Shalina Nair

Shalina Nair, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Family & Community Medicine

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

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a family medicine physician, I strive to provide quality, evidence-based care for my patients. I am passionate about including healthy lifestyle as part of chronic disease management and preventive care. I think nutrition and exercise are very important for improving both physical and mental health. I encourage my patients to take an active role in the decision-making process so that we are working as a team to maximize their overall health.

I enjoy working at an innovative academic medical center. As a top leader in health care, Ohio State offers a vast network of resources for physicians and patients alike. Having access to new research and excellent specialists ensures that we continue to provide our patients with the best care possible.

In my free time I enjoy traveling, hiking, running and going to Ohio State football games.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017
  • Quality lead, 2015–present
  • eConsult PCP lead for Family Medicine, 2018
  • Six Sigma Green Belt, 2015
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Preventive Medicine
  • Women's Health
  • Primary Care

Locations Where I Practice

Primary Care

in Outpatient Care Gahanna
920 N. Hamilton Road
Suite 300
Gahanna, OH 43230

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
7/1/1994 - 5/22/1999


Crozer-Keystone Family Practice Residency, Springfield, PA
6/21/1999 - 6/25/2002

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine

My Division

Family Medicine


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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 19, 2023

    Like the nurse, my provider was very willing to complete the wellness forms. She also discussed specific situations unique to me (the challenges of jogging during the wildfire smoke alerts) as well as my overall health challenges (improved my BP numbers!). Great communicator and listener.

  • Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

    My care provider, Dr. Nair, is knowledgeable, organized, respectful, and is a great help to me regarding my health.

  • Reviewed on Jul 22, 2023

    Dr. Nair does a fantastic job of listening to any concerns I have and providing helpful treatment and feedback. She is not dismissive of what I have to say and does not rush the appointment. I appreciate how she listens and takes time to explain everything to me. She's friendly, helpful, and professional.

  • Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

    Professional and respectful.

  • Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

    Took the time to answer my questions. Helped me out.

  • Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

    Same comment as with the nurse asst. I know my care provider very well and trust her with my health. I never have a bad experience.

  • Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

    Dr. Nair is excellent, I have been her patient for years.

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

    My provider is an excellent medical doctor, she listened to my health concerns, takes her time to complete the physical exam, went through my medication list, and lab work. She ordered follow up lab work

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Nair has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Association of Departments of Family Medicine