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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

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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 5/14/2021, 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

645 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

94 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti was referred to me by Dr. Trevor Murray. They are both excellent Cleveland Clinic Orthopedic Doctors. As an aside, Dr. Ricchetti is a master at injections.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Doctor ricchetti is excellent, spends time with you and listens and answer's all questions. I've referred him several patients and they all love him. Cleveland clinic is fortunate to have him on there staff

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

My doctor is so caring and concern with My welfare he has great patients care and will to help me all he can

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

First Telemedicine visit I ever Had (Who would have thought?). Went very well. Certainly great from a convince standpoint as I am 2 hours from the office. Enjoyed speaking with the doctor. Went well.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

I am from an older generation and had always SEEN healthcare providers in person. This was more of a consultation then an actual medical needs visit and worked well. However, I still would prefer in person when possible. But as noted before, very convenient as it saved about 4 hours of travel time! I would do again depending on situation and needs.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Great doctor! Kind staff!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti, as always, was fantastic.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Definitely recommend Dr. Richetti & his staff!!!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Wonderful doctor but way over scheduled. I had to wait 1 1/2 hrs for my appointment longest wait ever.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

I said my arm was going numb last year and it was never addressed. I had horrible care from Dr. williams pa.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Absolutely would recommend Dr. Richetti and staff. He came highly recommended by another orthopedic physician and I felt very comfortable with his treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Richetti is a very skilled surgeon. Minimal post operative pain and smooth recovery. I couldn't be happier with the outcome.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

I have already recommended Dr. Ricchetti to others.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

best shoulder doc in Cleveland

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr Richetti is not only a excellent physian. thought and gentlemen. i have complete confidence in his judgement and skills

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

My visit with Dr was fine...just a long wait in the waiting area was long beyond my appointment that day, and it was very cold in there.....

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti is the best!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

waited 2 hours after my scheduled appointment to see doctor.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

that experience with Dr richetti was great the wait time was 1 hour after my appointment and I like to know if the scheduling could be done better

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Doctor & staff always efficient & friendly

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Exceptionally personable and caring Doctor. I was COMPLETELY IMPRESSED AND DELIGHTED, with his succinct explanations, that were completely understandable to a, "Layperson", and also he exhibited confidence and a delightful personality. I am so very pleased to have been able to meet with him and, because of him, feel no trepidation about the surgery, only excitment that it is possible.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr was great

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Had multiple questions Dr. R. answered all of them with patience and concern

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Had little contact with staff......main contact with Dr. R. I have recommended Dr. R. to others

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Richetti is excellent clinically and patient centered. I appreciated his skill as a surgeon and his concern for my recovery.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

I couldn't be more pleased by my doctor or his nurse

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti has a great bedside manner; listens carefully and responds. But the most important thing is that he is a skilled surgeon. This was my 6 month follow up after total shoulder replacement and feel like I got 10 years of my life back.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Richetti was very pleasant, very informative, and gave me the choice of what I want to do.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Ricchetti was excellent at explaining things so I understood.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

This has been a great experience with the doctor, staff and the hospital. It was well worth me traveling from Va. To Ohio to revive the level of care I have received.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Very pleased and I have highly recommended Dr. Ricchetti to anyone who has mentioned having shoulder problems.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr Ricchetti deserves a higher rating than "very good." He is excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

he's such a good dr. so I can see why so many people want to be his patient

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Richetti added me on as a new patient to his schedule despite his very busy clinic. I can't be more thankful for his help and sincerely value his expertise.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Richetti is truly amazing. He goes above and beyond for his patients and is very knowledgeable and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr Ricchetti is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

dr ricchetti is a very professional and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I trust Dr Ricchetti

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I would recommend Dr.. Ricchetti to anyone needing shoulder surgery

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Richetti and his assistant Nancy are super responsive to questions.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr Richetti is the best. he's kind, friendly and very good at what he does.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Its always nice dealing with Dr. Ricchetti and his team.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Outstanding Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

The appointment with Dr. Richetti was fine. Getting approved from Workers' Comp. was a mess.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

dr.wanted to see me in February, no appointments available. I had to schedule in March. it workedout fine however.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

I have complete confidence in Dr. Richetti.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Doctors is very busy, appointments are only available on certain day, which is understandable

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

I saw a resident first and she was courteous and respectful collecting my history and doing an exam. Then Dr Richetti came in with her and we reviewed the history and he did his exam. We discussed my condition and advised that I get an MRI and continue physical therapy for now. I was in agreement with this plan and felt reassured.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

I'm only saying very good bc I contacted Dr Richetti myself to get an appointment & he is the one that got me in quick. the scheduler on the appointment line was unable to find his name. she said she sent a message to the office but I never heard anything back so I went to his OR room since I'm a nurse & asked how to get an appointment. he had me email him & he got me on his schedule in 2 days. he went above & beyond

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

wonderful & caring doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

I saw three specialist about this problem and this doctor was the one I felt most comfortable with.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr R is the best

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Great doctor. Wonderful bedside manor.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

very happy with the surgery. very professional . doctor

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2021

*Dr. Richletti is superb! Professional, skilled - my 2nd TSA with him!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Great doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr Ricchetti is extremely professional, kind, courteous

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

the services I received from my provider and the staff was very great and very professional I'm very happy and pleased with my care that I received. Thank you..

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr Ricchetti is awesome.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

I definitely recommend Dr. Ricchetti to people I know.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

I had aa very good experience and would highly recommend Dr.Richetti and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

excellent provider

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Doctor & staff efficient & personable

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