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

4.8 out of 5 (9 comments)


Great doctor and staff. I appreciated his sensitivity to our commute to the office.


Dr Comisar is one of the best doctors I’ve had the pleasure of using. While it can be a bit of a wait to see him,he’s worth it. Takes his time with his patients,never rushes in and out and answers any questions you have. He makes you feel important.


Very competent and professional.


I would highly recommend Dr. Comisar. I come to OrthoNeuro for the particular doctor I am visiting, who I found through an internet search. I had gone to a doctor at Orthopedic One first, and I didn’t think his treatment was adequate. Dr. Comisar is excellent.


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


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.


My shoulder feels wonderful after the cortisone injection!


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


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

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine