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Anthony Miniaci, MD


Anthony Miniaci, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Mail Code SH02
5555 Transportation Blvd.
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Anthony Miniaci, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A41
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Anthony Miniaci, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Marymount Hospital
Mail Code A41
12300 McCracken Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Anthony Miniaci, MD, is a staff physician within Cleveland Clinic's Center for Sports Health. His specialty interests include shoulder reconstruction, knee reconstruction and cartilage resurfacing.

An orthopaedic surgeon from Toronto, Canada, he was a full professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Miniaci also has belonged or served on the numerous Committees of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; American Shoulder and Elbow Society; Arthroscopy Association of North America; International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine; and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Miniaci was Team Physician for the London Tigers Baseball Club from 1990 to 1993, and he has been an Orthopaedic Consultant to the Toronto Blue Jays since 1995. He has also worked as a consultant to the National Hockey League Players Association and served as the Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns Football Club from 2003-2009.

Professional Highlights

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

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Calgary
Research Orthopaedic
Fellowship - Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Sports Medicine
Inglewood, CA USA
Fellowship - Inselspital University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
Medicine Shoulder/Knee
Residency - University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, ON Canada
Internship - University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, ON Canada
Medical School - University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, ON Canada
Undergraduate - University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine, shoulder and knee arthroscopy and reconstruction, cartilage and implant joint resurfacing

Awards & Honors

  • 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

Innovations & Patents

Minimally invasive focal resurfacing devices for cartilage defects


  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Orthopaedics
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Labrum Tears
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Disorders

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

As of 10/31/2016, Dr. Miniaci 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. Miniaci receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Arthrosurface, Inc.
  • ConMed Linvatec Biomaterials, Inc.
  • Stryker Corporation

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

  • Arthrosurface, Inc.
  • Zimmer, Inc.

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

  • Arthrosurface, 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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