Jared J. Stefanko, DO, MS, FAOAO

OrthoUnited Chief Executive Officer, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Neck Specialist
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • SI Joint Specialist
  • Spine Specialist


  • Spectrum North Canton Campus

Dr. Stefanko specializes in advanced surgical procedures and minimally invasive operative treatments of the spine.

When surgical intervention for your neck or back condition is necessary, you need a highly skilled and expertly trained spine surgeon. Fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. Jared J. Stefanko offers the latest surgical options to treat back and neck conditions.

He joined the team at OrthoUnited in September 2013, where he has excelled at achieving optimum patient outcomes in difficult spinal conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as conditions with the neck and lower back. Dr. Stefanko serves as the Chief Executive Officer of OrthoUnited.


Dr. Stefanko graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He then attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received his Master of Science degree in medical education, followed by his medical degree. Dr. Stefanko completed an internship and residency at Millcreek Community Hospital before completing an orthopaedic spine fellowship at West Virginia University’s Ruby Memorial Hospital.

During his extensive medical training, Dr. Stefanko completed rotations in general orthopaedics and sports medicine, as well as specialized training in trauma, total joint reconstruction, foot and ankle, and spine conditions. His spine fellowship allowed him to closely study trauma, degenerative conditions, and adult deformity, with some exposure to pediatric spine cases.

Published Work & Accomplishments

Dr. Stefanko co-authored a paper published in May 2016 in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, and a chapter publication on cervical trauma titled “Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma: A Comprehensive Text and Video Guide.” He has been the recipient of awards from the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO) for his research on subtrochanteric femur fracture, and his research and presentation on vertebroplasty versus kyphoplasty. Dr. Stefanko is the official team doctor for Massillon Washington High School.

Professional Affiliations

  • Former President - American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, Spine Division
  • Member - AOSpine North America
  • Member - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member - American Osteopathic Association
  • Member - Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Member - Ohio Osteopathic Association
  • Member - Stark County Medical Society

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Spectrum North Canton Campus
OS3 Surgical Center

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West Virginia University, Ruby Memorial Hospital


Millcreek Community Hospital


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine


Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine


Chemistry - Miami University, Oxford, OH

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