About MeMy focus is on caring for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I also specialize in pulmonary rehabilitation for all patients who suffer from lung disease.
I believe in providing specialized, state-of-the-art and compassionate care to individuals with lung problems. Educating my patients is important to me. I feel very strongly about providing them an opportunity to participate fully in their own care.
Helping individuals make good decisions about their health is fundamental. My goal is to work together to achieve the best quality of life possible for them. Being able to do this makes me passionate about my career.
I love working at Ohio State. As the only academic medical center in central Ohio, we have the opportunity to provide world-class medical care, which includes the latest innovations.
When I'm not working, I like to relax with my family. I also enjoy sports. I'm an Ohio State football fan. As an undergraduate, I was captain of the Brown University tennis team.
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015
- Elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1988
- America's Best Doctors, 2002-present
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section “Infections, Reproductive, Asthma and Pulmonary Epidemiology (IRAP),” Member 2009-2013
- Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017
- Best Doctor in America 2017
Specialties and conditions I treat
- Critical Care Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
- Sleep Disorders
- Intensive Care
- Intensive Care Units
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Locations where I practice
Education and training
Penn State University
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
1/1/1986 - 1/1/1989
More about my work
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
128 Patient Satisfaction ReviewsThe patient satisfaction rating is an average of all 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.
4.8 out of 5
- Explains Things Clearly 4.8
- Listens Carefully 4.9
- Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
- Knows My Medical History 4.7
- Shows Respect 4.9
- Time Spent Together 4.9
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 03/28/2017, Dr. Diaz has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.