D Joanne Lynn

D Joanne Lynn, MD

  • Neurology

Appointments: (614) 293-4969

About Me

As a neurologist, I specialize in the care of people with the disease multiple sclerosis. I am passionate about my career because my patients inspire me. They have courage and determination to live fully and passionately despite the uncertainties and challenges of their disease.

Health care for a long term chronic disease such as multiple sclerosis requires a special partnership between patient and physician. I take the time to communicate and understand each individual’s priorities and goals. Multiple sclerosis affects each person very differently, so I provide personalized care.

I treasure working in an environment that values not only clinical care, but also educational discovery. I think that spreading medical knowledge to new practitioners and leaders in health care is an important aspect of my job. It is also wonderful to have such a wide range of resources and team members right here on one campus.

When I’m not working, I like to spend my time relaxing with my family, reading and enjoying the outdoors.


  • Chosen as the Professor of the Year by the Ohio State University College of Medicine graduating class of 2007
  • Participate yearly in teaching clinical neurology to medical students
  • Associate dean for student life in the College of Medicine
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Neurology
  • Myelitis, Transverse
  • Bell Palsy
  • Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Progressive
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Relapsing-Remitting
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelitis
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Education and training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Strong Memorial Hospital
7/1/1987 - 6/30/1990

Internal Medicine
Strong Memorial Hospital
7/1/1985 - 6/30/1987

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Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

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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 03/28/2017, Dr. Lynn has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.