Somashekar Krishna

Somashekar Krishna, MD, MPH

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 89 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 39 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a gastroenterologist and advanced therapeutic endoscopist, I perform advanced endoscopic procedures, including endoscopic ultrasound, 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. As a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention at the OSUCCC – James, my research focuses on early diagnosis and diagnostic differentiation of pancreatic lesions, as well as the specific role of endoscopic ultrasound.

It’s rewarding to know that I can make a difference through clinical research in addition to providing procedural expertise. It’s a privilege to be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team and a member of Ohio’s State Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Department.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2019
  • 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

  • Gallstones
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Biliary Tract Diseases
  • 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

Education History

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

More About My Work


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
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 07, 2020

    He is caring, professional, and he understands my issues. He does know his medical profession. He took me off a lot of medicine that I was on that I didn't need to be on (from other physicians) to take a process of elimination) I can email him and he response to my question and helps me understand the answer. I love to be able to email through OSU app.

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

    Outstanding - explained everything in detail. Very attentive to our questions.

  • Reviewed on Feb 03, 2020

    Seems very competent. Knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Dec 15, 2019

    Excellent listener

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2019

    Excellent feed back. I highly recommend this physician. He is very though.

  • Reviewed on Dec 06, 2019


  • Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

    Dr. Krishna went above and beyond with my unique case. His commitment to my care and correct diagnosis was appreciated.

  • Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

    Great provider.

  • Reviewed on Nov 05, 2019

    He's a very good dr. and I like it when he smiles although I know his job is not always easy either.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

    Very good.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Krishna has reported no relationships with companies or entities.