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John Paul Ketz, M.D.

John Paul Ketz, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

4.8 out of 5 stars
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About Me

I specialize in lower extremity trauma and adult foot and ankle disorders. My special expertise includes ankle arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction, arthritic conditions, and periarticular fracture care.

Certified Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute. 2007 - 2008

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2003 - 2007

Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2002 - 2003


MD | Medical University Of Ohio. 2002


Duthie-Evarts Teaching Award honoring outstanding teacher mentorship. 2014

Best Resident Paper Award. 2008

Carl M. Harris Award - Outstanding patient care and education. 2007

Roger A. Mann Award for outstanding clinical paper-2006 AOFAS Annual Meeting. 2006

Pi Tau Sigma - Engineering Honorary Society.

Alpha Omega Alpha.


I have authored several papers and my research interests include foot and ankle biomechanics, post-traumatic foot and ankle reconstruction and periarticular fractures.


Journal Articles

Enhancing insulin-use safety in hospitals: Practical recommendations from an ASHP Foundation expert consensus panel.

Cobaugh DJ, Maynard G, Cooper L, Kienle PC, Vigersky R, Childers D, Weber R, Carson SL, Mabrey ME, Roderman N, Blum F, Burkholder R, Dortch M, Grunberger G, Hays D, Henderson R, Ketz J, Lemke T, Varma SK, Cohen M

American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.. 2013 August 1570 (16):1404-13. Epub 1900 01 01.

The salvage of complex hindfoot problems with use of a custom talar total ankle prosthesis.

Ketz J, Myerson M, Sanders R

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2012 July 394 (13):1194-200. Epub 1900 01 01.

Staged posterior tibial plating for the treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma Association 43C2 and 43C3 tibial pilon fractures.

Ketz J, Sanders R

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2012 June 26 (6):341-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Establishment of an index with increased sensitivity for assessing murine arthritis.

Sampson ER, Beck CA, Ketz J, Canary KL, Hilton MJ, Awad H, Schwarz EM, Chen D, O'Keefe RJ, Rosier RN, Zuscik MJ

Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society.. 2011 August 29 (8):1145-51. Epub 03/03/2011.

Dynamic kinematic and plantar pressure changes following cheilectomy for hallux rigidus: a mid-term followup.

Nawoczenski DA, Ketz J, Baumhauer JF

Foot & ankle international.. 2008 March 29 (3):265-72. Epub 1900 01 01.

Kinetic and Kinematic Changes in the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Following Cheilectomy

Ketz J; Nawoczenski D; Baumhauer J.

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery. 2006; 5(4): 266-71.

A unique two-level noncontiguous ligamentous flexion-distraction injury in the thoracolumbar spine.

Ketz JP, Molinari RW

Journal of neurosurgery. Spine.. 2005 October 3 (4):328-31. Epub 1900 01 01.

Regression of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and loss of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with cell-mediated immune responses to an HPV type 16 E7 peptide.

Kadish AS, Timmins P, Wang Y, Ho GY, Burk RD, Ketz J, He W, Romney SL, Johnson A, Angeletti R, Abadi M,

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology.. 2002 May 11 (5):483-8. Epub 1900 01 01.


Master Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery: The Foot and Ankle (2013)

Chapter: Tibial Periarticular Fracture Reduction and Fixation

Authors: Ketz J and Sanders R

Publisher: LWW 2013

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.8 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

4.8 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr. Ketz has shown great concern for my injury from my first visit. He performed a surgery on my foot and ankle that I was sure would never be the same. Well, Dr. Ketz did an amazing job straightening out my foot and thank God for him, I can walk again with no pain!!!

Mar 15, 2024

5.0 stars

I was hesitant about using a new doctor after Dr. Oh left because I was extremely pleased with Dr. Oh's care, but Dr. Ketz has exceeded all my expectations. I have already recommended him to several friends. I couldn't be happier that he is my doctor. He's the very best...please keep him here in Rochester!

Mar 01, 2024

5.0 stars

I would highly recommend !

Jan 23, 2024

4.2 stars

My initial injury is healing well but caused other parts of my body to hurt as it compensated for the injury. I felt as though this was brushed off as if it was less important.

Dec 09, 2023

5.0 stars

I have already recommended 4 people.

Nov 16, 2023

4.6 stars

Dr. Ketz and Stacy Byrne, PA took and continue to take great care of me.

Sep 08, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. John Ketz was the best!

Jul 25, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Ketz is wonderful. He listens and is very straightforward with his answers. I like that.He absolutely knows what he's talking about and is very sure about advice given.

Jun 16, 2023

5.0 stars

I refer anyone that needs an orthopedic surgeon to Dr. Ketz he is an outstanding doctor and I have been with him for many year's

May 27, 2023

5.0 stars

I have recommended him to a friend.

May 20, 2023


Dr. Ketz is wonderful. I was very pleased with the surgery.

Apr 21, 2023


Very talented surgeon. A good body engineer. Always appears to be in a hurry. Perhaps it would be helpful if he would take time to read the patient-stop, listen, hear.

Mar 10, 2023


I saw a resident before I saw Dr. Ketz and he was listening well, but I felt like he seemed to be rushing me along a little bit.

Mar 08, 2023


Provider took time to write two other referrals for me.

Feb 09, 2023


Dr Ketz. Wonderful caring

Oct 20, 2022


Dr. Ketz has treated me twice for two different injuries and he is very competent. (being a nurse for 30yrs, you learn who is good and who is average.)

Oct 13, 2022


Very smooth visit!

Oct 13, 2022


Dr Ketz is Very Knowledgable and has a Wonderful Bedside Manner. He gave Me My Options and we Elected to Drain My Cyst during that Appointment. He was Excellent. Love Him.

Sep 17, 2022


He was abrupt during the visit. Would have liked to hear more explanation about the x-rays. I became anxious due to the short abruptness of the provider.

Aug 29, 2022


Dr. Ketz was very "blase" about my problem. [...] He showed me the plantaar fasciitis on the xray. [...] I did not get an opportunity to ask questions.

May 27, 2022


Provider needs to work on preparing pts. better on what to expect from surgery and provide D/C instructions.

May 26, 2022