Taru Saigal

Taru Saigal, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 100 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 47 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I am a board-certified internal medicine attending physician offering preventive care, chronic and acute medical disease management, and health and lifestyle education. I currently care for long-COVID patients at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Post-COVID Recovery Program. I also specialize in gender-affirming and LGBTQIA+ care.

When patients come to see me, they can expect a comprehensive approach, tailored to their individual health goals, that fits into their spiritual, cultural and linguistic values. I believe in establishing and nurturing long-term relationships with my patients and working with them as a partner toward their health and wellness goals. I also coordinate care with other health care teams to ensure appropriate access to specialty care, hospital care and diagnostic tests for my patients.

My research interests are focused on minority health, health disparities, social determinants of health and COVID-19 clinical trials. I received the Center for Health Outcomes in Medicine Scholarship and Service (HOMES) microgrant to study COVID-19 outcome disparities in hospitalized patients at Ohio State. I also serve as a co-investigator in ongoing clinical trials related to treatment outcomes in post-acute sequelae SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with neurocognitive impairment and the benefits of lipid-lowering in older adults.

I am passionate about my career because it allows me to connect and care for my community alongside a dream team here at The Ohio State University. In addition to offering equitable health care services for all patients, Ohio State actively enforces an environment of diversity and inclusion within its workforce and creates an environment of growth. It’s a privilege to be a member of this institution.

In addition to my clinical work, I am the director of the Language Concordant Care Program, which coordinates care for patients with limited English proficiency. We offer patients an option to match with a physician who speaks the patient’s native or preferred language. Through this program, we aim to enhance patient safety, improve patient-physician communication, and encourage patients to share in decision-making by removing communication barriers. I also serve on the Department of Internal Medicine’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council.

My role includes engaging with medical students. I participate in the longitudinal practice preceptorship program as well as serve as a mentor in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pilot program. I also serve as part one director of Community Health Education and as a part of the Ohio State College of Medicine’s Lead.Serve.Inspire. (LSI) curriculum. This role allows me to work with medical students and community partners to identify a specific population’s needs and to develop, implement and evaluate a community health education project for that population.

I am also passionate about working with refugee populations, specifically with the large Bhutanese-Nepali population living in central Ohio. I am working to understand the health-related challenges for this population with the hope of reducing those barriers. I serve on the advisory board and as chair of Health and Wellness of Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio (BCCO), which is a refugee-led, nonprofit organization. I also volunteer and precept at the student-run Columbus Free Clinic and engage in other volunteer community activities.

When I’m not working, I enjoy relaxing with family and friends. I like traveling, writing and baking.
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Hindi
  • Nepali
  • Urdu

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Health Services for Transgender Persons

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu,
1/1/2000 - 1/1/2007


Tribhuvan University-Institute Of Medicine, Kathmandu,
2/1/2006 - 3/1/2007


Louisiana State University Medical Center-Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics


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.

100 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 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
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023


  • Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

    My provider was extremely helpful in answering my questions, also discussed others ways to lower my BP besides using medications.

  • Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jul 23, 2023

    She listen to my questions and answered directly.

  • Reviewed on Jun 07, 2023

    Excellent doctor - thorough & reassuring.

  • Reviewed on May 28, 2023

    Dr. Saigal is very detailed and a caring physician. I highly recommend her. My daughter is who recommended her to me.

  • Reviewed on Apr 16, 2023

    Excellent - my second time seeing this doctor and glad I choose her for my new primary care physician.

  • Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

    Its hard to find a good provider. I enjoy a provider that has a personality but is also thorough. Just by the first visit, I can tell she has a personality and also scheduled test, and talked to me about my concerns. She even keeps up with my chart and messages me about my test results with helpful information on how I can fix health issues but also keeping up by wanting to redo test just to be safe. She also, said that she looked at my medical record the day prior which was nice and that she actually remembered things regarding my history. She was sweet and compassionate and actually cared. She even related to situations. It was nice to have an actual human interaction and not feeling like im speaking to a robot about medical issues/concerns. She is by far, so far... The best.

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. Saigal 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.

  • Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio