Somashekar Krishna

Somashekar Krishna, MD, MPH

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 55 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 18 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 Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • 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, Bengaluru, Karnataka
7/1/1992 - 2/22/1999


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


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
12/1/2000 - 11/30/2001


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
12/1/2001 - 11/30/2003


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 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/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.

55 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    5.0 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2024

    Caring,explaining, reassuring knowledgeable

  • Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

    Pleasure to meet Dr Krishna. Wonderful caring doctor.

  • Reviewed on Dec 03, 2023


  • Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

    I have Never had a bad experience at OUS that is why I always go to OUS.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2023

    Dr. Krishna is thorough and kind. Though he is obviously quite skilled in his field, he is not at all arrogant.

  • Reviewed on Oct 21, 2023

    He is easy to understand. I wrote question down which he was more than willing to read and answer.

  • Reviewed on Oct 06, 2023

    A very thorough and thoughtful Doctor.

  • Reviewed on Oct 04, 2023

    Took time to explain the plan moving forward and very respectful

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.

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