Jean Starr

Jean Starr, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Surgery

4.8 out of 5
  • 76 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 32 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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,” 2012-2022

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endoleak
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Limb Salvage
  • Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion
  • Renal Artery Obstruction
  • Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Hypertension, Renovascular

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
9/1/1981 - 6/9/1989


Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990


Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

7/1/1990 - 6/30/1994


Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

7/1/1994 - 6/30/1995

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Vascular Diseases and Surgery


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.

76 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 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 Jan 20, 2022


  • Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

    No negative issue & just very good medical services and care.

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

    Dr. Starr is straight forward and honest

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2021

    Dr. Starr is wonderful. She is very peofessional, well informed about my problems and concerns and clearly and completely answers my questions and concerns

  • Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

    Explained the condition very well

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2021

    Extremely professional and caring. My annual visit was uplifting.

  • Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

    The very best.

  • Reviewed on Oct 24, 2021


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 09/30/2022, 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.

  • Medtronic