Walter Mysiw

Walter Mysiw, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 53 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 32 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

W. Jerry Mysiw, MD, is the Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Ernest W. Johnson Chair and professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Mysiw is also the medical director of Rehabilitation Services, the medical director for the Traumatic Brain Injury Program and the medical director for the NeuroRecovery Network at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He has been recognized as one of the “Top Doctors in America” for the last 10 years.

Dr. Mysiw earned his medical degree at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He then completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University since 1984.

In addition to his clinical interests in the rehabilitation of people with traumatic brain injury, Dr. Mysiw’s research has focused on improving outcome after traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. He has received grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education, and the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research to support his research.

Dr. Mysiw has authored or coauthored numerous original articles, book chapters and abstracts. He is a member of numerous professional and academic societies and is on the editorial board of a major rehabilitation journal. In 2009, Dr. Mysiw was named the Academician of the Year by the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015-2018
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors,” 2002–2019; "Regional Top Doctors," 2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Ukrainian

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Chronic Pain
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Brain Concussion
  • Brain Injuries
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
1/1/1978 - 6/12/1981


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1981 - 6/30/1984

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


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.

53 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

    Answered my questions. Very pleasant and was concerned for my comfort for trigger pt. injections. Always patient and goes over my med list with me. Goes above and beyond to listen to my questions.

  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2021

    My provider listened and gave some hope.

  • Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

    Dr. Mysiw is the Best

  • Reviewed on May 19, 2021

    Took time to explain OSUS exercise program they offered. Wrote referral for program as well.

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

    Had to wait a little. But he is worth the wait.

  • Reviewed on Mar 27, 2021

    Dr. Mysiw is great, he's the best brain doctor in the USA. It would be really great if his office staff were as on top of things as he is.

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2021

    Dr. Mysiw is and has always been a Very On Point and Caring Physician He treats me for my Problem listens and addresses all of my issues Who could ask for anything more in their Doctor

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

    Dr. Mysiw is always concerned for how I'm doing. He takes all the time I need to discuss how I'm going. He's the best!

  • Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

    could not be better

  • Reviewed on Feb 02, 2021

    Dr. Mysiw is the best. He always shows concern about your health and how it impacts your daily life.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Mysiw has reported no relationships with companies or entities.