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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Complex Shoulder Surgery
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Revision Shoulder Surgery
  • Scapular Winging
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Disorders of the Shoulder
  • Labrum Tears
  • Nerve Injuries of the Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Shoulder Deformity
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Infection
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Intra-Articular Injury
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Paralysis
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendonitis
View all 25 Specialties +


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About Eric Ricchetti, MD

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Ricchetti completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During his residency training, Dr. Ricchetti also completed a year of dedicated research in the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the Rothman Institute.

Dr. Ricchetti's interests in shoulder pathology include joint replacement and arthroscopy, rotator cuff tears and other tendon and ligament problems, sports injuries, and trauma. Dr. Ricchetti is very active in shoulder and elbow research and has authored a number of publications and book chapters, including presenting at regional and national conferences.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery Shoulder and Elbow
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Yale University
New Haven, CT USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Shoulder joint replacement and arthroscopy, rotator cuff tears and other tendon and ligament problems, sports injuries of the shoulder, trauma to the shoulder, revision surgery of the shoulder

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 5/3/2023, Dr. Ricchetti 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. Ricchetti receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • DJO Surgical (Enovis Corporation)

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

  • DJO Surgical (Enovis 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

467 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. R. Is very responsive and is his team (Nancy and Dina).

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

All the staff associated with Dr. Ricchetti are wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Richetti is excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Overall I am very happy with Dr. Richetti and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Would recommend this provider but he is already too busy.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr. Ricchetti gave me a solid evaluation, and he asked me numerous questions regarding my shoulder pain, discomfort, etc., and then he explained why I was experiencing the pain. He explained what needs to be performed to resolve my situation. He eased my mind, but also gave it to me straight. I am following his instructions and proceeding to the next step(s).

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

I have recommended Dr. Ricchetti to others, and also the Cleveland Clinic as a whole. Every staff member seems to operate on levels that most of us never get to see.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Absolutely love Dr Ricchetti, very clean on discussion of follow up and always so personable

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Ricchetti is the absolute best in all aspects of orthopedic shoulder care.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Ricchetti is a very caring and thoughtful Dr. I have many years of experience in the medical industry, and Dr. Ricchetti never treats me like a layperson. We often discuss components of the surgery that I have questions about. He is very giving of his time. I had to ask him how he even remembers me, and my surgery given his workload. He chuckled and said, "I operated on you, its my job to remember"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

The fellow I saw with Dr R that day was very good as well- personable, Actuallly did a physical exam, provided info. Sorry I didn't remember his name to share these kudos

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Did have a 4 month wait to see the Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

I was just talking to my brother about experiences with doctors, and the old-time attitude about 'I'm the doctor, let me worry about that' ... I had done some Google research on the options for total shoulder replacement, and that helped me understand the options that Dr. Richetti presented; I feel that I have a very good understanding of the process and the direction that he will take

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Ricchetti cares and is very concerned about his patients. He goes over and above what other doctors do. This is why I trust him so much

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

I waited long time to see the doctor but he was kind and took his time with me

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

I feel very fortunate to be treated by Dr. Ricchetti

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Didn't have to wait long,The doctor was very knowledgeable and friendly,

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Riccetti couldn't have been any more helpful & understanding of my concerns re my shoulder issue.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr.Ricchetti has given me so much relief. After all the previous attempts with pain management and additional injections from previous treatments,it's so amazing to experience relief after my first visit with Dr Ricchetti. He is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Ricchotti is always very attentive and empathizes with what I have to say.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Ricchitti was very patient and helpful with me. He explained to me about how each exercise helped which mscle etc. I didn't feel like I was just a number but a real person. It was much appreciated.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

I had a lot of pain in my shoulder Dr. Ricchetti was the third doctor I saw about this issue. He did my replacement surgery and I am better than new! I highly recommend Dr. Ricchetti for any orthopedic surgery. He is the kindest and most understanding doctor I have ever met. He is very dedicated, caring and supportive.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

I had to wait 4 months to get in to see Dr. Ricchetti and another 6 months to have shoulder surgery

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Ricchetti was outstanding in every area. He showed the utmost concern for me as a person and gladly spent extra time answering questions regarding my surgery. I never felt like he was in a hurry to get to the next patient. He has an easy-going nature that makes you feel at ease about what you are going through. He does an amazing job of explaining your surgery in a way that you understand and feel confident that he can execute with confidence.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Ricchetti assured me regarding exercise and use of my shoulders.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I have been very pleased with Dr Ricchetti and his staff and have already recommended them to others who have shoulder problems.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Ricchetti. Obviously he's an accomplished surgeon, but he is also an outstanding listener, which is so important. He did a great job of sharing his assessment of my very complex shoulder issues, pulling up the x-rays and showing me exactly what he was talking about. Also answered a number of questions that I had.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Richette is a great surgeon and wonderful doctor. Some time appts are difficult to get. Worth waiting for!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

This was a follow up for a problem that needed a new approach, Dr. Riccheti considered what had been done and determined a new way of going forward.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Not related to this physician but in general it is difficult to get appointments when I want at the location I want in a reasonable time.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

We were warned that Dr. Would be late and he was.....BUT I am willing to wait for a Dr like Ricchetti. He was so very informative and responsive to my concerns. If only all surgeons were as helpful as he! I cannot sing his praises enough. Number one best doctor I've ever encountered!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Eric Richetti is the best doctor I have ever had. I had a right shoulder replacement ten years ago and came back ten years later to have the left shoulder replaced. He's the best!!! Great bedside manner. Remembers things we have talked about in the past.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I drove 4 hours just to see Dr Eric Ricchetti. Well worth the trip. He was precise on my diagnosis and solution for my shoulder and joint

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

He's the greatest and so was surgical fellow

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

I trust Dr Ricchetti, he always demonstrates compassion and is thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Doc was booked out 3 months before I could get an appointment

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Amazing caring doctor and staff

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr Ricchietti is terrific. He LISTENS, he explains everything very well, Is extremely well skilled and works to get the best possible results for the patient. Compassion is part of his personality, and he obviously wants to make every medical experience a good one. I have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

So glad for Dr Ricchettis expertise

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Richetti explained things well and answered my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Ricchetti spent a great deal of time with me. He listened to my story and offered his input. We are going to try PT instead of rushing into surgical option. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have such a great and caring provider!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

A first class doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I called on a Monday and was seen by the doctor on Thursday of the same week!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Doctor is very good!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

I feel very confident in what Dr. Richitti tells me regarding treatment of my shoulders.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

He is one of the best doctors I have ever gone to. My husband is now going to see him too

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Ricchetti is an amazing surgeon and I would recommend him to anyone with shoulder problems

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr Richetti I was nervous going into my surgery Doc reassured and did an excellent job on my shoulder couldn't have asked for a better Doctor for my shoulder .

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Richetti showed a high level of care and concern for me and my questions. He was never in a hurry and put all my fears at bay. I am so grateful for his expertise during my surgery.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Ricchetti Is one of the most caring doctors at the Clinic. This shows In a ll his actions.He explains well, too.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Very nice Dr. I was glad to get to see him

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

I have already recommended Dr Recchetti to a friend .

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Ricchetti was understanding and listened to my concerns. His office staff is the best.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

He sat and listened to me. He didn't just try and push through the appt. He is a caring Physician

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr Ricchetti took time to weigh personal concerns regarding my procedure. He wasn't rushed. He encouraged me to try playing golf again- something I didn't expect to be able to do. I appreciate his repair of my first shoulder replacement done at UH. With both shoulders successfully repaired, I'm enjoying new pain free strength and range of motion that I missed for over 10 years. I've gained confidence to use my shoulders and enjoy activities that I couldn't do. My outlook has changed, too.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Communications with appointments and contacting my Doctor have been much appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr Ricchetti is the best surgeon, and I am very grateful to him for doing my surgery, and the immediate pain relief I got from it.Kudos to him, and his staff, they are all very skilled in their jobs, and very kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr Richettis assistant Nancy is very helpful in scheduling my appointments. She answers all my questions (if I have any). She is the best!!!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr Richetti is the best doctor I have ever had anywhere. He is kind, caring and can take a joke. I'm so glad I found him.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

I really love Dr. Ricchetti as a Surgeon he is really a straight shooter and a great listener I appreciate him

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Great Dr great staff

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