Christopher Kaeding

Christopher Kaeding, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 137 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 60 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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 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

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Leg Injuries
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Menisci, Tibial
  • Knee Injuries
  • Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee
  • Athletic Injuries

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Academic Information

My Department


More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

137 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 19, 2021

    Very satisfied with Dr Kaeding's concern for my specific injury and potential treatment options

  • Reviewed on May 12, 2021

    I love Amber, Dr. Kaeding's scheduler. She is on top of it and super pleasant and personable. You can tell Amber likes her job, and people. Rare! Dr. Kaeding was exceptionally kind about my personal life (my brother had just recently passed) that came up in our exam. I can always count on him for GREAT medical care, but it was nice to feel like a human being and not just another number.

  • Reviewed on May 10, 2021

    Professional - Ratio of care to wait time was excellent.

  • Reviewed on May 04, 2021


  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021


  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

    I have the utmost trust in Dr. Kaeding. Always communicates with me so I understand. He makes sure to ask if I have questions.

  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

    easy to talk with and explained everything completely

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2021

    definitely listened well and gave me options

  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

    Everyone was SIMPLY FANTASTIC! I mean it.

  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

    I was looking forward to my visit with Dr. Kaeding as he was highly recommended to me. I was very disappointed with the overall visit because Dr. Kaeding was running very late and it was obvious to me that he saw my visit as an opportunity to catch up on his schedule. He came in 33 minutes after his scheduled time and spent exactly 7 minutes with me. He delivered disconcerting news that the only thing that could solve my problem was a knee replacement, which is the first time I heard this from anyone. He asked if I had seen my xrays and I had not. I was left wondering how would I have possibly seen them? No one came in the room before me to go over them. He told me he was a surgeon and that he didn't do knee replacements. He did ask if I had any questions, but I was so blown away by his diagnosis that I needed a minute to regroup. But he was obviously in a hurry. He said that he would recommend I do gel injections and would refer me to his PA and also to another dr. for conservative treatment. It would have made all the difference in the world if he had slowed down and spent the time with me that I was most likely scheduled for. I can literally say I have never spent just 7 minutes with any dr. I have ever visited.

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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
  • Conmed
  • U.S. Council for Athletes' Health
  • Arthrex