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Douglas Chonko, DO, Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbus, OH, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Orthopaedic Surgery Columbus, OH

Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery

Associate Professor The Ohio State University Department of Orthopaedics

Overview of Dr. Chonko

Dr. Douglas Chonko is an orthopedic surgeon in Columbus, OH and is affiliated with The Ohio State University Medical Center. He holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the University of Akron. He is a fellowship trained, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a 5 year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in Akron, Ohio and a one year fellowship in Adult Reconstruction (hip and knee replacement) with Drs. Mallory, Lombardi and Berend in Columbus, Ohio. He has been in practice 16 years. He has been the Chief of Surgery and Chief of Orthopaedics at 2 hospitals.

He specializes in hip & knee reconstructive surgery and is experienced in complex hip and knee problems including patients that have had multiple surgeries, painful hip and knee replacements, infections involving hip and knee replacements and stiff and swollen joint replacements. He has spoken nationally on topics including hip and knee infections, operative techniques and periprosthetic infections. His research interests include the prevention and elimination of hip and knee infections and the effects of opioids and narcotics on bone. He has performed thousands of hip and knee replacements including thousands of revision surgeries on patients experiencing difficulties with their hip and knees. He accepts all patients and is willing to provide second opinions.

Education & Training

  • Western Reserve Hospital
    Western Reserve HospitalResidency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999 - 2003
  • Western Reserve Hospital
    Western Reserve HospitalInternship, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998 - 1999
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Des Moines University College of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State License 2001 - 2025
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State License 2003 - 2011
  • AOA Board of Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Highest Patient Satisfaction at Western Reserve Hospital Western Reserve Hospital, 2012, 2018
  • Most Compassionate Doctor American Registry, 2009, 2012-2017
  • Vitals Patient Choice Award, 2006, 2008-2009, 2012-2014, 2016-2017
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    Anthem Blue Access PPO
    Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    Anthem PPO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Cofinity PPO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
    Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
    Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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