David Lindsey

David Lindsey, MD

  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 33 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 9 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

As a trauma surgeon, I adjust my surgical skills to the problem at hand and seek consultation from others when the need arises. I treat all my patients as I would want a member of my family to be treated. I listen intently to my patients and try to meet their needs to the best of my ability while educating them on their illness and treatment options.

My research focus is teaching medical students, residents and fellows how to be compassionate when providing health care. My goal is to help them be excited and focused for their careers.

Every day at Ohio State I learn something new. I enjoy the opportunity to teach patients, families, medical students, residents and team members how to best deliver first rate compassionate care.

When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my family. Raising five active children with my loving wife gives me so much happiness. We enjoy spending time together outdoors, hiking and boating.
  • Clinical Teacher of the Year award, 2012, 2015
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha medical honorary, 2016–present
  • Received several honors for teaching diversity and medical student and resident education
  • Harvard-Macy scholar for medical education, 2014

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Critical Care
  • Intensive Care
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Multiple Trauma
  • Wounds and Injuries

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
9/1/1972 - 6/30/1976


Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

7/1/1976 - 6/30/1977


Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

7/1/1977 - 6/30/1981


Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

7/1/1981 - 6/30/1983


University of California Davis, Martinez, CA

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007

Board Certifications

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.

33 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 06, 2020

    All very good.

  • Reviewed on Sep 07, 2019

    When I went to see Dr Lindsey, he was very nice but didn't even try pushing liquid through the button that was causing the pain. He just explained the pain away as typical and that was it. The pain continued to worsen!

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

    He was not the surgeon who did the surgery, because my surgeon was ill. He knew about my case and had talked to my surgeon about my case and was very nice, friendly knowledgeable about my case.

  • Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

    Dr. Lindsey was very courteous, from the day I met with him in my hospital room for the first time, I felt very comfortable with him and had confidence in him. I would recommend him to anyone I care about. After meeting with him I was not afraid to have surgery.

  • Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

    My experiences of my care by the provider were very - very good.

  • Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018


  • Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

    All good experiences.

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

    Dr. Lindsey is great physician.

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018

    Dr. L. was friendly & positive & reassuring.

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. Lindsey has reported no relationships with companies or entities.