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Jack Andrish, MD


Jack Andrish, MD

Appointed: 1977

Jack Andrish, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code A41
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Jack Andrish, MD, specializes in the management of knee injury and sports medicine. His research interests are focused on ligament healing, problems of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient knee, as well as patellofemoral pain and complex instability.

He first came to Cleveland Clinic in 1977, when he was appointed a Staff position within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as a member of the Section of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and the Section of Sports Medicine. Later, he was appointed Head of the Section of Clinical Research for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, a position he held for 20 years.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Pediatric Orthopedics
Wilmington, DE USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Medical Internship
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS USA
Undergraduate - Ohio University
Athens, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Adult and pediatric sports medicine, athletic knee injury, patellofemoral problems

Awards & Honors

Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008

Innovations & Patents

Co-Developer of the Kurosaka Screw for interference-fit graft fixation for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, which became the gold standard for ACL reconstruction fixation technique.


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Sports Medicine

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Orthopaedics
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Patello-femoral Knee Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • ACL Injury
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Sports Injuries

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/12/2010, Dr. Andrish 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 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.

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Languages Spoken

  • English