icon-physicians-largeB. Rodney Comisar, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon

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Dr. Comisar is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine related injuries.  He has a subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine.

Dr Comisar graduated from Harvard College with honors in economics, where he also participated in football & rugby. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. Dr Comisar completed his Internship & Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Dr Comisar also completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Baylor Sports Medicine Institute in Houston.

While in Houston, Dr Comisar worked as a team physician with the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and the University of Houston. He also has served as a team physician for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Destroyers arena football team, Ohio University athletics, the Arnold Classic, and Olentangy & Pickerington North High Schools. Dr. Comisar currently serves as team physician for Denison University, and Licking Heights High School.

Dr Comisar served as the President of the Ohio Orthopaedic Institute at Grant Medical Center from 2007-20014 and now serves as the Chairman of the Clinical Guidance Council of the Grant Medical Center Orthopaedic Accountable Clinical Management program since its inception in 2014.

Dr. Comisar currently functions as a Clinical Instructor for the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Orthopedic Residency Program, the Grant Medical Center Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, & the Grant Medical Center Family Practice Residency.

“I strive to provide comprehensive, state of the art treatment in an environment in which you/one would feel comfortable and confident sending family and friends.”

Dr. Comisar offers a full spectrum of sports medicine surgery, including arthroscopy and minimally invasive procedures.  Dr. Comisar’s special areas of interest include:  ACL reconstruction; PCL injuries; multi-ligamentous knee injuries/dislocations; shoulder instability/dislocations; rotator cuff injuries/tears; patellar instability/dislocations; proximal hamstring ruptures; biceps & triceps injuries; and shoulder arthritis including total shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement.

  • Undergraduate
    Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Medical School
    Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Residency
    Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fellowship
    Sports Medicine Fellowship at Baylor Sports Medicine Institute, Houston, Texas
  • Professional Affiliations
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    Arthroscopy Association of North Americal
    Ohio Orthopaedic Society
    Columbus Medical Association
    Ohio State Medical Association
  • Hospital Affiliations
    Grant Medical Center
    Polaris Surgery Center
    Pickerington Surgery Center
    Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital

Ratings and Comments

4.5 out of 5 (7 comments)

06/07/2018

I returned to this physician because he did excellent the first time.


06/07/2018

Dr Comisar is an excellent doctor! I have told everyone I know about him. He is professional, explains things very well and always takes the time to meet with me.


05/16/2018

My shoulder feels wonderful after the cortisone injection!


05/14/2018

Dr comisar is a great doctor He has always listened and addressed my needs and given excellent advice concerning my care He is very positive kind and caring


04/30/2018

Dr Comisar really knowledgeable and I trust him.
Front staff friendly and got me in for appt quickly.


02/14/2018

Would like to mention Kelly he went out of his to help me. I needed to schedule this quit so I could take a project lead position in Salt Lake City Utah, so I could take a non-working forman position. This way I could stay working through my recovery. He went above and beyond.
And to Dr. Comisar he did a great job, I have went through PT in Salt Lake City. I have returned to a working position in Ohio. I have gain a lot of my arm movement back. It hurts a little but I think that is expected. These guys know there jobs and are very good at what they do. I should call and schedule a follow up for sure.


02/13/2018

I appreciate all the staff here for being able to easily schedule appointments and for their concern about my situation


Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine