Richard Schlanger

Richard Schlanger, MD

  • General Surgery

About Me

I specialize in gastrointestinal surgery/wound care and hyperbarics.

I approach the patient as a whole — not just a small wound or a diagnostic problem. This allows me to formulate a plan specific to the individual to help him or her heal faster.

I have been in medicine and surgery for more than 30 years. Now, I focus my abilities on chronic wound healing. This has given me the most satisfaction in patient care.

I trained at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and then went into private practice. But I returned because I missed the academic environment, as well as teaching resident medical students. I enjoy watching the residents I helped train become mature, accomplished surgeons.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, watching movies and reading. I have developed into a fairly accomplished chef, after taking cooking lessons with my wife.


  • Started the Wound Care Center at Ohio State
  • The Global Directory, Who's Who in Medicine
  • America's Top Surgeons, Consumer's Research Council

Additional Languages I Speak

  • French

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Wound Healing
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation
  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Debridement
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Hidradenitis
  • Lipoma

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Toulouse III


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1982 - 6/1/1986

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

My Department


My Division

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

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 03/26/2018, Dr. Schlanger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.