Somashekar Krishna

Somashekar Krishna, MD, MPH

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician

Insurances We Accept


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

  • Biliary Tract Diseases
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • 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

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