William Pease

William Pease, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 101 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 34 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a physiatrist, I specialize in movement of the body, with particular expertise in the functions of the nerves and muscles (which create motion). This interest grew out of my college studies in biomedical engineering, where I was introduced to biomechanics. It’s very rewarding to me to help people improve their ability to carry out activities by moving better, having less pain and generally improve their quality of life.

I will listen carefully to your goals for our work together, including what difficulty you have and what sort of changes you have imagined for improvement. Whether that is walking, pushing a wheelchair, having less pain or returning to work, I’ll work with you and with other members of the rehab team at Ohio State to achieve those objectives.

I perform EMG (electromyography and nerve conduction) testing. These are measurements of the electrical signals made by the nerves and muscles. Many problems of pain, numbness and weakness can be better diagnosed, understood and treated through the use of this testing.

I also treat problems of spasticity such as can occur after a stroke or in those with cerebral palsy. In addition to medications and physical therapy, I often use botulinum toxins (Botox and other brands) as treatment for spasticity.

At Ohio State, I’m surrounded by a great team of fellow physicians, therapists and nurses. I’m encouraged to practice high-quality medicine and to always stay curious and keep learning.

In my free time, I enjoy golf and time with my family. I like to read novels and some history and do crossword puzzles.

  • Recently served as president of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Teacher of the Year Award, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2013
  • Recognized as a Distinguished Clinician, The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2006
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Electromyography
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Mononeuropathies
  • Polyneuropathies
  • Radiculopathy
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
9/1/1977 - 6/14/1981


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1981 - 6/30/1984

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

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.

101 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

    This was the most thorough examination and evaluation of my chronic problems I have had! So grateful for Dr. Pease's expertise!

  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

    This dr. is great, kind and very understanding. I'm very happy I have a dr. who seems to understand my needs and explains things to me so I understand. The level of caring for each person he sees is WOW!!!

  • Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

    Dr. Pease and the residents were all terrific. Dr. Pease explained the results of my EMG and was so patient with me as I asked many questions. He was also very kind as the news was difficult to hear.

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

    Dr. Pease was interested in my medical condition, mental wellbeing, updates on all of my health and my family's health as well.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

    Best doctor we have seen in some time.

  • Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

    He listened well providing insight and advice on a problem related to a different health concern than what I see him for.

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

    Very professional & caring.

  • Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020


  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

    Dr. Pease continues to show compassion and care and takes time to answer all questions -

  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

    He is the best have ever had at OSU!

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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. Pease has reported no relationships with companies or entities.