Christopher Kaeding

Christopher Kaeding, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • 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



197 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 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

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 03, 2018

I liked him right off the bat. He was very kind and explained everything so that I understood him. I was dreading the fact that I thought I would need knee replacement surgery right away. I was very relived to find out I could get shots to relive my pain. I am very pleased with the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 03, 2018

Chris Kaeding is truly the best surgeon and doctor that I have ever had the pleasure of fixing me. He is so confident, so intelligent and educated, and so kind and caring and reassuring. If I tear another ACL I know who is fixing it again.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

I liked that Dr. Kaeding suggested other options besides surgery.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Kaeding is exceptional. He cares about his patients. He gave me three choices for what I could do about my problem walking because of two knee scopes on my right knee & arthritis on my left knee. He left the decision up to me. I am doing PT & it is helping me with the pain & my walking & balance.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2018

I have been so impressed by all the healthcare providers I have seen regarding my injury and Dr. Kaeding just set the bar that much higher.

Reviewed on Aug 09, 2018

I felt confident with the assessment and referral that I received for my injury. The physicians did great at sharing the x-ray results and treatment recommendation.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

Dr. Kaeding is fantastic.

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

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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.