Melissa Tornero-Bold

Melissa Tornero-Bold, MD

  • Anesthesiology Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 173 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 77 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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.

173 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 Jul 17, 2020

    She may have been an hour getting to me, but she spent time going over my entire medical history. She was fact based and straight forward with her answers. I could not have been more impressed.

  • Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

    Dr. Bold is the best dr. I have had in years. She always knows what to do to help me.

  • Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

    Dr. Tornero-Bold is a fantastic doctor who takes time to listen me and all of my questions and she explains what the current research shows and how some of the treatment methods have changed because of it. I also have massive anxiety/panic attacks even with taking medication to help with it when I have injections and procedures done on my neck, but she and her team do their best to comfort me and talk through what they're doing at each step of the procedure to help me get through it.

  • Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

    excellent, cares about my well being

  • Reviewed on May 15, 2020

    Dr. Tornero-Bold takes time to explain the procedure that will be performed and doesn't proceed and she knows that you are comfortable with what has been explained and all your questions about the procedure and your after care have been answered. She cares about her patient's comfort.

  • Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

    She was diligent and spent a lot of time asking questions to get to know what was going on. She respected my opinion & choices when coming up with a treatment plan.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2020

    Dr. Bold really takes the time to listen & explain.

  • Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

    Dr. Bold does an excellent job listening to patient needs and works very hard to find a solution to your health care needs.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    Dr. Bold has shown very much concern for me health. A very great dr. I will continue to send my family & friends to her.

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

    Dr. Bold goes out of her way to help ease my pain! She is a very caring doctor who demonstrates empathy for her patients. She is knowledgeable and tenacious with insurance. I feel blessed to have Dr. Bold on my team!

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