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Thomas Anderson, MD


Thomas Anderson, MD

Appointed: 1983

Thomas Anderson, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Mail Code SH02
5555 Transportation Blvd.
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Thomas Anderson, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
8701 Darrow Road
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Thomas E. Anderson, MD, is Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Center for Sports Health at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Anderson was certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1985. His treatment interest is in sports medicine and he sees patients 13 years and older.

  • Primary Orthopaedic Consultant, Cleveland State University
  • Team Physician, Chagrin Falls High School

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Team Physician, Cleveland Barons professional ice hockey team
  • Assistant Team Physician, Cleveland Browns NFL football team
  • Primary Orthopaedic Consultant, Cleveland State University
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, Cleveland Indians professional baseball team
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, Cleveland Ballet

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Madison, WI USA
Internship - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic
Orthopedic Surgery
Madison, WI USA
Medical School - University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA USA
Undergraduate - Northwestern College
Orange City, IA USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine, lower and upper extremity surgery (excluding the hand)


  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Cleveland Orthopaedic Society

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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

As of 5/30/2014, Dr. Anderson 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.

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