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Dr. Louis J. Unverferth
Louis J. "Jack" Unverferth, M.D.

Dr. Jack Unverferth is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and is well known in Central Ohio for his leadership in the diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries among adolescent and adult athletes since 1974. Dr. Unverferth served as The Ohio State University’s team physician from 1974-1995 and he is currently the Director of orthopedic education at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He has served as clinical instructor and in leadership positions for numerous medical organizations.

“We know that exercise is good for both the body and the mind, but repetitive exercise can place extra stress on our joints and other parts of our bodies,” says Dr. Unverferth. “We are always learning about the complex relationship between movement and the health of our joints, and it is rewarding to me to help pass this knowledge along to athletes and active adults as I help them regain their mobility.”

Dr. Unverferth is married and has two grown children. His son Kurt is a joint replacement specialist in the practice, and his daughter Kristin as a vet practice in Santa Barbara, California.

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Professional Memberships and Organizations
Columbus Academy of Medicine
Columbus Orthopaedic Society
Ohio State Medical Association
American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society of Sports Medicine
Columbus Medical Forum Secretary – Treasurer 1998, Vice President 1999, President 2000
Council of Delegates, 1994 to 1998
Sierra Cascade Trauma Society, President 1989

Current Professional Appointments
Active Status, Clinical Instructor, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Director of Riverside Methodist Hospital Orthopaedic Education Program, 2000, Columbus, Ohio

Bachelor of Science degree, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
Doctorate degreee in medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, Riverside Methodist Hospital/Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, Ohio

Honors and Awards
Orthopaedic Teacher of the Year, 1996-97 and 1998-99
Coleman-Mallory Research Award, 1974
Alpha Omega Alpha

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  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Repair

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