About MeI 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 America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017
- Best Doctor in America 2017
Specialties 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
Education and training
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
7/1/1999 - 6/30/2002
More about my work
The Hospital Of the University of Pennsylvania
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2007
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Subspecialty: Neurology)
News about me
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 03/28/2017, Dr. Kolb has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies 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 at 614-293-7802.
- Biogen Idec
- AveXis, Inc.
- Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd