Jean Starr

Jean Starr, MD

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • 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
  • Cerebral Revascularization
  • Stroke
  • Endarterectomy, Carotid
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteries
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases
  • Arteriolosclerosis
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Blue Toe Syndrome
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Foot Ulcer
  • Gangrene
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Limb Salvage
  • Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion
  • Renal Artery
  • Renal Artery Obstruction
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Embolectomy
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arterio-Arterial Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
  • Vascular Fistula
  • Vascular Grafting
  • Vena Cava Filters
  • Venous Cutdown
  • Vascular System Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease
  • Raynaud Disease
  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
  • Primary Graft Dysfunction
  • Mechanical Thrombolysis
  • May-Thurner Syndrome
  • Arteritis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Renal
  • Hypertension, Renovascular
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient
  • Compartment Syndromes
  • Embolism, Air
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon Embolectomy
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Catheterization, Central Venous
  • Catheterization, Peripheral
  • Diabetic Angiopathies

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training


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


179 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 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2018

I have gotten excellent care from everyone at the OSUWMC that I have been in contact with. I feel well taken care of.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018


Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Excellent experience. Dr Starr was informative and thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

Friendly and well informed.

Reviewed on Nov 07, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2018

My time with Dr. Starr is always pleasant, informative & thoughtful.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2018

no bad experien e

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018


Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

She takes her time and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Dr Starr is fantastic; I'm honored and privileged to be able to see her for my carotid artery.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, 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.

  • Boston Scientific
  • Medtronic