About Me

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 the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Muscular Atrophy, Spinal
  • Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy
  • Neuromuscular Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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


University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

7/1/1998 - 6/30/1999


University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

7/1/1999 - 6/30/2002


The Hospital Of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

7/1/2002 - 6/30/2007

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)

Academic Information

My Department


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.

84 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

    He explained he is still not sure what to do about my problem. He had me do a blood test after the appt. and referred me to another dr. to check my back, my problem is a mystery.

  • Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020


  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020


  • Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

    Very through.

  • Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

    Dr. Kolb is very caring and takes time with me and my family and answers any questions we have.

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

    My provider was very informative and answered all my questions.

  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2019

    explained my condition and described what my body was doing. very good doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jun 06, 2019

    Pleasant, knowledgeable, and understanding.

  • Reviewed on May 01, 2019

    Thorough knowledgeable, listened, and communicated very well. Also, followed up.

  • Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

    Dr. Kolb is the best provider I've seen. He takes time to listen & answer all questions. He's always friendly and very respectful.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Kolb has reported no relationships with companies or entities.