Medical Education

 

 Doctors Hospital

 

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute

Thomas Baker, DO (General)

  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Residency: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH

 

Orthopedic Specialists of Central Ohio

Thomas Kovack, DO (General/Shoulder & Elbow)

  • Medical School:  The University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO
  • Residency: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship: Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL (Shoulder & Elbow)

James Cassandra, DO (General/Hand)

  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Fellowship: Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (Florida Orthopaedic Institute), Tampa, FL (Hand)

David Kim, MD (Spine)

  • Medical School: University of Rochester
  • Residency: Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship: Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL

 

Central Ohio Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Inc.

Keith LaDu, DO (General/Sports)

  • Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine/Midwestern University
  • Residency: Doctors Hospital, Ohio University

Affiliate Staff

Peter Johnston, DO

  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH

 

 

Grant Medical Center

 

Orthopaedic Trauma and Reconstructive Research

Attila Poka, MD (Trauma) (Director of Orthopaedic Education at Grant Medical Center)

  • Medical School: Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Residency: McMaster University
  • Fellowship: Shock Trauma, Baltimore, MD

Kevin Pugh, MD (Trauma) (Director of Limb Reconstruction at Grant Medical Center)

  • Medical School: University of Iowa
  • Residency: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Bruce French, MD (Trauma) (Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma at Grant Medical Center)

  • Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Residency SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklin, NY
  • Fellowship: Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Sanjay Mehta, MD (Trauma)

  • Medical School: University of Bombay, India
  • Residency: University of Bombay/Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship: Grant Medical Center (Orthopaedic Trauma)
  • Fellowship: University of Florida College of Medicine(Adult Reconstruction)
  • Fellowship: Duke University (Research Fellowship)
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh (Research Fellowship)

Joaquin Castaneda, MD (Trauma)

  • Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Summa Health System
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Benjamin Taylor, MD (Trauma)

  • Undergrad: Wayne State University
  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship: Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH

 

Minimally Invasive Orthopaedics

Ray C. Wasielewski, MS, MD (Adult Reconstruction)

  • Undergrad: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BS Materials Engineering
  • Graduate Degree: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, MS Materials Engineering
  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellowship: Rush Presbyterian, St Lukes Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Sharat Kusuma, MD, MBA (Adult Reconstruction) **Currently Available for Elective Rotations**

  • Undergrad: Vanderbilt University
  • Graduate Degree: MBA; Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University
  • Residency: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Rush University School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

  

Metropolitan Orthopaedic Specialists

Nathanial Long, DO (Shoulder/Upper Extremity)

  • Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship: Botsford Hospital
  • Residency: Doctors Hospital/Ohio University, Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship: Shoulder and Upper Extremity Surgery, Starpath Orthopaedics

  

Sports Medicine Grant

Ray Tesner, DO (Sports)

  • Undergrad: Penn State University
  • Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship: Warren General Hospital, Warren, OH
  • Residency: Doctors Hospital/Ohio University
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Columbus Destroyers, AFL
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ohio University, NCAA
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, National Football League
  • Team Physician, Columbus Quest, American Basketball League
  • Team Physician, U.S. Olympic Ski Jump
  • Team Physician, U.S. Olympic Training Center
  • Team Physician, U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined Team
  • Team Physician, Columbus Xoggz, U.S. International Soccer League
  • Team Physician, Columbus Chill, East Coast Hockey League
  • Team Physician, Columbus Horizon, Continental Basketball Association
  • Team Physician, Otterbein College
  • Physician, Columbus Ballet Met
  • Team Physician, Hilliard Davidson High School, Hilliard, Ohio

B. Rodney Comisar, MD (Sports)

  • Undergrad: Harvard University
  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • Residency: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: Baylor Sports Medicine Institute, Houston, TX
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Columbus Destroyers
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ohio University
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Denison University, NCAA
  • Team Physician, Licking Heights High School

Robert A. Fada, MD (Adult Reconstruction)

  • Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh
  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Joint Implant Surgeons, Columbus, OH

F. Paul Degenova, DO (Spine)

  • Undergrad: Youngstown State University
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Dallas Fort Worth Medical Center, Grand Prairie, TX
  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery PSC, Louisville, KY

Gary M. Millard, DO (Hand)

  • Undergrad: Franklin Pierce College
  • Undergrad: University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, MA
  • Residency: Oklahoma State University
  • Fellowship: (AO ASIF) Tampa, FL
  • Fellowship: (Hand) Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Consulting Physician, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL, Columbus, Ohio
  • Consulting Physician, Columbus Destroyers, AFL, Columbus, Ohio
  • Consulting Physician, Ohio University, NCAA, Athens, Ohio
  • Consulting Physician, Olentangy Liberty High School, Powell, Ohio

 

Specialized Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Inc.
 
Mark Hatheway, MD
  • Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Residency: Medical University of Ohio at Toledo

 

Nationwide Children's Hospital

 

Department of Orthopaedics

Kevin Klingele, MD

  • (Interim Chair of Orthopaedics, Surgical Director of Sports Medicine, Director Orthopaedic Education, Director of Clinical Research, Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at Ohio State University)
  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Indiana University
  • Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital

John Kean, MD

  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
  • Internship: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Riverside Methodist Hospital

Allan Beebe, MD

  • Medical School: Northwestern University
  • Internship: Northwestern University
  • Residency: Northwestern University
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children

Jan Klamar, MD

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Mt Carmel Health System, Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children

Walter Samora, MD

  • Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Residency: West Virginia University Hospitals
  • Fellowship: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Joseph Ruggles, DO

  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship: Richmond Heights Hospital
  • Residency: Riverside County Regional Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital, Los Angeles

 

 

Westerville Medical Campus

 

 Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center

Tom Lee, MD

  • Medical School: Columbia University
  • Residency: Columbia University
  • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Gregory Berlet, MD

  • Medical School: University of Calgary
  • Internship: Calgary District Hospital Group
  • Residency: University of Western Ontario
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, University of Toronto
  • Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center
  • Consulting physician for Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Consulting physician for The Ohio State University Department of Athletics

Terrence Philbin, DO

  • Residency: OUHCOM - Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic
  • Director of Foot and Ankle Service for Doctors Hospital Residents
  • Consulting physician for Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Consulting physician for Ballet Met

Christopher Hyer, DPM

  • Podiatric College: Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Residency: The Ohio State University
  • Fellowship: Advanced Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Columbus, OH

OrthoNeuro

Jeremy Mathis, DO

  • Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: Ohio University/Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH

 

 

The Ohio State University

  

Division of Muskuloskeletal Oncology

Joel Mayerson, MD (Tumor)

  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University
  • Internship/Residency: Clevelend Clinic Foundation
  • Fellowship: University of Washington

Thomas Scharschmidt, MD (Tumor)

  • Medical School: Northoeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Summa Health System
  • Fellowship: University of Washington

 

Marion General Hospital

 *Available for Elective Rotations*

Marion Area Physicians

Aaron M. Fritz, DO

  • Medical School: OUHCOM
  • Residency: OUHCOM - Doctors Hospital - Massilon, OH

 

 Fairfield Medical Center

 *Available for Elective Rotations*

Ohio Orthopaedic Center

David Vaziri, MD

  • Medical School: West Virginia University
  • Residency: St. Louis University of Medicine

Steven Priano, MD (Sports)

  • Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Allegheny General Hospital
  • Fellowship The Ohio State University

Mark M. D'Onofrio, MD

  • Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • Residency: The Ohio State University