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 6/4/2020, 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

570 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 Oct 1, 2020

it was a very good experience. I eventually will have Dr. Richetti do my shoulder replacement

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

The Dr and his fellow and Jennie was wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

I was pleased with the staff. really liked the doctor and his nurse

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

I've already recommended Dr. Ricchetti to others.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Richetti is fantastic

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr. Ricchetti never makes you feel rushed, he took the time to answer all my questions. makes me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Very pleased with Dr. R's virtual "bedside" manner. If he's as good of a surgeon as he was with me at the visit I feel I'm in very good hands.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

love dr richetti. straight forward. kind. sense of humor. seen for awhile.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Always a pleasure to see Dr.Ricchetti

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Ricchetti always listen to my question and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Richetti very easy to talk to and understanding.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Excellent doctor and facility

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

It was good to see Dr. Ricchetti and review the progress 7 years post op.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Excellent experience by all nursing and the physician

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

dr Ricchetti listens attentively with his Eyy as well as his ears. answered all questions and never made me feel rushed

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr Ricchetti was both professional and personable.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

wonderful concern and understanding from both doctors.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

One of the best patient/doctor experiences I have had. Received a clear and thorough explanation of my issues and options.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Good experience with Dr. Richetti and a shoot out for his secretary Nancy as she goes above and beyond to help with scheduling and handling paperwork promptly greatly adding to the experience.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

As stated earlier in survey Dr Richetti's secretary Nancy adds greatly to the experience going above and beyond to help.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Richetti is always informative and answers questions entirely. He is thorough and helpful using great respect for patient.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr Ricchetti and his nurse Nancy are terrific. so easy to work with.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

anything I answered yery good to should actually be very very good. I always feel comfortable with the Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Very impressed with the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. ricchetti was excellent in answering all my questions about the surgery and my recovery. He is top notch and I will recommend him to anyone who needs shoulder surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

the doctor was involved with my current situation involving my shoulder issues and with providing solutions.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dr. Ricchetti is very friendly & personable. I believe he truly cares about his patients and is extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

I have already recommended this care provider to others

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Richetti is an amazing doctor! I feel very comfortable with him and respect him highly!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

best doctor ive worked with

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Ricchetti was masterful in his care and helped me achieve full healing, I offer the most enthusiastic endorsement and urge anyone with orthopedic issues to seek Dr. Ricchetti for the best possible solutions and care and outcomes.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Richette is excellent, easy to talk to , explains everything well . He was my wife's doctor, now he's mine!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

I love Dr. Ricketti. I had a great experience and have recommended him highly to several people with shoulder issues!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Pleased that *Dr. Ricchetti took time prior and after surgery to talk with my wife. He was in my room at 6:15 AM the next morning.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Ricchetti is an excellent doctor. He has replaced both of my shoulders and I highly recommend him

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I was not able to log in to video consult it was late for IT service to rectify. but Dr Riccetti was gracious enough to contact me on my mobile # and were able discuss my problems and plan of management. I will give Dr Riccetti 5+

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I was recommended to dr. richetti by my physical therapist (Katie Damico, who is this best employee of the clinic, but that's a discussion for another time).Anyone that Katie recommends is someone I would trust, and I am very comfortable with Dr. Richetti performing surgery on my rotator cuff. He is easy to talk to, worked within my schedule, and obviously is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I talked with dr. Richetti's secretary(Nancy)set up the surgery, and she was very personable, helpful, and made me feel like I was important.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I talked to several people, first said I would receive a call back within 2 days. when I didn't hear back, I called and was told that information was incorrect and that I had been placed on a 9 day waiting list and if a spot opened up I would receive a call. at the end of that 9 days I could renew placement on that lost. I then received a call from Dr. Ricchetti's office and was told to, "Put ice on it and call back in 8 weeks if it doesn't get better..." Action I had been taking for over 8 weeks already, of which I had informed them.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

As I have always found him, Dr. Ricchetti treated me with the utmost in professionalism, care, and personal touch.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

*Dr. Riechetti, intern *Bill & *Kelly were all that might be asked for: considerate & professional.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

dr was pleasant and interested in my concerns

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr Ricchetti is the best. Always a good experience when I see him. I can't think of anything he could do better.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr Eric Ricchetti I saw him for the first time. Very professional,I felt right away confident that he's so knowledgeable in his field and will take good care of me. Looking forward to go to my following appointment and I will be ok.For the first visit he will deserve A +

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Ricchetti and his staff continue to provide excellent care! it is always been very easy to contact his secretary Nancy and our meetings with Dr Ricchetti always bridge the gaps between friendliness caring and expertise.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Ricchette provide cared for me as if I was family.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

I absolutely would and have recommended people to Dr. Ricchetti. He is awesome!!

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Dr. Richetti helped me understand what to expect before, during and after surgery.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr Ricchetti is exceptional! Very through and very kind.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr. Ricchetti has a pleasant manner and provides assurance and confidence to me as a patient. His work as a surgeon seems to be quite excellent!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

good doctor

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Great experience! Dr. Richettili listen to my problem, we discussed it and came up with a plan. Excellent experience!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

After visit I had a question on the emailed exercises, talked to nurse, she talked with Doctor, all questions answered.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

great doctor gave it to me straight loved it. real nice doc

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

The Doctor was excellent, was able to explain my issues in a very understandable way.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I had a very good visit with the doctor and was in and out of my appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

My provider was very attentive to why l was there and what l needed to have done. He even showed the model to my daughter and myself of what he had to do to my shoulder.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr. Ricchetti was concerned about the pain I was experiencing in my shoulder and had me reduce the weight I was using. He said he wanted to see me in 6 months or earlier if the pain got worse or didn't improve. He also noted that I my walking was really bad. I explained I was having hip and knee pain. He provided me with the names of 2 doctors to follow up with regarding the hip and knee.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

very happy with my clinical visit for X-rays and Doctor exam

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr Richetti is the best orthopedic doctor I've ever had

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

excellent experience with Dr. Richette I trusted him explicitly, He explains everything so I can understand it, great job!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

dr riccetti has been great

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr Ricchetti was AWESOME !!Very professional, thorough, and seemed to care about my problems. 5 Stars.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Ricketty is a great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

will definitely recommend Dr. Richetty

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Good atmosphere in Dr. Ricchetti's office

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr.Ricchetti is very good at explaining everything, including possible procedures

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

The doctor has been wonderful and has listened to me. He has always taken his time to explain and answer any of my question. He is a gentleman as well as an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

it took 3 months to get a 15 minute appointment with the Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Ricchetti is forthright answering questions and explaining the procedures and processes of treatment. His pleasant cheerful manner is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Ricchetti is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2019

I will recommend *Dr. Ricchetti to everyone who needs a orthopedic dr.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

both my husband and I were very satisfied and pleased of the concern and recommendation of the Dr. He told us he would connect with the Dr., at the CClinic in Weston, Fla. & that afternoon and he DID. I received a call at noon the next day. Wow!!I have an appt. 4 days after my arrival!!I cannot say enough about CClinic. I have referred many friends to this healing organization. My impression grows every time I am involved with a physical or emotional need. Thank you for letting me express my gratitude to Dr. Eric Ricchetti.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

very please with Dr. Ricetti surgery and post op.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Ricchetti listened to my concerns and explained everything thoroughly. He is patient and kind and a very good surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

excellent job by Dr. Richetti

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr. Richetti and nurse Tim were great through whole process

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr Richetti and his staff are excellent

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Great Doctor, I like him a lot, service was excellent. I referred a friend to him with same problem.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

re: #4 I'm confident nearly everyone wants their appointment for the next day, but Dr. Ricchetti was worth the wait (6 weeks).

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr Richetti is very professional, yet down to earth. Very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

the x-ray tech and Dr. Richetti were personable and honest about what I needed re my procedures.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Very busy doctor!!

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