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Anthony Miniaci


Anthony Miniaci, MD


Anthony Miniaci, MD, FRCSC, is a staff physician at Cleveland Clinic's Center for Sports Health in Cleveland, Ohio as well as at Cleveland Clinic Canada’s Sports Health team in Toronto. In Canada, he provides orthopaedic consultations to our patients who have knee and shoulders issues that may require surgery.

Dr. Miniaci attended medical school at University of Western Ontario and practiced in Toronto, Ontario, Calgary, Alberta and Bern, Switzerland before becoming a staff physician at Cleveland Clinic's Centre for Sports Health in Cleveland, Ohio. While in Cleveland, Dr. Miniaci has been the head team physician for the Cleveland Browns and has treated athletes from all of over world. While practicing in Canada, he was a full professor at the University of Toronto, an active member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, an orthopaedic consultant for the Toronto Blue Jays and team physician for the London Tigers Baseball Club.

Dr. Miniaci brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our patients and has received top medical accolades and research grants from a variety of prestigious organizations. Most recently, Dr. Miniaci was named in the top 1% of physicians in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.


University of Calgary
Research Orthopaedic
Edmonton, AB
Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Sports Medicine
Inglewood, California
Inselspital University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
Medicine Shoulder and Knee
Bern, Switzerland
University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
London, ON
University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
London, ON
Doctor of Medicine
University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
London, ON
Bachelor Degree
University of Western Ontario
London, ON


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)

Specialty Interests

  • Sports Medicine 
  • Shoulder and Knee 
  • Arthroscopy and Reconstruction

Professional Highlights

  • Director Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, Head Sports Medicine 
  • Head Team Physician Cleveland Browns 
  • North American Traveling Fellowship
  • ABC Traveling Fellowship

Awards and Honours

  • Best Doctors 
  • Top Doctors 
  • Ivan Smith Memorial Award, 1982
  • Eli Lilly Honorarium, Research, 1985
  • Best Research Paper, Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Meeting, 1986 
  • First Prize (Research Scholarship) North American Residents Meeting, 1986
  • North American Finalist,Richards Residents Meeting, 1986 
  • Prize,Residents' Research Day, 1987 
  • McLaughlin Fellowship, 1988
  • AOA/COA North American Travelling Fellowship, 1989 
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Award, 1990 
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Award, 1992
  • R. Tait McKenzie Award, CASM Research Award, 1992 
  • JC Kennedy Award in Sports Medicine Research OMA Research Award, 1994 
  • ABC Travelling Fellowship, 1995 
  • Richard O'Connor Research Award, 1998 
  • COF Award CORE-ACORE, 2001 
  • Finalist,Richard O'Connor Award-AANA, 2001 
  • Finalist-Neer Award-ASES, 2001 
  • John Joyce Award,Best Research Paper, ISAKOS, 2003

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association 
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society 
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America 
  • ISAKOS - International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine