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Jeffrey Tharp, DO

Jeffrey Tharp, DO



75 Ratings 15 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, Oct 19


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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

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Portage Orthopedics

6847 N Chestnut St
Ravenna OH, 44266

UH Portage Orthopedics

401 Devon Pl
Kent OH, 44240

Patient Experience Reviews

4.2 out of 5

75 Ratings

Patient Comments (15)

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

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Very helpful and pleasant. Gave me peace of mind. I know the surgery will go well. I trust Dr Tharp

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Tharp and his entire staff were fantastic. I'm going through a very difficult time and he took the time to listen and explain things even despite my bad manners which I apologize for.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
I had a very good experience. Everyone was very nice. The doctor himself stopped in to let me know he would be a few minutes late. That was very impressive to me

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Tharp and his staff are consistently top notch.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Great doctor, obvious competence a huge relief.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Very satisfie

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Tharp understood the extreme pain I am in and scheduled the surgery as soon as he could. Finally, a doctor listened to me

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
I have seen Dr. Tharp in the past in a different system. I sought him out and drive a longer distance just to see him. He is phenomenal and the staff around him is top notch.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Very good

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
He took time to thoroughly explain the procedure and allow for questions

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Very happy with dr tharp. Thorough

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Tharp is amazing! I was in horrible pain and as soon as I woke up from surgery, I knew the pain was gone! I can't thank him enough!!

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Excellent all the way around. I feel fortunate to have found Dr. Tharpe.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr'Tharp is a very smart and good doctor/ the nurses are friendly as well there's nothing negative to say about these people there human there not perfect.. There a blessing to me to ever help me.

Board Certifications

  • 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.