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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


Additional Locations

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

507 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

68 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Ricchetti took the time I needed to discuss potential surgery and options.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Great provider

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr Richetti adressed all of my concerns about my shoulder

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr. Ricchetti is a very caring, supportive provider. He ALWAYS treats me with respect and courtesy and is extremely kind, knowledgeable, and supportive. He includes me in my plan of care and I always feel confident in my recovery after appointments. CCF is very fortunate to have such a strong, kind, ethical, and caring physician in addition to his high integrity and knowledge.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Dr. Richetti was very thoughtful and effective in how he interacted with me. Quite satisfying.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Puzzle has a great bed side manner. I wish all Dr. Had his personality. A+

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. R is very pleasant and responds to all questions. He does not rush the patient and makes sure one has an understanding of the treatment before the appointment is over.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr. Rashetti was recommended to to me by another doctor and I was able to get to see him quickly, he was able to provide me a second opinion on issues with my shoulder

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Doctor Ricchetti and his resident (Teplensky) was super attentive and spent a lot of time with me, which I deeply appreciate. the only downside is they probably spend that much time with everybody else which meant there was a 45 minute delay before I got to see anyone. Not a big deal considering the level of care I received

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

*Dr. Ricchetti is one of the BEST doctors I've known. He listens to your questions and gives the best answers I already sent one of my friend's friend to *Dr. Ricchetti!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. Ricchetti and his staff were awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Absolutely love and respect Dr Ricchetti

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr. Richetti is very punctual and has great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Super physicians, very responsive, show of concern, made me feel very comfortable. They listened and understood where I was coming from.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

One of the things that Dr. Cereijo said really resonated with me. "You will know exactly when it is time to have your knee surgery." I find that to be an empowering statement and I believe it to be true. Once I have full information from the healthcare providers involved, I completely believe that I will know exactly when the timing for surgery is right.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Really like Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Ricchetti is a marvelous surgeon who carefully considers his patients as people, not a "case ". I am very pleased with the surgery, my care, and my progress

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I am very happy with the care I got from Dr. Ricchetti. He is very pleasant and takes time to explain the issues that is easy to understand. I will recommend him to my family and friends without any hesitation.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

The dr was brilliant and compassionate and gave me all of my options and problems

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr Ricchetti has been very helpful combining his appointments with other appointments that I have,very thoughtful!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr Ricchetti is excellent!!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr Ricchetti is excellent and so is his staff

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

I have referred Dr Ricchetti to several people at work and know people who have been very pleased with him and his work

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr. Eric Ricchetti is a phenomenal doctor in all respects!!! He instills confidence and compassion! My first shoulder replacement is perfect to this day and I trust him completely going forward. Cleveland Clinics is blessed to have him.as am I. In addition..all Staff members were exemplary!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Always treated with respect every time I visit. I can't say enough about Dr. Ricchotti and his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Best orthopedic doc ever!!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

I was amazed at the ability to get the appointment of my choice. I'm aware that this may not always be the case, but Dr. Richetti's staff understood my needs and help me considerably.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Richetti and the Cleveland Clinic was recommended to me, and I will recommend it and him to others.

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