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

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

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 College of Nursing, Columbus, OH
9/23/1981 - 12/8/1995

Masters Degree

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

Board Certifications

American Nurses Credentialing Center - Adult Nurse Practitioner

CCI - Certified Nurse Operating Room

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.

90 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
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

    Very gentle.

  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022

    Teresa was acting as Dr. Awan assistant. She administered two injections, one in each hand, and was very skilled. She also coordinated a new splint.

  • Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

    He is a good provider thanks for every thing and care.

  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022

    Excellent, honest, direct, caring. Loved her!

  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2022


  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

    Teresa was very kind, professional and thorough. She explained the pre-op CT. The surgery and post-op X-ray. She was concerned about my comfort and pain level. Teresa explained what I need to do and what to expect in the near future.

  • Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

    Teresa is absolutely the very best! I seek out her care exclusively whenever possible!

  • Reviewed on Jul 06, 2022

    She was nice, helpful, kind, respectful and friendly.