icon-physicians-largeNicholas A. Cheney, D.O., Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Nick Cheney, 2016 Recipient of the Recent Graduate Award from OUHCOM

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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).



  • Board Certification
    American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery; Board Certified
  • Undergraduate
    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
  • Fellowship
    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)
  • Reviewer
    Foot & Ankle International Journal
    Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics Journal


Physician Assistant

Kaitlyn Schimmoeller, PA-C

  • Undergraduate Studies
    The University of Findlay: Bachelors of Science in Biology
  • Graduate Studies
    Kettering College: Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

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