Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.

Edward L. Westerheide, M.D.


Ankle, Back, Elbow, Foot, Hand, Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Neck, Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics, Shoulder, Spine, Sports Medicine, and Wrist

Patient Reviews

Verified Patient Rating: 5 (4 patient reviews and ratings)
“Dr. Westerheide is an excellent doctor and surgeon. I saw him about eight years ago when I first started having trouble with my shoulder. He gave me...”
– Joyce W.

Dr. Westerheide has been offering custom knee replacements through ConforMIS since 2016. He truly believes that patients recover more fully and quickly by having a custom, made-to-fit joint as opposed to an off-the-shelf joint. He offers custom knee replacements both outpatient and inpatient.

He has a subspecialty interest in the treatment of all types of shoulder problems. He has years of experience performing arthroscopic and open 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 still enjoys all aspects of general orthopedic surgery including fracture care, sports medicine, knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, hand surgery, and knee and hip replacement.

He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton prior to obtaining 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.

Dr. Westerheide works closely with his physician assistant, Gerald Inks, P.A.-C., who he hired and has mentored and supervised since 2008. Gerald, who has his master’s degree, assists Dr. Westerheide in surgery as well as in the office and hospital.

Dr. Westerheide enjoys teaching orthopedics to others and frequently lectures at community education events as well as mentoring high school, college, and graduate school students.

When not working, Dr. Westerheide enjoys spending time with his family as well as traveling, hiking, camping, waterskiing, and studying American history.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Med With a Minor in Psychology: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • Doctor of Medicine: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Rotating Internship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

Military Service

  • United States Naval Reserve, Hospital Corpsman

Hospital Affiliations

  • Licking Memorial Hospital
  • Mount Carmel New Albany
  • Northpointe Surgical Suites
“I had rotator cuff surgery in February on my left shoulder, and also a year ago on my right, both by Dr. Westerheide. I am very pleased with him as a physician. Before the surgeries, he explained in detail what the problem was, and gave me my options as far as what to do. He and his PA, Gerald, are very caring.”
– Rhoda H.
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