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.
  • 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

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

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Education and Training

Education History

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Detroit Receiving Hospital

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Subspecialty: Surgery of the Hand)

My Department



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 Dec 09, 2019

    Dr. Awan is amazing. Could not recommend him higher!

  • Reviewed on Dec 02, 2019

    Dr. Awan is excellent. he's extremely skilled in what he does. He has excellent bedside manner. he explained the procedure and expectations following the procedure in very plain language. He is very approachable. An outstanding physician and hand surgeon.

  • Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019

    He was polite but brief as there wasn't really any need for his care-strictly follow-up..and all was well; healing seemed complete

  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

    Ultra knowledgeable, interested in resolving my issue, very capable of listening and offering a much better recommended option than I had received elsewhere. My concerns were addressed and he was very communicative and friendly.

  • Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

    Again great care given to me. Dr. Awan is always focused on giving me the best outcome for my situation. He is outstanding.

  • Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

    This was the first time I had seen Dr. Awan. I found him to be thorough, concerned, comforting, and very personable. I will see him again and recommend him.

  • Reviewed on Oct 09, 2019

    all good

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

    Felt like provider truly cared about me and upcoming surgery.

  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019


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