William Pease

William Pease, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician

Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

4.8 out of 5
  • 96 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 37 Patient Comments

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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,” 2015-2022
  • 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

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

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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.

96 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 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 Nov 23, 2022

    It was good.

  • Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

    Dr Pease is a very caring doctor and concerned for my overall health.

  • Reviewed on Sep 02, 2022

    Both doctor and resident were helpful and knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Sep 02, 2022

    Dr. Pease is always courteous, knowledgeable, respectful.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

    All good!

  • Reviewed on Aug 01, 2022

    He seemed interested enough in determining what may be the issue.

  • Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

    Dr. Pease got as much feedback on how well the injections worked last time and then made decisions on where & how much to use this time.

  • Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

    Very easy to talk to. Not in a hurry, courteous, kind.

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. Pease has reported no relationships with companies or entities.