Melissa Tornero-Bold

Melissa Tornero-Bold, MD

  • Anesthesiology Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 94 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 61 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.

94 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 Nov 15, 2021

    Been seeing Dr. Bold for chronic pain for many years. She always very helpful, caring & concerned.

  • Reviewed on Nov 05, 2021

    I have been a patient of Dr. Bold's for several years now and I think the world of her. She may run behind at times, but I know it's because of how much she cares about her patients. I never feel like my time with her has been cut short because she takes all the time that I need to make sure I completely understand what's going on and/or what course of action we are taking.

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2021

    I'm severely injured and spend a lot of time in the hospital for a very long time. Dr. Tornero-Bold is the absolute best health care provider that I've experienced. First, her knowledge in her field is second to none. I suffered for years with debilitating migraines that other drs offered little to no relief. For the first time, I went over a week without even a headache. Second, she is the kindest dr. in the long list that I've had over the years. She truly cares about me as more than just a patient, as a person. She truly is the best of the best!

  • Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

    My dr. is concerned about my problem and she really does what she can to help me. She listens to what I have to say and she is very nice and caring.

  • Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

    Dr. Bold is outstanding! She takes her time explaining & helping me make choices for my health. I feel confident in her expert care.

  • Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

    She made me feel great.

  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

    She is THE BEST!

  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

    Dr Bold knows my issues and is working on plan of care we agreed on. I trust her and she has always managed my pain well.

  • Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

    Outstanding provider who spent a lot of time sorting through all of my history. Carefully assessed my problem and offer solutions.

  • Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

    Dr. Bold does excellent injections.

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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 10/25/2021, Dr. Tornero-Bold has reported no relationships with companies or entities.