Mengnai Li

Mengnai Li, MD, PhD

  • 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) 293-2663

About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in adult reconstruction, preservation surgery and complex reconstructive surgery.

I believe in treating each of my patients with consideration to his or her unique circumstances. The best part about my job is making a difference in my patients’ healthcare outcomes and quality of life.

My favorite part about working here at Ohio State the opportunity to work in an academic setting as well as the access that we have to cutting edge technology.

When I’m not working I like to spend time watching movies and relaxing with my family.


  • Chief, Adult Constructive Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery certified
  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery reviewer

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Femur Head Necrosis
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee
  • Hip Dislocation, Congenital
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Orthopedics
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Osteonecrosis

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Peking University Health Science Center


Orthopaedic Surgery
Pe Xishiku Stking University First Hospital
6/1/1996 - 5/30/2000


Orthopaedic Surgery
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
1/1/2004 - 7/31/2005

Pediatric Orthopedic
Hospital for Special Surgery
8/1/2005 - 7/30/2006

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Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

My Department



204 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.5
  • Listens Carefully 4.6
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.5
  • Knows My Medical History 4.2
  • Shows Respect 4.6
  • Time Spent Together 4.4

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 09, 2019

Listened patiently, answered the questions I had at the appointment. Told me not to hesitate to contact him for any other questions I may have. Did not push me into a decision.

Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

knowledgeable listened to my concerns explained things well

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Excellent. Dr. Li os not chatty but you know this person knows what he is talking about.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2019

honestgun to talk eith

Reviewed on Mar 07, 2019

Very good.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2018

He looked at notes from the assistant and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 08, 2018

Very good

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

I met with Kurt, Dr Li's PA, & he showed me my xrays & explained how bad my knew are. As an RN of 46 years and a multiple joint replacement recipient, I have a good deal of knowledge of the process. Kurt treated me with the respect I deserve and made sure there are no gaps in my l knowledge of this procedure & my recovery. Plus, his marvelous sense of humor lightened up a visit that can be depressing. Dr Li came in and discussed my past medical history and made sure I had no questions. His approach to the visit was like Kurt's, calm, reassuring and kind. .

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

Dr. Li is an outstanding surgeon and always tries to answer any and all questions. On my appointment day he was running very behind and did not appear to have sufficient staff/resident support or assistance. This problem does not appear to be uncommon.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

excellent provider and wants to find out what my problem is and why it has lasted a year.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Li has reported no relationships with companies or entities.