Damien Billow, MD

Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Orthopaedics
  • Trauma Treatment
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Broken Bones
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Biography

About Damien Billow, MD

Damien Billow, MD, is a staff physician in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He trained in Orthopaedics at the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Residency Program, and did additional training in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at Vanderbilt University. He specializes in acute fracture care of the upper and lower extremities, including pelvis and acetabulum.  He also treats nonunion and malunion fractures.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Association.

Dr. Billow is interested in new techniques in fracture care and nonunions, as well as teaching others. He won the Resident Teacher of the Year Award in 2015.  He is involved in research on Vitamin D, nonunion and hip fractures.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2012

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Orthopaedic Trauma
Nashville, TN USA
2012

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2011

Internship - Loyola University Medical Center
General Surgery
Maywood, IL USA
2007

Medical School - University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, OH USA
2006

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA
2002

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Orthopaedic trauma, fracture care including nonunions, malunions, pelvis and acetabulum fractures

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/12/2016, Dr. Billow has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

89 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

2 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2016

Dr. Billows was excellent.

Reviewed on May 11, 2016

The doctor was great. He answered all my questions and gave me directions about follow up care and limitations during the healing process.

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