Richard Parker, MD

216.839.3000

Richard Parker, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code A41
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
WorkAppointment:216.839.3000
DeskDesk:216.444.2992
WorkFax:216.445.6255
Richard Parker, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.2606
DeskDesk:216.444.2992
WorkFax:216.445.6255
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Richard Parker, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He has dedicated his practice to the field of sports medicine, sports-related injuries and arthroscopic knee surgery.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopic Association of North America and the International Society of Arthroscopic, Knee and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Parker is Head Team Physician for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. Dr. Parker is a national and international presenter and has written more than 100 publications.

Professional Highlights

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residents' Teacher of the Year Award, 2006
  • Head Team Physician, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2000-Present

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
Sports Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT USA
1987
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1986
Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Flexible
Cleveland, OH USA
1982
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
1981
Undergraduate - Walsh University
Chemistry
North Canton, OH USA
1978

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine, athletic knee injury, knee surgery, knee arthroscopic surgery, knee cartilage injuries, knee ligament injuries

Awards & Honors

Cleveland's Best Doctors, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Certificate of Subspecialization is Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Surgery, 2007-Present

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • Herodicus Society
  • Cleveland Academy of Medicine

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/11/2014, Dr. Parker 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 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.

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  • English
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