Nicholas A. Cheney, DO, FAOAO

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Treating Patients in:
Grandview, Westerville, New Albany, Dublin, Grove City & Athens


  • Foot & Ankle Conditions & Surgery

About Dr. Cheney

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.  Dr. Cheney assists the Team Physicians at Ohio University with complex foot and ankle injuries sustained by any of the OU athletes.  In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Cheney currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Faculty for the OhioHealth Orthopedic Surgery Residents Program based out of Doctors Hospital, and a Foot & Ankle Clinical Reviewer for Orthopedics, a peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of adult and pediatric orthopedic surgery and treatment, and Foot and Ankle International.

“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).

Education & Certifications

Board Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery; Board Certified


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


Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hospital & Professional Affiliations


Hospital Affiliations

Dublin Methodist Hospital
Grant Medical Center
Grove City Methodist Hospital
New Albany Surgical Hospital
New Albany Surgical Center
Pickerington Surgery Center
Ohio State University Hospital System

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics 
American Osteopathic Association
Ohio Orthopaedic Society

Publications and Research

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)


Foot & Ankle International Journal


Research Studies

A Retrospective Chart Review to Examine Intr-Compartmental Pressures and Post-Operative Outcomes of Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome.  
Principal Investigators: Jacob  Brower, David Shuster, Nicholas Cheney, DO, Brian Clark

A Retrospective Chart Review to Determine Later Ankle Instability Treatment based off the Degree of Varus TiltPrincipal Investigators: Greggory Brandkle. Kaitlyn Rizzo, Nicholas Cheney, DO, Brian Clark

A Retrospective Chart Review to Review Failed Modified Brostrom Procedures for Chronic Lateral Ankle InstabilityPrincipal Investigators: Kailyn Rizzo, Greggory Brandle, Nicholas Cheney, DO, Brian Clark

A Retrospective Chart Review Examining Gabapentin’s Potential Neuroprospective Effects in Peripheral Nerve Blocks
Principal Investigators: David Shuster, Jacob Brower, Nicholas Cheney, DO, Brian Clark

A Retrospective Comparision of MRI and Manual Inversion Stress Radiograph Studies in the Diagnosis of Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability
Principal Investigators: Pearson Huggins, Joseph Long, Conner Yancey, Adam Rabe, Brent Whitehead, Nicholas Cheney, DO, Timothy Law, DO, Kaitlyn Schimmoeller, PA

Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy with MRI Confirmed Small or No Tear Using a Gatrocnemius Recession
Principal Investigators: Joseph Long, Brent Whitehead, David Zehnder, Bryan Large, Nicholas Cheney, DO, Timothy Law, DO

Isolated Gastrocnemius Recession for Plantar Fasciitis
Principal Investigators: Nicholas Cheney, DO, Timothy Law, DO, David Zehnder, Bryan Large, Kyle Rockwell, Brent Whitehead, McKinley Vazquez

Radiographic Outcome Analysis Following A Modified Lapidus with Fusion of the First Intermetatarsal and First Cuneiform Joints
Principal Investigators: Joseph Long, Jason Lauf, Mohammed AL-Issa, Brent Whitehead, Nicholas Cheney, DO, Timothy Law, DO, Kaitlyn Schimmoeller, PA

Is Flatfoot Associated with  Halluz Valgus Deformity?
Principal Investigators: Nicholas Cheney, DO, Kyle Rockwell, Joseph Long, Dylan Lewis, Timothy Law, DO, Adam Carr

Tandem Specialty Management of Complex Lower Extremity Wounds : A Report of Three Cases
Principal Investigators: Adam Carr, Joseph Long, Ralph Napolitano, DPM, Nicholas Cheney, DO, Jeffrey Gittins, DO

Clinical Implications of a One-hand Versus Two-hand Technique in the Silfverskiold Test for Gastrocnemius Equinas
Principal Investigators: David Godd Jr. Joseph Long, Adam Carr, Kyle rockwell, Nicholas Cheney, DO, Timothy Law, DO

Regional Nerve Block Complication Analysis Following Peripheral Nerve Block During Foot & Ankle Surgical Procedures
Principal Investigators: Jason Lauf, Pearson Huggins, Joseph Long, Mohammed AL-Issa, Brian Byrne, Bryan Large, Brent Whitehead, Nicholas Cheney, DO, Timothy Law, DO


  • Foot & Ankle Conditions & Surgery

Physician Assistant

Daniel Lee, PA-C

  • Undergraduate Studies
    The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • Graduate Studies
    University of Dubuque, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Daniel worked as a Patient Care Associate at the OSU Wexner Medical Center Ross Heart Hospital, Electrophysiology; and Research Associate at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Department of Cardiac Surgery prior to OrthoNeuro.

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