David Castellano

David Castellano, MD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 302 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 117 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As an ophthalmologist, I've been performing LASIK and refractive surgery for over 20 years. I was one of two surgeons to bring the first refractive surgery center to Columbus, Ohio. I have also been training surgeons in LASIK for over 15 years.

I provide my patients with personalized care. You'll always see me directly when you make an appointment at my office. My patients receive my cell phone number at the time of surgery, and can reach me any time they have a question. If a patient has a problem, I will always make time to see them. 

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing my patients and taking care of them. It's wonderful when someone comes in the day following his or her procedure and is very happy and excited about the outcome. It's fulfilling to see those who were previously living with an eye problem doing better and experiencing a higher quality of life.

Working at Ohio State offers many opportunities to stay on the leading edge of eye care. I am currently involved in teaching and training, as well as research in the area of LASIK and refractive surgery.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014-2019
  • Developed StudyAide.com for ophthalmology and other areas
  • LASIK research to improve refractive surgery outcomes
  • Residency selection committee, Ohio State
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2014–2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Myopia
  • Iritis
  • Eye Pain
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Keratitis, Herpetic
  • Conjunctivitis, Acute Hemorrhagic
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
  • Keratoconjunctivitis
  • Corneal Opacity
  • Dry Eye Syndromes
  • Keratitis
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Ophthalmology

Locations Where I Practice

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

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, NH
9/1/1987 - 6/1/1991


Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

7/1/1991 - 6/30/1992


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1992 - 6/1/1995

Academic Information

My Department



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.

302 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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2022

    Dr. Castellano was excellent as always!

  • Reviewed on Apr 04, 2022

    My doctor was caring and concerned and he gave me reassurance most he was the right doctor for my LASIK surgery. He answered all my concerns and questions thoroughly and was kind and polite. He takes time for each patient.

  • Reviewed on Mar 19, 2022

    Doctor was smart and friendly, and I never had to wait very long to see him.

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

    The dr. is excellent and instills confidence in the care - simply the best!

  • Reviewed on Mar 06, 2022

    Dr Castellano answered all questions I had and made me feel comfortable with my decision to have LASIK

  • Reviewed on Mar 05, 2022

    He is always good.

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

    He is a great doctor.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

    He knows me, is familiar with my conditions, checks over my medical record and answers my questions. We have a relationship over many years. I enjoy seeing 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 10/25/2021, Dr. Castellano has reported no relationships with companies or entities.