Ian J. Dempsey, M.D.
Dr. Ian J. Dempsey is the newest addition to Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville. He is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon and specializes in conditions of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. Dr. Dempsey’s practice caters to individualized treatment for each patient that combines joint preserving techniques and restorative interventions.
He was born and raised in Rome, New York where he was valedictorian of his high school class. After high school, he was accepted into the Leadership in Medicine program at Union College, a combined BS/MD/MBA program and graduated Magna cum Laude with an interdepartmental degree in Chemistry and Economics. Additionally, he obtained a graduate degree in Masters in Business Administration with a focus in healthcare at Union Graduate College. He then attended Albany Medical College and realized his passion for orthopaedics. He was matched for residency in orthopaedic surgery at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Through the mentorship of the faculty members of the sports division at University of Virginia, he was matched at the world-renowned Rush University medical Center for fellowship in Sports medicine and shoulder surgery.
Dr. Dempsey while obtaining his graduate degree played Division III lacrosse for the Union College Dutchmen and was selected for the all-academic team four years in a row.
Dr. Dempsey has extensive experience providing care for athletes of all levels. He has been a professional team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire, Chicago Joffrey Ballet, and cared for professional tennis players during the 2018 Laver cup.
He has also provided care for the Chicago State University Men’s and Women’s Basketball team and Chicago Steel, a United States Hockey League top junior ice hockey team.
During residency, he cared for University of Virginia to include the Men’s Lacrosse and Basketball team in addition to the Men’s Basketball team at James Madison University.
He has provided high school coverage for two teams while in Virginia; Fork Union Military Academy and Abermarle High school for both lacrosse and football. He also provided high school football coverage for Thornton Fractional North while in Chicago.