Kanu Goyal

Kanu Goyal, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Hand Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

Accepting new patients
4.7 out of 5
  • 178 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 73 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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About Me

As an orthpedic hand and upper extremity surgeon, I first like to understand how my patients’ medical issues affect their lives, including everything from their job to their hobbies. I spend some time understanding the history of their presenting problem and then after a careful examination, I try to diagnose the problem. In my practice, it is important to me that patients understand their diagnosis, so that together we can have an informed discussion of how to best address their problem.

I find the hand and upper extremity to be a biomechanical wonder. As a prior engineer, the delicate and meticulous interplay between the bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves fascinates me. In addition to helping patients, I also take pleasure in teaching what I know and sharing my experiences with the next generation of doctors and orthopedic surgeons. Finally, it is important to me that I contribute to the advancement of my field by performing research to continue to better understand the intricacies of the hand and arm for future patient care.

In my free time, I enjoy working on home projects, exercising and relaxing with my family.
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
  • Summa Cum Laude and Biomedical Engineering Chairman's Award – Case Western Reserve University, 2003
  • O'Donoghue Sport Injury Research Award, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 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, 2017, 2019
  • Orthopedic Educator of the Year 2017, voted by orthopedic residents
  • Orthopedic Educator of the Year 2017 and 2018, voted by OSU medical students

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Injuries
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Elbow Joint
  • Arm Injuries
  • Hand Deformities
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Quadriplegia

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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Education and Training

Education History

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Medical School
11/1/2003 - 5/31/2007

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medical AEGD, Pittsburgh, PA
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medical AEGD, Pittsburgh, PA
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2012

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medical AEGD, Pittsburgh, PA
8/1/2013 - 7/30/2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery/Hand Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


My Division



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.

178 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.4 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

    Dr. Goyle is awesome. Couldn't ask for anyone better.

  • Reviewed on Mar 11, 2023

    First visit with the provider. Very impressed and satisfied. Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Will definitely use this provider going forward.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2023

    Very ghood

  • Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

    Knowledgeable and caring; remembered past injuries and and checked my progress with those; incorporated that knowledge into dealing with the current injury.

  • Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

    Very nice and helpful

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

    Dr. Goyal took his time to learn about what led to my injury, and explained what options I had for treatment while explaining all potential outcomes of surgery. The time and care Dr. Goyal showed immediately developed a trust. Once we aligned a surgery bring the selected treatment, Dr . Goyal and the care team went into action immediately to get me my surgery scheduled very quickly - which was much appreciated.

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2023

    Friendly, professional. Seemed a little rushed, but still answered all my questions.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Goyal has reported no relationships with companies or entities.