make their futures brighter and more productive.

There is a strong, innovative and collaborative spirit across all of the departments here at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I really enjoy working in this team-based environment with my focused and dedicated colleagues.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and traveling. I particularly enjoy attending live musical performances, including being my musician-wife’s “roadie,” and occasionally performing a little music myself, usually tucked away in the tenor section of a choir.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2019
  • Appointed as Medical Director, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, 2018
  • Presented on cancer rehabilitation at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, 2015
  • Completed my fellowship and obtained board certification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 2014
  • Recognized for humanitarian rehabilitation medicine service after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 2011

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Locations Where I Practice

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

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
9/2/2003 - 6/16/2007


Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009


Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012


University of Pittsburg Medical Center (Montefiore), Pittsburgh, PA

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Hospice and Palliative Medicine)

Academic Information

My Department

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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. McMichael 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.

  • C.G. Jung Association of Central Ohio