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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Primary Location

Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Pathology
  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Conservative Treatment of the Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Foot Screening
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Heel Injections
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Musculoskeletal Foot Pathology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plantars Wart Treatment
  • Podiatry
  • Reconstructive Foot And Ankle Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Treatment of the Foot
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Benign Tumors / Masses Of The Foot
  • Broken Bones
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetic Foot Ulceration
  • Flatfoot in Children
  • Foot Trauma
  • Frostbite
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Heel Spurs
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neurapraxia
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Plantar Fibromatosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendontis / Dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Shin Splints
  • Sports Injuries
  • Warts
View all 24 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Coney Island Hospital
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Internship - New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Medical Education - Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Kent State University)
Independence, OH USA

Undergraduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery - Foot Surgery

Specialty Interests

General podiatry, forefoot surgery, musculoskeletal and dermatologic conditions of the foot, wound management, joint replacement of the toes

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Michael Shlonsky, DPM.

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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 6/14/2021, Dr. Shlonsky has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

436 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

97 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. Shlonsky is professional, knowledgeable, personable, caring, etc. I have complete confidence in him in the caring for my feet. As I said before, I have been going to him since the 1970's (long before he joined Clev. Clinic) because of him and his great caring, knowledge, ability, treatment, etc. Don't know what I'll do when he retires because there aren't many podiatrists that come close to him.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

excellent provider , most knowledgeable and professional

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr Shlonsky explained my diagnosis thoroughly with me. He was very professional & compassionate with me regarding my left foot. he explained everything thoroughly & i will have him perform the surgery I need going forward.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

I was in pain when I arrived (left foot)& when I left I was pain free. the Doctor gave me a small tube to put over my toe & I was pain free walking out of the office. so happy !

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr Shlonsky did not apologize for my extended wait, nor did any one explain this to me, hence the poor rating for question 6, otherwise no complaint , I like Dr Shlonsky

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr Shlonsky is the greatest! Would and have recommend him to friends and family!thank you for the great care!

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr Shlonsky. listens, explains, and is so professional and friendly.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr.Shlonsky listens, is a good podiatrist and addresses the issue I have with my feet.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

The Doctor was a great help in describing what he was doing and the ins and outs of other treatments that I was looking for.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Schlonsky is the best!

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

provider was very knowledgeable, proficient, skillful. I came to him with intense foot pain, I had trouble walking-- he miracously helped me -- after my visit, I felt so much better.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I couldn't be more pleased with the care I received from Dr. Shlonsky and his staff. I have already scheduled the procedure on my other foot as I have such a high degree of confidence in Dr. Shlonsky. in addition, I have recommended two of my friends see him for foot issues they are having.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Shlonsky is an outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

nothing bad all good need more this one.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

First appointment with Dr. Shlonsky. Very impressed with his knowledge, and will make any future visits with him.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

I've stated throughout this survey that Dr. Shlonsky is a very good podiatrist and would recommend him to others. However, when I see him again in 2 months if his hand hygiene hasn't improved, I will not return to him.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Glad I chose Dr schlonsky.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr. Schlonsky is one of the best physicians that I have seen. I truly believe that I would have avoided problems if I had started seeing him sooner

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr Schlonsky is one of the best doctors I have ever had. Despite knowing how busy he is, he never gives you that impression. He is kind, attentive and beyond clinically competent. CCF is lucky to have him

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr.Shlonsky was the best podiatrist I have ever seen. Very friendly, didn't make me feel rushed or uncomfortable. He also took the time to explain my condition with me and gave me the option instead of making me feel backed in a corner and just diagnosing with no explaining my situation. Very patient lovely man, I have already recommended him to others I know, has the best professionalism and bed side manner of any doctor I have ever seen regardless of specialty. He deserves a promotion!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

during this, my second trip to Dr Shlonsky, he was the same excellent diagnostician who was as informative and understanding as he was at my previous visit for another concern. By way of both x-rays and diagrams, he pointed out the problem and offered various solutions to my problem and respected my choice. I think his concern for his patients is outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

I feel very comfortable with dr schlonsky. He is informative and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Doctor Shlonsky is an outstanding doctor. Very skilled and very precise with surgical hands. I had toe problem (Sore that would heal with perforation) and in minutes Dr. Shlonsky removed it without any discomfort. Im running today.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

My experiences with Dr. Shlonsky have always been the best. He is professional, knowledgeable and gives me the time I need. I would never go to anyone else.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Doctor Schlonsky is n excellent physician I highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Our family has been going to Dr. Schlonksy for many years. He is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

I was very pleased with the time he spent listening to my problems and concerns. He answered all my questions, made suggestions and asked how I felt about the treatment process he suggested and we agreed upon. I was more than pleased with the care I received for the doctor and would recommend him anytime.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Schlonsky is so knowledgeable. He's a great listener. He relieved my pain on the first visit. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

both the doc and his assistant were very courteous and made the appt. pleasant

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

return phone calls do not apply. Always comfortable with doctor

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

+I am a long time patient and the doctor and his staff have always been courteous and attentive and friendly. I appreciate all that they have done for me over the years. It has been a good relationship. I owe them a lot.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

The doctor and staff have treated me and my family with respect and made it an ongoing practice to ensure that they kept my family as well as me informed. Information was always presented at a level appropriate to our level.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

I value Dr. Shlonsky's opinion very, very much. He has my 100% trust.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

I was able to get a same day appointment which was excellent because of the pain and the Dr certainly made things better for me.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

One of the best Doctors around

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr Shlonsky is compassionate and caring. I have recommended him to friends. thank you

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Best doctor I have been to. Most doctors talk fast and run in and out of the room as quickly as they can and don't like to answer questions. Doctor S. gave me a lot of information, so I didn't have many questions. He sees this problem a half a dozen times a day, but took care in making sure I understood what was going on.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021


Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

excellent Dr. Shlonsky has been my podiatrist for 30 years.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr Shlonsky is a very empathetic and kind physician.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

I have seen Dr. Shlonsky in January 2016 and he was very understanding as well.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

I really like this Dr...he knew I was trying to get back in shape and I just wanted my foot to feel better...he took the time to explain my options and allowed me to decide. I would definitely recommend him again

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

He's my 'go to' doctor for any of my foot problems. Not only is he extremely skilled at his practice, but also has a good personality.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

He is an excellent doctor. He takes his time, very thorough. The best.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

dr shlonsky was great. he was kind, a good listener and thorough

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

I use Cleveland Clinic because I know I will get excellent treatment and doctors.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Current appointment is in March , scheduling did there best but really to far out . Dr. Shlonsky understood my concerns and addressed ,great Dr. thanks

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky and his staff are very respectful and efficient. Dr. always takes time to explain and answer questions

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Schlonsky set me on a beneficial journey and followed up at this appointment. Great!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

I can't say enough positive things about this doctor. He is an outstanding physician. To name just a few-he is an excellent surgeon-he is kind & caring & always makes himself available to his patients. I feel so fortunate & grateful to have had him as my foot doctor. He is 20 stars out of 10!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr. schlonsky is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr. S. is amazing! Great experience!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

you should have more like Dr shlonsky

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I have had 6 podiatrist/surgeons in my lifetime. Dr. Shonsky has been consistantly proven to be the best. I have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr Shlonsky is my favorite Cleve Clinic Dr

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. S. was wonderful. He answered all my questions, was gentle yet efficient, explained everything I needed to do afterward, and showed amazing care for me as a person. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a podiatrist.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. S. to everyone.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is EXCELLENT at answering questions. He is patient, listens to my concerns, and explains things thoroughly, in a way anyone can understand. I wish all doctors were like that, and I would definitely recommend Dr. Shlonsky to others.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

The doctor was very good at explaining things. Easy to talk to and a good listener. He was recommended to me and I would recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

thought doctor was terrific. Would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr Shlonsky is great. He is caring and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr Shlonsky is an amazing doctor. He has been very instrumental in the healing of my foot.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr slonsky has always shown extreme care for patients

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr Shlonsky is great! He clearly explained the issue with my foot and offered a treatment plan. We discussed the options and selected a course of treatment that has resulted in significant pain relief. I greatly appreciate his attentiveness to my problem. He is personable, professional, and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

medical student also was present; I appreciated how the care provider involved the medical student in dis siding xrays, etc

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is the "best"! Very kind & concerned about my issues.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is very polite and thorough explaining the healing process needed.Answers all questions presented to him.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

I received recommendations re: Dr. Schlonsky from a family friend and my Primary Care physician's DA and I understand why now. Great person and thorough practitioner!!

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky was kind, personable, calming, realistic and a great educator. Excellent in patient care.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Great physician

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

We have been seeing Dr. Shlonsky for 30 years. Enough said he is wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

the dr and staff were very pleasant

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I have known Dr. Shlonsky for a long time as he's done several surgeries on my feet. I can't even count the number of times I have recommended him not only for his knowledge and skills but also for his professionalism and courtesy and care about the patient

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I was really impressed that as I was leaving I just had to stop at one desk right they are within the department as opposed to having to go out of the department and find another desk to make my next appointment and then go and get lab work which I can't even say how efficient that group was. I have been to the clinic for a lot of procedures, treatments, visits with doctors at many of the campuses and I would rate their service is very good what I had the day of disappointment was excellent

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

my appointment was timely and quickly taken care of. dr Shlonsky was courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

I found everyone in the office very helpful and friendly. I was very impressed with Dr. Shlonsky. He explained my condition and up coming surgery very throughly. He didn't make me feel rushed or my questions trivial.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. Schlonsky is a compassionate individual and it shows.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Had a good experience at Avon FHC. This is the first time I had an appointment with Dr. Shlonsky. He was very informative, competent, practical, and helpful. I am scheduled for a follow up visit.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr Shlonsky is excellent I highly recommend him to family and friends

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Have been a patient of Dr. Shlonsky's for 20 years, he always puts my feet first.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Very nice and relatable doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is outstanding. I would never want to go to another podiatrist.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Excellent physician! A knowledgeable and caring doctor. I would highly recommend Dr. Shlonsky to a family member or friend.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr.Shlonsky is always friendly and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Schlonsky was exceptional! He explained the cause of my problem, discussed options available, & provided education. You need an option to rate him as excellent, he is more than very good!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

this appointment was requested by Dr. Schlonsky after receiving the results of a swab of pus from my toe.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Great Doctor!!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Really like Dr S. he takes good care of my feet !!!!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Schlonsky does a very good job of taking care of my diabetic feet. Shows concern and make sure that my feet are in good condition.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

I love the doctor he is very nice and patient compassion

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

dr. shlonsky is very easy to get along with, easy to understand, and very concerned with his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

everyone was very nice from when u enter to the nurse and doctor

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