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

334 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

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

I have already recommended Dr Shlonsky and his staff to two family members

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Shlonsky is excellent at figuring out to calm a patient when he is giving me an injection. We have the best conversations and I don't even notice the second injection! A++ for bed side manner. Very caring person.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

dr. schlonsky was excellent, very thorough, spent plenty of time listening and then explaining his diagnosis and treatment suggestions. very glad I was referred to him.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Shlonsky is one of the most professional and caring doctors both my husband and I have had in our 40+ years at the Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

All my visits/treatments with Dr. Shlonsky have been extremely friendly, thorough and professional with excellent results.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

I always have a positive experience when I visit Dr. Shlonsky's office. His staff is very friendly and helpful and Dr. Shlonsky demonstrates a level of knowledge and caring about his patients not found often in this day and age. I have always felt that my issues are important to him. you should clone him.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

I always recommend Dr. Shlonsky. He is very professional and really listens to my concerns. He is a great asset to the Cleveland Clinic and I wish he could be cloned!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr Shlonski is the best very nice cares for his pations kind i would recomend him whith no douths

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

doctor made my visit very very nice. spent time with me explaining why my feet hurt and the procedure he recommended. very thorough and so nice. I felt he cared.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

I have had nothing but good experiences with respect to dealing with the Doctor and his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

This was the nicest doctor I have ever been to. He was very friendly and took the time to explain everything. I felt very comfortable and understood everything he said. All doctors should be at least half as kind as he is. I have recommended him to everyone that asked about my foot. He really treats his patients with kindness and compassion.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

My visit was a very efficient one, which I greatly appreciated since I had a very busy schedule myself that day. Dr. Shlonsky was prompt in seeing me, listened carefully to my concerns, examined my foot, reviewed my records with me, offered his medical opinion, and got me what I needed to improve my health. He was approachable and professional. My follow up visit was quickly booked, and I was on my way.

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.

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