Kanu Goyal

Kanu Goyal, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 191 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 77 Patient Comments

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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 the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2019
  • 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
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Arm Injuries
  • Hand Deformities
  • Quadriplegia
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement
  • Elbow Joint
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Arthritis

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
8/1/2003 - 6/5/2007


UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, PA

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008


UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, PA

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2012


UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, PA

8/1/2013 - 7/30/2014

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Academic Information

My Department



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.

191 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.2 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.6 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2021

    Easy to talk to. Made feel at easy about other surgery - Really like him.

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2021

    Dr. Goyal has excellent profession skills. Very kind & explains in terms I can understand.

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2021

    The doctor was... to the point, with all excellent understanding.

  • Reviewed on Jan 04, 2021

    I was running 3 hours late for my surgery appointment but Dr. Goyal still did my surgery as scheduled. I had a family emergency is why I was late for. Dr. Goyal was very polite and friendly and I would definitely recommend him to other people. He also was very good bedside manners. Awesome doctor!!

  • Reviewed on Dec 25, 2020

    All interactions were very good.

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

    Every one was very friendly and helpful. Doctor was very good at explaining everything. After a long time in pain, he was able to help me.

  • Reviewed on Dec 12, 2020

    very good. dr. goyal has very good knowledge.

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

    Surprised at how fast I was able to get in to this specialist. Very professional, didn't want to waste my time but spent adequate time covering all details & answering my questions.

  • Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

    Dr. Goyal knows about my disease and is already got a plan to try steroids in my hands to see how it helps after my surgery. Awesome doctor! I trust him and his opinions!

  • Reviewed on Dec 06, 2020

    He was very thorough, concerned, he wanted to help me with my problem hand to the best of his knowledge!

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Goyal has reported no relationships with companies or entities.