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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 7/6/2018, 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

601 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 4.8

76 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

The doctor has always treated me with the utmost respect. He is easy to talk to and is very patient. He answers all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

I highly recommend Dr. Richetti without reservation.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

very good doctor

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I have never had any problems with Dr. Ricchetti Office.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti an extremely professional and excellent doctor !!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Recchetti was quite amazing. He showed me the MRI, explaining the images and offered several courses of treatment with pros and cons of each.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti is very thorough in his explanation and in his response to my problem. He listens well and provides understanding to what he needs to do. He is among the very best!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Richetti and his nurse Tim are always informative and spend time with me

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

excellent physician and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr. Riccheti is very good. He takes time to explain things well. Lets me see different options

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

i like my doctor. respect his talent and skill. i just dont want to hurt any more.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

I have already recommended several people to see Dr. Ricchetti

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

it's nice to see a doctor that has full confidence in what needs to be done.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

the only doc I Would recommend to work on any of my friends or coworkers shoulders.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Having multiple rare disorders make my case complicated I appreciate the TEAM approach & will _____ of physicians to work together to establish plan of care.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Richhetti is a very nice young man.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr Ricchitti is a great Dr to have helping. He does a very good job

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr Ricchetti rates a 5

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

*Dr. Richhetti's resident *Jessica came in and was informative & helpful. *Dr. Richhetti came into make sure I was doing well and understood everything!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Waited almost 90 minutes after appointment time to see doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

*Dr. Rechetti & team amazing.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2019

*Dr. Ricchetti is an outstanding dr. Very pleased with *Dr. Ricchetti. A good man!!!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr Ricchetti is professional and personable and a listener. He is a perfect medical provider.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr Richetti went out of his way to ensure what he was doing would not interfere with future treatments

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Tim and Dr. Ricchetti make a very good team.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

I was impressed with the time the Dr took with us to completely explain our options.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

My visit with Dr. Ricketti took a while to get. but it was a good experience. Dr. Richetti is a knowlrdgeable, caring excellent physician. I enjoy the experience. The length of time i needed to wait to see him was explainable due to his being a good physician. the time it took to take the appt was not too long. The staff was helpful and courteous.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr Richetti was kind, courteous and knowledgeable. He discussed options for treatment and did not push any one option

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti was an excellent care giver and diagnosed me perfectly.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

I like Dr Richetti BUT it is very difficult to get someone to return calls or messages on mychart. I am also still waiting for my EMG results to be released to mychart and to get a copy of them.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

It was difficult to contact the physician,but once connected it was excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I already referred an acquaintance to Dr Ricchetti.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

doctor was easy to understand and friendly

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

finished a little later than expected however appreciated the time doctor spent with me.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

*Dr. Riccaitti is an excellent surgeon.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

time spent with physician was good.nothing bad about it.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti's staff was very professional and the doctor was able to treatment for my problem.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019

Excellent *Dr. Richetti was that worked on my shoulder.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

I recommend him to any one ask where I got both of my shoulder replace, I tell them Cleveland Clinic and tell them whom did them and give his name. He is excellent doctor and personal doctor that takes care of his patients. He is a fantastic doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti is extraordinary in his communication, empathy, expertise and professionalism. I may never need to see him again; but, if I do, I will feel welcomed to call again.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Richetti did an excellent job discussing my should issue and path forward.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti was very professional, knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti is such an asset to CCF. Looks me in the eye and greets me by name every visit. Very knowledgeable about my shoulder condition and has proposed solutions, unlike the idiot head of shoulder replacement at UH.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

very quick response from Dr. Ricchetti

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

I contacted doctor richhetti via my charttwice and he never got back to me I only heard back from him when my primary care doctor contacted him via email

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Great experience with Dr Richetti. An amazing proffessional with outstanding expertise and empathy

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

I had a very good experience with Dr. Ricchetti.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

I think Dr. Ricchetti came with great reviews, he was exceptionally good at the surgery, and has provided very good aftercare.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

I can and have recommended Dr. Richetti without reservation!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr Ricchetti has always been professional and compassionate. He always addresses my concerns and questions. He has taken the time to understand my personal concerns (disabled daughter) when I'm making decisions about my individual problems with my shoulder. Excellently doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti is not only a great surgeon but surrounds himself with superior staff.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Doctor and staff were very accommodating . I was late because of traffic and they till fit me in their schedule.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

The check-in machine malfunctioned and so I sat in the lobby and could have missed my appointment. but they fit me in which was really nice and appreciated. The visit was very good. the staff went out of their way to help. Dr. Ricchetti is amazing. He was the topic of discussion in the waiting room, about 10 people spoke highly of him, their results and his staff.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Spent nearly 40 minutes awaiting the Doctor's arrival.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr Ricchetti is an excellent surgeon and explains everything in detail. I have already recommended him to several friends that need shoulder replacement.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Due to frustration and exhaustion from long wait I did not thoroughly discuss all my issues with the Doctor. When I was finally seen I just wanted to leave. the appointment was a waste of time.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

called into exam room over an hour from our appointment time. (I was there early). Had to wait again in exam room 10 to 15 minutes. No one, including staff or Doctor acknowledged or apologized for wait. Was so tired and frustrated all I wanted to do was leave.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti addressed my concerns and made recommendations.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

*Dr. Ricchetti is an outstanding surgeon.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Riccetti was always kind and courteous. He is genuinely concerned about me and my recovery. Very skilled and is easy to talk to and understand.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. Richetti's staff is very easy to contact and flexible with appointments, follow up, etc.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. Richetti goes out of his way to make sure you understand your condition, repair options and recovery expectations.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Richetti is very professional and very good at his job

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

I think Dr. Ricchetti is the greatest! He is so kind and really takes the time to listen. Just an all around good guy. So glad he's my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

Had a very informative conversation about my condition. Dr. Ricchetti's comments were clear and he definitely considered me to be a person and not just a number in his schedule. He has a very friendly conversational tone and I was very satisfied with the information he shared.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti has been great. Always answers my questions and puts my mind at east. Tim, Dr. Ricchetti's nurse is also very helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Ricchetti to many of my friends

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

dr Richetti is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti is an excellent surgeon.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti explained in detail the different options I have to solve my problem. We discussed the options, he helped me to decide on what to try first. When my first option didn't work we talked about how we could follow up. I will need surgery to repair my shoulder and he has put me at ease about this difficult decision. Surgery was my last resort option, but knowing Dr. Richetti is doing the surgery I have no worries. We even talked about how my recovery will go if there are no complications. I feel confident that he is the right Doctor for my surgery and follow up appointments.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

The doctor did answer all your questions, he did not show much concern or compassion, was just very matter of fact with information

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Ricchitti also takes the time to listen and explain everything

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 !

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