Jake Deister, M.D., MBA, loves teaching and has a thirst for knowledge. He grew up in Topeka in a family of five boys and has always been active, physical and energetic. Watching one of his brothers go through a very challenging health condition was the spark that ignited a 12-year journey to become an orthopedic surgeon. This journey included many educational stops along the way, some halfway around the world, which would prepare him to be well rounded. After benefitting from all of his schooling, Dr. Deister felt ready to pursue the occupation that would allow him to come back to his hometown community to practice medicine by linking his educational passion with the practical use of tools to alleviate pain in the patients who come to him for help. Cotton O’Neil is proud to announce that Dr. Deister has joined our medical team and will practice as an orthopedic surgeon. His practice will be located at Cotton O’Neil Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, 2660 S.W. Third St. in Topeka.
Dr. Deister received his medical degree at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, in 2011 and he completed a surgical residency at Wright State University in 2016. He also has an MBA from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a bachelor of science degree in philosophy from Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio.
He spent two years in Moscow, Russia, after high school where he taught English. Dr. Deister then came back to the United States and continued his education studying both philosophy and political theory. Next, he obtained his master in business administration degree and worked a few years as a business strategy consultant before moving over to the public sector, spending two years as the assistant to the Board of County Commissioners in Ohio.
“It was in Moscow that I discovered that I loved to teach,” said Dr. Deister. “I have found that patients usually know more than they think they do, and often all it takes is some creative teaching to help alleviate some of the fears of being in the surgeon’s office. I have found that the best treatment plans are developed when both the patient and I fully understand each other. Patients leave my office feeling that they’ve been heard and that they know a bit more about orthopedic surgery as well as have a firm grasp on what our treatment plan will be.”
Dr. Deister specializes in the replacement of worn-out and painful knees, hips and shoulders and says he enjoys seeing his patients return to an active lifestyle after living for a long time with pain. He also enjoys fixing broken bones in both children and adults and working through the challenges faced by patients with a traumatic injury.
He and his wife, Brooke, have seven children, and they enjoy running, staying fit and being active, and supporting their children in all of their activities. Dr. Deister enjoys snow skiing and fishing, and he has a fondness for watching University of Kansas basketball.