I believe that people should have their care personalized to fit their needs and situation.
I specialize in orthopaedic sports medicine surgery for active people. I enjoy helping people develop, maintain or return to an active lifestyle.
What I’m most proud of at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is our program that addresses anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment, prevention and outcomes. Our research program has resulted in numerous research publications that have helped shape the care of ACL injuries across the country.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and climbing mountains. I have climbed mountains in Ecuador, Peru, Japan, Tanzania, Switzerland and across the U.S.
- Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015, 2017 and 2018
- Ohio State Department of Athletics Medical Director
- Professor, Department of Orthopedics
- Published in more than 100 medical journals
- Named to the Castle Connolly list of “America's Top Doctors,” 2010–2019; "Regional Top Doctors," 2019
- Best Doctor in America, 2017
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Sports Medicine
- Leg Injuries
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament
- Menisci, Tibial
- Knee Injuries
- Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee
- Athletic Injuries
Locations Where I Practice
2835 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43202
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Education and Training
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
9/1/1979 - 6/1/1983
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
7/1/1983 - 6/30/1985
Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH
8/1/1988 - 7/31/1989
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)
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Consulting and Related Relationships
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.
As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Kaeding has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.
- Smith & Nephew
- U.S. Council for Athletes' Health