Ian Alexander

Ian Alexander, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Foot and Ankle

Appointments: (614) 293-2663

About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in treating foot and ankle injuries, deformities and disorders. I practice medicine because I enjoy interacting with people and overcoming the medical challenges that each patient presents.

For me, the bottom line is to ensure that every one of my patients is treated as I would want a member of my family treated. I find that by always keeping this in the back of my mind, it's hard to go wrong.

I thoroughly enjoy teaching, and it's one of my favorite parts about working at Ohio State. Interacting with residents and medical students helps keep me sharp and ensures that my patients are always receiving the best possible care.

In my free time, I enjoy relaxing with my family.


  • Humana Award for outstanding foot and ankle researcher
  • Worldwide keynote speaker
  • Former board member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Board member of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Outcomes Research's national outcomes database
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Foot Deformities
  • Orthopedics
  • Hallux Valgus
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Equinus Deformity
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Fractures, Closed
  • Fractures, Open

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Western Ontario


Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Western Ontario
7/1/1979 - 6/30/1983


Foot and Ankle
Mayo Clinic
7/1/1986 - 1/1/1987

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

My Department



33 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 5
  • Listens Carefully 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018


Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018


Reviewed on Apr 04, 2018

Physician is smart, very sharp and to the point, answered all questions and even had a great sense of humor: This was an out-of-the-blue accident for me and he handled my concern of future issues with kindness and was very informative.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2017

All good.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

Very good.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2017

All good.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Alexander has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-8000.

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