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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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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

393 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr Ricchetti has been very helpful combining his appointments with other appointments that I have,very thoughtful!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr Ricchetti is excellent!!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr Ricchetti is excellent and so is his staff

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

I have referred Dr Ricchetti to several people at work and know people who have been very pleased with him and his work

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr. Eric Ricchetti is a phenomenal doctor in all respects!!! He instills confidence and compassion! My first shoulder replacement is perfect to this day and I trust him completely going forward. Cleveland Clinics is blessed to have am I. In addition..all Staff members were exemplary!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Always treated with respect every time I visit. I can't say enough about Dr. Ricchotti and his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Best orthopedic doc ever!!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

I was amazed at the ability to get the appointment of my choice. I'm aware that this may not always be the case, but Dr. Richetti's staff understood my needs and help me considerably.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Richetti and the Cleveland Clinic was recommended to me, and I will recommend it and him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

My experience was excellent: I love Dr. Ricchetti. Staff polite, helpful, pleasant. Doctors schedule very busy, appointment was over a month.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

It was my understanding that all of my files & MRI images had already been sent by my previous surgeon. I was still asked to obtain and bring all of my records, on a disc, to my appointment. Dr Ricchetti had not seen or studied a single image prior to my arrival. I do not feel comfortable with his extremely brief in-office assessment of my rather unusual injuries. I am not satisfied with the amount of time he spent observing my files.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

I love this doctor and his performances and I've been treated very good every time I go visit him

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

I have felt total confidence with Doctor Ricchetti from day one. He listens to concerns, presents as really caring about his patients, always answers questions. I am totally satisfied with the outcome of my shoulder replacement he did for me. He is professional through and through. I will (and have) highly recommend Dr. Ricchetti to those in need of such services!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

I would definitely recommend Dr. Ricchetti. He was very attentive and easy to understand when discussing a plan to help with comfort.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Doctor very informative and helpful

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Dr. Rechittie us an exceptional and professional person I have felt total comfort being treated by him would highly recommend him to anyone I know

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Dr. Ricchetti is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

My whole experience was excellent. Dr Eric Ricchetti was friendly, very knowledgeable, and was very easy to talk to. His staff was wonderful. I would not hesitate to call and make another appt when my condition warrants his expertise.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

I am a nurse of 51 years and when I answer to "time" questions, I take into account the wait is likely due to demand and skill of provider and in this case Dr. Ricchetti is top notch!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

I went back to the professional that recommended Dr. Ricchetti and thanked him because I had no clue who to have replace my shoulder. After my initial appointment I ran into someone in my local gym and he knew about him and informed me of his research. I liked hearing from outside of the medical community as well as within.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Richetti is an exceptional doctor. He answers questions thoroughly and shares enthusiasm with progress made between visits. I could not have picked a better surgeon and have already recommended him to a handful of people in need of his expertise and superior care.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

*Dr. Ricchetti & team was excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr Ricchetti is a keeper!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Doc and fellow were dynamite. Listened well answered questions in a manner I could understand and were clear. Very responsive.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

I liked that Dr. Ricchetti looked me in the eye as we were discussing the current surgery and possible future surgery on my left shoulder. He was very courteous and respectful. And Dr. Ricchetti seemed concerned that I was interested in having the pain removed from my left shoulder. Perhaps because after the current surgery, my strength and energy were very low. I recently found that my iron was very low. I will be talking to my hematologist to see if he has any recommendations for what I can do to become stronger. Dr. Ricchetti stated that the big surgery mat have taken a lot out of me. And that may be. But I am going to check about the low iron and what if anything that had to do with how I felt after the surgery. I felt that Dr. Ricchetti cared about me as a person. I have already been telling people how pleased that I am with the results of the surgery. I liked the nerve block effectiveness. And also have recommended him to people who ask me.

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.

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