Dinesh Thawrani, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with The Christ Hospital Physicians – Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He specializes in knee replacement, hip replacement, fracture care, and treating arthritis of the knee and hip joints.
Prior to joining The Christ Hospital, Dr. Thawrani cared for veterans for seven years as an orthopedic surgeon and administrator at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. He also educates future orthopedic surgeons and residents as an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
In 2022, Dr. Thawrani was one of four orthopedic surgeons worldwide to be awarded with the prestigious Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship by the Hip Society. Dr Thawrani will travel to 12 leading hospitals across North America that specialize in hip joint replacement procedures to advance exemplary surgical care of the hip joint.
Dr. Thawrani’s journey into medicine dates back to when he was in middle school, and the stories his uncle would share about his own experiences from medical school and becoming a doctor. “There was a glow in his eyes when he would talk about how patients improved after treatment. That inspired me,” Dr. Thawrani said. “Even now, when I see my patients feeling better, it makes me feel blessed and motivates me to do the same the next day.”
Treating patients for Dr. Thawrani begins with gaining a deeper understanding of their concerns, lifestyle and goals. “I don’t like to just treat the disease. I believe greatly in empathy,” Dr. Thawrani says. “I like to spend the time to understand each patient as a human being, then offer a treatment that is more personalized.”
Dr. Thawrani earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College in India. He continued there and at Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital in Pune, India, for his residency in orthopedic surgery. He then completed higher education in orthopedic surgery / fellowships at University of Minnesota in Twin Cities, Minn., at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, at the University of Cincinnati and at The Christ Hospital. He further honed his skills, experience and training in total joint replacement surgeries under the mentorship of Richard Freiberg, MD, and Edward Lim, MD. He earned his Master of Business Administration from University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Thawrani is a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons and numerous renowned national and international scientific societies and orthopedic associations. His work has been published in a number of scientific journals including Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, the Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.
Dr. Thawrani and his wife have two daughters. Outside of medicine, he enjoys running, playing squash, and playing saxophone. He also enjoys a range of world cuisines including Asian, Indian, Italian, Mexican, and American fare.