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Kenneth J. Westerheide, M.D.

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Dr. Kenneth J. Westerheide specializes in sports medicine, with a unique expertise in shoulder arthroscopy and knee ACL reconstruction. He is also one of the few surgeons in central Ohio to perform hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Westerheide graduated fromThe Ohio State University Collegeof Medicine with AOA honors and participated in The University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Residency program. He then was selected to participate in a fellowship in shoulder arthroscopy and sports medicine at The Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles, California. Through this training, he has received numerous awards and recognition. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Active in the orthopedic community, Dr. Westerheide is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbus Orthopaedic Society, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Medical Association. He has written and contributed to many articles for publication and presentations on topics including shoulder arthroscopy, knee ACL reconstruction and recently hip arthroscopy.

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  • Undergraduate
    University of Dayton, Ohio, Summa Cum Laude
  • Medical School
    The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Ohio, AOA Honors
  • Internship/Residency
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship
    Southern California Orthopaedic Institute, Los Angeles, California

Meet My Care Team

Dustin Ford, PA-C

"I strive to provide an individualized experience for each of my patients."

Education / Training
  • Marietta College, MS, Physician Assistant Studies
  • University of Mount Union, BS

Dustin Ford is a board certified Physician Assistant. A native of Canton, Ohio, Dustin attended the University of Mount Union and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in biology with minor in chemistry. Dustin attended Marietta College to obtain a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

In January 2015, Dustin started his career at Orthopedic One under the supervision of Ken Westerheide, MD. Since graduate school, Dustin has had a passion for orthopedic and sports medicine and has been trained in specific techniques including administering joint injections. As a former academic all american collegiate track and cross country runner, Dustin has a unique perspective when it comes to sports-related injuries. He strives to provide an individualized experience for each of his patients, with particular attention to their orthopedic concern.

Dustin enjoys golfing, cooking, running, and traveling with his wife, friends and family. He also volunteers at his church with involvement in the missions outreach and youth group.


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Related Blog Articles

An In-Depth Look at the Rotor Cuff
Follow along as sports medicine and shoulder specialist, Dr.Ken Westerheide, discusses the rotator cuff in detail and provides helpful information on what to expect when an injury to the rotator...
Dr. Ken Westerheide discusses Steeler’s Ryan Shazier’s recent back injury on 105.7 The Zone
In arguably one of the most physical NFL games this year, Steelers' Ryan Shazier suffered what appeared to be a spine injury following a head first tackle. Dr. Ken Westerheide...
Dr. Ken Westerheide talks recent injuries in NCAA football, MLB and NBA with Hooley and Spielman
Orthopedic ONE sports medicine physician, Dr. Ken Westerheide, spoke with 105.7 The Zone's Spielman and Hooley on August 29, 2017 - covering recent sports injuries, including OSU Buckeye, Joe Burrow's hand...
Dr. Ken Westerheide featured in Muirfield Living Magazine
I grew up in Mt. Vernon, Ohio and came from a large family of 8 children. My father was a physician, so we spent a lot of time in the...
Hip and Shoulder Injuries – Similarities Explained
by Kenneth J. Westerheide, M.D. With the growing popularity of hip arthroscopy, the masses are becoming more educated about the structures of the hip. News reports of famous athletes undergoing...
Dr. Westerheide Offers New Procedure for Hip Pain.Dr. Kenneth J. Westerheide is one of only a few physicians in the region trained to perform hip arthroscopy.Columbus, Ohio - Kenneth J....
Are you experiencing pain in your hip? Dr. Ken Westerheide speaks on hip arthroscopy vs. hip replacement in this clip from a Strides in Medicine segment on Channel 6.