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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.

(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 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

456 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

94 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Was a great doctor. I just can't recommend as I had to schedule so far in advance and then waited over an hour both times.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

I really liked the Dr. Schlonsky and would love to return to him, but I sure didn't like the wait.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Love this Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

I have been with Dr. Shlonsky for quite some time and will continue with him for perpetuity.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

The doctor was simply awesome

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Loved the Doctor. Very kind, thorough, helpful, and respectful.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Everything was great !!!! Like always with this provider.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr.S. Is one of my favorite providers. And I do have a lot !

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Over the years the doctor and his staff have been both courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Always a great experience. Dr. Shilonsky is a pleasure to have. Helps me tremendously

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr Shlonsky is fantastic. Always listens and helps with my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Already passed on Dr Shlonsky's cards to friends.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

*Dr. Shlonsky very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr Shlonsky presents the options and recommends starting conservatively. Great Dr.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

The doctor was extremely attentive and provided us with a very clear and thorough explanation of the results.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

First step was for an x-ray and the technician was great she was patient understanding and got the films the first time without a problem. Dr. Shlonsky has always been very thorough and understanding and very clear in his explanations of what I needed to do. I never walk out of there without knowing what the problem is and what I am supposed to do to get some relief

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr. Shlonsky is always available and quick to fit me in if his schedule is full.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

I contracted Shingles 2 weeks ago, not involving this appointment with Dr. Shlonsky, and it took me 35 mins on hold to reach someone in my internal medicine Dr. Office. At least I wasn't talking to the call center in Ireland!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Shlonsky is an excellent physician. He is sincerely concerned for my condition and is very complete in all of his discussions with me. I feel as if he is a true friend. I respect him and trust him completely. I am very fortunate to have him as one of my providers.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Doctor did a great job didn't rush me in an get me out took the time to talk you don't see that very much anymore! Great job!!!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

I am always impressed with the professionalism of Dr Schlonsky. An excellent physician

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr Shlonsky was booked far out, we hoped for an earlier appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Both my husband & I appreciate how Dr Shlonsky educates his patients. His explanations, suggestions are given in a precise, clear manner. I left feeling well informed on how to care for various foot issues. Sharing knowledge is of importance to us. Thank you

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Shlonsky is a very empathetic caregiver, always ready to help me when I get into trouble. I know that he will always be able to fit me into his busy schedule whenever I have an immediate issue that needs attention. He always has my back. Of all the many doctors I see, he is my favorite one to visit.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Very good provider

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr. Schlonsky had a rude, abrupt and condescending attitude. He was sharp with me a few times. It was his tone. Smiling wouldn't have hurt at all.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Everything was good enough except for Dr. Schlonsky's rude and condescending tone.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Shlonsky for several years. He is professional and gets the job done. He is a very pleasant and nice individual. I will stay with him forever!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

The doctor is awesome, always friendly, professional,and easy to talk too. Great Care

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Shlonsky is a great doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr Shlonsky has incredible bedside manner. He is always friendly and pleasant. He answers questions directly and clearly. His ability to engage you in conversation and keeping you focused on something other than the unpleasant things he's doing to your toe is perfect.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr Shlonsky is a great dr, highly recommend

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr. Shlonsky is a very caring physician. He is an asset to the CCF. He listens and provides excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr Shlonsky has been very attentive and accommodating. I hate to bother him with questions or concerns but when I email, he promptly responds. He assures me that he's here for me and it's not a bother when I have questions or concerns, which I find reassuring. Dr. Shlonsky has far exceeded my expectations during my visits. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

I had multiple problems on both feet and Dr Schlosky was very patient and addressed all my needs

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 25, 2021

very professional. I am very happy and glad I found a good doctor I could trust. Please don't retire

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.

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