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.
Highlights
  • 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,” 2012–2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • 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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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

Internship

Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990

Residency

Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

7/1/1990 - 6/30/1994

Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

7/1/1994 - 6/30/1995

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
9/11/1995

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)
5/13/1997

Academic Information

My Department

Surgery

My Division

Vascular Diseases and Surgery

Reviews

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.

275 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 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 Aug 10, 2020

    she is the best and most caring doctor I knownothinh

  • Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

    Dr. Starr is that unusual surgeon who has a good bedside manner. She LISTENS to her patients. She answered the many questions I had. She always has her assistant schedule appointments right after a CT scan so the patient gets results about ONE HOUR after the test. This is so considerate and no other doctor does this. It is very stressful to wait for results and Dr. Starr knows that.

  • Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

    I am so happy that the VA farmed out my vascular surgery to Dr. Starr. She is above excellent.

  • Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

    She was helpful and listened.

  • Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

    She is a very good provider.

  • Reviewed on Jul 06, 2020

    awesome

  • Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

    Very professional

  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2020

    Have always had excellent experiences with my provider and her staff.

  • Reviewed on May 26, 2020

    Very Good.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2020

    Dr. Starr - Great!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Starr has reported no relationships with companies or entities.