Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.
Dr. Edward Westerheide is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and co-founding member of Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine. He provides comprehensive patient-centered orthopedic care with the goal of returning all of his patients to an active, healthy lifestyle. With over 23 years of experience, he is confident that he can properly diagnose and treat nearly any muscle, bone, or joint injury or arthritic condition that patients may suffer. Dr. Westerheide offers the most advanced, leading-edge surgery techniques available to give patients the exceptional orthopedic care they need. He is committed to seeing patients be their best.
Dr. Westerheide has extensive training and experience in performing knee, hip, and shoulder joint replacement. He has a subspecialty interest in performing arthroscopic minimally invasive shoulder surgeries including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, instability repair, labral or SLAP tear repair, total shoulder replacement, and reverse total shoulder replacement. Dr. Westerheide also enjoys other aspects of general orthopedic surgery including sports medicine, knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, hand surgery, foot surgery, and fracture care.
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Dayton, Dr. Westerheide obtained his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. While in Detroit, he had extensive training in the treatment of traumatic injuries and fractures as well as in the care of athletes. He participated in the care of athletes from numerous high school, college, and professional teams, including the Detroit Red Wings NHL hockey team and the Detroit Lions NFL football team.
Besides mentoring high school, college, and graduate school students, Dr. Westerheide also enjoys teaching orthopedics to others and frequently lectures at community education events.
When not working, Dr. Westerheide enjoys spending time with his family as well as traveling, hiking, sailing, snow skiing, and studying American history.
In his practice, Dr. Westerheide is dedicated to making sure his patients get the exceptional orthopedic care they need, which is why he offers custom knee replacements through Conformis and has been since 2016. He is central Ohio's most experienced surgeon in performing Conformis custom knee replacement, which provides patients with an implant made to fit the unique size and shape of their knee, providing them with a more natural-feeling knee. He truly believes that patients recover better and quicker by having a custom, made-to-fit joint as opposed to an off-the-shelf joint. He offers custom knee replacements as both outpatient and inpatient procedures.