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Alfred Cianflocco, MD


Alfred Cianflocco, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Euclid Hospital
Mail Code EU10
18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid, OH 44119
Alfred Cianflocco, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
Alfred Cianflocco, MD
Department: Center for Spine Health
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code EU10
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

AJ Cianflocco, MD, is the Director of Sports and Exercise Medicine in the Center for Sports Health. He sees patients ages 18 and older. Dr. Cianflocco's specialty interests include medical orthopaedics and sports medicine. He sees patients at Euclid Hospital Medical Office Building, the Sports Health Center in Garfield Heights and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center in Avon.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Saint Thomas Hospital
Family Practice
Akron, OH USA
Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Family Practice
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Blood Banking (Special Fellow)
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Winston-Salem, NC USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC USA
Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA


  • Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine- Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Medical orthopaedics, sports medicine Medical orthopaedics, sports medicine, neck and back problems

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Heel Injections
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medical Orthopaedics
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non Surgical Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Viscosupplementation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Disorders of the Shoulder
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Hand Problems
  • Heel Spurs
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Pain
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Labrum Tears
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Leg Pain
  • Medical Problems In Athletes
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Plantar Fibromatosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendontis / Dysfunction
  • Proper Footwear
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Sports Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Disorders

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. 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, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/26/2015, Dr. Cianflocco 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.

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.

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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