Aivars Vitols, DO

Orthopedic Surgery

My special interests include arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee as well as total joint replacement surgery. I was the first physician in the Dayton area to perform arthroscopic surgery and have been using computer-assisted navigation technology for total knee replacement surgery since 2005. I also perform patient-specific total knee replacements in which medical imaging scans are used to manufacture a custom-fitted total knee prosthesis. As a board-certified independent medical examiner, I render independent orthopedic evaluations for the federal government, state governments, private industry, insurance carriers and the legal community.


  • American Orthopedic Association
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Medical Association
  • American Board of Independent Medical Evaluators
  • American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
  • American College of Occupational Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical associate professor, Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Kirksville, Missouri)