Michael Baria

Michael Baria, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 230 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 78 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

As a former collegiate wrestler who underwent four knee surgeries, I am passionate about helping athletes and active individuals overcome injuries and achieve their goals. We’ll create an individualized treatment and rehabilitation plan based on an assessment of your unique needs.

I have a special interest in orthobiologic treatments, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This can be a natural and effective method for treating sports injuries, arthritis and tendinitis. I also regularly perform procedures including microfragmented adipose injections, viscosupplementation and bone marrow concentrate (BMC) therapy.

As the director of the Orthobiologics program, I lead our clinical and research efforts focusing on these treatments. I love this aspect of my work because it allows us to deliver the safest, most reliable and most effective treatments. Our expertise in this area has established Ohio State Sports Medicine as the best location in Ohio for these treatments.

I also take great pride in how we perform procedures. We strive to make sure you have the best possible experience. We’re committed to maximizing your comfort and using precision techniques in order to maximize the benefits of your procedure.

We are honored when you trust us with your care and look forward to seeing you!
  • Director, Sports Orthobiologics
  • Head team physician for Ohio State Wrestling
  • Head team physician, Olentangy Liberty High School

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee
  • Tendinopathy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Ultrasonography
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Concussion
  • Foot Injuries
  • Hip Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Locations Where I Practice

Sports Medicine

in Outpatient Care Lewis Center
6515 Pullman Drive
Suite 1100
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
8/2/2006 - 5/27/2011

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilita

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilita

Academic Information

My Department

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

My Division

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

More About My Work


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.

230 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 16, 2024

    Listened thoroughly and explained process going forward

  • Reviewed on May 14, 2024

    Very competent and caring

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2024

    Really works to help find some solutions for my issues.

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

    Good info on future care

  • Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

    Dr. Baria did a great job explaining my injury and explaining my options

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2024

    Same. Willing to answer questions.

  • Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

    Fantastic /

  • Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

    Dr Baria was excellent. Very caring and professional. Highly recommend him!

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Baria 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.

  • Arthrex
  • RION

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