Daniel Eiferman

Daniel Eiferman, MD

  • Trauma Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Surgery

4.9 out of 5
  • 43 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 16 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I became a critical care surgeon because I love that I have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for my patients. I specialize in acute care surgery, trauma surgery, hernia surgery and lymphedema surgery.

The most common conditions I treat include hernia issues, gallbladder problems and bowel obstructions. My research is focused on strategies to improve traumatic brain injury care. I’m also dedicated to advancing lymphedema procedures. For example, I co-designed and co-performed an innovative lymphedema operation called “vascularized jejunal mesenteric lymph node transfer.”

I love working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center because of the opportunities to advance surgical care and medical education. In my role, I also help to train medical students on acute care surgery.

In my free time, I love to hang out with my amazing kids. I also enjoy reading and playing sports.
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor annually since 2018
  • America’s Most Honored Doctors Top 5 percentile annually since 2020
  • Ohio State’s Director of Nutrition Services
  • Ohio State’s Director of Special Operations for Quality and Patient Safety
  • Ohio State’s Co-Director of LEAD (Lead, Engage, Accelerate, Drive) in Surgery
  • Director, FUEL (FAME Unites Emerging Leaders) at The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Lymphedema
  • Fistula
  • Hernia, Abdominal
  • Abdominal Wall
  • Gallbladder
  • Hernia
  • Critical Care
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • General Surgery
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Robotics

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
8/2/1999 - 5/17/2003


Rush Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, IL

7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004


Rush Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, IL

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2009


Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006


Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

7/1/2009 - 9/30/2009


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

10/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care)

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care)

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Trauma, Critical Care and Burn


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.

43 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    5 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
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

    Dr. Eiferman is awesome! He explained everything & provide reassurance about my injuries & healing.

  • Reviewed on Nov 06, 2021

    Outstanding doctor and surgeon - excellent care

  • Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

    I enjoy his frankness and competence. Visits are efficient and productive.

  • Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

    Dr. Eiferman was very concerned about me and I really liked him and thought he really listened and cared. If I ever have any more concerns about my issue I will definitely want him to treat me.

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

    Explained current status and available options.

  • Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

    My experience with Dr. Eiferman was excellent. He is one of the best in my opinion.

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

    Dr. Eiferman is the best. He always made me feel like I was his only patient.

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

    excellent care from said provider, very caring and trusted.

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. Eiferman has reported no relationships with companies or entities.