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 School - 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

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As of 7/6/2018, 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

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

571 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018


Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Dr. Ricchetti is very attentive. He explains his concerns and advice. I always feel better after seeing him.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

I've had the best possible experience with Dr Ricchetti that I think is possible. He's very kind and pleasant. I feel extremely fortunate to have him as my surgeon. he was awesome and I had the surgery downtown and it was the best experience ever , wonderful people. Im very grateful.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

Dr Riccehtti was so easy to talk to and made it easy to make decisions, this made it much easier and comfortable !

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Dr. Eric Ricchetti, without exaggeration, has to be the finest orthopedic surgeon in the entire Cleveland Clinic system. He is a role model for ANY physician, and others would do well to emulate him. Dr. Ricchetti's knowledge, skill, patience, and caring are exemplary. His ability to TEACH his patients effective and appropriate self-care represents yet another area of his remarkable arsenal of skills. I would need a Thesaurus to find a sufficient quantity of positive adjectives to use in describing Dr. Eric Ricchetti. Simply put, he is outstanding in EVERY way.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

It has been a pleasure to have Dr. Rocchetti do my shoulder replacement. He is always pleasant and will listen to you. Always enjoyed my visits with him and his staff.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

I'm very fortunate to have Dr Ricchetti for my arm surgery. everything has gone awesomely well. I seriously damaged my right rotator cuff and he was able to fix it where someone else said they couldn't . I'm sooooooo grateful !!!!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

gave me the options of surgery or try shot for the pain, Dr. Richchetta was very pleasant and explained everything so we could understand the issues or my problem.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Doctor was excellent

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

all of the staff were kind and cortious and Dr. was top notch... time waiting was tiring.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Dr.Ricchetti is a very personable individual ,always a pleasure seeing him.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

It was a good experience but a lot of this information really doesn't apply in the case. Dr. Ricchetti was the surgeon for my shoulder surgery so he really doesn't deal with the everyday health conditions. He IS an excellent doctor, though.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Doctor met my expectations.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

They were very good about getting to you in a short time. Nevertheless, the doctor was very good about taking his time to listen to any questions. He did not rush the visit.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

Physician kept my daughter informed before and after.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

over 2 hour wait to see the doctor

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

took a lot of time to get in to exam room. then I felt rushed once doctor came in to get me out as quick as possible

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

waited a little long to see doctor however it was worth the wait

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Dr. Eric Ricchetti has been excellent to work with throughout the various phases of my injury. He is a top-notch physician and a true asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

I didn't have a long wait before seeing the doctor

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Truly outstanding medical care by Dr. Richetti. As always, he listens, provides counsel and advice, explains alternatives and takes all the time I need. I've already recommended Dr. Richetti to a good friend for his shoulder replacement, which went very well. I'll return to his care whenever I need his attention and skills.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Dr Richetti was very thorough and attentive to my current health issues. He knew my history and addressed any concerns. Excellent experience.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018

the whole experience was top notch. we were very impressed and have told family and friends. on our way home,about half hour into our drive the Doctor called us personally to tell us the x-ray results! means a lot to us!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Dr Ricchetti is an excellent shoulder surgeon, and is always very professional, and answers all of my questions. I would definitely refer him to anyone needing a shoulder specialist.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

sometimes it is little longer but never seem to mind because when the doctor comes in to see me he takes all the time that I need so I know he does this for all his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

excellent provider. very caring. his nurse is excellent also- I believe Tim is his name

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2018

Dr. Ricchetti was very attentive to my medical problem, i.e. listening, presentation and explanation of xrays, physical examination/tests and clear explanation of diagnosis, treatment and future follow up. This was my 1st visit with Dr. Ricchetti and a very positive experience.

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