W. Kelton Vasileff

W. Kelton Vasileff, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5
  • 173 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 68 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon, I specialize in sports medicine and hip preservation. I think our field is very special because we’re able to use a combination of conservative and surgical treatments to help a variety of individuals return to certain activities or achieve specific goals.

I believe that helping patients return to a desired level of activity can help improve their lives and overall health. When we personalize a patient’s goals and collaboratively craft successful treatment strategies, our team develops a strong personal connection with the patient. In accomplishing this, we help patients lead full and engaged lives.

I enjoy working at The Ohio State University because we have the unique opportunity to combine clinical practice, community outreach, academic research goals and teaching skills.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and inventing new adventures with them. We love being outdoors and enjoy being a part of our community.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018, 2019
  • Completed subspecialty training in both sports medicine and hip preservation surgery
  • Received award for best resident research
  • Helped care for many athletes, including the Detroit Lions, the Cleveland Browns, Lawrence Tech University teams and multiple high school teams
  • Community High School Team Physician
  • Co-lead, Sports Orthobiologics

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Psoas Muscles
  • Bone Anteversion
  • Bone Retroversion
  • Arthroscopy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Hip Injuries
  • Hip Joint
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative
  • Knee Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Leg Injuries

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
8/1/2004 - 6/10/2008


Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI

6/1/2008 - 6/30/2013


Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI

8/1/2013 - 7/1/2014


University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

1/1/2015 - 6/30/2015

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


More About My Work


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.

173 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

    I truly appreciate Dr. Vasliff for his kind bedside manner. He listens, makes eye contact, and I am at ease in this office.

  • Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

    Very friendly and explained things well. Listens well and does not seem inordinately rushed, while being efficient

  • Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

    Every single experience with this care provide has been exceptional. The level of knowledge and professionalism is outstanding. I was able to get a quick appointment and further treatment in 2 days which provided immediate relief.

  • Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

    Knowledgeable, quick to answer questions and address concerns.

  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2021

    He is short but precise

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

    Dr. Vasileff is very concerned about the well being of his patients.

  • Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

    I've had an ongoing issue and my doctor does not seem as invested in making it better as I am

  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

    Dr. Vasileff is a very good doctor, he takes all the time I need to help talk to me so I understand what is going on, and asks questions of me and includes me in making a game plan

  • Reviewed on Jun 27, 2021

    He was excellent. He listened to me with an open mind

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

    He's great. I always enjoy coming to see him. His demeanor is easygoing throughout the appointment. I don't feel rushed and he takes the time to listen to my questions. His answers are always easy to follow. I often need to have him repeat things he says, which is a normal thing for me because my mind doesn't comprehend everything that is said. I greatly appreciate him taking his time with me.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Vasileff has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Conmed
  • Zimmer Biomet