Raymond J. Tesner, DO – Medical Director

In 1985, Dr. Tesner became the Founder and Medical Director of SportsMedicine GRANT ­– the first practice in Ohio specializing in sports medicine and completely devoted to the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. As a graduate of Penn State University, Dr. Tesner played varsity football and varsity lacrosse.

He currently serves as team physician for Ohio University Athletics and Hilliard Davidson and is also a second opinion consultant to the National Football League.


  • D.O., Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO  1979
  • B.S., Penn State University, Happy Valley, PA

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

  • Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH, 1984


  • Warren General Hospital, Warren, OH, 1979

Sports Medicine Fellowship

  • New England Baptist Hospital, Brookline Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, MA, 1985

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1983


  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, 2007

Professional Distinction/Memberships

  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Columbus Destroyers, AFL
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ohio University, NCAA
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, National Football League
  • Team Physician, Columbus Quest, American Basketball League
  • Team Physician, U.S. Olympic Ski Jump
  • Team Physician, U.S. Olympic Training Center
  • Team Physician, U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined Team
  • Team Physician, Columbus Xoggz, U.S. International Soccer League
  • Team Physician, Columbus Chill, East Coast Hockey League
  • Team Physician, Columbus Horizon, Continental Basketball Association
  • Team Physician, Otterbein College
  • Physician, Columbus Ballet Met
  • Team Physician, Hilliard Davidson High School, Hilliard, Ohio


Orthopaedic Specialty

  • SportsMedicine and athletic injuries