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 and overhead throwing 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 a team physician for Ohio State athletes and the Columbus Clippers (the AAA affiliate of the Cleveland Indians). I also provide ringside coverage for mixed martial arts and boxing bouts. 

One of the benefits of working at Ohio State are the numerous opportunities for education. I am proficient in innovative technologies and procedures like musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections and Tenex (percutaneous tenotomy) and continue to seek opportunities to learn about the latest advancements. It’s my privilege to educate future medical providers through my position leading the fourth year medical student sports medicine clerkship and as a core faculty member of our sports medicine fellowship program. 


  • 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,” 2015–2018

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthritis
  • 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
  • Physical Endurance
  • Back Injuries

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Medical College of Ohio


Family Medicine
Mount Carmel Health System
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2003


Family Medicine-Sports
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
8/1/2007 - 7/30/2008

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Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Sports Medicine)

My Department

Family Medicine

My Division

Sports Medicine


246 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.4
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

This was my first visit to see Dr. Walrod. He was very nice and understanding. He listened and provided very timely resolution/suggestions for my care.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Dr. Walrod has a calm and open personality which puts you at ease. He is extremely knowledgeable and a very caring and patient individual. His bedside matter is tops, willing to listen no matter how stupid the question may be. Only wish he could be my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Sep 06, 2018

he talked through my issue and what he was going to do. the treatment. I was in excruciating pain and got relief immendiately

Reviewed on Sep 03, 2018

explained a lot. very nice

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

I have seen Doctor Walrod for a while, he has always been very respectful and helpful. My injury has been a challenging, ongoing process, and I always felt he was actively involved in my care.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Listened to my concerns and addressed them all -

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2018

Dr. Walrod was very attentive to my problem and clearly laid out a step wise approach for my care. He was thorough and provided feedback very quickly!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018


Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Very professional, personable, friendly. told me everything to expect. Answered all my questions in away I could understand.

Reviewed on Jul 09, 2018

Dr. Walrod is always a good listener.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Walrod has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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