Stephen Kolb

Stephen Kolb, MD, PhD

  • Neurology
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Neurology

4.9 out of 5
  • 55 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 21 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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

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

My Videos

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

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.

55 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 12, 2022

    Very professional

  • Reviewed on Feb 08, 2022

    My provider is very knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

    Just needed more time with him.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2021

    Good - on top of things.

  • Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

    First class!!

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2021

    Good experience - he is very informed about his job!

  • Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

    Professional at all times, courteous, knowledgeable about my condition and past medical problems. Made me feel very comfortable!

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. 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.

  • Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
  • Scholar Rock