Joseph DiCicco, DO, FAOAO

Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Surgery, and Trauma

Board certified by the American Osteopathic Association, I specialize in orthopedic trauma and reconstructive surgery. Because I believe it's important to be honest and open with patients, I "keep it real" by using analogies and examples that help them feel comfortable, understand their treatment options and overcome their fears.

I care for my patients the same way I would want a physician to care for my family and am truly moved when patients are happy with their outcomes. I believe I am good at what I do and I love doing it. Most people just aren't this lucky!

As a trauma consultant and product designer for Stryker Orthopedics, I have been involved in the development of multiple trauma and fracture-care devices over the last several years. In addition, I've written numerous journal articles and book chapters on trauma and fracture care, and I have lectured on a variety of trauma topics across the country and throughout the world. From this perspective, I can safely say that minimally invasive techniques and devices are rapidly advancing.


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

Academic Appointments

  • Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Grandview and Southview hospitals
  • Clinical professor, orthopedic surgery, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Wright State University School of Medicine


  • Fellowship, adult trauma and reconstructive surgery Grant Hospital and Medical Center (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Katie Burris (PA-C)

Katie Burris is a National Board Certified Physician Assistant working closely with Dr. DiCicco since 2009. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Kettering Medical College. She is member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Working together with Dr. DiCicco, Katie focuses on evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic injuries as well as degenerative and traumatic conditions, focusing mainly on the shoulders, hips, ankles and knees. Katie is dedicated to advancing orthopedic education and care, one patient at a time. She has a passion for her work, taking the extra time to explain procedures and answer questions with patients. She sees patients at both the Little York and Yankee office locations.

Chelsey Sakal (PA-C)

Chelsey is a Nationally Board Certified Physician Assistant working along side both Dr. DiCicco and Dr. Melton. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Kettering College in 2015, and continued on to receive her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Kettering College. Chelsey is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants.

Orthopedics has always been her passion since undergraduate school. Chelsey ensures to listen and explain things thoroughly to her patients, in order for her patients to receive the best possible care. In her free time she enjoys running, biking, and spending time with family.

Chelsey currently sees patients at the Centerville, Beavercreek, Eaton, and Lebanon locations.