Stephen Kolb

Stephen Kolb, MD, PHD

  • Neurology
  • Physician

Professor of Neurology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 41 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 14 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I am a Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biological Chemistry & Pharmacology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I obtained my MD and PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and completed Neurology Residency and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. I am Director of the OSUWC ALS/MND Multidisciplinary Clinic and Research Program, and serves as the OSU Neurology NeuroNEXT Principle Investigator. My research laboratory is focused upon the molecular and cellular mechanisms of motor neuron diseases with the goal of developing effective therapies.

I approach patient care the way I would expect my physician to approach me – with competence, honesty and a collaborative style.

I am a physician/scientist. I care for patients who suffer from Lou Gehrig’s disease and spinal muscular atrophy.

Working with people living with incurable diseases is a privilege. I take pride in playing a positive role in the lives of people who face increasing disability and their own death, with bravery and grace.

At the same time, being helpless to stop the progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease motivates me to get back to my lab and work with my colleagues to figure out how to stop it. My hope is that by the time I retire, this will not be an incurable disease. And at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we work hard every day to help turn that hope into a reality.
  • Started program to connect clinics and researchers
  • Recipient of two NIH grants
  • Research focused upon diseases of the motor neuron
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
  • Neuromuscular Diseases

Locations Where I Practice


in Outpatient Care Gahanna
920 N. Hamilton Road
Suite 500
Gahanna, OH 43230


in Martha Morehouse Outpatient Care
2050 Kenny Road
Pavilion 3rd Floor Suite 3100
Columbus, OH 43221

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Texas-Houston Dental School, Houston, TX
6/1/1990 - 6/30/1998


Presbyterian Medical Center/University of Pennsylv, Philadelphia, PA
7/1/1998 - 6/30/1999


Presbyterian Medical Center/University of Pennsylv, Philadelphia, PA
7/1/1999 - 6/30/2002


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2007

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

General Neurology

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.

41 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

    Very explanatory with all details of ALS and pros and cons of medicine and future of the proper steps I need to take for a long life.

  • Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

    Wow He was awesome listened to all my concerns and pointed us in a direction for help. He is the most amazing doctor I have seen in the last Six years. Kind, Caring and Compassionate.

  • Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

    Communication could be better but all else is good.

  • Reviewed on Oct 02, 2023

    Dr. Kolb never makes me feel rushed. He is very caring and very knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

    He listens well and is very good at explaining things.

  • Reviewed on Apr 03, 2023


  • Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

    Very good experience.

  • Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

    Dr. Kolb is very caring about my care. He is being as helpful as he knows how.

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Kolb 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.

  • Novartis
  • Biogen
  • CureSMA

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