Healthcare Services and Programs

John Lombardo, MD

John Lombardo, MD


Family Medicine, Sports Medicine


Care for athletes and active adults, musculoskeletal problems, youth sports and drug use in sports

MAX Sports Medicine
3705 Olentangy River Road, Suite 260
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Phone: (614) 586-1220
Fax: (614) 586-1237

Dr. Lombardo has more than 28 years of experience covering various teams at the high school, collegiate, professional and Olympic levels. He's especially interested in medical care of athletes of all levels and physically active people, musculoskeletal problems, youth sports and drug use in sports.

Dr. Lombardo serves as the advisor to the NFL for performance-enhancing drugs and is the Independent Administrator of the NFL Policy for Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids and Related Substances. He was the first president and one of the founding members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He was also medical director of the OSU Sports Medicine Center and head team physician and medical director for the OSU Athletic Department. He is the team physician for Upper Arlington High School.

Dr. Lombardo was a physician at the US National Sports Festival in 1985 and the head physician for the 1986 Olympic Sports Festival, the US delegation to the 1987 Summer World University Games and the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Before coming to Columbus, Dr. Lombardo served as medical director of sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, team physician for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland State University and Chagrin Falls High School and medical consultant for the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Ballet.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lombardo, call the MAX Sports Medicine Columbus office at (614) 586-1220.