Dr. Ward is an advanced Foot and Ankle Surgeon who has practiced in the Lima area since 1999. Prior to settling in Lima he did his residency training at the Dayton VA medical center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and VA outpatient clinic in Columbus Ohio. Dr. Ward has had solid training in all surgical and non-surgical problems. He has also had advanced training in wound care medicine, limb preservation surgery, peripheral nerve surgery to help function and relieve chronic pain, Orthoplastics: latest skin and muscle flaps, reconstructive deformity correction, trauma, and Ilizarov external fixation techniques. This allows Dr. Ward to treat a wide array of problems, deformities, and trauma of the foot and ankle.
Dr. Ward is currently Board Certified in wound care by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Podiatry, which has led him to be a vital part of the St. Rita’s wound clinic where he serves as a staff physician to treat all types of wounds involving the lower extremity. He is also Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has previously served as past Chief of Podiatry Surgical section for both St. Rita’s and Lima Memorial Hospital. He currently serves on the credentialing committee for Cornerstone. Also, currently serves as the chairman of the Infection Control Committee for St. Rita’s Medical Center.
Dr. Ward also is currently the Director for the Foot and Ankle Residency Program. He enjoys the opportunity to train and lead young new Foot and Ankle Surgeons as they prepare to practice medicine and surgery as well as become leaders in their community.
Dr. Ward resides in Elida, Ohio, with his wife, Liz, and sons.