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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Medina Hospital Medical Office Building

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
View all 2 Specialties +


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About Kenneth Greene, MD

Dr. Greene joined the staff of Cleveland Clinic in 2009. After completing his fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 1988, he returned to Akron, Ohio and was a member of the Crystal Clinic for twenty-one years. While in Akron, Dr. Greene was the Head of Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Summa Health System, and was the Medical Director of the Walter A. Hoyt, Jr., MD Musculoskeletal Research Lab. Dr. Greene is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University, has received several teaching awards, and has been instrumental in training future generations of orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Greene is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in reconstruction of the hip and knee. His focus is on joint replacement surgery and he is recognized as an authority in this area, lecturing both nationally and internationally. In the last several years, he has authored numerous articles, several book chapters, and has presented over two dozen international lectures.  Dr. Greene was named as one of 70 outstanding hip surgeons by Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review in May, 2011.

Dr. Greene is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arthroplasty, and he has been extensively involved with orthopaedic implant design, including the Restoration Modular Hip System and the Triathlon Total Knee System. Dr. Greene was the first surgeon worldwide to implant a Triathlon total knee and Partnership ceramic hip.  His role as an implant design consultant allows his patients access to the latest technology available, often years before general use.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Adult Reconstruction
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Akron City Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery
Akron, OH USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Primary and complex total hip and knee replacement, primary and revision hip and knee replacement

Awards & Honors

  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant recipient, 1992 - Fracture toughness and fatigue crack propagation of polymethylmethacrylate polyisobutylene as a bone cement material.
  • Orthopaedic Attending of the Year, Teaching Award, 1992
  • Orthopaedic Attending of the Year, Teaching Award, 2000
  • 70 Outstanding Hip Surgeons Becker's Orthopedic and Spine Review May 2011

Innovations & Patents

  • Restoration Modular Hip System - Design Surgeon
  • Rejuvenate Modular Hip System - Design Surgeon
  • Triathlon Total Knee System - Design Surgeon and Project Chairman
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

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 4/7/2020, Dr. Greene 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. Greene receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation

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

  • Stryker Corporation

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

372 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

DR. Greene sets the bar for All aspects related to the Medical practice and more , I'm honored to be his patient !!

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr Greene and his staff are very kind and truly cared about me, the patient.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr Greene discussed in detail to me on what to expect before and after surgery. He was compassionate and truly cared about me as a person.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

the doctor was very informative and took time to answer all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

I was treated so horribly by Dr. Green & Dr. Park. He said he would "amputate my leg before replacing my knee" bc I'm too young and too fat. Only option he gave me was bariatric surgery. Humiliated me and made a Mockery of me and didn't even address my knee (which is in severe condition) or any options. I drove 4 hours tocome to "the best" hospital and it was a joke and very humiliating and left in more pain.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021


Reviewed on May 13, 2021

my experience with Dr. Greene has been outstanding. His follow has been outstanding. He is very thorough explaining everything in layman's terms. Furthermore he treats me as a person not as a number. He was very helpful in every aspect of my visit. Sometimes I feel that I am being cut short, but, not with Dr. Greene he and his,staff should be commended!

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

We appreciate Dr. Green's professionalism and his knowledge

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Greene has always been fantastic about taking the time to explain everything to me very carefully. He was extremely thorough this time, as usual.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Greene to more people than I can count, and I will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Greene kept pushing me towards getting cortisone shots and not getting my hips replaced. He kept saying if i can wait a year he can do it robotically. He wasn't listening to my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Greene is very personable and caring. He explained my options fully. I completely trust him with my care and know that eventually I will have relief from my knee pain as his patient.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

I found my meeting with Dr. Greene informative. I wish had had more time with him and had better prepared myself for his diagnosis.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr. Greene patiently answered all of my questions. I have already recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr Greene is an amazing surgeon and explains in detail..

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Staff professionals provided prompt and excellent service. Dr. Greene is the best in the business. I have been seeing him since 2003! I have advised many people to seek Dr. Greene for hip and knee treatments. He is Thee Best!!!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr Greene explained in detail that medical decisions have changed about my condition and that I don't need to return for 5 years.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Greene explained my options also explained the procedure for surgery if I chose that course of action. He listened to my concerns. Answered all my questions. He is a very knowledgeable and personable doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

the cortizone shots in my knees were the best ever! DR.Greene was very informative on my choices and delivered exactlly what i needed.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Kenneth Greene is fantastic!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Greene is undoubtedly the best that there is

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

I really like both doctors and appreciate all there suppor

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

dr Greene was great he answered all my questions and actually cared about the pain and finding answers

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

I have recommended Dr Greene multiple times to friends.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Greene took the time necessary with me to answer my questions. review my xrays with me, and discuss issues so it was a good experience.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

I had no issues with X-ray nurses or doctors everything went well

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

It doesn't matter which doctor I see, they're alway the best at the Cleveland Clinic!!!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr Green is very easy to talk to and answers all my questions with care

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr Greene and his staff were so caring.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Love Dr Green an his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Greene is an exceptional ortho surgeon

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Visit was thourough and allowed for me to share my issues, Provider listened and provided good alternitives to address them. Showed concern for me overall throughout the visit

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Greene is by far the best doctor I have ever had. I drive over 45 miles one way for Dr. Greene. He is thorough, honest and down to earth. Most importantly , he explains the medical processes to the patient in a way that the patient understands He also takes the time to answer ALL questions and does not rush the patient out of the exam room like most doctors do

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Greene. He's efficient and doesn't talk down to me. He explains things on my level.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr Greene is always great at explaining and helping out with any problems I have.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

I felt more at ease with this diagnosis. My prior orthopedic Dr. had me in such distress from what he told me. Dr. Greene was so caring and put any of my fears to rest. He will continue to be my Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr Greene, Dr. Parker And staff treated me with courtesy and patience.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Appreciate Dr. Greene exploring non-typical causes for my discomfort

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Greene was by far the best doctor to work with and I feel so very blessed to have had him do my hip. His staff and anyone associated with him worked very well together and you could tell that they ALL embraced and respected him. I can not say enough about Dr. Greene and how he has changed my life from pain to no pain. My sincere thanks to him and his staff they are GREAT!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

The Doctor took the time to explain everything in detail so that all my questions were answered.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Greene is a very knowledgeable and talented surgeon. Furthermore, he takes the time to really listen to you and answer any questions, no matter how trivial or repetitious they may be. The Cleveland Clinic should feel fortunate to have him on its staff as I do to have had him as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr Green and his associate (MD) took the time to ask questions - truly listened to my answers & concerns, researched my records (as far back as 2016), shared their findings & provided rational for the recommended course of treatment.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr Greene explained everything in terms I could understand. Spent alot of time with me answering my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Greene is a good listener and is very thorough and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Greene is an excellent Dr. and I travel close to 1 1/2 to my appt. with him due to the care he has given me for my knee replacement. he is an fantastic Dr. and I recommend him to all my friends.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Doctor does an amazing job describing exactly what will be done and the results of the procedure I should expect.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Very good communication with Dr. Ken Green, on my initial appt.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Green is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

everything went very smoothly and I felt confident in the abilities of the staff and doctor

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Not a bad experience! And Dr Green, as usual, top notch!!!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

What I believed was an problem with my hip replacement was ultimately a spinal Issue. Dr. Greene and staff arranged for a prompt referral to the spinal institute. I am very grateful that steps were immediately taken to help me.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Greene is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

everyone was very professional and I didn't have to wait long in Radiology or 4dr green to enter the room

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

have never had a bad experience with Dr. Greene or his assistants.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

I truly believe that Dr. Greene is not taking enough of an active role in my recovery. It has been 8 months since my surgery and I can barely walk - yet appointments have been scheduled 2 months apart. I contacted Dr. Patterson and I got the distinct impression he would take an active role in my case. I have not heard from him in months. I have been treated as an afterthought. I am suffering and only the therapists seem to care. At this point I wouldn't recommend the Clinic to my worst enemy. I NEED HELP!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Greene and the PA we're both involved and seemed to work well together

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

very happy with dr green's office

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

This was a great first visit - I was impressed at the time that Dr. Green spent with me, explaining all outcome possibilities.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

I love Dr. Greene and Medina hospital staff!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr Greene is the best. I trust him.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Already recommended Dr. Green to one of my workers. He is meeting with him for surgery. Dr Green is an excellent doctor and shows concern for his patients.

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