Somashekar Krishna

Somashekar Krishna, MD, MPH

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

About Me

As a gastroenterologist and advanced therapeutic endoscopist, I perform advanced endoscopic procedures including endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound-guided interventional procedures, luminal stent placement, endoscopic suturing and endoscopic mucosal resection. The majority of my clinical practice is devoted to managing patients with pancreatic disease and gastrointestinal cancer. I provide treatments for patients with stones and bile duct obstructions, fine needle aspiration of pancreatic tumors, nerve block for cancer-related pain and the removal of large polyps or small tumors.

I am among a small number of gastroenterologists interested in translational science and advanced endoscopy. It’s rewarding to know I can make a difference through clinical research in addition to providing procedural expertise.

I enjoy the opportunity to work with an excellent team of experts. It’s a privilege to be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team and a member of Ohio’s State Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Department.

In my free time I enjoy relaxing with my family, playing golf, practicing high intensity interval training (HIIT) and watching movies.

Highlights

  • Advanced endoscopy training at MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2012
  • Director of Clinical Research, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2013
  • Member of the American Pancreatic Association, 2014
  • Member, the American Gastroenterology Association and American College of Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) Editorial Board, 2016

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Hindi
  • Kannada

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Diseases
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatic Cancers
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional
  • Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MBBS
Bangalore Medical College
2/22/1999

Residency

Internal Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center
12/1/2001 - 11/30/2003

Fellowships

Gastroenterology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011

Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy & GI Surgery
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/24/2004

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)
10/3/2012

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Reviews

56 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.8
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 5

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 09, 2019

He was very friendly, courteous and showed concern for my issues and provided the appropriate care.

Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019

I never expected him to spend as much time as he did with me - Again, UNHURRIED and very thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Could not ask for a better one. I would definitely and I do tell bother about him.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2019

He was wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Provider spent a great deal of time with me, was very knowledgeable, and was very interactive, answering my questions and going into detail and never losing the main concerns, an excellent provider!

Reviewed on Jan 04, 2019

Very good!!! Was very pleased with Dr. Krishna.

Reviewed on Jan 02, 2019

I appreciate Dr. Krishna sees that my MRI and my follow up with him are the same day -

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Never better, great man. Knows a lot! I feel safe with his care.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

He was very thorough & spent lots of time with me - this was my first visit with him & I learned lots about my condition that no one else had explained.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Excellent.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Krishna has reported no relationships with companies or entities.