Melissa Tornero-Bold

Melissa Tornero-Bold, MD

  • Anesthesiology Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 97 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 47 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-2225 Appointments cannot be scheduled directly with this provider.

About Me

As an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician here at Ohio State, I specialize in anesthesiology, pain medicine and neuromodulation. I’m also credentialed in acupuncture.

I strongly believe in patient education. My approach to patient care involves educating each of my patients so that we’re able to work together to create individualized care plans. I take the time to help them understand the risks and benefits of treatments, possible interventions and medication management. I like to make sure my patients know all of their treatment options, ranging from the most conservative to more invasive.

I’m passionate about my career mainly because pain has the potential to cause so much disability. I work with patients to help them through this process in order for them to achieve the fullest life possible.

My favorite part about working at Ohio State is the amazing staff and team of physicians. We all share the same goal of providing the best comprehensive care to our patients.

When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my family and enjoying the outdoors.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018, 2019
  • Member, North American Neuromodulation Society
  • Member, International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Member, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Executive Committee at Ohio State

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Spinal Diseases
  • Pain Management
  • Chronic Pain

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH
8/27/2001 - 5/13/2006


University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

6/1/2006 - 6/30/2007


University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010


University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

7/1/2014 - 8/31/2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology (Subspecialty: Pain Management)

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.

97 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 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 May 21, 2021

    I find the provider to be very helpful and educational to my conditions with good new approaches to dealing and coping with conditions in the future.

  • Reviewed on May 10, 2021

    Doctor Bold goes above & beyond to care for me during my visits. She has even taken the time to walk & talk with me.

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

    they took really good care of me and I really appreciate it and I like them

  • Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

    Dr. Bold is one of the finest doctors I have ever had. Smart, compassionate and caring!

  • Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

    Dr Bold is amazing in how she earnestly listens to issues I am having and goes above and beyond to assist me.

  • Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

    Dr. Bold is the best physician I have ever had. And I've been working with her for several years now.

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

    Dr. Tornero-Bold is absolutely the best. Very holistic in her approach to care.

  • Reviewed on Feb 02, 2021

    all good

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

    Care provider is very considerate of the things needed dealing with my situation.

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2021

    Dr. Bold is amazing! Always caring, friendly and genuinely listens to me.

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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. Tornero-Bold has reported no relationships with companies or entities.