Kara Wada

Kara Wada, MD

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

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

Insurances We Accept


About Me

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018, 2019
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Asthma
  • Otolaryngology
  • Sinusitis
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases
  • Angioedema
  • Food Hypersensitivity
  • Urticaria
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
  • Skin Diseases
  • Conjunctivitis, Allergic
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Immune System Diseases
  • Insect Bites and Stings
  • Immunologic Tests
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Spirometry
  • Skin Tests
  • Drug Hypersensitivity
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Immunotherapy

Locations Where I Practice

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

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine - Urbana, Urbana, IL
8/21/2006 - 5/9/2010


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

6/17/2010 - 6/30/2011


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2014


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2014 - 7/31/2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Allergy & Immunology

Academic Information

My Department


More About My Work


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.

150 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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

    Dr. Wada is the greatest! I just love her!

  • Reviewed on Jan 09, 2023

    Felt like she was in a hurry. Usually she spends more time for discussion of symptoms & treatments, needed a new script, got a new script.

  • Reviewed on Jan 06, 2023

    Dr. Wada is the best allergist/doctor I've ever had. I recommend her all the time!

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2022

    She is just the best of the best! I really trust her and her guidance.

  • Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

    Have seen multiple physicians at OSU Wexner Medical Center for the past 30 years. Dr. Kara Wada has been the BEST of all!!! Engages the patient, demonstrates appropriate concern, listens carefully, responds substantively, and appears highly knowledgeable and competent in her speciality. Also, ONLY PHYSICIAN I have seen at this medical center who truly COLLABORATES with the patient and asks how one wants to proceed with tests and treatment. She is what every physician should be professionally and personally!!!

  • Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

    Dr. Wada was great. Listened & looked at the big picture like all health care systems follow up is lacking.

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2022

    Care provider was excellent taking plenty of time to talk and listen. I felt comfortable, cared for and understood.

  • Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

    Dr. Wada is a model provider in terms of listening, addressing concerns and including me in decisions about my care.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Wada 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.

  • The Crunchy Allergist LLC