• Anderson, OH
  • Eastgate, OH
  • Kenwood, OH

Dr. Robert C. Rhoad is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, & elbow surgery. His musical background in percussion, piano, and guitar provides him with a unique insight into the intricacies of hand & upper extremity functions. His interests include sports medicine, fracture care, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. Dr. Rhoad sees patients at our Kenwood, Anderson, and Eastgate locations.


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  • Bachelor's Degree University of Virginia
  • Medical Degree – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship – The Hand Center of San Antonio, Hand & Microvascular Surgery
  • Board Certified – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • OH Medical License
  • Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society
  • Music Resource Center (East Walnut Hills) Board of Directors
  • The Christ Hospital 
  • Mercy Health – Anderson, Clermont, and Jewish Hospitals
  • TriHealth – Bethesda North and Good Sam Hospitals
  • Wellington Specialty Surgery Center
Former Tournament Physician (15 years) for:
  • Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)
  • Women's Tennis Association (WTA)
  • Cincinnati Magazine: Named "Top Doctor" 2011 - 2018, 2022 - 2024

Dr. Rhoad has co-authored numerous publications, abstracts, and national presentations regarding hand, wrist & elbow surgery, sports medicine, and care of professional tennis athletes and musicians.

  • Spending time with his wife & three sons
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Music
  • Church & Community Functions