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

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

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.

70 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 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 Jul 26, 2021

    The first time the dr. wasn't very good but he was no longer there when I returned which was a good thing because I got to be seen by Teresa who made me feel better about my care because I expected some difficulty from the original dr. I saw when it comes to my care.

  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2021

    No bad experience.

  • Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on May 04, 2021

    I saw Teresa for a follow up from my other carpal tunnel surgery and I was very glad she was the provider I saw this time.

  • Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

    Teresa is one of the best care providers I have ever had the pleasure to be seen by. Knowledgeable & friendly.

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

    Love Theresa, also Dr. Awar loved the PT tech Christine they sent me to see.

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2021

    I saw Ms. Dimeo for follow up after surgery. She was wonderful, really listened to all of my questions and took time to talk with me.

  • Reviewed on Dec 07, 2020

    I had a good experience with my care provider. She took the time to talk to me about my hand how to take care of my hand what to do about my hand. Teresa A. Dimeo was excellent.

  • Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

    Teresa DiMeo is kind, smart, totally professional - highly recommend her.

  • Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

    Dr. Awan & Teresa were great!

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