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Joseph Scarcella, MD


Joseph Scarcella, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Mail Code Mhd
970 East Washington Street
Medina, OH 44256
Joseph Scarcella, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Brunswick Family Health Center
Mail Code Mhd
3574 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212
Joseph Scarcella, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Strongsville Family Health Center
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH 44136
Joseph Scarcella, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Middleburg Heights Orthopaedics (Middleburg PT OT)
7010 Engle Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Joseph B. Scarcella, MD is a staff surgeon with the Cleveland Clinic's Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He has degrees in both Biology and Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University and Fenn College of Engineering, as well as a Master's Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Akron. He attended medical school at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland. Dr. Scarcella joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2009 after 16 years in private practice in the Cleveland area.

Dr. Scarcella's primary interests are total hip and knee replacement, including partial knee replacement, general hand surgery and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Scarcella has been involved with local area high schools as team physician since 1991, and also was an assistant physician with the Cleveland Indians in 2004 and 2005.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate - University of Akron
Civil Engineering
Akron, OH USA
Undergraduate - Cleveland State University
Civil Engineering
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Total and partial knee replacement with minimally invasive techniques; arthroscopic repair of shoulder problems, including ligamentous and rotator cuff; arthroscopic knee surgery, including ACL reconstruction


  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Cleveland Orthopedic Society

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Revision
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Bursitis
  • Disorders of the Shoulder
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Problems

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As of 5/5/2016, Dr. Scarcella 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.

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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