Daniel Eiferman

Daniel Eiferman, MD

  • Trauma Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Physician

Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 55 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 22 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.
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • 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

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

Locations Where I Practice

Plastic Surgery

in Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
2nd Floor Suite 2140
Columbus, OH 43212

Trauma Surgery

in McCampbell Outpatient Care
1581 Dodd Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

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 St. Luke's Medical Center-Chicag, Chicago, IL
7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004


Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center-Chicag, Chicago, IL
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2009


Rush University Medical College, 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/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.

55 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5.0 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2024

    Dr Eiferman went above and beyond to see me and also to get me in for surgery the very next day. He listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. He was concerned about my level of pain and took excellent care of me.

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

    Care provider was engaging and thorough in explaining the procedure and healing process.

  • Reviewed on Dec 05, 2023

    He's wonderful - answered my questions and give me answers I could understand.

  • Reviewed on Oct 21, 2023

    Dr. Eiferman is outstanding both in his surgical skills and his interactions with the patient.

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

    Removed staples easily.

  • Reviewed on Sep 05, 2023

    Great bedside manner.

  • Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

    Dr. Eiferman is awesome!

  • Reviewed on Jul 23, 2023

    I love this Dr. I hope to never see him again (because he works in trauma and critical care), but if I had to meet with a doctor from this speciality I would want it to be him.

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Eiferman has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • University of Missouri

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