David Hirsh

David Hirsh, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

4.3 out of 5
  • 159 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 70 Patient Comments

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About Me

I am a neuro-ophthalmologist, trained in neurology and ophthalmology residencies, as well as two years in a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship.

Neuro-ophthalmology is a specialty in the borderland between neurology and ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists may have more expertise in vision exams than diseases, while neurologists may have more expertise in diseases than vision examination. So, there is a need for physicians who have expertise in both.

Being an ophthalmologist, I know the ophthalmic diseases which can masquerade as neurologic vision loss, and vice versa. Common conditions that I evaluate include double vision, optic nerve disease, multiple sclerosis-related vision problems and stroke-induced vision loss.

I immensely enjoy the opportunity that being at Ohio State gives me to teach medical students, neurologists and ophthalmologists in training. I also enjoy the stimulating, productive interactions that come from having subspecialty ophthalmologists right here.

I’m very focused on educating my patients as well. The more patients know and understand about their illness, the less frightening it will be for them.
  • Co-director, ophthalmology residents’ neuro-ophthalmology lecture series
  • Lecturer to neurology residents
  • Neuro-ophthalmic lectures for students, technicians and others

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic
  • Ophthalmology
  • Diplopia
  • Ocular Motility Disorders

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

Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
9/1/1980 - 6/30/1984


Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

7/1/1984 - 6/30/1985


Sch. of Med. SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

7/1/1985 - 6/30/1988


University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

7/1/1988 - 6/30/1989


Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI

7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990


Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI

7/1/1990 - 9/30/2001


Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI

7/1/1991 - 6/30/1994

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

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.

159 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.3 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.3 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.2 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.3 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.4 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Hirsh is very knowledgeable in his field he does a great job explaining things in a way someone w/out a medical degree understands.

  • Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022


  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

    I have been a patient if Dr. Hirsh for 4 years. Dr. Hirsh is an excellent doctor with extensive knowledge and will take all the time he needs with you to learn about the area of concern. Dr. Hirsh Is devoted to his cases and doesn't stop searching until he has an answer. I appreciate and respect this. At first our communication styles did not match, but Dr. Hirsh has become a more intentional listener and conversationalist and I have learned to narrow down my words to only the important things. We have a good repport now and I appreciate all he has done for me.

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

    It's was a lots of information for a young woman to learn from I can't ask more than one question

  • Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

    Dr. David Hirsh's bed side manner with patients is very poor. I felt uncomfortable during the entire appointment that I was with him. He made very inappropriate remarks and comments that I did not appreciate. Even before he said the inappropriate comments he said Ohio State would not approve of what he was about to say. After the appointment my mom and I walk out of the room and my first comment was I never what to come back here again. I held it together long enough to exit the building before I broke down into tears. No one should be treated the way I was treated by Dr. David Hirsh. Note that this was my first experience with this office and with him. I would not recommend this office and definitely not Dr. Hirsh to anyone.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

    When my mother and I would ask a question, he would talk over you with an answer before you finished.

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

    Dr. Hirsch is tremendous, takes his time, listens intently, and cares deeply. So glad he's still practicing.

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2021

    Over all a good experience.

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. Hirsh has reported no relationships with companies or entities.