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Mark Schickendantz, MD

216.518.3444

Mark Schickendantz, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Center for Sports Health
Location: Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Mail Code SH02
5555 Transportation Blvd.
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
WorkAppointment:216.518.3444
DeskDesk:216.518.3472
WorkFax:216.518.3490
Mark Schickendantz, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Center for Sports Health
Location: Strongsville Family Health Center
Mail Code SH02
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH 44136
WorkAppointment:216.518.3444
DeskDesk:216.518.3472
WorkFax:216.518.3490
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Mark Schickendantz, MD, is the Director of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.

He is also the Head Team Physician and Director of Orthopedic Services for the Cleveland Indians Professional Baseball Club, Associate Professor of Surgery with the Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine and Program Director and Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery for the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.

His specialty interests include sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He sees patients who are 15 years and older.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Schickendantz earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. He completed an internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He also held a fellowship in shoulder surgery and sports medicine at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

He is a member of a number of professional and medical societies, including the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, among many others. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, has written book chapters and has presented at various research meetings.

Professional Highlights

  • Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns Professional Football Club
  • Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Indians Professional Baseball Club
  • Associate Professor of Surgery with the Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - The Steadman - Hawkins Clinic
Shoulder Surgery/ Sports Medic
Vail, CO USA
1992
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
1991
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1987
Medical School - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1986
Undergraduate - Montana State University
Bozeman, MT USA
1982

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery.

Memberships

  • American Board of Orthopedic Society (ABOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association (MLBTPA)
  • Mid American Orthopedic Association
  • Cleveland Orthopedic Society

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Proximal Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Tendon Reconstruction

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/6/2014, Dr. Schickendantz has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Schickendantz receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Arthrex, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English