Nikki Benvenuti

Nikki Benvenuti, PA-C

  • Orthopaedics
  • Physician Assistant What's this? A physician assistant is extensively trained to treat illness or disease and prescribes medication to their patients. They work on teams with a licensed physician, but can treat patients with significant autonomy. Physician assistants work in a variety of settings, including primary care and various other medical and surgical specialties.

Appointments: (614) 366-4263

About Me

As a physician assistant at the Ohio State Hand Center, I specialize in hand and upper extremity surgery. I manage a variety of conditions, including sports related injuries, joint replacement, tendon repairs and transfers, nerve repair and reconstruction and trauma injuries. I also help perform arthroscopy and microsurgery. My approach to patient care is simple; I treat all my patients as if they were my family.

Since graduation, I have worked in emergency medicine, orthopedic spine surgery and now, in hand and upper extremity surgery. I love solving medical puzzles from the history and physical to diagnosing and treating. I learn something new each day.

Opportunity knocked on my door when I was asked to interview for a position in orthopedic hand surgery. I easily made the transition from spine surgery to hand surgery and have loved every day since. My work family at the OSU Hand Center is great!

Between a fulltime career and two children, there isn’t a lot of free time. However, I manage to exercise three days a week and squeeze in a few dinner dates with my husband. During the fall, of course, I make time for my Buckeyes!


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016
  • Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member, Ohio Physician Assistants Association

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Upper Extremity
  • Trigger Finger Disorder
  • Orthopedics
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

My Department



94 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.2
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2019

Nikki was very knowledgeable, and give me excellent guidance about my hand. She recommends against surgery until later, which is very unselfish, very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2018

Very good.

Reviewed on Jul 03, 2018

A breath of fresh air - Very clear and considerate.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

All good.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

Everything went smooth.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018


Reviewed on May 04, 2018

Great - Thanks.

Reviewed on May 01, 2018

Very good at being very helpful, doing all I need to have to have done.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2018

N. Benvenuti, LNP was very thorough and asked about my concerns. I would definitely recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2018

Very kind and courteous. Pleasant experience.

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