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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

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Complex Shoulder Surgery
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Revision Shoulder Surgery
  • Scapular Winging
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Disorders of the Shoulder
  • Labrum Tears
  • Nerve Injuries Of The Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • 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/Strain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendonitis
View all 24 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

See publications for Eric Ricchetti, MD.

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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 7/11/2022, 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 as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • DJO Surgical

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

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

483 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 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

84 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr. Ricchetti has always taken the time to listen to my questions and answer them to my satisfaction

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Have already recommended Dr. Ricchetti to others.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Definitely recommend Dr Richetti and staff to family and friends.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr Ricchetti was extremely nice, empathetic and made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Doc was Great! So was his assistant Cody I believe was his name!

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Thankful that Dr Richetti and Nancy were able to get me in even after hours due to our travel time

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Dr Richetti got me right over to hospital and got me scheduled for next day

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr Richetti is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr. Richete is fantastic doctor, he is very busy nut has added me to the Schedule if urgent. He is knowledgable kind and has great compassion. He is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

If doctor not available will give you options

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dr. Richetti is an excellent communicator, and formed great rapport with my wife and me.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr spent a lot of time with me thoroughly explaining treatment planMy friend who joined me on visit Was extremely surprised at how long he spent talking through things because she had recently had neck surgery and said her doctor could barely spend 5 to 10 minutes with her

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Very nice Doctor. He answered all my questions and did not feel rushed even though he was running way behind.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Excellent physician, caring, kind, knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr Ricchetti, spends time with his patients, is worth waiting for!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Ricchetti is a wonderful surgeon. He performed a reverse shoulder replacement in 2019 and I'd going to do the same on my left shoulder. I would not go to anyone else!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Could not ask for better understanding of physician for my case.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr Ricchetti is the best!!!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

The Dr really wasn't interested in my understanding my injury or in discussing a plan

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Very good experience. Providers were kind, helpful and forthcoming with any information I needed

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2022

Great comfort that *Dr. Ricchetti worked with *Dr. Alan Lichtin & *Dr. John Mansour for my care.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2022

*Dr. Ricchetti is excellent at listening, clearly explaining & fixing this 73-year-old shoulder - he's not just for athletes.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

He's a very good Dr. , always listens and answers questions.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Ricchetti is very thorough and easy to communicate with. He answers questions clearly and completely. He describes procedures, options, risks, and recovery procedures very well. He takes plenty of time with the patient and seems genuinely concerned about my health and surgical outcomes. He Is very likable and has a nice sense of humor. I recommend him very strongly and without reservation.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

He is a very good doctor and I'm glad to have him and he listens to everything you say

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr. R spent time going over x-ray; explained why I was having pain; discuss treatment options. Good visit with a caring Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr Ricchetti is a excellent surgeon, exceedingly professional and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Great experience with the Dr., an staff . Was grateful for the fast relief of pain provided and the quickness of appointments.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Doctor was very good . But needs mri before he diagnoses issues an set plan of care

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Ricchetti is very personable. A very attentive listener.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Eric Ricchetti and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

My visit with Dr Ricchetti was very good. No complaints at all!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr Richetti is an excellent communicator and surgeon

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

*Dr. Ricchetti is top-flight - the best - orthopedic surgeon.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Dr Richetti is wonderful!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

I have so much respect for Dr. Richetti. He took his time to be sure I understood everything with each of my visits. He talked TO ME and NOT AT ME and LISTENED to any concerns that I had. I am most grateful.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr Ricchetti has been consistently attentive to issues and concerns and has a very caring and approachable personality which encourages questions and discussions. I wish that every doctor I have could be like him. My shoulder replacement t has been great and I am very very pleased with the results.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

We ALWAYS have had great care from Dr. Ricchetti.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

All about my experience was exceptionally well done, particularly Dr. Ricchetti.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

PA Jennie is excellent in all catagories Dr. Ricchetti is a great surgeon, but needs some help in interpersonal skills. He doesn't look at the patient, but concentrates on his computer and seems eager to leave the room

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Already did recommend Dr. Ricchetti.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Ricchetti is a fabulous doctor. He Did reverse total shoulder joint surgeries on both of my shoulder I have full range of motion in both shoulders and no more pain in them. He gave me good quality life back.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

I believe my shoulders where somewhat of a challenge to the Dr., believe he has done a great job

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Great place and Love my Dr and staff

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti explained the deteriorating condition of my shoulder very well. It helped me make the decision to have a shoulder replacement surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Richetti was excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr Riccetti and his staff are on top of things. He has been very helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr Ricchti was very attentive and supportive. He truly listened to my concerns. I have already recommended him to someone.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

First rate physician

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Dr. Richetti was very apologetic about being late and he was very kind.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

He is a great Doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Could not ask for better care from the doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

The doctors were excellent and did a great job.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Dr. Richetti is a highly skilled surgeon. I would say he is gifted, but it is my experience that the gift only comes after a lot of hard work. In any event, University Hospitals is very fortunate to have him. I hope the Hospital recognizes this and sees to it that they treat he and his staff, accordingly.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti is a great doctor

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

The Doctor was fantastic! I really liked him.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Absolutely a wonderful doctor and very caring

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

I can't complain considering the pandemic and shortages of Doctors, you have to wait to get in! And Dr Ricchetti is worth waiting for. My surgery was a great experience, and in time he will do my left shoulder!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

I wanted the appointment on the day the Dr looked up and said he would see me. Instead she said that was a Friday (no reason why that day was not good ), just changed it to a Monday.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

I made my appointment through the doctors office. Better results. The Cleveland Clinic's telephone system is horrible. The "wait" time is

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr RICCHETTI and the supporting staff are always a pleasure to work with at all times!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Recommend Dr Riccheti be careful about interrupting patients who are asking questions or answering them before the patient is done asking. Also, the dr with him didn't ask the person with me regarding her relationship to me or even take a second to greet her. Just needs some fine tuning.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Ricchitti really helped solve the problem in my shoulder.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti is such a wonderful doctor. I trust him completely and am so grateful to have found him. He took a sensible approach to my problem, always responded promptly to any MyChart messages I sent and treated with me with the utmost respect and kindness. He is a top doctor and deserves a world of praise. He is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Every contact with the staff of and Dr Ricchetti's has always been very professional.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr Ricchetti's performance from first meeting, day of surgery, and all post op appointments were first class highly professional.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti is caring and professional!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Very good interaction with personnel and physician.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr and. Trainee was very good

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti's care has always been exceptional.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti is very personable and courteous also his nurse.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

1st-loved the outcome so far with shoulder. 2nd-I ask lots of questions, and felt I was DRAGGING information out of the doctor, especially in 3 month follow up visit. When I went for Pt, I got much more through explanation of reverse shoulder surgery than I got from doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti has always been most attentive and responsive to any issues.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

All my questions and concerns concerning shoulder replacement surgery were addressed and explained very well by the doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

I have total confidence in the doctor and am most comfortable with him.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti was very personable and explained things well

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

I highly,respect this DOCTOR. He is a good Doctor and a credit to his profession. Five stars *****

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Richetti was very attentive to my concerns as was his fellow.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

My provider showed a great deal of compassion and concern over my situation. I was treated as a whole person and not just a body part.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Nancy Dr. Richettis secretary is very caring to his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr. Richetti is fantastic!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

MD tremendous, helpful, friendly, listened to my concerns-attest assest to CC

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr Ricchetti is a true professional. He listens, he informs, he is careful and courteous. He couldn't be better.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti was outstanding. He was accommodating and explained everything very well. He also followed up to check.

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