Douglas J. Chonko, MS, DO


May, 1998

Des Moines University  
Des Moines, Iow
College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

December, 1998 The University of Akron 
Akron, Ohio
Master of Science; Biology (Physiology) 
Thesis:  Hypertension, The Y Chromosome, and Cardiovascular Collagen
May, 1992 The University Of Akron
Akron, Ohio
Bachelor of Science: Biology         
Experience and Traning:
Akron, OH

North Star Orthopaedics 
Adult Reconstruction Surgeon 

7/15/03-7/15/04 Joint Implant Surgeons Inc. (Drs. Mallory, Lombardi and Berend)  
Columbus, OH
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
1999-2003 Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital 
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
1998-1999 Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital 
Cuyahoga Falls, OH



The Ohio University
Athens, Ohio

Assistant Clinical Professor Of Orthopaedics
2008- Present

Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

Adjunct Assistant Professor
2008- Present

Marietta College
Marietta, Ohio

Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics

The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio
Research Assistant, Department of Biology
(Bench work on a NIH funded hypertension study)


The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio
Part-time Faculty, University College
(Instructor for University Orientation 101 course)


The University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Part-time Faculty

Des Moines University
Des Moines, Iowa

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Instructor

Des Moines University 
Des Moines, Iowa

Anatomy Lab Instructor
Hospital Experience:

Chief of Surgery
Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital

2008-present Board of Directors
Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
2011-present Chairman of Physicians Leadership Group
Wadsworth-Rittman and Barberton Hospitals
2010-present Chairman of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
2011- present Chief of Orthopaedics 
Summa Western Reserve Hospital

Related Experience:


Rehab Director
Autumnwood Nursing Facility 

2012 Rehab Director
Manor Care Nursing Facility 
2008 - present Consultant Speaker
2007 Consultant Speaker
1994-1996 Des Moines University
Des Moines, Iowa
Athletic Facility Supervisor 
1991-1994 The University of Akron 
Research Technician, Department of Biology  
1989-1991 The University of Akron
Security Guard, School of Dance

Berend KR, Lombardi AV, Mallory TH, Chonko DJ,  Cerclage wires or cables for the management of the intraoperative fracture associated with a cementless-tapered femoral prosthesis: Results at 2-16 years.
J Arthroplasty (United States), Feb 2004, 19(2) p256.

Chonko DJ, Berend KR, Lombardi AV,  Patella Baja and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Etiology, Diagnosis and Management.  Surgical Technology International XIII, 2004.

Jeffrey W. Salin, DO, Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS, Keith R. Berend, MD, and Douglas J.                           
Chonko, Acute Gouty Arthropathy After Total Knee Arthroplasty, Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ).       

Published Abstracts:

Ohio Academy of Science, Akron, Ohio, 1992. More Evidence That the Y Chromosome
Potentiates a Blood Pressure Rise in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, D. Chonko, M.
Turner, and D E1y.

The American Heart Association's Annual Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, Louisiana,
1992. The Hypertensive Y Chromosome Raises Blood Pressure More Than the Hypertensive Autosomes in an F9 Normotensive Background in Response to High Sodium and High Stress, D. Chonko M. Turner, and D. Ely.

Ohio Academy of Science, Youngstown, Ohio, 1993. Increased Collagen Content in the Myocardium of Hypertensive Rats Compared to Normotensive Rats Using a Modified Cell Maceration/Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Method   D. Chonko, S. Rittgers, M. Turner, D. Ely.

Ohio Academy of Science, Youngstown, Ohio, 1993. Collagen Deposition Induced by
Stress and High Sodium in Coronary Arteries of Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats
(SHR), D. Steidl, M. Moore, L. Zawiski, D. Chonko, A. Caplea, B. Boulton, D. Ely.

Ohio Academy of Science, Toledo, Ohio, 1994. Increased Collagen Content in the
Coronary and Mesenteric Arteries of Hypertensive Rats, D. Chonko, M. Karasarides, D.
Smith, D. Ely.

Ohio Academy of Science, Toledo, Ohio, 1994.   A Developmental Study of Collagen in the Mesenteric Arteries of Rats, M. Karasarides, D. Chonko, D. Smith, D. Ely

International Society of Hypertension, Melbourne, Australia, 1994. Myocardial and
Coronary Collagen is Influenced by the Y Chromosome and Blood Pressure, D. Ely, D
Chonko, D. Smith, M. Turner.

FASEB, Anaheim, California, 1994. Increased Collagen in the Left Ventricle and
Coronary Arteries of Normotensive Rats with a Hypertensive Y Chromosome, D. Ely, D.
Chonko, D. Smith, M. Turner.


Ohio Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Glenmoor Country Club, Canton,  

04/09/04 Mallory-Coleman Resident Research Day, The Ohio State University, Acute Gouty  
Arthropathy After Total Knee Arthroplasty
11/1/03 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 13th Annual Meeting, Dallas,    
10/02, 02/03,04/04 "New Hire" Trauma Training Course,
Warsaw, IN                                                                                                                 
4/2/03 8th District Academy of Medicine and Surgery, Similar Fusion Rates       
With ACDF between Smokers and Nonsmokers
04/11-04/12/03 "Trauma, Principles and Applications", Chicago Advanced Trauma 
05/92 The University of Akron, Department of Biomedical Engineering, 
Cardiovascular Collagen and Hypertension.
LiLicenses and Certifications

Licensed in The State of Ohio, License Number 34-00-7558-C      
State Medical Board of Ohio
77 S. High St., Columbus, 43266-0315

2003-2011 Licensed in The State of Illinois, License Number 036-108532  
Department of Professional Regulation, State of Illinois
320 W. Washington, Springfield, IL  62786
Professional Affiliations:

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
American Osteopathic Association
American Medical Association
Summit County Medical Society
Ohio State Medical Society
The Ohio Academy of Science


Paul E. Martin Scholarship, The University of Akron

1987-1992 Honors Scholar, The University of Akron    
1991-1992 President of Phi Delta Theta National Fraternity 
1991-1992 Mortar Board National Honor Society for Leadership
1992 Outstanding Senior Award, The University of Akron   
1993 Commitment to Excellence Award, The University of Akron 
1992-1994 Graduate Research Assistantship, The University of Akron