John R. Kean, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

John R. Kean, MD

John R. Kean, MD

Cerebral Palsy Program
Physician Team

Physician Team

Contact Information

479 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH 43215 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-5175
FX: (614) 722-3373

Location Information for Patients

Orthopedic Center


John R. Kean, MD, is a faculty member (retired emeritus) of Orthopaedic Surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his residency at The Ohio State University. Primary clinical interests include orthopaedic management of cerebral palsy and neuromuscular diseases, pediatric trauma, sports injuries and foot deformities. Dr. Kean is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Central Ohio Pediatric Association, American Board Orthopaedic Society, Ohio Orthopaedic Society, Columbus Orthopaedic Society and the Gillespie Pediatric Orthopaedic Study Group.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/30/1974


  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1975


  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1978


  • Orthopaedics


  • Orthopaedics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/19/1978


  • Cuttica Daniel J, Beebe Allan C, Kean John R, Klamar Jan E, Klingele Kevin E. 2010. Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures: A Comparison of Flexible Versus Rigid Intramedullary Nailing.  Indiana Orthopaedic Journal. Vol. 4, no. January: 55-59.
  • Coley BD, Shiels WE II, Kean John R, Adler BH. 2007. Age-Dependent Dynamic Sonographic Measurement of Pediatric Clubfoot.  Pediatric Radiology. Vol. 37, no. 11. (November): 1118-1124.
  • Sheils WE II, Coley BD, Kean John R, Adler BH. 2007. Focused Dynamic Sonographic Examination of the Congenital Clubfoot.  Pediatric Radiology. Vol. 37, no. 11. (November): 1125-1129.
  • Kean John R, Horn Pamela Lee, Ruth Brenda. 2007. Use of Wound V.A.C. Therapy in Pediatric Patients with Infected Spinal Wounds, A Retrospective Review.  Orthopaedic Nursing. Vol. 26, no. 5. (October).
  • Cohen Daniel M, Jasser, Joseph W, Kean John R, Smith, Gary A. 1998. Clinical Criteria for Using Radiography for Children with Acute Knee Injuries.  Pediatric Emergency Care. Vol. 14, no. 3. (January).
  • Cook Paul A, Yu Joseph S, Wiand William, Lubber Lawrence, Coleman Carl R, Cook II Albert J,. 1996. Madelung Deformity in Skeletally Immature Patients: Morphologic Assessment Using Radiography, CT, and MRI.  Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography.
  • Ohl Matthew D, Kean John R, Steensen Robert No. 1991. Arthroscopic Treatment of Septic Arthritic Knees in Children and Adolescents.  Orthopaedic Review. Vol. XX, no. 10. (October).
  • Glassman Andrew H, Kean John R, Martino J David, Mentser Mark I. 1990. Subtrochanteric Pathological Fracture of Both Femoral Secondary to Malignant Pheochromocytoma, A Case Report.  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Vol. 72A, no. 10. (December).
  • Lo Warren D, Barohn Richard J, Bobulski Rosalind J, Kean John R, Mendell Jerry R. 1990. Centronuclear Myopathy and Type I Hypotrophy Without Central Nuclei, Distinct Nosologic Entities.  Archives of Neurology. Vol. 47, no. March: 273-276.
  • Magone Jerry B, Torch Martin A, Clark Robert N, Kean John R. 1989. Comparative Review of Surgical Treatment of the Ideopathic Clubfoot by Three Different Procedures at Columbus Children's Hospital.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Vol. IX, no. January: 49-58.
  • Ruff Michael E, Weiss Lawrence, Kean John R. 1984. Acute Thoracic Kyphosis and Gaucher's Disease, A Case Report.  Spine. Vol. 4, no. 8. (January): 835-837.
  • Coley BD, Shiels II WE, Kean J, Adler BH. Age-dependent dynamic sonographic measurement of pediatric clubfoot. Pediatric Radiology 37(11): 1125-1129, 2007 (Epub, September 11, 2007).
  • Kean J, Horn PL, Ruth B. Use of Wound V.A.C. Therapy in Pediatric Patients With Infected Spinal Wounds-A Retrospective Review. National Association of Orthopaedic Nursing 26(5): 317-324, 2007.
  • Kean J, Greydanus DE, Patel DR. Foot Problems in the Adolescent. AAP/Adolescent Medicine (eds), 2007.
  • Shiels II WE, Coley BD, Kean J, Adler BH. Focused dynamic sonographic examination of the congenital clubfoot. Pediatric Radiology 37(11): 1118-1124, 2007 (Epub, September 4, 2007).
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