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


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



198 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

23 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

Dr. Li was very knowledgeable and informative. He told me things about my past surgery that I didn't know.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2018

Dr.. showed me, again, the knee replacement model. Was very helpful for me.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dr. immediately grasp the problem, thoroughly discussed options, and showed respect for my opinion.

Reviewed on Jun 01, 2018

Not super friendly, but knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2018


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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.