Whitney Luke

Whitney Luke, MD

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician
4.6 out of 5
  • 426 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 99 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

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Ablation Techniques
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Headache
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  • Rhizotomy
  • Nerve Block
  • Sacroiliac Joint
  • Celiac Plexus
  • Stellate Ganglion
  • Injections, Epidural
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
  • 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.

426 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 Oct 26, 2020

    Provider gives no time to patient - I do not even know what she looks like. The procedure seems to have been helpful but Dr. Luke leaves something to be desired.

  • Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

    The entire team is very good. However, continue to deal with continuous pain in back for last 10 months with no resolution.

  • Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

    Dr. Luke was very understanding and professional. I'm looking forward to seeing her for my next appointment, hope it is soon. I need to get my problem solved as soon as possible.

  • Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

    The team worked really well together during my procedure.

  • Reviewed on Oct 09, 2020


  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    She was very knowledgeable. As well helpful and informed. I felt as though I was well taken care of.

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    Very knowledgeable & competent/friendly.

  • Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

    Dr. Luke is awesome at what she does, trust her with my life. Fantastic doctor.

  • Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

    Although the doctor seemed pleasant enough, her visit at the end was so short, that no time was spent on possible treatments, what to expect at sports medicine and no one called me to follow up on treatment options. I was left on my own to make my own appointment and blindly pick a' doctor without the advantage of experienced advice from a doctor who could have referred me to the best choice.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

    Dr. Luke is great. Upon leaving my appointment, I felt completely confident that I had received the best possible care.

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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.