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Koan Heindel, DO

Koan Heindel, DO

  • Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Primary Location: 3800 Embassy Pkwy (25 mi.)
    Other Locations
  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

Western Reserve Hospital Physicians (25 mi.)

3800 Embassy Pkwy
STE 150
Akron, OH 44333

Western Reserve Hospital Physicians (22 mi.)

231 Seasons Rd
STE 200
Hudson, OH 44224

Biography: Koan Heindel, DO


Fellowship | Orthopaedic Sports Medicine/Spine
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine/Spine - University At Buffalo School Of Medicine (2020 - 2021)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Summa Western Reserve Hospital (2015 - 2020)

Medical Education
Midwestern University Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine (2010 - 2015)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University (2008)


Dr. Koan Heindel is an orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in arthroscopy and orthopedic sports medicine. As an orthopedic surgeon he focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of musculoskeletal disorders, as well as injuries of the upper and lower extremities. Although a surgeon, he offers a combination of advanced nonoperative and operative techniques to treat injuries in patients of all ages and activity levels. He emphasizes joint preservation, reduction of pain and restoration of function. His practice philosophy is to treat patients like family, with compassion, respect and care.

Dr. Heindel completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He gained experience in advanced shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy; cartilage preservation; meniscus repair and transplant procedures; and shoulder arthroplasty. He served as a team physician and treated athletes from the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, University of Buffalo, Niagara University, Buffalo State and several area high schools. He has additional experience with University of Akron and Kent State University athletics.

Dr. Heindel completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Western Reserve Hospital and earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech. Over the years he has volunteered on a number of occasions, providing physicals for the Lebron James Family Foundation, as a member of the Chicago Marathon medical team and as co-director of a Groovin’ in the Grove 5k Race.

Dr. Heindel believes ongoing education is of utmost importance. He is involved in resident and medical student education and attends a number of national meetings annually to stay current on treatment modalities. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North American, the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

Dr. Heindel enjoys spending free time with his wife and two children. His hobbies include hiking, biking, running, basketball, watching sports, fishing and woodworking.

Western Reserve Hospital is built on improving the patient's experience and is fueled by a collaborative staff who continue to pioneer new ways to deliver the best-quality healthcare.

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Koan Heindel did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.