Bryant Walrod

Bryant Walrod, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 189 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 84 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

As a family medicine physician with a focus on sports medicine, I’m passionate about empowering patients to achieve optimal health and fitness through a collaborative relationship grounded in mutual respect, accountability and education. I primarily practice sports medicine and provide care to patients of all ages for musculoskeletal and sports related concerns. I frequently work with endurance athletes, overhead throwing athletes and combative sports athletes.

Having completed several marathons, including the Boston Marathon twice, and as a former nationally ranked collegiate boxer, I have a special interest in working with endurance and combative sport athletes to help them compete at their highest level. I am one of the physician leaders for the Endurance Medicine team and I head up the Endurance Medicine Performance Clinic. I am also the physician lead for the Tactical Medicine program and I serve as the physician contact for the ROTC cadets at OSU and the Columbus Division of Police SWAT. I also provide ringside coverage for mixed martial arts and boxing bouts.

In addition, I have over 10 years working with professional baseball and I am currently one of the team physicians for the Columbus Clippers (the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians). Finally, I am a team physician for the Ohio State Buckeyes, providing event and training room coverage for numerous Buckeye student athletes. I am honored to provide sports medicine care for athletes across the entire spectrum, from Olympic Gold Medalists, UFC fighters, World Series champions and elite ironman triathletes to recreational runners and cyclists who want to improve their time and also to parents with shoulder and knee pain who want to be able to play with their children.

One of the benefits of working at Ohio State are the numerous opportunities for education. I was drawn to Ohio State by the opportunity to teach medical students, residents and fellows. It’s my privilege to educate future medical providers through lecturing first year medical students during their musculoskeletal (MSK) block and also serving as the director of the fourth year medical student sports medicine clerkship. Finally, I am an assistant program director for our primary care sports medicine fellowship program.
I routinely collaborate with other physicians and scientists to publish original research, case reports and book chapters. I led a multidisciplinary group of physicians to publish original research on the use of MSK Ultrasound as an adjunct to MSK anatomic education. I also was the primary author and editor of an interactive ibook to teach the MSK physical examination.

I continue to seek opportunities to learn about the latest advancements in MSK and Sports Medicine. I am proficient in innovative technologies and procedures like MSK ultrasound, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, Tenex (percutaneous tenotomy), and extra corporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT).
Highlights
  • Residency Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Ohio State Department of Athletics team physician  
  • Provide medical coverage to wide variety of professional sports teams (MLB, Team USA, MMA)
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Brain Concussion
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced
  • Athletic Performance
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Hip Injuries
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Physical Endurance
  • Back Injuries
  • Arthritis

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

Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
MD
8/1/1996 - 6/30/2000

Internship

Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH

7/1/2000 - 6/30/2001

Residency

Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH

7/1/2001 - 6/30/2003

Fellowship

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

8/1/2007 - 7/30/2008

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine
7/11/2003

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Sports Medicine)
7/30/2008

American Board of Family Medicine
4/10/2013

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Sports Medicine)
7/10/2018

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine

My Division

Sports Medicine

More About My Work

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.

189 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

    Dr. Walrod is great.

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

    Dr. Walrod has always been kind, compassionate and gives an excellent explanation for whats going on with my body and the plan of care.

  • Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

    Good experience.

  • Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

    Excellent.

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

    He was very caring, very concerned, very knowledgable. I am very sick and Dr. Walrod connected me with all the necessary drs for my helthcare

  • Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

    Great!

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

    Listened to my concerns about initial diagnosis vs where I felt pain and re-evaluated plan of care

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

    Really nice guy, very relatable

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Walrod has reported no relationships with companies or entities.