Treatment & Services
- Complex Shoulder Surgery
- Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
- Joint Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Revision Shoulder Surgery
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Scapular Winging
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Shoulder Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Broken Bones
- Disorders of the Shoulder
- Labrum Tears
- Nerve Injuries Of The Shoulder
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Infection
- Shoulder Paralysis
- Sports Injuries
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Doctorate - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
Internship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical School - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
Undergraduate - Fordham University
Bronx, NY USA
- PhD in cell biology, University of Pennsylvania, 1987
- Maynard Madden Professorship in Arthritis Research (2006- current)
- Board of Directors, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999-2005
- Chair, Council of Academic Affairs, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (2003-2005)
- American British and Canadian Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association, 1993
- President, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2006
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Shoulder disorders, including sports injuries; shoulder replacement; rotator cuff surgery; arthroscopic surgery; complex and revision surgery of the shoulder
Awards & Honors
- Graduated c<em>um laude</em>, Fordham University, 1975
- Biology Achievement Award, Fordham University, 1975
- OREF Resident Research Award, 1981-1982
- OREF Resident Research Award, 1983-1984
- DeForest Willard Award, 1984
- NIH NIADDK Clinical Investigator Award, 1984-1989
- North American Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association, 1985
- ABC Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association, 1993
- Neer Award, American Shoulder Elbow Society, 1996
- Neer Award, American Shoulder Elbow Society, 2001
- Cleveland Clinic Resident Teaching Award, 2006
- Named to numerous lists of "best doctors" in America, Midwest and Cleveland
Innovations & Patents
- Designed most of the currently used shoulder prosthetics used by DePuy Johnson and Johnson
- Designed shoulder prosthetic surgical simulator (IP owned by Cleveland Clinic)
- Developed techniques for rotator cuff repair and reconstruction of ligament deficiencies of the shoulder
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Association
- Orthopaedic Research Society
- Mid America Orthopaedic Association
Research & Publications
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Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Iannotti receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
Royalty Payments. Dr. Iannotti receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Tornier, Inc.
- Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
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155 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016
Dr. Iannotti and his staff always take the time to explain treatment and answer questions. Janet was amazing throughout the pre and post surgery phases, always willing and encouraging to call with problems and questions.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2016
Staff was always concerned and helpful to all my needs, a very professional staff.
Reviewed on Jun 16, 2016
Dr. I_____ & his staff were top notch in surgery & past care -
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2016
Everything went the way we had hoped.
Reviewed on May 9, 2016
Dr. Iannotti and the Cleveland Clinic have been wonderful. Doctors in my home area were unable to meet my needs or diagnose what was wrong. Dr. Iannotti knew immediately and acted in my best interest to schedule emergency surgery and probably saved my life.
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2016
Dr. Iannotti has always been very professional. I couldn't ask for a more qualified physician to care for my shoulder issues. I have recommended him to others who are also experiencing shoulder problems. He is well worth the 3 1/2 hour trip.
Reviewed on Mar 17, 2016
My surgery and recovery were remarkably easy!! Everyone did an amazing job!!
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