Hisham Awan

Hisham Awan, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Appointments: (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

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Arabic

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Wayne State University School of Medicine
6/8/2004

Residencies

Orthopaedic Surgery
Detroit Receiving Hospital
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2006

Orthopaedic Surgery
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2009

Fellowship

Hand Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
8/1/2009 - 7/31/2010

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My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
7/24/2012

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

My Department

Orthopaedics

Reviews

206 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 04, 2018

Very knowledgeable explained all options.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

Dr. Awan is always professional. He has gotten me out of pain twice and I'm very grateful.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

very knowledgeable & very comfortable to talk with

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

The doctor was excellent!

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

He listened to me and believed I was in pain. I really trust his opinion on what was wrong & I don't feel that he has ever given me the run around.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

He did a great job explaining what my treatment options are.

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

I saw 2 Drs. They gave me conflicting plans of action but I am following Dr Awan's recommendation

Reviewed on May 17, 2018

He made me feel 100% confident & comfortable in my medical decisions.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

He squeezed us in between surgeries and took his time to help us! We were very impressed with him!

Reviewed on May 09, 2018

I came to Dr. Awan's office with a potentially complex problem, coming away from the visit. I felt like I had solid answers & felt confident about what to expect.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Awan has reported no relationships with companies or entities.