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,” 2011–2018
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015
  • 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

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Obstetrics / Gynecology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1990 - 6/1/1994

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of OB/GYN

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology


207 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 01, 2018

Dr. Trout is always very professional but also easy to talk to. He really listens and answers questions thoughtfully.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Dr. Trout is excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 05, 2018


Reviewed on Sep 01, 2018

The doctor seemed knowledgeable, but he wasn't very friendly. He was brief and didnt seem very enthusiastic about his work.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

Dr. Wayne did not explain one thing during my ultrasound where he told me my body was 100% having a miscarriage. He then did not follow up with the rest of the staff so when I went to check out and get the blood work and follow up that I needed not one person knew what was going on which made a difficult time even more difficult. I would not chose to return to this doctor or office.

Reviewed on Aug 09, 2018

Dr. Trout is an excellent surgeon and very to the point and honest when answering questions.

Reviewed on Aug 07, 2018

Dr. Trout is outstanding. I have been a patient of his for many years. Always extremely professional and takes time to explain everything and answer any questions that I may have.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Trout answered our questions respectfully and thought through the next steps appropriately.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Trout is very caring and helpful. He listens to my concerns and provides clear and excellent guidance. He has been my physician for many years and has always been great.

Reviewed on Jul 07, 2018

Dr. Trout is always thorough with his care. He is patient and answers all questions thoughtfully. I highly recommend him to all my friends.

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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 03/26/2018, Dr. Trout has reported no relationships with companies or entities.