About Me

My practice in obstetrics and gynecology includes collaborating with a diverse group of professionals and roles. As a faculty member, I am an educator who teaches students, residents and other physicians from all over the country.

As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I meet and care for a variety of people. I like to engage my patients and educate them about their care. This helps them to better understand what is going on, including their treatment choices.

I have always joked that the longest I ever had to wait for something is nine months (pregnancy). However, I find myself taking a more holistic approach to my medical practice. I focus on long-term health outcomes because my goal is to have women live to the fullest of their capacity.

Many of the patients at Ohio State are educated and engaged in their own health care. This makes it enjoyable to discuss treatment options with them and make good healthcare decisions.

After hours, I stay involved and active with my family. We especially enjoy visiting new places.
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2011–2019
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, and 2018
  • Active in ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) at state, regional and national levels
  • Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Honored by peers and selected "Best Doctor" continuously since 2005
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of "America’s Top Doctors,” 2017
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Women's Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Parturition
  • Reproductive Health

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
9/1/1986 - 5/1/1990


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1990 - 6/1/1994

Board Certification

American Board of OB/GYN

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

More About My Work


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.

365 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

    My visits with Dr. Trout are always a positive. He's a great listener.

  • Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

    Wayne trout was fine. he's not super warm and friendly. and when I can't have my support person with me, it makes it harder when the doctor isn't super engaging.

  • Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

    Dr. Trout has gone above and beyond for me over the last several months with my health concerns.

  • Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

    Dr. Trout is very professional. He is very knowledgeable, honest. On time and supportive of any question or concerns you may have. He has made my first pregnancy a great experience.

  • Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

    Dr. Trout has terrible "bedside manners". This was my first ultrasound (first pregnancy) so I had no idea what was going on. He barely spoke, did not explain anything, didn't even provide a verbal cue before he stuck the instrument inside my vagina!! Very awkward & uncomfortable. I wish the female nurse had stayed in the room. Hoping I do not have to see him again!

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

    Very nice and caring .

  • Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020


  • Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

    Dr. Trout always answers all of my questions & never rushes me. He is very knowledgeable & I really trust him. His years of experience show - I can tell he really knows his stuff.

  • Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

    Dr. Trout was very thorough and explained everything he was doing. Took time in talking with me.

  • Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

    Personable and concerned the visit was informative

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Trout has reported no relationships with companies or entities.