Rose Backs

Rose Backs, PA-C

  • Orthopaedics
  • Physician Assistant

Clinical Assistant Professor

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 103 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 38 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

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

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.

103 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 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
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 12, 2022

    This was my first experience with this facility and I was very pleased with the time spent with my care and the information provided for any further appointments. I had pre-appointment anxiety but I did not need to worry.

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

    Also a very good experience with Rose, very knowledgeable & professional.

  • Reviewed on Dec 06, 2021

    Never had a bad experience at this facility. The staff is amazing

  • Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

    Rose is wonderful. She is super personal and always explains everything in a very easy to understand format.

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2021

    Rose Bocks was very good - listened, spent time, very helpful ad came up with a plan & discussed what she thought might be wrong.

  • Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

    Rose is very knowledgeable & caring!

  • Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

    Y'all the best in the business.

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

    Very knowledgeable & informative. Great listener.