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

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

Education and Training

Education History

Physician Assistant

Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC
8/1/2006 - 12/13/2008

Board Certification

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Academic Information

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.

164 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 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 12, 2021

    My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at the thoroughness and amount of time PA Cheesman spent with us. She listened to our questions and thoroughly described my procedures.

  • Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

    Monica was very thorough with me about my shoulder injury she explained if I done therapy what it involved & if I have the rotor cuff tear surgery what all I can expect.

  • Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

    Great patient contact care. Asks appropriate questions and shows genuine concern for patient healting. Thoroughly checked progress.

  • Reviewed on Oct 02, 2021

    Monica, the physician's assistant, was also very attentive to me and knew very quickly what needed to happen with me to protect my wound - my surgical wound - and its healing process. She seemed very confident and knew right away what to do and it made sense to me. And I felt really secure in the care I was receiving.

  • Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

    Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable

  • Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

    I have had only positive experiences with Ms. Cheesman. She was delighted by my progress 3 months post-op, and said I was well beyond her expectations! What's not to like?

  • Reviewed on Aug 02, 2021

    Very professional my questions were all answered

  • Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

    Professional and knowledgeable very good

  • Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021


  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2021

    No bad experiences.

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