Wendy Wahl

Wendy Wahl, MD

  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Physician

Professor of Surgery

Insurances We Accept

About Me

Wendy L. Wahl, MD, FACS, FCCM, graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine after receiving her BA with Honors from Johns Hopkins University in 1984. She trained in both general surgery and surgical critical care at the University of Michigan Health System, completing her residency training in 1994. She joined the University of Michigan Department of Surgery faculty in the trauma, burn and emergency surgery division, rising to the rank of professor of surgery and serving as the Director of the Trauma Burn ICU for sixteen years. While at the University of Michigan, she received many awards including the William Coon Surgical Resident Teaching Award, The Dean’s Outstanding Clinician Award and induction into the inaugural class for the University of Michigan’s League of Clinical Excellence. In 2012, Dr. Wahl join the staff of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor where she served as the Director of Surgical Quality and the Vice-Chair of Surgery.
In 2020, Dr. Wahl was recruited to run the Surgical ICU at The Ohio State University. She also became the program director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. As one of the acute care surgeons, she is active in clinical care of burn, trauma and emergent general surgery cases. She is passionate about process improvement and quality outcomes in the ICU, and is working with teams to reduce CLABSI and VTE rates at OSUMC. She is also a member of the Surgery Department Promotions and Tenure Committee.
Outside of OSUMC, she became a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine in addition to being an active Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. She has received regional and national recognition for her clinical expertise being listed as one of America’s and Detroit Hour’s Best Doctors for multiple years. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Wahl is a past member of the American College of Surgeons National Committee on Trauma and Trauma Verification Committee and is a current site surveyor for the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. She is a past councilor and program chair for the Central Surgical Association, and will become secretary at the next meeting. She has participated in numerous NIH and industry sponsored research projects mostly related to infection, sepsis and venous thromboembolism, and has published over 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 15 book chapters.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Burns
  • Burns, Electric

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
9/1/1984 - 6/30/1988


University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

7/1/1988 - 6/30/1994


University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

7/1/1991 - 6/30/1992

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care)

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Surgical Critical Care)

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Trauma, Critical Care and Burn

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. Wahl has reported no relationships with companies or entities.