R. Douglas Orr, MD

216.636.2205

R. Douglas Orr, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Lutheran Hospital
Mail Code LUTH 2C
1730 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
WorkAppointment:216.636.2205
WorkFax:216.696.7395
R. Douglas Orr, MD
Department: Center for Spine Health
Location: Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Mail Code LUTH 2C
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
WorkAppointment:216.636.2205
DeskDesk:440.695.4000
WorkFax:216.696.7395
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

R. Douglas Orr, MD, is a Staff physician in the Center for Spine Health and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, located on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed in 2003. Dr. Orr's practice interests include adult spinal surgery, including minimally invasive surgery and deformity surgery. In addition, his research interests include outcomes in spinal surgery, spinal biomechanics and biomaterials.

Dr. Orr joins Cleveland Clinic from Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Hamilton General Division in Ontario where he was a staff member for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Orr also served as the assistant clinical professor of surgery at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) and was previously the site chief of orthopaedics at the Hamilton General Site Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.

Dr. Orr has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Silver Hip Award for Best Teacher awarded by the residents of McMaster University Orthopaedic Program and the Robin Sullivan Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research for best resident research presentation at the University of Toronto Orthopaedic Research Day. He has authored numerous publications and presentations for medical journals and conferences across the country and in Canada.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
Spine Surgery
Madison, WI USA
1998
Fellowship - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery
Toronto Canada
1997
Residency - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery
Toronto Canada
1996
Internship - The Wellesley Central Hospital
Surgery
Toronto, Ontario Canada
1990
Medical School - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
Toronto Canada
1989
Undergraduate - University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario Canada
1985

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada- Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada- General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Kyphosis, Scoliosis, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Tumor, Spine Surgery

Memberships

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • AOSpine North America Teaching Faculty

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Cervical Deformity Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Deformity Correction
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical and Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Revision Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Spine Decompression
  • Spine Reconstruction
  • Spine Tumor Removal And Reconstruction
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/22/2014, Dr. Orr 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. Orr received fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medtronic, 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
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