Rose Backs

Rose Backs, PA-C

  • Orthopaedics
  • Physician Assistant

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 89 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 34 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

Rose has special interests in ACL injuries, hip injuries and chondral defects. She participates in the education of students, residents, fellows, athletic training students and has a particular affinity for the education of future physician assistants.

As a physician assistant, I specialize in treating joint injuries of the ankles, hips, knees and shoulders. My focus is on providing treatment for knee injuries and performing procedures such as intra-articular injections of the knee with cortisone and hyaluronic acid. I educate all my patients on their condition so they’re able to make informed decisions regarding their treatment options. I’m passionate about helping people regain their mobility and independence. I've seen how these types of conditions can affect other areas of a person's life, and it makes me happy to know I'm able to make a positive impact.

I enjoy working at an academic medical center like Ohio State because of the quality research that has given our patients a variety of treatment options. Our research programs are continually leading to new advancements, which ensure we remain a leading competitor in the health care industry. I completed my undergraduate education at Ohio State, and am proud to remain a part of this institution as a member of an amazingly talented team of providers.

In my free time I enjoy gardening and restoring antiques and leaf castings. I also try to keep in shape by staying active.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Charity interest: FRAXA Research Foundation, which focuses on finding a cure for Fragile X Syndrome
  • Member, the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Shoulder Joint
  • Hip Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Tendinopathy

Education and Training

Education History

Certificate Program

Kettering College of Medical Arts, Dayton, OH
8/1/2000 - 7/30/2002

Masters Degree

University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
5/1/2006 - 8/10/2007

Board Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

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.

89 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

    Rose was excellent. She seemed to be very well trained, displayed confidence in what she was doing, and demonstrated care and concern for me as a patient.

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2021

    Rose Backs PA-C was very understanding of my issue and was prepared to diagnose the problem. She took the time to explain possibilities of the problem and treatment going forward. After my follow up appointment and testing, she promptly followed up with a phone call and explained the results in a way I could understand. Thank You!

  • Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

    Rose explains everything so I can understand.

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021

    rose is knowledgeable and friendly excellent nurse

  • Reviewed on May 18, 2021

    Always VERY good.

  • Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

    Both Rose and Dr. Kaeding are awesome.

  • Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

    My assistant had good advice and seemed genuinely concerned about my problems.

  • Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

    Rose knew exactly what to do to fix my problem & could not be more concerned with my condition!

  • Reviewed on Apr 17, 2021

    I'm always treated fairly, they respect my time and my decisions about my health

  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

    Rose is a true professional- Appreciate her joyful personality- A caring person.

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