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

Ratings and Comments

4.5 out of 5 (14 comments)


My experience with this office was excellent and the staff was pleasant and professional.


I love the care from Dr Cheney, and his entire staff. Every one of them has been wonderful to me. If i have a question that they don’t know the answer to, they willcall call me back with the correct answers.


I could not have asked for a better experience. From day one all through both of my surgeries I could ask for more. Dr. Cheney and all of his assistances and staff have been wonderful.


The only downfall to my appointment was I sat in the exam room for almost an hour before the X-ray tech came to get me to take xrays… I almost was to point of going out into hallway to say, “Hey, I’m still in this exam room…” From what I could tell, only one gal was doing xrays and she was super backlogged that day. She was wonderful, once she came to get me and did the xrays in a caring manner.


The staff has always been pleasant and helpful. Dr Cheney was extremely informative regarding my surgery.


My experience with Dr. Cheney was excellent – he is knowledgeable, answered all of my questions with patience, and was also efficient and thorough – same experience with surgery. The assistants to Dr. Cheney were all good, efficient, and very patient and polite. My experience with the Olentangy location for the pre-op exam was very good – physician and all staff were cordial, efficient, and thorough.


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.

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