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Jeffrey Tharp, DO

Jeffrey Tharp, DO



68 Ratings 9 Reviews


Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Portage Orthopedics
6847 N Chestnut St
Ravenna, OH 44266

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Wednesday, Sep 6


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Jeffrey S. Tharp, DO, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Tharp has practiced for the last 26 years in the area, specializing in adult reconstructive procedures on the spine, including minimally invasive approaches. He operates on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, with expertise in both anterior and posterior approaches.

Dr. Tharp grew up in northeastern Ohio in a small town called Andover near Pymatuning Lake. As the son of his hometown’s family physician, he has been around medicine his entire life. Dr. Tharp obtained his undergraduate degree at Ohio University and attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internship at Warren General Hospital, an orthopedic residency at Cuyahoga falls General Hospital, and a Spine Fellowship at the Florida Spine Institute. In 1996, he returned to the area and started his practice. Dr. Tharp became a full-time employee of University hospitals in January 2020.

Dr. Tharp is a member of the North American Spine Society and a board-certified member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, having obtained a 10-year recertification in 2018. He has also served as program director for the orthopedic residency program and as chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital. Dr. Tharp has trained and mentored many students and residents through his years of practice.


  • Neck Surgery
  • Spine Surgery


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Office Locations

UH Portage Orthopedics

6847 N Chestnut St
Ravenna, OH 44266

UH Portage Orthopedics

401 Devon Pl
Kent, OH 44240

Patient Experience Reviews

4.1 out of 5

68 Ratings

Patient Comments (9)

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
I received very good care from Dr. Tharp. I consider him to be a very caring, compassionate and professional physician.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Dr Tharp is a great surgeon and helped me very much

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Dr. Tharp and his staff are very professional, caring and courteous. Dr. Tharp Is very understanding and compassionate to my healthcare needs. I felt very comfortable during my visit. I highly recommend Dr. Tharp. He is an excellent provider. I am very satisfied with him and his staff.

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Phenomenal provider and office staff. I tell everyone I can how amazing they all are and recommend where appropriate.

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
This was the first time I went to this hospital and I was very impressed with the care I received and the excellent treatment I received.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Excellent care, surgery and outcome

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Very good and very helpful and nice

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Doctor Tharp is the best. The surgery was a success. And everyone was thoughtful and helpful

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr. Tharp and his staff are superb! He is a genius!

Certifications & Memberships

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Fellowship | Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery - Florida Spine Institute (1995 - 1996)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital (1991 - 1995)

Internship | Transitional Year
Transitional Year - Warren General (1990 - 1991)

Medical Education
Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine (1990)

Ohio University (1986)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Jeffrey Tharp did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.