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.


  • 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
  • Leg Injuries
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Orthopedics
  • 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



235 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 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr. Kaeding is a verykind doctor who spends time listening to me & this whole process was clearly articulated to me what was happening every step of the way.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2018

Dr. Kaeding is absolutely the best, most knowledgeable skilled surgeon I have met. Outstanding dr.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

very thorough. they listened to me and did a good job of diagnosising my pain

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2018

Dr's kindness and professionalism made me feel reassured for choosing him.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

He understands my issues and is genuinely concerned and is offering his best advice & solutions to help me.

Reviewed on Oct 05, 2018

didn't move to surgery as first option

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Everything was great.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Came in and told me exactly what he was going to do.

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.

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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.