COO of Northpointe Surgical Suites
Dr. Westerheide has been practicing orthopaedic surgery in Licking County since 1998. He was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Ohio and was happy to be able to return “home” to this area after completing his orthopaedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He is board-certified in general orthopaedic surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He has served as Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at LMH for many years and is a founding member of Orthopaedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, Inc.
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 orthopaedic surgery including: fracture care, sports medicine, knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, hand surgery, as well as 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 orthopaedic 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 the athlete. 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, (PA-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 orthopaedics 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 travelling, hiking, camping, water skiing and studying American History.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery