Jisna Paul

Jisna Paul, MBBS

  • Rheumatology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.7 out of 5
  • 78 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 23 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I am a clinical rheumatologist who regularly treats patients for various conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, vasculitis, and lupus. My special focus has been on caring for people with myositis, which encompasses a rare group of rheumatological disorders that cause the immune system to attack the body’s muscles. I helped to establish Ohio’s first comprehensive, multidisciplinary Myositis Clinic and I serve as its co-director.

When patients come to see me, they can trust that I will do everything I can to provide unparalleled clinical care customized to their specific needs and values. I chose to specialize in rheumatology because I’m passionate about solving complex case scenarios and finding solutions that work best for each patient. My interest was also sparked by my mother, who has rheumatoid arthritis.

I have felt very welcome since joining the team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and I identify with the shared mission to improve health care through transformations in research, education, patient care, and community engagement. I’m proud to help drive innovation through my various leadership roles here at Ohio State, which include director of clinical operations for the Division of Rheumatology and director of the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic.

My research efforts have been centered on therapeutics in rheumatology. I am currently serving as the principal investigator for three clinical trials involving patients with various forms of myositides. The studies include innovative therapies for conditions such as dermatomyositis and polymyositis. In addition to clinical trials, I collaborate with other researchers on a few other projects.

My role at Ohio State includes helping train the next generation of physicians and I am an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. As a member of the Clinical Competency Committee, I help develop policies and guidelines for the Rheumatology fellowship. This role has included helping to develop and implement the musculoskeletal ultrasound curriculum.

In addition to my clinical and academic responsibilities, I am a member of the Department of Internal Medicine’s IHIS Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion advisory council. I also serve on the Rheumatology Clinic Steering Committee.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband, who is an oncologist at the OSUCCC – James, our three daughters, and our extended family and friends. I enjoy gardening and traveling.
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Malayalam

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Arthritis, Psoriatic
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing
  • Myositis
  • Gout
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Vasculitis

Locations Where I Practice


in Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
1800 Zollinger Road
Columbus, OH 43221


in Martha Morehouse Outpatient Care
2050 Kenny Road
Pavilion 3rd Floor Suite 3100
Columbus, OH 43221

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala
11/1/1998 - 12/31/2004


St. Mary's Hospital, Thodupuzha
4/1/2005 - 8/31/2006


Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009


St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, MO
7/1/2009 - 8/30/2011


St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, MO
9/1/2011 - 6/30/2012


Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis, MO
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine/Rheumatology

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Rheumatology - Immunology


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.

78 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 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
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 10, 2024

    I love Dr. Paul. She is a very good Rhuemetologist. She always listens to me. Gives her opinion. Respects my opinion.

  • Reviewed on May 06, 2024

    Very thorough. She noticed some things that needed addressed with other providers.

  • Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

    Friendly, talked clearly about procedure

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

    All good

  • Reviewed on Mar 04, 2024

    She's always good and very concerned

  • Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

    Great experience. I feel I'm in good hands.

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2023

    All good at this point

  • Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

    She also did a good job explaining all.

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Paul has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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