Walter Mysiw

Walter Mysiw, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

4.9 out of 5
  • 49 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 27 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,”
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • 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

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.

49 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
    5.0 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

    Dr. Mysiw is and always been very professional. Supportive & concerned with my mental health. Dr. Mysiw saved my life!

  • Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

    They are the best way to go champ you guys rock

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

    Great I recommend him to everybody and anybody he car about his patients and take time to make sure u are taking care of.

  • Reviewed on Oct 07, 2022


  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

    Dr Mysiw is one of the kindest Doctors I have had the experience to work with. He listens to me and understands what I am saying unlike other doctors who don't due to my TBI. Maybe we speak a language that he is in tune with since he is the only doctor that understands what I am saying.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2022

    Dr. Mysiw takes very good care of my problem.

  • Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

    As Always Dr. Mysiw is the best

  • Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

    No complaints here

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Mysiw has reported no relationships with companies or entities.