Hisham Awan

Hisham Awan, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

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

243 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

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 02, 2018

doctor was quick and to the point.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

nice guy very good at explaining things to me

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Awan is very knowledgeable & kind.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

He is very good, down to earth and compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

Great overall, could have spent a little more time talking to me, though. Very knowledgeable and respectful.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

He appeared well knowledgeable and appeared confident and what he could do to alleviate the pain.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

Very kind and professional. Explained his findings so I could understand and how he plans to treat my problem. He gave me hope that something could be done to improve my problem after another doctor said "I'd just have to live with it.

Reviewed on Oct 07, 2018

He and his assistants were great!

Reviewed on Oct 07, 2018

Dr. Awan was awesome!!

Reviewed on Oct 04, 2018

First visit with Dr. Awan. Very respectful, 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.