Somashekar Krishna

Somashekar Krishna, MD, MPH

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine

4.9 out of 5
  • 36 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 16 Patient Comments

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
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2020-2022
  • 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

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

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.

36 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5.0 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    5.0 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 09, 2022

    Very precise in care and explanation of what to expect.

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2022

    Dr. Kristna is one of the best care providers I have ever been associated. He listens to my questions and explains in complete details my health situation. Excellent care provider!

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2022

    Dr. Krishna is an outstanding doctor. He is knowledgeable, listens carefully, answers all questions well, and is patient. He's a real star!

  • Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

    Very good!

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

    Excellent provider, he spent time - and explained everything well.

  • Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

    Dr. Krishna very caring.

  • Reviewed on Dec 09, 2021

    He was so helpful, and seemed to go the extra mile to make sure you knew everything was pleased with Krishna, very good, I have complete confidence.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2021

    Dr was nice and knowledgeable and able to explain in detail what I had going on and what we needed to do to fix it.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Krishna has reported no relationships with companies or entities.