Luis Lara

Luis Lara, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 65 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 23 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

As a gastroenterologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in pancreatic disease and endoscopic procedures as an alternative to surgical interventions. I provide immediate and comprehensive care to patients with complex pancreatic diseases. I enjoy reassuring patients and helping them navigate the treatment process with empathy and compassion.

My areas of research include pancreatic disease, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreas cysts, hereditary pancreatitis, pancreas cancer, pancreatectomy, pancreas islet transplantation and small bowel bleeding. Our research ensures that patients are offered the most up-to-date and cutting edge treatment strategies.

Here at Ohio State, we’re able to provide exceptional patient care because of our multidisciplinary approach and highly trained team of pancreas subspecialists, surgeons, radiologists, nutritionists, geneticists and a superior endoscopy group. This enhances our patients’ experience by expediting care in a compassionate yet efficient environment.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my free time traveling, riding my bike, hiking, car racing, reading, going to the theatre and listening to music.
  • President elect, Florida Gastroenterological Society
  • Co-director for various meetings of the Florida Gastroenterological Society, the American College of Gastroenterology and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Medical director of Pancreatology, the University of Texas Southwestern, Baylor University Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Assistant and associate professorships at the University of Texas Southwestern, Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University
  • Recipient of society awards from the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Pancreas Association and the American College of Physicians
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Transplantation
  • Biliary Tract Diseases
  • Pancreatic Islets Transplantation
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Choledocholithiasis

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Instittuto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey,
7/1/1987 - 6/30/1994


Instittuto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey,

2/1/1995 - 7/31/1995


Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH

7/1/1996 - 6/30/1997


Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH

7/1/1997 - 6/30/2000


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC

7/1/2000 - 6/30/2003


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

6/28/2003 - 6/25/2004

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


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.

65 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

    This was my first visit with Dr. F. Lara. I was impressed and would like for him to treat me.

  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2021

    Good - saw Dr. Lara - a nurse/practitioner came in first.

  • Reviewed on May 05, 2021

    What really stands out that my care was discussed among a group of specialists to provide me with the best care I deserve.

  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

    Dr. Lara went that extra mile.

  • Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

    very knowledgeable .very professional.Answered my questions.

  • Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

    Everyone treated me very well.

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2021

    I really enjoy the appointments with Doctor Lara is an excellent professional, he explains to me in detail everything about the disease, the symptoms and the treatments that I can choose, I also feel very comfortable because he speaks my language.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2021

    Dr. Lara was very attentive.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

    Dr. Lara was very helpful in explaining everything to me about my pancreatic cyst. He was patient with my questions and reassuring with my likely prognosis.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

    Physician was well informed regarding reason for referral. Did not make me feel rushed in any way. Labs and x-rays ordered. Not complete at this time. Told me to have labs and x-ray done prior to follow-up at my convenience.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Lara 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.

  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • AbbVie Inc.
  • Nestle