W Jerry Mysiw

W Jerry Mysiw, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • 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.

Appointments: (614) 366-9211

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, 2016, 2017
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors,” 2002–2018
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Ukrainian

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1981 - 6/30/1984

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

My Department

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


173 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

My care was very good. He is one of my best doctors that I like and trust very much and I been knowing him a very long time.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2019

all good

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Mysiw is the BEST CARE PROVIDER anyone could ever ask for! He truly cares for you and shows it. He listens to EVERYTHING you have to say and is genuinely interested. He is a Very Rare and Special Doctor and OSU is Very Blessed to have him!!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Dr. Mysiw was amazing!! He is the first dr. I have seen that understands my brain trauma issues and is working to help me. I felt like he gave me so much great and helpful information. Best doctors appointment ever!! So thankful for his help, so thankful to have been sent to him.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr. Mysiw is an outstanding physician. He is very thorough,intelligent & a great listener & problem solver. Ohio State is blessed to have such a wonderful physician. Those of us with brain injuries seemingly have complex medical issues. I am very thankful that he is so smart & maintains his compassion & incredible kindness. I Have never known of a finer medical doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

could not be better

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Dr. Mysiw has saved my life and given me hope that my condition will improve !

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

He always takes the time to address my concerns and always responds very quickly when contacting him after hours; he is very caring.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Very well qualified

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018


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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Mysiw has reported no relationships with companies or entities.