Somashekar Krishna

Somashekar Krishna, MD, MPH

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 32 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 14 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

  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Biliary Tract Diseases
  • 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

Medical School

Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India,
7/1/1992 - 2/22/1999

Graduate Program

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
8/1/1998 - 6/4/2000


University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Medical Center, Little Rock, AR

12/1/2000 - 11/30/2001


University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Medical Center, Little Rock, AR

12/1/2001 - 11/30/2003


University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Medical Center, Little Rock, AR

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Gastroenterology)

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.

32 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 Sep 20, 2021

    Excellent care. Treating pancreas issues. Referred to Dr. Bala for motility issues. Also excellent care by Dr. Bala.

  • Reviewed on Aug 04, 2021

    The receptionist was wonderful as well as the dr.

  • Reviewed on May 25, 2021

    Dr. Krishna is awesome! He explains everything in detail & answers all my questions.

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2021

    Amazing. Thorough!

  • Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021


  • Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

    Best doctor at OSU. Thorough, kind & explains everything.

  • Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

    Dr. Krishna is very thorough and caring. Explains situation in detail. Takes time with patients. Not rushed.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

    The best physician at OSU!

  • Reviewed on Oct 09, 2020

    He's the best.

  • Reviewed on Oct 02, 2020

    Dr Krishna seemed very knowledgable about my specific condition and instilled confidence in the path forward that he recommended.

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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 10/25/2021, Dr. Krishna 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.

  • Mauna Kea Technologies