Hisham Awan

Hisham Awan, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-2663

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

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

Wayne State University School of Medicine


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


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

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Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

My Department



175 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.2
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.6

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2018

he was very efficient and knowledgeable without making me feel rushed

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018

Dr. Awan listened, explained my options and administered care. He is very personable and has a good sense of humor.

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Awan. He listened, he gave my concerns thought and we discussed what was going on and the treatment options. He was very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 06, 2018

Excellent care - would strongly recommend to others.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2018

A pleasant, dedicated dr. I am glad to see him every time I have to.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

I appreciated his answering my questions, and explaining my options for the broken bone without any pressure to choose surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

His care was very excellent care!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2017

Dr. Awan was extremely knowledgeable & spent meaningful time explaining treatment options for my condition.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

Dr. Awan was also very professional and personable. Very efficient w/o seeming to be hurried.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2017

Great, great, awesome person.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2017

The doc seemed preoccupied; also she looked at my finger and said 1) chill it, 2) get a shot, 3) get replacement knuckle surgery - not about it possibly being part of my whole health..,

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

I like this provider and the clinic very much.I would recommend it to anyone the needs upper extremity work done.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2017

Dr. Awan is awesome. Explains things easily and listens to the patient. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. Great bedside manner... not all surgeons can say that.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2017

Dr. Awan was excited to see that my shoulder fracture was healing properly.

Reviewed on Nov 08, 2017

He was respectful, friendly, and gave me all the information I needed. I'd be happy to see him again in a future visit.

Reviewed on Oct 09, 2017

wonderful care

Reviewed on Oct 07, 2017

I thought the physician listened carefully, responded to all of my questions thoroughly, and treated me with respect.

Reviewed on Oct 06, 2017

Excellent in every way.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2017

it was great

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2017

Dr Awan is fantastic. He did carpal tunnel release on my right hand 4 years ago, now the left hand is getting bad so I went back to him. Very personable. He had a 2nd resident with him who he did not introduce.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2017

He was friendly and seemed knowledgable. He consulted his partner to get a second opinion.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2017

courteous. knowledgeable

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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.