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.
- 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
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Sports Medicine
- Surgical Procedures, Operative
- Hand Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Athletic Injuries
- Fractures, Bone
- Arm Injuries
- Tendon Transfer
- Tennis Elbow
- Arthroplasty, Replacement, Elbow
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Locations Where I Practice
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212
2835 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43202
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Education and Training
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
8/7/2000 - 6/8/2004
Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2006
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2009
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
8/1/2009 - 7/31/2010
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Surgery of the Hand)
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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.