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Benjamin W. Burkett, M.D., fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, joined Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine on Aug. 26. He is available to see patients in Newark at 1980 Tamarack Road. Patients in need of specialized back, neck and spine treatment are encouraged to call (740) 788-9220 to schedule an appointment. 

As a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. Burkett has extensive specialized training and experience in orthopedic spine care and offers spinal deformity reconstruction and minimally invasive spine surgery as well as cervical, thoracic and lumbar fusions. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Burkett’s expertise also includes an array of the latest nonsurgical treatments and surgical procedures to effectively treat orthopedic injuries and conditions of the hip, knee, shoulder and wrist. 

“I am excited to begin my practice at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine and serve the Newark and Granville communities,” says Dr. Burkett, “and I am committed to helping individuals maximize their abilities in the pursuit of an active, healthy, pain-free lifestyle.”  

Dr. Burkett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from The Ohio State University in Columbus, where he also earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed a general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. He later underwent advanced specialty training in complex spine surgery and spinal deformity through a fellowship at New York University Langone Orthopedic Hospital and NYU Medical Center in New York City.

“Dr. Burkett joins us with a diverse and deep wealth of knowledge and skill in advanced spine care that will help our patients restore their daily function,” says Edward L. Westerheide, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine. “We are excited to welcome him to our team of specialists. He will be an excellent addition to our practice and an asset to our community.” 

For more information about Dr. Burkett or to schedule an appointment, please call (740) 788-9220.