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Russell Lonser, MD

Chair of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Neurological Surgery

Head of the NFL’s Research Subcommittee and member of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee

Came to Ohio State from the National Institutes of Health, where he was the chief of the Surgical Neurology Branch


Dr. Russell Lonser is a nationally recognized neurosurgeon and researcher whose unmatched expertise in brain and spine care further establishes Ohio State as the best neurological program in central Ohio.

Like Dr. Lonser, the world’s best and brightest physicians and researchers are coming to Ohio State to create a new model for health care that is predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory. We call it P4 Medicine.

What attracted me to Ohio State? Ohio State has a singular commitment to excellence and the advancement of medical care. These characteristics have made Ohio State a national leader in providing innovative treatments for patients with neurological disorders. As an academic neurosurgeon, I cannot imagine a more enriching and rewarding environment.

How am I advancing personalized health care at Ohio State? Ohio State is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive, leading-edge surgical care for any neurological disorder. Through the focused and expert skills of our team of neurosurgeons and support staff, we offer the highly specialized and personalized treatments that are necessary for the optimal care of each patient.

But for Ohio State... I would not have the opportunity to work with world-class physicians, collaborate with transformative biomedical researchers and be engaged in training the next generation of neurosurgeon-scientists.

Ohio State’s reputation for excellence is drawing world-class talent to Columbus. We have attracted more than 215 experts in 2 years, and 87 percent of central Ohio’s Best Doctors are Ohio State faculty. Through their skill and dedication, we are delivering on our promise to improve people’s lives, and giving central Ohioans access to the very best care.