About Me

As a physician assistant specializing in sports medicine and orthopaedics, I treat and manage conditions such as shoulder pain, shoulder instability, labral tears, rotator cuff tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, biceps tendinitis, biceps tendon tears and musculoskeletal pain. My goal is to help patients regain function and obtain a better quality of life through multiple treatment modalities. I believe in carefully assessing conditions on a case-by-case basis, and providing optimal care that’s individualized to the unique needs of each patient.

I completed my undergraduate education at Ohio State, so I am very happy to be a part of the Buckeye community again. I enjoy working at Ohio State because of the excellent patient-centered care we provide as well as the opportunity to pursue my passion of helping others to the best of my ability.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, biking, being outdoors and spending time with my children.
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Ohio Association of Physician Assistants

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Orthopedics
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Pain

Education and Training

Education History

Methodist University

Academic Information

Board Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

62 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019

    Monica was very helpful in answering my questions about my continued recovery from my arm surgery 6 months ago. She was also able to answer a question I had about another problem with a finger on my right hand.

  • Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

    Knowledgeable and experienced

  • Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

    Our care provider was very knowledgeable and patient with our questions.

  • Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

    Top notch

  • Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

    Professional, took time to explain things & answer my questions.

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2019

    Monica Cheesman the PA was fabulous. I have a complex situation and she patiently sat with me and listened intently. She was very encouraging. OSU is lucky to have her.

  • Reviewed on May 15, 2019

    All good

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2019

    Dr. Cheesman was great. She took her time to answer all my questions.

  • Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019


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