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Doctors Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Residency Faculty

We are dedicated to providing orthopedic surgery residents at Doctors Hospital the clinical experience they need to be successful orthopedic surgeons. We invite you to meet our exceptional educators.

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

James Cassandra, DO (General/Hand)

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

Bryce Fincham, DO (General/Sports Medicine)

  • Medical School: A.T. Still University
  • Residency: Ohio University/St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Oschner Sports Medicine Institute, New Orleans, LA

OrthoNeuro

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 Surgery

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

Metropolitan Orthopaedic Specialists

Nathaniel 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

Grant Medical Center

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

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

Timothy Iorio, MD (Hand)

  • Undergrad: Penn State University
  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Fellowship: The Philadelphia Hand Center and Thomas Jefferson University

Lance Maynard DO (Adult Reconstruction)

  • Undergrad: Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Masters: Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Fellowship: (Adult Reconstruction) Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
    Fellowship: (Hip Arthroscopy) Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Specialized Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Inc.

Mark Hatheway, MD

  • Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Residency: Medical University of Ohio at Toledo

OrthoNeuro

Nicholas Cheney, DO (Foot and Ankle)

  • Undergrad: The Ohio State University
  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Fellowship: (Foot and Ankle) Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI

B. Rodney Comisar, MD

  • 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

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

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

Matthew Beran, MD

  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: The Ohio State University
  • Fellowship: (Sports Medicine) OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC
  • Fellowship: (Pediatrics) Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Laura Gill, MD

  • Medical School: University of the West Indies
  • Residency: University Hospital of the West Indies
  • Residency: University of Virginia Health Systems
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Julie Samora, MD

  • Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Internship: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: The Ohio State University
  • Fellowship: (Hand) Bringham And Women's Hospital

Westerville Medical Campus

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center

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

Patrick Bull, DO

  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship: Doctors Hospital
  • Residency: Doctors Hospital
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center, Westerville, 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

Marion Area Physicians

Aaron M. Fritz, DO

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

Fairfield Medical Center

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

Athens

Jason Reed (General)

  • Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, OH