Kristin Kuntz

Kristin Kuntz, PhD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist
4.3 out of 5
  • 34 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 6 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a health psychologist, my goal is to help patients manage the psychological and social (psychosocial) aspects that often accompany a medical condition. I specialize in the assessment and care of organ transplant patients.

The mind and body are closely connected; issues with one aspect can greatly impact the other. My philosophy is that any psychosocial issues a patient may experience throughout the transplant process should be addressed. Before transplant, I evaluate patients in an effort to identify and reduce any psychological and behavioral issues that may act as barriers to a successful outcome. I also provide psychological treatment for patients who have difficulty adjusting to life after a transplant.

My research stems from my work with organ transplant patients. I study the relationship between chronic illness or transplant and psychological aspects, such as depression, anxiety and quality of life.

I also serve on the OSU Comprehensive Transplant Center's Patient Selection Committees for Heart, Lung, Kidney, Pancreas, and Liver transplant.
  • Specialize in health psychology for organ transplant patients
  • Research focus: psychological effect of chronic illness, transplant

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Heart Transplantation
  • Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Health Behavior
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Psychiatry

Education and Training

Education History

Doctorate Degree

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
9/22/1999 - 12/10/2006


University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

9/18/2006 - 9/17/2007

Academic Information

My Department



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.

34 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.3 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.1 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.2 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 02, 2019

    In the short 40 minutes we met, I found the psychologist's approach very interrogatory and judgemental, not introspective/ conversational or one of seeking understanding. I am very transparent; I found myself feeling as though I was on trial. Our meeting was quite the opposite of my other meetings earlier in the day which were very great.

  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019


  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2018

    Very nice understanding of what I'm to expect with transplant.

  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

    provider had clear understanding of medical records going back 20+ years

  • Reviewed on Mar 15, 2018

    She is excellent, very wonderful asset for OSU

  • Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017

    overall good experience

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 11/21/2019, Dr. Kuntz has reported no relationships with companies or entities.