Hisham Awan

Hisham Awan, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physician
4.7 out of 5
  • 354 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 108 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-366-4263

About Me

As a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon, I specialize in surgeries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Upper extremity surgeons must be well versed in different surgical techniques including trauma, sports related injuries, joint replacement, tendon repairs and transfers, nerve repair and reconstruction, arthroscopy, microsurgery, along with many others. The variety of procedures always keeps my job interesting!

My patient care philosophy is to treat each patient how I would want someone to treat a member of my family. I never leave a patient room until I make sure my patient understands his or her condition and I have answered any and all questions. My job is to educate my patients on their conditions along with all of their treatment options, to help them decide which option is best for them.

I enjoy working with and teaching the residents and fellows here at Ohio State. I also enjoy working at a tertiary referral center like Ohio State, where we see the most complex cases. Finally, I am part of an outstanding orthopedic department with tremendous camaraderie.

When I’m not working, I like to spend my time relaxing with my family, traveling, attending Ohio State football games and watching movies.
Highlights
  • Associate Program Director for Education, OSU Orthopedic Residency, 2013 - present
  • Orthopedic Educator of the Year, 2015
  • Helped establish the OSU Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, 2011
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2018
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Arabic

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Hand Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Microsurgery
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Arm Injuries
  • Tendon Transfer
  • Orthopedics
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Elbow
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
MD
8/7/2000 - 6/8/2004

Residency

Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2006

Residency

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2009

Fellowship

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

8/1/2009 - 7/31/2010

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
7/24/2012

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Surgery of the Hand)
9/9/2013

Academic Information

My Department

Orthopaedics

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.

354 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.3 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

    Dr Awan is caring and very understanding.

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2020

    Dr Awan is very caring and thorough. he is compassionate and makes me feel like I'm his only patient when he is with me. His staff is very good with follow up and disability paperwork.

  • Reviewed on Jun 05, 2020

    Very attentive and efficient.

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2020

    Dr. Awan is very caring and extremely talented.

  • Reviewed on Apr 01, 2020

    Dr. Awan is awesome he takes awesome care of me truly is a great and honest man/doctor.

  • Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

    Wonderful patient care. Very personable and courteous. I appreciated his time answering my questions and addressing my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

    Dr. Awan was over and beyond the best

  • Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

    He is always king and listens to me

  • Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

    Both Dr. Awan and his (male) resident were great! I had a great experience even at the after hours clinic the evening before my ortho consult. Theresa was very kind and supportive during my hand clinic appt. The entire Radiology team was amazing also!! It seems (Radiology) team members work together as a great team. My two visits after my injury were seamless.

  • Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

    very good

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Awan has reported no relationships with companies or entities.