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Mark Froimson, MD


Mark Froimson, MD
Department: CCHS Administration
Location: Euclid Hospital
18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid, OH 44119
Mark Froimson, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Euclid Medical Office
Mail Code EU-A126
99 Northline Circle
Euclid, OH 44119
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Mark Froimson, MD, MBA is the Quality Review Officer for the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute, charged with initiating and monitoring quality improvement efforts for the entire institute.  He joined the Section of Adult Reconstruction Surgery in 1999, after serving as Director of Joint Reconstruction at another Cleveland academic center. He specializes in the surgical care of the hip and knee, with particular emphasis on primary and revision joint replacement and arthroscopy. Dr. Froimson accepts new patients with hip and knee problems. He conducts a clinic at the Main Cleveland Clinic Campus as well as at the Beachwood Family Health Center.

Dr. Froimson's research interests include evaluation of outcomes of joint replacement with particular emphasis on reducing complications.  He has studied implant fixation, minimally invasive surgery, hip arthroscopy, partial joint resurfacing, alternative bearing surfaces, mobile bearing knee replacement and avascular necrosis of the hip. He is active in the education of orthopaedic residents, fellows and medical students, and lectures nationally and internationally on advances in hip and knee replacement.

Dr. Froimson was awarded membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, received the Frank E. Stinchfield Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research and has been named to the list of Best Doctors numerous times. He was awarded a traveling fellowship from the Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, which he used to study the indications and effectiveness of arthroscopy of the hip.

He currently serves as President of the Cleveland Orthopaedic Society and is Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Association, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and numerous other national and international societies.

Professional Highlights

  • President, Cleveland Orthopaedic Society 2009  

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Orthopaedic Surgery
New York, NY USA
Fellowship - Columbia University School of General Studies
Orthopaedic Research
New York, NY USA
Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
General Surgery
New York, NY USA
Internship - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
General Surgery
Los Angeles, CA USA
Medical School - Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA USA
Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Hip and knee replacement, hip and knee arthroscopy, partial joint replacement, osteonecrosis, complication prevention, hip and knee total joint replacement revisions and infections

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America, 2001-2008
  • Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2004
  • American Orthopaedic Association, Elected Member, 2003
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, the Honor Society for AACSB, 1998
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellow, 1995-1996


Additional Training

  • Traveling Fellowship in hip arthroscopy, 1996
  • MBA, Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve University, 1997

Innovations & Patents

Product and surgical technique development -- Corail Total Hip System


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1991-Present
  • Orthopaedic Research Society, 1990-Present
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 1998-Present
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, 1997-Present
  • Cleveland Orthopaedic Society, 1993-Present

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Revision
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
  • Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Hip Disorders
  • Joint Disorders
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 11/11/2013, Dr. Froimson 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. Froimson receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medical Compression Systems

Equity. Dr. Froimson owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  • Medical Compression Systems

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