Kanu Goyal

Kanu Goyal, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Hand Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-2663

About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon, I first like to understand how my patients’ medical issues affect their lives, including everything from their job to their hobbies. Then, I diagnose the problem, draw or write the medical issue and discuss the individual’s options for treatment. I make sure that my patients understand their diagnosis and options.

I specialize in hand and upper extremity surgery, which I find to be a biomechanical wonder. Hands and arms are so important to daily function. If I can help people with their arms, I’m happy.

I enjoy everything about working at Ohio State. The people here are hard working and very friendly.

In my free time, I enjoy working on home projects, exercising and relaxing with my family. My wife and two young kids keep me busy with various activities.


  • Biomedical Engineering Chairman’s Award – Case Western Reserve University, 2003
  • O’Donoghue Sport Injury Research Award, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine National Meeting, 2011
  • Patient Safety Award, Richard Simmons Speak Up for Safety, 2012
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Hand Surgery
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Injuries
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement
  • Elbow Joint
  • Arm Injuries

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery
UPMC Passavant
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2012


Orthopaedic Surgery
UPMC Passavant
8/1/2013 - 7/30/2014

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

My Department



217 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Goyal - VERY good provider treatment seems to be working.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2018


Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Super awesome, I'm very happy with Doctor Goyal.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Dr Goya and his staff were very nice. treated promptly and received explanations regarding care provided

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018


Reviewed on Apr 08, 2018

Good compassionate care follow up good.

Reviewed on Apr 01, 2018

Showed respect for me and interest in my previous work experience.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2018

Everything was good: the nurse/assistant; the medical student; Dr Goyal; making the appointments for an MRI and the follow-up; the receptionist and therapists who gave me references for Massage Therapists in the area. (I'm new to this area and massages to mitigate the effects of previous injuries make life so much better.)

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2018


Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018

He's a great doctor, not cocky like other surgeons I have seen, but confident and a good listener. He and his PA are great with MyChart response times, and answering questions in appointments too. best surgery and clinic visits I have ever had. well done to everyone in that clinic and surgery center.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Goyal has reported no relationships with companies or entities.