Christopher Kaeding

Christopher Kaeding, MD

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-3600

About Me

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
  • 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” 2010-2018
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • 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

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Northwestern University


Orthopaedic Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
7/1/1983 - 6/30/1985


Sports Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Hospital
8/1/1988 - 7/31/1989

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Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)

My Department



173 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

Dr. Kaeding is very genuine, listens to your comments. took time to make sure he hear what I had to say and address questions. I felt as though he has my best interests in mind . I've had excellent experience with Dr. Kaeding

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Dr. Kaeding was OUTSTANDING and recommend to be "the best" by my eye surgeon Dr. Davidorf.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

very nice

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Dr. Kaeding truly cares about the patients over being. Not just physical but mental as well. I would never go anywhere else for this kind of treatment but OSU.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2018

all around visit was excellent

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

As pleasant of a doctor as one would want - really appreciate Dr. Kaeding's professionalism and friendliness!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2018

Dr. Kaeding examined my knee for a chronic condition. He gave me a diagnosis, prognosis, and a treatment plan with step-wise options. I was very satisfied with all aspects.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2018

not as understanding as expectedmade me feel ashamed for having the same injury for the 3rd timeseemed tired/overworked treated like just another patient that they had to talk to before going home for the dayseemed very knowledgable but not very personal

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2018

Dr. Kaeding is probably one of the best doctors I've ever met.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2018

Dr. Kaeding explained my... that... He did not speculate & appreciated this. Had a excellent grasp of my situations after only a brief review of my records & discussion. A great experience! _____

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Kaeding has reported no relationships with companies or entities.