David Flanigan

David Flanigan, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics

Accepting new patients
4.7 out of 5
  • 99 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 33 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-3600

About Me

I am an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained and certified in sports medicine. I specialize in sports-related injuries. More specifically, my practice is primarily focused on the lower extremity injuries and knee injuries (anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, reconstructions and revisions, meniscal injuries, repair and transplantation, multi-ligament injuries, cartilage injuries and restorative procedures, patella instability corrective surgeries, and ligament and tendon tears).

Dealing with knee and sports-related injuries can range from simple to complex. I believe in involving patients with their care, exploring all options to improve their health and returning them to the best condition possible.

I love my job because The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has allowed me to blend my passion for clinical care, research and education all together. Because of this, I believe patients are receiving the best, most up-to-date care in the United States.
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018, 2019
  • Director of Cartilage Restoration Program
  • Ohio State Department of Athletics Team Physician
  • Richard O'Connor Award recipient
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Foot Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Leg Injuries
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Cartilage
  • Arthroscopy
  • Patellar Dislocation
  • Menisci, Tibial
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
MD
8/1/1994 - 5/30/1998

Internship

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

6/17/1998 - 6/25/1999

Residency

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

6/27/1999 - 6/20/2003

Fellowship

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI

8/1/2003 - 7/30/2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
7/13/2007

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)
11/4/2010

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)
1/1/2018

Academic Information

My Department

Orthopaedics

More About My Work

Reviews

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.

99 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 07, 2022

    He was extremely easy to talk to and I felt he listened to my concerns

  • Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

    Listened very well to the issue I am having and recommend an MRI, which is what I was hoping to do.

  • Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

    Helped describe the next steps in an easy to understand way.

  • Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

    Dr Flannigan performed my surgery 7 years ago on my left knee and when I started to have troubles with my right knee he was my first call. He is professional, courteous, affable and treats my needs and concerns with the utmost respect and care.

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

    Dr. Flanigan was friendly, professional and actually listened to me and answered all of my questions. I feel fortunate I have him as a care provider, and his team has always been great.

  • Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

    Everyone appears to care about your well-being!

  • Reviewed on Mar 19, 2022

    Good experience

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

    He's awesome, kind, knowledgeable, patient professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Flanigan!

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Flanigan 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.

  • Depuy Mitek, Inc.
  • Smith & Nephew
  • vericel
  • Conmed
  • Moximed, Inc.
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Hyalex Orthopaedics, Inc.
  • KCRN