Michael Baria

Michael Baria, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 273 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 106 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

  • Osteoarthritis, Hip
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee
  • Tennis Elbow
  • 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

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

My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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


Kettering College of Medical Arts, Dayton, OH

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Academic Information

My Department

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.

273 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2022

    Excellent & caring.

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2022

    I have had nothing but excellent care from the staff.

  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Very professional. Thorough yet effective & efficient.

  • Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

    One of the best medical experiences I have had. Dr. Baria was thorough, clear, and gave me over the top amounts of information on what he saw, how he saw my injury progressing, and advice he had for me. I felt like I was talking to a friend who was an expert in my injury, rather than an expert who was friendly. He spoke to me like an athlete would speak to another athlete and gave me valuable insight for my recovery.

  • Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

    Excellent regarding diagnosis and prescribed treatment

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2022

    Excellent care provided.

  • Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

    Excellent at figuring out what I wanted/needed to say/ describe.

  • Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022


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. Baria has reported no relationships with companies or entities.