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” for 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Orthopedics
  • Leg Injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Osteochondritis
  • 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



148 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Positive, to the point, caring and thoughtful

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2018

wants me to be able to participate in my normal physical exercise routines which I appreciate! He listened to what I had to say!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2018

It felt a bit rushed and there wasn't thorough explanation.

Reviewed on Jan 03, 2018

Excellent advice/recommendation.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

He is very approachable, friendly, kind, and from what I can tell, a great sugeon

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2017

Very friendly and professional; really listened to me and presented multiple treatment options.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017

Very friendly, not able to provide care for my medical needs & explained why and sending - me to a colleague for his recommendation of action.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2017

The provider was very caring. He really showed concern about my health condition. He also explained in a way that is easy for me to understand & he is very humorous.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

Dr. Kaeding is super nice & explains in detail your options.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Kaeding has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.