John Odackal

John Odackal, MD

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 63 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 23 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a pulmonary and critical care specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I provide comprehensive and compassionate care to patients with both acute and chronic conditions. I regularly treat interstitial lung disease (ILD) and other pulmonary issues including sarcoidosis, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and others.

I work hard to understand both the medical and personal aspects of my patients’ conditions and how their symptoms impact their daily lives. I offer customized treatments that best meet the unique needs and values of each of my patients. I also consider the entire family’s needs. I was a high school teacher in New York City before I enrolled in medical school and that experience instilled in me the importance of communities and families in providing patient care.

In addition to patient care, I am also focused on innovative research to advance the treatments we can provide. My current research examines access to care for patients with interstitial lung disease. I have published peer-reviewed journal articles pertaining to pulmonary fibrosis and other chronic pulmonary conditions.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son outdoors. Our family enjoys hiking and going to parks and playgrounds around Columbus.
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, University of Colorado
  • Masters in Clinical Research, University of Virginia
  • Masters in Teaching Science, New York University

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary

Locations Where I Practice

Lung Care

in Outpatient Care New Albany
6100 North Hamilton Road
4th Floor, Suite 4C
Westerville, OH 43081

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University - College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
8/1/2011 - 5/30/2016


University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
7/1/2017 - 5/20/2018


University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO
7/1/2019 - 6/30/2022

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine/Pulmonary Dise

American Board of Internal Medicine/Critical Care

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


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.

63 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5.0 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 13, 2024

    Very good at explaining what's going on.

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2024

    Dr. Odackal is among the best MD providers I have ever experienced. He was able to develop a sense of caring and trust within the first visit and has built on that every visit since. This is important in a pulmonologist, since lung function is so important and not even recognized until a problem develops.

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2024

    Dr. Odackle and Dr. Henricks were both attentive. Their care was excellent!

  • Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

    I'm very pleased with the Dr. Odackal. He is professional, knowledgeable, and patient.

  • Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

    First time visit with this provider. He was prepared had reviewed all my records and commenced recommending a course of action.

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2024

    Very nice and didn't feel rushed. Looks you in the eye when he talks to you. Highly recommend.

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2024

    Shows great concern and care. He made me feel very comfortable

  • Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

    The Doctor introduced himself and was very kind and knowledgeable. I never felt rushed

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. Odackal has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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