About Me

As an orthopedic nurse practitioner at Ohio State’s Hand and Upper Extremity Center, I provide comprehensive care and treatment for patients with conditions affecting their hands, elbows and arms. We work as an interdisciplinary team, providing diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation all in one location. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we have surgeons that are available to treat all levels of traumatic injuries of the hand and upper extremity.

I like to create trust with my patients in order to provide excellent patient care. I’m passionate about helping people and seeing results. I believe in the continuity of care and being with my patients through their entire healthcare process.

I have been working at Ohio State since 1986 and am passionate about our mission of education, research and clinical excellence. I love working in a collegiate environment with excellent colleagues, where we are able to make a difference together.

When I’m not working, I enjoy snow skiing, traveling, spending time with my family and friends and spending time on the water.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016-2019
  • Ohio Advanced Practice Nurses Association (OAAPN) Award for Excellence
  • Clinical Excellence Award
  • Dorothy Cornelius Scholarship
  • Gail Johannes Award

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
9/1/1988 - 6/30/1993

Masters Degree

Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH
7/1/1996 - 6/30/1997

Board Certifications

CCI - Certified Nurse Operating Room

American Nurses Credentialing Center - Adult Nurse Practitioner

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.

83 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

    It was really thoughtful of Theresa to schedule me for a follow up just in case I need anything. She was genuinely concerned about the complications following surgery.

  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2022

    She was able to remove the remanent of the stitch the assistant couldn't. Helpful explanation of surgery follow-up.

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

    Teresa Dineo is a caring, knowledgeable provider, who I asked to see specifically. She listened to and needed my health concerns during treatment. She was open and caring in explaining treatment options.

  • Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

    Teresa DiMeo - She is very confident, she took time to explain my problem & how it could be resolved. There were several options. Since that visit Teresa has followed up with me - How refreshing!

  • Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

    All very good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

    Very knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2021

    My accident occurred while vacationing in Greece, I was able to contact Teresa Dimeo through e-mail, she arranged an appointment for me, as soon as, I returned to the United States. She is so kind and knowledgeable. I knew I was in great hands.

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2021

    Teresa was amazing. Really straight forward and honest. Went over all the risks and what to expect. Really felt like I was being heard not just told what someone else thought.