Jan Schwab

Jan Schwab, MD, PHD

  • Neurology
  • Physician

Professor of Neurology

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About Me

As a neurologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in diseases affecting the spinal cord, including neurotrauma as well as non-traumatic degenerative and inflammatory spinal cord conditions.

I am a physician-scientist with a focus on treating patients with spinal cord injury. I provide my patients with top quality care and develop new avenues to improve healthcare for the future.

My research aims to better understand and treat the maladaptive immune response caused by a disconnection between the central nervous system and the immune system after spinal cord injury. I explore strategies to prevent harmful outcomes such as infections, which can arise due to spinal cord injury-induced immune deficiency syndrome. Infections are prevalent and are a major cause of disability and even mortality in patients following spinal cord injury.

What I enjoy most about working here at Ohio State is the collegiality among my colleagues, as well as the various opportunities for research.

When I’m not working I like to spend time with my family and enjoying sports and the arts.
  • “Apple Award”, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), 2020
  • “Tator & Turnbull Lecturer”, University of Toronto, 2015
  • “Novartis Award,” German Society of Pharmacology, 2011
  • “Sir Ludwig Guttmann Award,” German Paraplegia Society, 2006
  • “German Pain Award,” German Pain Society, 2005
  • Hannelore Kohl Foundation, Neurotraumatology, 2005
  • German Research Council (DFG)-Research Fellowship, Boston, 2005
  • “Poste Rouge-Award,” CNRS, Paris, 2004

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Locations Where I Practice


in Martha Morehouse Outpatient Care
2050 Kenny Road
Pavilion 3rd Floor Suite 3100
Columbus, OH 43221

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Eberhard-Karls Universitaet Tubingen, D-72076 Tubingen
4/1/1991 - 8/30/1998


Eberhard Karls University Of Tuebingen, Tuebingen
1/1/1999 - 6/30/2000


Eberhard Karls University Of Tuebingen, Tuebingen
7/1/2000 - 1/31/2004


Eberhard-Karls Universitaet Tubingen, D-72076 Tubingen
12/1/2000 - 6/10/2003


Charite-Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Berlin
1/1/2007 - 12/4/2012

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

General Neurology

More About My Work

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Schwab has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

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