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

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

Undergraduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA


  • 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/4/2018, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

445 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

waited one hour and 15 minutes before seeing physician. Nurses at front desk did not address the issue and sat there with no explaination of why it took sooo long.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Doctor Schlonsky and his nurse provide excellent care with outstanding assistance. They ask pertinent questions, and provide complete answers to any questions. The Cleveland Clinic has an excellent doctor and nurse assisting.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. was running about 1/2 hour later than scheduled.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Excellent care by Dr. Shlonsky...he is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

The office staff go above and beyond to help insure each patient is being taken care of with all their needs. Even coming around to the waiting room and helping patients with mobility issues to get in and out of the office area. (I personally watched a receptionit repeatedly come out of the office several times in a short period of time to insure patient safety and ease of mobiilty.) I have the best foot doctor and he has an amazing support staff!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

Dr. Shlonsky as 45 minutes Late.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

This Dr. was simply amazing. His bedside manner cannot be beat. I had an in office procedure on my foot that I was very very nervous about. He was half was through it when I asked if he had started...he was talking and distracting me! I am so grateful! Procedure went great! I'll refer anyone looking for a podiatrist to him! Thank You.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

I feel like the staff and doctor consider my time as equally important as the doctor's time.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Dr Shlonsky is the epitome of a caring doctor. Due to complication of diabetes and a septic infection I almost lost my foot to amputation. Doctor worked hard taking two years and many treatments and fighting more infection He saved my foot and helped my overall health. He is by far the best podiatrist I've ever had in the 40 years of being diabetic

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Renee has been right by my side in all of the problems of the foot doctor took care of.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

difficult to explain to Central scheduling the urgency of the appointment and to get an appointment with a Dr I have been seeing for 10 years

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr. Shlonsky is a very intelligent, caring doctor and I wouldn't go to him if he wasn't!!

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

The wait time was good, I was in and out. Staff is friendly and courteous. Dr. Schlonsky was very nice and informative.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

My visit with this care provider was pleasant and highly satisfactory. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Dr. Schlonsky was wonderful. One of the best doctors I have ever had the opportunity to meet.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Dr. Schlonsky was very personable and informative. My surgery went very well.

Reviewed on May 2, 2018

Dr. Shlonsky was very competent and easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

Dr. Shlonsky is the best! Always displays sincere concern for my needs and issues!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

The was the first time that I had met with Dr. Shlonsky and it was a fantastic experience. I was able to get in to see him right away, he was on-time and he spend more time with me going over my reason for seeing him than any other provider in recent memory. He was a nice guy, kind and courteous and really seemed to want to help me resolve my issue. The treatment and suggestions that he offered solved the problem that I was having almost immediately. I'm now 5 days out from the appointment and pain free thanks to Dr. Shlonsky.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

Dr Shlonsky provided instant pain relief.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018

The doctor didn't even put gloves on. I didn't know this was common practice, but he definitely didn't wash or foam his hands before touching my foot.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2018

loved the doctor

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2018

I received very good information from my doctor

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

Visits with Dr. Shlonsky are always a pleasure and my medical problems are always addressed and cared for. Have been seeing him for over 25 years.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

The only bad experience is that it is some times difficult to get appointments because Dr. Shlonsky is so busy obviously the sign of an excellent provider and worth the wait.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

Excellant care which is why I have been seeing Dr. Shlonsky for over 27 years.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018

He outlined a first level plan of action and then informed me of further things we could do if my condition did not improve. He answered all my questions and was very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2018

Dr. Shlonsky is a very compassionate and caring provider. He has listened and taken action on a foot condition that has been an on going problem.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Dr. Michael Shlonsky was very knowledgeable, a good listener, a good role model for younger Drs.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2018

I was very pleased that he was recommending a conservative treatment for me rather than rushing right into an aggressive treatment of surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2017

he is a good dr

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2017

Dr. Shlonski is a wonderful physician who really cares about his patients.

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