Christopher Kaeding

Christopher Kaeding, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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.

Highlights

  • 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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Orthopedics
  • 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

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Northwestern University
6/1/1983

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

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My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
7/12/1991

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)
11/9/2007

My Department

Orthopaedics

Reviews

258 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

59 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 03, 2019

I loved Dr. Kaeding. I had pain in my hip and he was able to examine and send me exactly where I needed to go. After a year of pain with no answers, Dr. Kaeding was able to help diagnose and refer mex

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Kaeding was thorough and he carefully explained his diagnosis and next steps for me.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Outstanding. I felt very comfortable - His manner was very reassuring.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

all great

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

I totally there Dr. Kaeding. The best care for my knee in my athletic history. Knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 05, 2019

Love Dr. Kaeding - would recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Kaeding did an excellent exam, described imaging findings, and laid out a couple of possible plans of care. I was very much involved in the decision making.

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2019

Dr. Kaeding was the best choice I could have made for my care. He is phenomenal every visit.

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2019

Dr. Kaeding is the best doctor I've had, and I have had a lot of doctors. I can tell he cares for his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Professional and spent right amount of time with me.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Kaeding has reported no relationships with companies or entities.