Gokulakrishnan Balasubramanian

Gokulakrishnan Balasubramanian, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Insurances We Accept

About Me

I’m a gastroenterologist who focuses on esophageal, neurogastroenterology and motility disorders at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I honestly consider talking to and taking care of patients the best part of my job. With each patient, I do everything to earn their trust and show them that I’m a true advocate during their time in the health care system.

At the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, I’m the director of the GI Motility Lab and part of the team that’s developing an esophageal center at Outpatient Care New Albany. In addition, I play an active role in the education of all gastroenterology fellows by teaching them about the management of esophageal disorders and motility disorders. I also enjoy mentoring medical students, residents and fellows who focus on esophageal and gastric motor disorders.

My research interests include supra-esophageal reflux disease, reflux disease, esophageal disorders in lung transplant patients, eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroparesis. Since coming to the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, I’ve had a couple of oral presentations, several abstracts and manuscripts on these topics, in addition to presenting at national meetings and moderated sessions.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy traveling and spending time with family.
  • Published manuscript on understanding the use of manometry for oropharyngeal dysphagia
  • Recipient of research award during fellowship for work on oropharyngeal dysphagia
  • Active participant of Dysphagia Research Society
  • Implementation of endoflip, manometry protocols both esophageal and anorectal at Ohio State

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Esophageal Achalasia
  • Gastroparesis
  • Constipation
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Gastroenterology
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Gastrointestinal Motility

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

PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Peelamedu,
8/1/1998 - 2/28/2004


Madras Medical College, Tamilnadu, India,

5/23/2005 - 3/31/2008


Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011

Research Fellowship

Kansas City VA Medical Center, ,

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012


University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL

4/1/2013 - 10/31/2013


Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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. Balasubramanian has reported no relationships with companies or entities.