Nicholas A. Cheney, D.O., Orthopedic Surgeon
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
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
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
Ratings and Comments
4.5 out of 5 (16 comments)
Love the staff of Ortho Neuro. Everyone very friendly and efficient
Finally a dr that knew what I was going through
I know he would help me
Our Physical Therapy experiences here were wonderful too! The warmth and positivity of the staff helped my daughter stay motiveated to do her exercises and heal.
Very impressed with the physician and the practice. A bit of a consulated feeling with experience overall due to interactions with numerous individuals.
KJ was amazing. Dr Cheney provided me with more information about my condition in 30 minutes than what any doctor has provided to me in the past 15years.
Dr Cheney is the best! My son had surgery with him and
I saw him for my sprained ankle. He is caring, intelligent, highly skilled, and delivers great care with honesty and kindness. We think the world of him.
Dr. Cheney was very friendly and definitely had my best interest in performing a multiple stepped surgery on my foot/ankle.
Please get office closer to akron area – may be Ashland/Mansfield – I couldn’t find doctor in Cleveland/akron area that could figure out what was wrong with my toes until I saw Dr. Cheney but the 2 hour drive is tough.
Dr. Cheney and the whole staff are magnificent! Wouldn’t go anywhere else. Excellent care!
I have had very good service with everything but the waiting. I ended up waiting for an hour for my appointment. The nurse and the doctor both apologized which helped. I have recommended you several times. .
Dr. LaDu, my knee surgeon, my trusted surgical physician, recommended Dr. Cheney to look at and recommend treatment and/or surgery for my heel pain, including heel spurs and Tarsal Tunnel pain. After two different treatments I can walk without pain. I am a forever patient of both Dr. Cheney and Dr. LaDu, who, by the way deserves EXCELLENT responses. His Avery Road office staff is outstanding, too.
He was very nice and caring and staff was always just as nice. I was so scared I had never broke anything before but he insured me that I was in the best hands. Thank you!!
Great Doctor would recommend him to anyone !
Dr. Cheney is amazing. I felt confident through the entire process that I was getting the best care possible from him. This says a lot, since I am always very skeptical of doctors. Love the staff. Alway a smile from everyone. Would highly recommend Dr. Cheney and OrthoNeuro.
Dr. Cheney is an amazing doctor, always friendly and knows exactly what to do!
Dr. Cheney was recommended to us by Dr. Duffey, who our family has seen on many occasions over the years. Both are exceptional physician’s. Dr. Cheney was excellent with Eric. Made him very comfortable, easy to speak with, just a really genuine physician. Would highly recommend.