Thomas Terndrup

Thomas Terndrup, MD

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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About Me

I specialize in emergency medicine. I have more than 30 years of clinical, educational and research experience in emergency medical care.

As chair of Emergency Medicine, I’m responsible for providing leadership for the department. I also want to continue to provide top-notch care for our patients, along with quality programs to educate and train our doctors.

What inspired me to study emergency medicine was that I wanted to improve emergency care for all patients. I also enjoy helping patients and teaching residents about emergency care.

When treating patients, I want to respond timely and thoughtfully. I’m most satisfied during my workday when I work effectively — getting the most out of each day.

In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing with my family, traveling, reading, attending Ohio State football games, the outdoors, movies and walking.


  • Emergency care clinical research leader
  • Expert in mass casualty management and medical planning

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Airway Management
  • Procedural Sedation
  • Sepsis
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatrics

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine


Emergency Medicine
Columbia College Hospital
7/1/1985 - 6/30/1987


Emergency Medicine
SUNY Health Science Center
7/1/1987 - 6/30/1988

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Board Certifications

American Board of Emergency Medicine

American Board of Emergency Medicine (Subspecialty: Pediatric Emergency Medicine)

My Department

Emergency Medicine

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 12/20/2018, Dr. Terndrup has reported no relationships with companies or entities.