Walter Mysiw

Walter Mysiw, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

4.9 out of 5
  • 46 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 23 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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

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.

46 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
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

    Dr. Mysiw always listens to my concerns about treatment plan and realistic expectations of treatment options. I feel empowered to make healthful choices beyond my office visits. His level of compassion and medical advice has enabled me to better manage my mental health and disabilities.

  • Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

    My doctor is very good has helped me over time listens and helps. My life has got better less pain then the other doctors. I have seen in the past Dr. Mysiw has helped me so much he is such a good doctor!

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

    Shares concern and compassion for me and my care. Listens and responds appropriately for my life as a whole person.

  • Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

    The doctor was all about pharmaceutical intervention. He prescribed 2 medicines that he presented as his own innovative uses of a medicine. He addressed non-pharmaceutical approaches only when I pressed for them.

  • Reviewed on Dec 05, 2021

    He was very attentive to my questions and answers in an easily understandable way.

  • Reviewed on Dec 02, 2021

    Dr. Mysiw is a very kind and caring doctor. He understands TBI's when I am trying to explain something about how I am feeling he is the only doctor that understands what I am trying to say.

  • 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.

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. Mysiw has reported no relationships with companies or entities.