Christopher Hanks

Christopher Hanks, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

4.9 out of 5
  • 143 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 56 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I believe it is my job to provide individualized care and also to advocate and coordinate the care of my patients as they navigate an increasingly complex health care system.

I provide care for patients of all ages. I am board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine and enjoy caring for a wide variety of patients. I’m particularly interested in caring for adult patients on the autism spectrum. I believe these patients deserve physicians who understand their needs and life experiences and will work with them to overcome the barriers they face in seeking healthcare.

Working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center allows me to pursue my dream of providing excellent patient care. It allows me to teach medical students and residents the skills to become capable and compassionate physicians. And it allows me to develop new methods to care for patients on the autism spectrum as they transition to adult-based care.
  • Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018
  • Chief Resident, Ohio State Internal Medicine Residency
  • Student Mentor of the Year
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Korean

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Primary Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Transition to Adult Care
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Athletic Injuries

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
8/16/2004 - 5/18/2008


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012

Chief Resident

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

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.

143 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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

    Dr Hanks is hands down one of the best physicians I have interacted with. He is easy to talk to and explains things that are easy to understand. He is knowledgeable and someone I trust to give my daughter the best possible care.

  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

    I really like how respectful the doctor address my son and that he address him directly , I think it really made a difference in his trust towards him.

  • Reviewed on Mar 12, 2022

    Pleasant and nice and showed very much interest

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

    Dr. Hanks is wonderful!! A true professional with a high degree of compassion while delivering the right level of care.

  • Reviewed on Feb 08, 2022

    Our doctor is very friendly and very patient. And answers any questions I have.

  • Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

    Dr. Hanks is fantastic! Approachable, listens well, and offers a wealth of personal and medical advice and experience for my children. We are so appreciative of his care.

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

    Dr. Hanks is simply incredible. My son is autistic & has addl. mental health issues. He was extremely agitated & inappropriate during our appointment. Dr. Hanks listened to him, didn't make him wrong at all and demonstrated a deep understanding of my son. I was in awe of his professionalism & that of the staff, as it was terribly difficult for me to witness. Dr. Hanks collaborated w/my son's psychiatrist to help to get him back to feeling well. My son has been seeing Dr. Hanks for 6 years and we are SO grateful for him!

  • Reviewed on Jan 07, 2022

    Dr. Hanks is a caring and knowledgeable physician who takes care of our family.

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Hanks has reported no relationships with companies or entities.