Damalie Shirima

Damalie Shirima, APRN-CNP

  • Surgery
  • Nurse Practitioner
Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 59 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 24 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

Before becoming a nurse practitioner, I treated post-bariatric surgical patients as a staff RN in an inpatient setting for 17 years. That experience has been pivotal in laying a solid foundation for providing patient-centered care. I’m passionate about partnering with patients and empowering them to improve their overall health. I specialize in the care of bariatric surgery patients, as well as those who desire to pursue nonsurgical options for weight loss. I care about all aspects of a patient’s health and believe in equipping patients with the necessary tools to help them achieve their weight-loss goals. This care includes involving a multidisciplinary team to provide the best quality care for patients. I also encourage patients along their journey to keep their eyes on the prize and never give up.

The Ohio State University has been a major part of my higher education journey as I completed my undergraduate and graduate programs here. Coming back to Ohio State as faculty, I love how the academic environment, especially at the academic medical center, creates many opportunities for career advancement. I’m passionate about researching the impact of obesity among the African American population along with providing excellent patient care.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, cooking, traveling and playing piano.
  • Member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 2019-present

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Weight Reduction Programs

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History


Ohio State University College Of Nursing, Columbus, OH
8/1/2016 - 5/5/2019

Board Certification

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners-Family Nur

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery


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.

59 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
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2024

    I loved everyone at this office!!

  • Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

    She was wonderful. Showed she cared and was very thorough for my specific health concerns/situation.

  • Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

    She was very patient and honest but polite about medications

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2024

    All went great

  • Reviewed on Jan 07, 2024

    Knowledgeable and friendly

  • Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

    They turned a bad experance into a good experance

  • Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

    Patient and understanding

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2023

    DAMALIA WAS AMAZING. You can tell She actually cares and takes her time to explain everything.

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