Cincinnati (September 26, 2022)—In its effort to further expand services to the Tristate community, The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Physicians welcome Dinesh Thawrani, MD, to its world-class program. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and associate professor at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Dr. Thawrani specializes in knee and hip replacement, fracture care, and arthritis of the knee and hip joints.
For patients who prefer not to drive downtown, this expansion into Green Township brings Mt. Auburn talents and resources nearer to its West Side patients’ homes. As a dedicated practitioner at The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center in Green Township, Dr. Thawrani now helps West Siders improve their lives by building relationships with patients to better understand their concerns, lifestyle, and goals.
“Dr. Thawrani is a very talented, well-trained, and boarded orthopedic surgeon who cares deeply for his patients, and we are very excited to have him join our team,” said Michael P. Palmer, MD, FAAOS, FAOS, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Medical Director Musculoskeletal Service Line, The Christ Hospital Health Network. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our group, and as a dedicated practitioner on the West Side, he furthers our commitment to have a presence in neighborhoods throughout the Tristate.”
Dr. Thawrani was inspired to become a physician when, in middle school, he listened as his uncle shared stories of medical school and his experiences and enjoyment in helping patients. “There was a glow in my uncle’s eyes when he spoke about how his patients improved after treatment and that inspired me, even at such a young age,” he said. “Now that I am a surgeon, I take great care to understand my patients as individual human beings and when I see them getting better it makes me feel so blessed.”
What drew him to The Christ Hospital was its long and dedicated history of providing the highest quality of compassionate care as well as its investment in the most advanced technology. “The Christ Hospital mission and vision align perfectly with my goals,” he said. “They also encourage and support doctors to use their talents and experience to improve the long-term quality of the patients’ lives.”
Prior to joining The Christ Hospital, Dr. Thawrani provided care at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Starting in 2015, he made it possible for these patients to resume the activities they love. “It was an honor to care for veterans,” he said. “I enjoyed building relationships and helping veterans return to their daily activities—many of whom simply had diseased joints that hampered their everyday lives. Now at The Christ Hospital, I can care for the entire community.”
An associate professor at the University of Cincinnati Medical School, Dr. Thawrani enjoys sharing his knowledge with young aspiring doctors to teach them about patient care and the proper techniques for successful treatments. A lifelong learner, he applied for and was accepted into the distinguished Hip Society’s Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship.
Only four physicians are accepted annually, and each must meet the rigorous standards required for this fellowship. “It’s a huge honor for Dr. Thawrani to be selected to participate in this fellowship program, and we are very enthusiastic about his participation,” said Dr. Palmer. “He will hone his skills through visiting 12 North American hospitals and, upon his return, will share his experiences to benefit all of our patients.”
Dr. Thawrani earned a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College in India. He then completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital in Pune, India. His fellowships include orthopedic surgery specializations at the University of Minnesota, NYU Hospital, the University of Cincinnati, and The Christ Hospital. He developed as a total joint replacement surgeon under the mentorship of Richard Freiberg, MD, and Edward Lim, MD. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
As his mentors before him, Dr. Thawrani believes building solid relationships with his patients is the first step to exceptional care. “I look forward to providing long-term care to the West Side community,” he said. “After hip or knee surgery, patients experience remarkable improvement, but it takes time. I maintain contact with my patients to ensure they are not missing opportunities. Whether traveling, taking long bike rides, playing golf or other activities, I want them to experience a high quality of life.”
Patients who would like an appointment with Dr. Thawrani at The Christ Hospital Outpatient Center in Green Township, for orthopedic care or for an orthopedic evaluation, may call 513-791-5200.
About The Christ Hospital Health Network
The Christ Hospital Health Network is an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, with a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers, and dozens of offices conveniently located throughout the region. More than 1,300 talented physicians and more than 6,000 dedicated team members support the Network. Its mission is to improve the health of the community and to create patient value by providing exceptional outcomes and the finest experiences, all in an affordable way. The Network has been recognized by US News & World Report—for the seventh consecutive year as the #1 hospital in Greater Cincinnati for cardiology and heart surgery—and awarded Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” for being in the top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year after year. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above for performance in patient experience. The Christ Hospital is among a select number of hospitals in the nation to be awarded Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves.