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Jonathan Schaffer, MD, MBA


Jonathan Schaffer, MD, MBA
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Jonathan Schaffer, MD, MBA
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code A41
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Jonathan Schaffer, MD, MBA
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Middleburg Heights Orthopaedics (Middleburg PT OT)
7010 Engle Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Jonathan Schaffer, MD, MBA, is Managing Director of eCleveland Clinic in the Information Technology Division of Cleveland Clinic and is on Staff in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as a Joint and Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgeon. He came from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where he was also an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Schaffer's medical specialty interests include reconstruction of arthritic knees, including joint replacement, the treatment of arthrofibrosis after total knee replacement and the use of arthroscopic methods to treat arthritic knees. His research interests include perioperative pain management, the integration of multimedia object-oriented databases in patient outcomes research, the biological effects of new surgical techniques, specifically lasers, and minimally invasive surgery.

A presenter at numerous regional, national and international courses, Dr. Schaffer is also the author of more than 85 articles, book chapters and books, and has developed a number of multimedia programs and computer software applications. He was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and has received many awards for medical Website development.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Medical Informatics Association.

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA
Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Boston
Orthopaedic Research
Boston, MA USA
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Adult Reconstruction
Boston, MA
Residency - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
Internship - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Haverford College
Haverford, PA USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Adult reconstructive surgery of the knee, arthroscopy, orthopaedic technology research

Treatment & Services

  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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

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As of 5/29/2016, Dr. Schaffer 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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

  • AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Schaffer receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • FlexLife Health, Inc.

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Schaffer may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • FlexLife Health, 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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