Mark Wewers

Mark Wewers, MD

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 79 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 27 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-4925

About Me

As a pulmonary care specialist, I have a long-standing interest in diagnosing and treating patients who suffer from lung ailments. My focus is to help patients understand their disease, as knowledge promotes better adherence to treatments and helps in symptom management.

Specifically, I am passionate about alpha 1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency. This rare condition exists in individuals who do not produce enough AAT to protect the lungs from emphysema. I head the local Alpha-1 Research Registry, which supports patients with this condition.

In addition to my clinical work, I am a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James, where my research focuses on host defense against pathogens. I seek to understand how the lung and circulating mononuclear phagocytes sense danger from pathogens and respond with robust inflammation around IL-1.

My recent studies address the important role of the inflammasome adaptor ASC as a contributor to lung airway inflammation, as well as the regulation of the pyroptosis-generating inflammasome mediator gasdermin D as a factor in lung cell survival.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center brings together the best physicians in primary and specialty care. With so many expert colleagues on our team, I always know where to turn for difficult questions.
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015
  • Headed first commercial alpha 1-antitrypsin (AAT) infusion study, now standard of care
  • Research lab funded for over 25 years to study mechanisms to protect the lung
  • Training and working with MD and PhD students in my laboratory for three decades
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Asthma
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Respiration Disorders
  • Pulmonary Emphysema

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
MD
9/1/1972 - 6/1/1976

Internship

University of Arkansas College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR

7/1/1976 - 6/30/1977

Residency

Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

7/1/1977 - 6/30/1979

Fellowship

Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

7/1/1979 - 6/30/1981

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
9/12/1979

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Pulmonary Disease)
11/9/1982

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine)
11/7/1989

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

More About My Work

Reviews

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.

79 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    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 Apr 16, 2020

    I liked that I was a telephone appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic. He answered many of my concerns about COVID-19 as it related to my high risk condition -

  • Reviewed on Mar 04, 2020

    Both Dr. Wewers and his assistant spent individual and together time with me. They discussed my case together in front of me and my daughter so we could understand what could be happening with me and how they want to investigate it. They did not rush, but took time with me and listened caringly, It was a super visit!

  • Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

    Excellent.

  • Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

    Dr. Wewers took extra time to go over years of test and show me how much I've improved.

  • Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

    Always attentive & supportive.

  • Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

    All good!

  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

    He's the greatest.

  • Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

    Dr. Wewers is so very kind! One of the most kind and gentle doctors I've head. Great bedside manners.

  • Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

    Dr. Wewers is the most caring doctor I've ever had.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2019

    Dr. Wewers was so kind. I believe he truly cared about me. Seemed very knowledgeable, GREAT bedside manner. I would highly recommend him! Wonderful!

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