Jean Starr

Jean Starr, MD

  • Vascular Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-8536

About Me

I’ve had many family members who have serious (and often life-threatening) illnesses, so I have been on the “receiving end” of the healthcare system. I hope I can treat patients how I prefer to be treated. It’s very rewarding to meet an extremely nervous patient for the first time and by the end of the visit, to see them relax and tell you that they trust you.

I chose vascular surgery during my general surgery residency because the patients are often very complicated with multiple medical problems. I enjoy helping sort these problems out and caring for “really sick” patients. Vascular patients are, in general, very thankful. They don’t expect to be “cured,” but they want to be comfortable and live a relatively normal life.

In my free time, I enjoy cycling. I have ridden in Pelotonia every year since it began. I have a close set of friends who all ride together and keep pushing me to be better. I enjoy riding for the health benefits and miss it during Ohio winters – I get too bored to do indoor cycling.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Women’s Leadership Award, Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Medical Director of Endovascular Services, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2012–2018

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Veins
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
  • Aorta, Thoracic
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting
  • Aneurysm, Infected
  • Aneurysm, Ruptured
  • Aortic Rupture
  • Endoleak
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Procedures
  • Aneurysm, False
  • Aortitis
  • Aortic Arch Syndromes
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Carotid Artery Injuries
  • Carotid Artery Thrombosis
  • Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
  • Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula
  • Brain Infarction
  • Brain Ischemia
  • Brain Stem Infarctions
  • Cerebral Infarction
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cerebrovascular Trauma
  • Infarction, Anterior Cerebral Artery
  • Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery
  • Infarction, Posterior Cerebral Artery
  • Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain
  • Stroke
  • Stroke, Lacunar
  • Dementia, Multi-Infarct
  • Syncope
  • Endarterectomy, Carotid
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteries
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases
  • Arteriolosclerosis
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Blue Toe Syndrome
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Gangrene
  • Intracranial Arterial Diseases
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Limb Salvage
  • Colitis, Ischemic
  • Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion
  • Splenic Infarction
  • Ischemic Contracture
  • Renal Artery
  • Renal Artery Obstruction
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Telangiectasis
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Phlebitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Postphlebitic Syndrome
  • Postthrombotic Syndrome
  • Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Embolic Protection Devices
  • Embolectomy
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arterio-Arterial Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
  • Peritoneovenous Shunt
  • Portasystemic Shunt, Surgical
  • Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic
  • Splenorenal Shunt, Surgical
  • Vascular Fistula
  • Vascular Grafting
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Venous Cutdown
  • Vascular System Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Varicose Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • General Surgery
  • Reperfusion Injury
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Infarction
  • Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease
  • Raynaud Disease
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Lupus Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Primary Graft Dysfunction
  • Mechanical Thrombolysis
  • May-Thurner Syndrome
  • Arteritis
  • Takayasu Arteritis
  • Endarteritis
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
  • Vasculitis, Leukocytoclastic, Cutaneous
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System
  • Hemostatic Disorders
  • Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease
  • Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Hyperemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Malignant
  • Hypertension, Renal
  • Hypertension, Renovascular
  • Intra-Abdominal Hypertension
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient
  • Atherectomy, Coronary
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Anterior Compartment Syndrome
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Compartment Syndromes
  • CREST Syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Lateral Medullary Syndrome
  • Lemierre Syndrome
  • Leriche Syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Scimitar Syndrome
  • Susac Syndrome
  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans
  • Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis
  • Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial
  • Embolism, Air
  • Embolism, Cholesterol
  • Embolism, Fat
  • Embolism, Paradoxical
  • Erythromelalgia
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Lateral Sinus Thrombosis
  • Livedo Reticularis
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Traumatic
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic
  • Telangiectasis
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • Wegener Granulomatosis
  • Angioplasty
  • Angioplasty, Balloon
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Laser-Assisted
  • Angioplasty, Laser
  • Angioscopy
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon Embolectomy
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Catheterization, Central Venous
  • Catheterization, Peripheral
  • Catheterization, Swan-Ganz
  • Diabetic Angiopathies
  • Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Pulsed
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional
  • Endosonography
  • Echocardiography, Doppler
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Pulsed
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Cardiovascular Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Hospital
7/1/1990 - 6/30/1994


Vascular Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Hospital
7/1/1994 - 6/30/1995

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Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)

My Department


My Division

Vascular Diseases and Surgery


145 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 08, 2018

Knows my history, address any/all issues, ongoing treatment, etc.

Reviewed on Aug 06, 2018

Dr. Jean Starr is very concerned about the pts. well being only changes in your health or symptoms that could need further assessment. Very professional & courteous and extremely knowledgable.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Starr took great care of me!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

Concerned courteous, informative.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2018


Reviewed on Jul 05, 2018

I was in a coma so I didn't see the care provider on first meeting but she explain details of my surgery and calmly and respectfully explain some of the things I might deal with in the aftermath.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dr. Starr always explains things very well. She listens and recognizes the data I bring from home (I monitor my blood pressure at home). I asked a question I felt might be basic and she was quick to assure me no question was stupid. She is rare as a surgeon as she has a great bedside manner and takes the time to connect with her patient. The only issue I've had with her is not answering email via MyChart. It could be I'm doing something incorrect in sending my message, however.

Reviewed on Jun 05, 2018


Reviewed on May 22, 2018

A very concerned, caring doctor with a fantastic personality.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Starr 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 at 614-293-7802.

  • Boston Scientific