Nicholas A. Cheney, DO

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Treating Patients in:
Grandview, Westerville, New Albany, Dublin, Gove City & Athens


  • Foot & Ankle Conditions & Surgery

About Dr. Cheney

Dr. Cheney is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University, where he also served as team captain of the varsity men’s swim team.  Following graduation, Dr. Cheney attended medical school at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and served for a number of years as a phase IV clinical instructor.

Dr. Cheney completed both his internship and orthopedic residency at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Following his residency, he completed a foot and ankle fellowship with the Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  His practice emphasis includes ankle arthroplasty, heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, fractures, and foot/ankle sport injuries.  In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Cheney currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a Foot & Ankle Clinical Reviewer for Orthopedics, a peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of adult and pediatric orthopedic surgery and treatment. 

“The foot and ankle are complex structures that, when painful, can severely limit your quality of life. My goal is to help you understand both your diagnosis and treatment plan while guiding you in improving your quality of life. There is no greater professional reward than the smile and gratitude of a patient who I had the privilege to help feel better.”

 Dr. Cheney is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, and the Ohio Orthopaedic Society.

 Dr. Cheney resides in Upper Arlington with his wife and three children.  His extracurricular pursuits include exercising regularly, golfing, spending time with his family/friends, and following collegiate sports (especially the Buckeyes).

Education & Certifications

Board Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery; Board Certified


The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Medical School

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio

Surgical Internship

Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio


Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics 
American Osteopathic Association
Ohio Orthopaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

Dublin Methodist Hospital
Eastside Surgery Center
Grant Medical Center
New Albany Surgical Hospital
New Albany Surgical Center
Ohio State University Hospital System

Journal Publications

Ellison B., Cheney NA., Berend KR., Lombardi Jr AV., Mallorty TH. (Dec. 2009). Minimal Stress Shielding with a Mallory-Head Titanium Femoral Stem with Proximal Porous Coating in Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Orthop Surg Res. 9(4):42
Lombardi Jr Av., Berend KR, Walter CA., Aziz-Jacob J., Cheney NA. (Feb. 2009). Is Recovery Faster for Mobile-Bearing Unicompartmental than Total Knee Arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res.
Cheney N., Taylor B., French B., Esterline B. (Nov. 2012). Traumatic Sternomanubrial Instability and Arthrosis: A Case Report and Review. JBJS Case Connector. 2(4): e67 1-5
Hyer C., Cheney N. (Nov. 2013). Anatomic Aspects of Tibiotalocalcaneal Nail Arthrodesis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 52(6): 724-727

Book Chapter Publications

Anderson J, Bohay D, Rust C., Cheney N. INBONE® Implant Features, Technique, and Results. Total Ankle Replacement An Operative Manual. LWW 2014
Bohay, D. Anderson, J. Cheney, N. Rust, L. Metatarsal Osteotomy to Manage Metatarsal Prominence. Advanced Reconstruction: Foot & Ankle 2. AAOS 2015

Video Chapter Publications

Cheney N., Anderson J., Bohay D., Rust C. Ankle Arthrodesis. (In Progress)


Foot & Ankle International Journal
Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics Journal


  • Foot & Ankle Conditions & Surgery

Physician Assistant

Daniel Lee, PA-C

  • Undergraduate Studies – The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Graduate Studies – University of Dubuque, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Previous work experience – Patient Care Associate at OSU Wexner Medical Center Ross Heart Hospital, Electrophysiology; Research Associate at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Department of Cardiac Surgery

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