Whitney Luke

Whitney Luke, MD

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5
  • 176 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 58 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as in the subspecialties of pain medicine and addiction medicine.

I’m proud to serve as medical director of oncology rehabilitation at Ohio State. We have expanded our services for cancer survivors and were the first in Ohio and second in the United States to have an accredited inpatient cancer rehabilitation service.

My clinical interests include cancer pain management, especially interventional management, cancer rehabilitation, chronic interventional pain management and neuromodulation, including spinal cord stimulators.

I’m also a clinical associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I earned my medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed my residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Ohio State. Then I completed a fellowship in interventional pain medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my dog Sawyer, and I am a national-level judge for U.S. Figure Skating.
  • Vice chair of clinical operations for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Medical director of oncology rehabilitation for the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
  • Summer 2017 James Compassionate Care Team Award winner
  • Team Physician for Nations Cup 2015 in Paris, France, for US Figure Skating

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  • Rhizotomy
  • Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint
  • Celiac Plexus
  • Stellate Ganglion
  • Injections, Epidural
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Ablation Techniques
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Headache
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Chronic Pain

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
8/15/2005 - 5/16/2009


St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL

6/26/2009 - 6/26/2010


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2013


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Subspecialty: Pain)

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.

176 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.6 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 05, 2021

    It is always a pleasure to work with Dr. Luke regarding pain management. She is receptive to my questions and we have an interactive discussion of both of our concerns.

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

    At this appt. Dr. Luke chatted throughout with the other two people in the room. She barely spoke to me except for occasional "little stick" comments. She chatted THROUGHOUT THE PROCEDURE about basketball, a problem at her house and other subjects unrelated to me or my procedure. I was in considerably more pain when I left the appt. (& far more than a week after) than when I got there. After about two weeks, the pain has let up somewhat - actually it MOVED from my leg to my back - likely not related to the injection.

  • Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

    Dr. Luke is the best, very caring & concerning.

  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2021

    No problems.

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

    My care provider was very nice.

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2021

    The entire visit met my needs.

  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2021

    Whitney Luke is 110% on her game! She is ready with answered to my questions and insightful, helpful solutions to my problems. A T1 muscle bad toller for thigh cramps, exercises for strength building & edema relief. This team will be the way makers for me returning to the nursing career I love.

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

    Dr. Luke is wonderful, after she makes sure I am good, she also asks about my family & never makes me feel rushed. I wish more doctors were like her.

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

    Dr. Luke sat down and engaged with me, I did not feel rushed. She addressed my concern and has a plan.

  • Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021


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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Luke has reported no relationships with companies or entities.