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

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Pathology
  • Ankle Reconstructive Surgery
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Conservative Treatment of the Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Foot Screening
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
  • Foot Reconstructive Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Heel Injections
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Musculoskeletal Foot Pathology
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Arthritis
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plantars Wart Treatment
  • Podiatry
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetic Foot Ulceration
  • Flatfoot in Children
  • Foot Benign Tumors
  • Foot Trauma
  • Frostbite
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Heel Spurs
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neurapraxia
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Plantar Fibromatosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis / Dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Shin Splints
  • Sports Injuries
  • Warts
View all 23 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

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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 5/16/2023, 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.

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* 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

465 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 4.9

88 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Shlonsky was very attentive, a good listener, engaged patient in discussing options. He also acknowledged he has learned from his patients as well...quite a humble physician.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr. Schlonsky has always been forthright and honest about methods of treatment and was able to explain my condition in detail.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr Shlonsky explains treatment options and listens well.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Shlonsky is the best! He explained everything and made it very easy to understand. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Shlonsky is an excellent practitioner. He always answers my questions, is caring and provides relief with my foot problems. I have referred a number of my friends to him.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Shlonsky. He is a wonderful podiatrist.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

One of the best Doctors, I have had the pleasure of meeting!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Shlonsky is one of the most personable physicians I have encountered at CCF. He demonstrates genuine concern for my condition, he listens and offers honest feedback on treatment plans and the path forward. I can't say enough good things about him!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Very Good doctor! He takes his time to understand my concerns and listen. He offers a variety of treatments and the rationale behind them.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

I already have recommended Dr. Slonsky and the CCF to others.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Not many CC podiatrists in the Westlake area so there was a bit of a wait. However, my issue was not urgent so I waited. I had seen Dr. Shlonsky in the past so I was pleased that the first appointment was with him.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

This was the most polite and empathetic doctor I've ever seen.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr.Schlonsky is the nicest podiatrist I have had. He has a great bedside manner and makes the patient feel comfortable and is a master of his craft highly recommend.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Shlonsky is an amazing surgeon, I don't even have a scar and he is such a nice man.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Dr. Shlonsky has always been fantastic. I have been a patient of his for several years now. A family member recommended him to me. I have really struggled with plantar fasciitis for years now. By the time I got to him, nothing was helping me and I was in my feet for 10 hours a day at work. He started me on injections (steroids). I hardly got any relief at all until the third one and then I was okay for a few months. He also gave me special inserts for my shoes. When I came back again, I was back to where I was when I first saw him. Second round of injects. The first and second did nothing and the third one MAYBE helped a week. I was discouraged. I came back months later and he gave me one more injection, it did nothing. If you have this condition you know that if your feet hurt, EVERYTHING hurts. I've used the shiatsu massage machine and it's AGONIZING. But a "hurts so good" kind. In a last hope I came to see him again. He asked if I had enough of all this and I excitedly said yes! He had mentioned other options that may be needed if the injections weren't effective in previous appointments. This time we decided it was time for a procedure. He explained the TENEX procedure to me quite well and I felt confident in his expertise. He gave me a number and told me to call one of his staff and they would schedule surgery, pre admission testing, PT, etc. Everything was scheduled and ready to go. He let me know that recovery wasn't going to be the best but after explaining things to my boyfriend the following visit, we had an awesome plan! Anxiously awaiting surgery in June. We love Dr. Shlonsky and his team! Thank you for your persistence, care and concern.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Shlonsky is a very caring and professional doctor. I am very confident in his diagnos and treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

One of the most (if not the most) patient and thorough physicians I've encountered.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Shlonsky listens to my problems and/or concerns. Great doctor!!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr Sholonsky is awesome. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Michael Shlonsky(podiatry) is the best. Dr. Shlonski is kind and caring, and has the best bedside manner ever. When Dr. Shlonski is helping me with my food problems he's very gentle,and makes sure I'm OK during the process.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

He's fantastic and a great listener which is key.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr. Shlonsky is very professional and gives one options on their health problem! His explanations assist me in deciding what course of action to take ! He is a very popular physician at Cleveland Clinic. One of the best!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

The doctor listened attentively and he was proactive in scheduling new X-rays to ensure he could pinpoint the issue.The X-ray tech was phenomenal as well! The solutions I got during my appointment gave me immediate relief.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Love Dr Shlonsky , and great bedside manner and amazingly hardly no pain during recovery

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr Shlonsky is Excellent

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr Schlonsky was great. Listened to my concerns. Went through everything in detail. Dis used options and we selected plan going forward. I was extremely satisfied.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Excellent provider.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Initial appointment - took over a month to see Dr. S. Wish I could have been scheduled sooner. There was no cancellations which I could take advantage of.Scheduling the ultrasound and followup appointments also took a month. I understand the initial appointment delay, but the follow up should be sooner.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky is one of the best doctors at CCF.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky is the best foot doctor out there. He has an amazing bed side manner. You can tell he really cares about his patients and his job.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Schlonsky was exceptional. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, & approachable. He makes sure I understand the plan of care & answers questions. He explains all options available. He's a keeper. I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky was great. Addressed my Immediate issues and informed me of the process going forward to handle the issue long term.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Even though it's been a few years, Dr. Shlonsky remembered my case and provided me with personal professional care and advice. I did not feel rushed, but heard and understood. I would recommend his expertise to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

The doctor was awesome

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky's nurse is excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Sclonsky is a genuine human who cares for his patients. He's top notch!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Schlonsky is a wonderful doctor. He really does his best to help you with your problem.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. Is excellent and empathetic

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky is always respectful, communicative, and listens and responds to my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Always very good with Dr Shlonsky

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

He is a wonderful Dr. He truly cares for his patients and I would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

I now have my daughter seeing Dr S. He is a wonderful doctor, patient, caring, and very helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr.shylonski is the man

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr Sonsky is dedicated, professional very good at communicating.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

You're such a good doctor you have you should have more like him

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Great experience. He is knows his field very well and explains things well. He does not feel like he is rushing his patients at all. He is one of my favorite doctors!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

One of my favorite doctors!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I like a doctor that makes a patient feel like they are not wasting him time. This doctor is so kind and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky was great. He took time to listen to me. He explained what was going on with my X-rays and my feet.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky was perfect from start to finish. He explained his exam, treatment options. He answered questions. He provided painless treatment. I would definitely recommend to others.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky is great!!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky has always been a consummate professional and a down to earth doctor!!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

The Clinic needs more doctors like Dr. Schlonsky.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

The entire staff was very friendly and genuinely cared. Dr. Shlonsky is an amazing doctor and has shown how much he cares.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky is amazing. He squeezed me into his busy schedule so that I would get care ASAP. He immediately prescribed antibiotics so that my infection went away quickly. I trust him completely after he performed surgery on my arthritic toe a while back - thus changing my ability to be physically active. He is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Sooth sailing as usual with all of my health providers from Cleveland Clinic. I wish I would've contacted this department years ago.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

The doctor went above and beyond in explaining details. I will highly recommend him to all.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

I appreciated the level of detail and explanation as to how anatomy works. He was the only doctor that approached my situation holistically instead of just the specific pain area. After 7 months I do believe that I am on my way to an answer, and hopefully, a solution.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

The timely setting the appointment was crucial due to pain and infection, they did great. The Doc was courteous, professional and informed me on my issue and the way forward. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

At times schedule or availability of Docs causes long delays. This visit was set up close term and was essential if deal with the pain and infection issues.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

A very good experience with this Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Even though I was added to an already overbooked schedule, Dr. Shlonskly never made me feel rushed. He took the time and thoroughly reviewed everything, including all the imaging. We are so lucky to have such a phenomenal doctor at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr discuss progress and included me in decision making

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

This physician and his team provide excellent, person centered care.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Schlonsky treated me with respect, kindness and as a partner in my care. He gave clear explanations of my fracture and the recommended treatment. He taught me about the fifth metatarsal and how it fractures. Then, Dr. Schlonsky and his team helped me get follow up appointments closer to my home. This meant a lot to me.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Shlonski is the best. I wish all Doctor's would be so kind and carring as this Doctor. I'm sure his job isn't a easy one.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

I could not ask for a better provider!!!! Dr. S. Is the best !!!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr Shlonsky is wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Shlonsky is fantastic

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Already recommended Dr Shlonsky and CCF to friends

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. Is excellent. I am impressed with his ability He comes across as a concerned person who has me at heart and wants to help me.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Great doctor,so so nurse other just doing their job

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky was great, every step of the way.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr Schlonsky is excellent on all counts, from care provided to communication and collaboration with the patient. The best of the best.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr Shlonsky is an excellent Dr. He manages my care precisely as I prefer. His pace is very efficient and he accepts my questions and concerns very professionally yet courteously. I am very satisfied with Dr Shlonsky in every manner. Thank you for providing him as one of my care givers.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

I have recommended Dr Shlonsky to my friends, and have for many years. I'm grateful that he continues to work at The Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Shlonsky, an outstanding and brilliant doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr Schlonsky is very respectful as a doctor and as a person. He was attentive to my concerns and anxiety and phobia of having my feet touched. I would highly recommend him based on the consult with him.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Michael I simply the best!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Schlonsky has a wealth of knowledge that he shares, offering sound suggestions. His instructions were very clear and concise.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

I love how this doctor spends time explaining conditions and treatment

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

I never experienced any problems when scheduling with Dr. Sansky and I always have an appointment in the timeframe that works for me

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

I have been seeing Dr. Shlonsky for many years he has attended to all of the problems I've had with my feet. I totally trust him to take care of the issues he's actually diagnosed another major issue I have that my previous PCP could not identify and while he was able to Come up with a suggestion he was not able to treat it it was out of his scope he was able to refer me and he does worry about me every time I'm there. He's an amazing doctor and has a great reputation based on what I am told every time I see another practitioner in the clinic

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Shlonsky spoke clearly, slowly and professionally. I never felt rushed. He answered every question I had to the fullest so I was able to understand.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

First time seeing Dr. Shlonsky. He listened and genuinely cared for me. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr Shlonsky was professional, thorough, and very courteous. Exactly what I hoped for.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

I liked Dr. Michael J Shlonsky allot. He gave me the time of day. He listened to my concerns and did not rush me out of there. He showed concern for me and was very helpful in correcting my foot issues.

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