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 at Wexner Medical Center
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017

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

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More about my work

My background


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)

My Department


My Division

Vascular Diseases and Surgery


99 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

Care provider Dr. Starr is excellent in explaining things.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

very good

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2017

very good

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

Very good.

Reviewed on Nov 05, 2017

As always, it was a pleasurable experience.

Reviewed on Nov 05, 2017

all good

Reviewed on Nov 01, 2017

Dr. Starr has been my husband's doctor for about 6 or more years and was his vascular surgeon for his abdominal aortic aneurysm in 2016. When my recent problem occurred, the first person I considered for my treatment was Dr. Jean Starr. My husband and I value Dr. Starr as a very professional and caring person, whom we greatly admire.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

Dr. Starr is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017

I waited a little too long to be called in for my appointment

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2017

Very good.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Starr has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies 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
  • Medtronic