Darwin Conwell

Darwin Conwell, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician
4.5 out of 5
  • 36 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 18 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a gastroenterologist at Ohio State and the director of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, I specialize in pancreatic disease and endoscopic procedures, providing a welcome alternative to surgical interventions. I strive to provide comprehensive, empathetic and compassionate care to all my patients.

Our division’s mission is to provide multi-disciplinary pancreatic and esophageal care, as well as to enhance patient experience by expediting care in a compassionate yet efficient environment.

My areas of research include pancreatic disease, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreas cysts, hereditary pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. As a clinical research investigator for over 20 years, I have published original pancreatic research and received funding from government, academic and private institutions. Through this funding, I have acquired the research experience to perform clinical trials and multi-center collaborations that have resulted in publications from medical institutions across the globe, and in national institutions including the University of Pittsburgh, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Dartmouth, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins, Boston Children’s and Columbia University.

I was raised in Ohio, and each step of my training and early career took place here. After spending six years in Boston at the Harvard University Brigham and Women’s Hospital, I knew it was time to come home and serve the community I know and love – the great state of Ohio. I’m honored to serve as the director of this fine division and look forward to a bright future.
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2014–2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Motility
  • Pancreatitis
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Pancreatic Islets Transplantation
  • Pancreatic Cancers
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Pancreatic Function Tests

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
9/9/1985 - 6/11/1989


Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990


Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

7/1/1990 - 6/30/1992


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

7/1/1992 - 6/30/1994

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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.

36 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.3 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.2 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    3.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    3.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.3 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.2 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 12, 2020

    Dr. Conwell is awesome: Sweet, caring, gentle & warm. All doctors should be like him!!!

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020


  • Reviewed on Mar 04, 2020

    I have never had a dr. spend as much time with me. So attentive and very informative!

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

    Really liked Dr. Conwell. Very nice, explained things well & took time to listen.

  • Reviewed on Jan 07, 2020


  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2019


  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

    Very courteous.

  • Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

    Obviously a true professional.Very personable and as a patient, I felt relaxed

  • Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

    Everyone at Doc Conwell, from start to finish is awesome!

  • Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

    He is great.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Conwell has reported no relationships with companies or entities.