Ben Bring is a Compassionate Healer and Mentor Shaping the Pulse of Columbus

Ben Bring
Ben Bring

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Name: Ben Bring
Age: 39
Pronouns: he/him/his
Profession: Physician at OhioHealth
Neighborhood: Gahanna
Education: DO, CAQSM, FAAFP
Favorite local spots in Columbus: There are so many – our kids have always loved COSI and the Columbus Zoo, especially in the summertime. We also have really enjoyed the Metroparks and usually spend the most time at Highbanks or Blendon Woods. We also enjoy catching a Blue Jackets or Columbus Crew game, walking the golf course at Muirfield at the Memorial, and finding the best pizza places in town.
Community Involvement: OhioHealth physician diversity scholars programs mentor, medical director Red Cross First Aid Services Team (FAST), medical director Columbus Marathon, medical director Arnold Sports Festival, medical director Cap City Half Marathon “Don’t talk about it, be about it!”
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At 39, Dr. Ben Bring is not just a physician at OhioHealth; he’s a compassionate force shaping the medical landscape in Columbus. Residing in Gahanna, Dr. Bring’s educational journey, marked by a DO, CAQSM, FAAFP, led him from Grove City to Denison University, then to medical school at Virginia Tech. His career seamlessly blends family medicine and sports medicine, emphasizing preventative care.

A key figure in the Dublin Family Medicine residency program, Dr. Bring cherishes his role as a mentor, teaching preventative care, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. His impactful work extends to providing care at mass participation events, serving as the medical director for the Arnold Sports Festival, Columbus Marathon, Cap City Half Marathon, and Grandview Yard Half Marathon.

What gets Dr. Bring up in the morning is the joy of teaching and mentoring medical students and resident physicians. His commitment to preventative medicine and providing healthcare to vulnerable populations shines through initiatives like the vaccine clinic for local schools. Outside the medical realm, he finds solace in being a husband and father, traveling with his family and exploring over 35 national parks.

Guided by the lessons of empathy and effective communication, Dr. Bring credits mentors like his basketball coach Bruce Howard and the exemplary Dr. Kati Koranyi. His wife, Miranda, stands as a constant inspiration. His philosophy revolves around staying humble, working hard, and bringing enthusiasm to everything he does.

To unwind, the Bring family loves traveling, especially exploring the outdoors. Their favorite local spots include COSI, the Columbus Zoo, Metroparks like Highbanks and Blendon Woods, and catching games of the Blue Jackets or Columbus Crew.

Chosen for the Next Up Columbus award, Dr. Bring sees it as a humbling honor that motivates him to strive for excellence in his daily work. When asked about the pulse of Columbus, he highlights the city’s unique communities, Metroparks, and vibrant energy, predicting its ascent to a top 10 city in the next decade.

The Next Up Columbus Awards highlight emerging leaders who are connectors and ambassadors in central Ohio and who are making a positive impact on the future of Columbus. The Columbus Young Professionals Club would like to offer special thanks to our 2023 co-presenters, Discover Financial, Ohio Dominican University and Quantum Health for their support of this year’s awards program. Meet the entire “Class of 2023” »



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