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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Strongsville Family Health Center
Primary Location

Strongsville Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Osteotomy
  • Patello-femoral Knee Surgery
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bursitis
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Meniscus injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Medical Problems in Athletes
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Sports Injuries
View all 22 Specialties +


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About Lutul Farrow, MD

Lutul D. Farrow, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Farrow is a member of Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine and currently serves as the Director of Clinical Operations for Sports Medicine. He is also Program Director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Farrow grew up in the city of Cleveland and attended South High School. After high school he completed his collegiate studies at Baldwin Wallace University. Dr. Farrow went on to earn his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals.  He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Farrow is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Farrow also has specialized Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Farrow’s areas of expertise include Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and arthroscopy and athletic conditions involving the knee and shoulder. Dr. Farrow has extensive experience in the care of athletes at all levels of training ranging from recreational sports to Professional athletics. Since beginning practice, Dr. Farrow has served as a Team Physician for The NFL Cleveland Browns, The University of Arizona Wildcat and Pima Community College Aztecs athletic programs, the Tucson Rodeo, and both the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies during their spring training in Tucson. Currently, Dr. Farrow serves as the Head Team Physician at Brunswick High School. He also serves as an Orthopaedic Consultant for the MLB Cleveland Guardians and Toronto Blue Jays.

Dr. Farrow’s research interests include the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee and elbow, healthcare disparities in sports medicine, and outcomes research. He has authored multiple book chapters in orthopaedic sports medicine textbooks and over seventy manuscripts in peer-reviewed orthopaedic surgery journals. Dr. Farrow has also participated as a visiting lecturer and presented his research both nationally and internationally. Dr. Farrow completed the prestigious AOSSM Traveling Fellowship in 2018. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Association, the International Patellofemoral Study Group, the Herodicus Society, the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Farrow enjoys spending time with his wife, Tenisha and their three sons. He is an avid runner and enjoys golfing and astronomy.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland
Orthopedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Case Western Reserve Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, OH USA

Additional Training

Professional Highlights


  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine; arthroscopy and reconstruction of the knee and shoulder, Athletic medicine, Musculoskeletal conditions affecting athletes and athletically minded individuals

Awards & Honors

Innovations & Patents


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 8/6/2023, Dr. Farrow 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

293 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

60 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Incredible Doctor and Staff!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr Farrow is an amazing person and doctor. He asks how I'm doing, listens, and understands why I'm there and what are my goals. I feel like he's "on my team" and rooting for me -- he truly wants me to achieve my health goals and get back to running, biking, and hiking. I appreciate how he thinks through what I'm doing, imagines what it's like to be In my position, and offers options. I feel like he shows up and does his best for patients every day. He's innovative, smart, and supportive. I saw three doctors (OSU and Orthopedic One) before coming to Dr Farrow -- the level of performance, dedication, and patient care is night and day. He's worth the 2+ hours drive each way and I'm grateful for the care he's provided me

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

It's well worth the drive from Columbus to be a patient at Cleveland Clinic. I wish every doctor was as caring, smart, engaged, and supportive as Dr Farrow and his team. By comparison, in Columbus at Ortho One, I was told that at my age I shouldn't be doing high-impact sports. If I would have accepted that kind of short-sighted advice, I'd be missing out on everything I love doing outdoors. I'm grateful that Dr Farrow is on my team and doing everything he can to get me back to living life on my terms. Thank you so much!!!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr. Farrow is very friendly & professional.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Great experience with Dr. Farrow. He answered all my questions. The visit went well

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Farrow's "bedside manner" is impecable

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Farrow was the most professional Dr. That I have had to deal with throughout my injury. Dr farrow evaluated me in depth more so than any Dr. I had been to for this injury and I have seen atleast a dozen other doctors prior to be evaluated. Once Dr. Farrow was done he sat down and answered all my questions and provided detailed explanations for each question we had. Many of these questions other doctors had not been able to answer for me and my family. I traveled 6 hours to see Dr. Farrow because my prior surgeon highly recommended him, I understand why and it was well worth the trip. In conclusion Dr. Farrow gave me the answers I have been looking for for almost 2 years on a injury that occurred while working. Dr farrow is highly recommended and the only Dr. I trust to do my next surgery in the future.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Farrow is awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Well, admittedly,I wasn't a fan of having my appointment time switched to the end of the clinic day. The reasons given were so that the doctor could spend more time with me and because I was traveling from out of town. I understand you all protecting your schedule and not wanting it littered with late arrivals, but I would appreciate the benefit of the doubt. I'm punctual for appointments. Taking this later appointment time resulted In my sitting in the lobby for 45 minutes after the appointment time (you all were running late instead of me.... Ironic lol). I wonder if I would have waited as long if I could have kept the earlier appointment?

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr Farrow, the fellow, and PA were all amazing! Intelligent, got to know me, asked what my goals are, were personable, funny, and communicated in an easy going yet factual manner. For the first time in 7 months I feel like I actually have a medical team on my side that is rooting for me and will help me recover 100% (I was formerly with OSU). I am thrilled and so grateful!!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

I would recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr Farrow to everyone.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

He was prepared with cortisone shot upon walking in, quick & painless(less than 10 mins totally .He introduced another Dr with him. He was personable talking about my family & upcoming vacations

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

I liked the option of a video visit because I am not home, but I would always prefer an in-person visit due to the fact that my surgery consists of needing to see the area. For the circumstances given Dr. Farrow did a good job getting an understanding of where I am at.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

10/10 would recommend Dr. Farrow over Dr. Google any day.Really, though, my experience with Dr. Farrow has been fantastic. He's very open to my questions and concerns and doesn't make me feel silly for asking. I also feel that he cares about the person and not just the patient, and that goes a long way in what is otherwise a stressful situation.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Farrow was a wonderful physician for our daughter to have for this very involved injury. He answered all her questions honestly and kept her mood light in spite of her concerns about her condition.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Farrow was professional & very personable.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Lutul Farrow did an exceptional job, as usual. He spent a lot of time examining my daughter's foot, having her perform different skills to assess her injury, and scrutinizing her x-rays. We had a rather lengthy visit as Dr. Farrow was very thorough and taking into consideration all of the questions that I ask. He never pushed us out of there even though he agreed to see her beyond what his schedule actually allowed. We were accommodated on the day I requested the appointment and we ran in immediately so we could be seen by Dr. Farrow.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Farrow's candor was appreciated. Not what I wanted to hear, but his assessment was very thorough and well explained.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

I think Doctor Farrow is a good doctor!I have recommended 3 people to him already.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Farrow Number one he's an excellent surgeon

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr Farrow is outstanding,

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

I have one of the best surgery doctors in ohio

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

The doctor and his staff was very nice and thoroughly explained everything to me

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I had complete confidence in Dr. Farrow based on our interactions throughout my course of care.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I have nothing but respect for Dr. Farrow. He communicates clearly, answered all questions with clarity, spoke honestly about prognosis and obviously is an immensely skilled surgeon, He demonstrates compassion, humor, and empathy with the patient (in this case me). Grateful for his work and the work of his medical team. If only all physicians could balance skill, authority, compassion, and respect for the patient in their interactions with the people they serve. Thank you Dr. Farrow.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Farrow has been fantastic, every step of the way.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Farrow is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

First time meeting doctor. He was excellent! Very attentive great at communicating with both myself & my son & provided lots of information for help with the situation. Would definitely recommend this doctor to others.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Farrow his resident and staff are over the top In professional conduct and character. I am truly impressed with the Clinics ability to retain such quality staffing in todays desert of qualified quality professionals.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Farrow is fantastic; we couldn't have asked for a better surgeon/doctor for our daughter's ACL injury.Kind, caring, attentive and actually listens to concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

The care and experience was positive, except for the long delays in seeing the dr.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

The video visit was very impersonal and schedule at a poor time (lunch) while Dr. Farrow was still good, he was delivering somewhat bad news and doing that over a video call vs in person was not great.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. Farrow is always very kind to his patients. He takes the time to explain and make his patients feel at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Farrow is always personable and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I struggled with the My Chart scheduling effort, but called Executive Health nurse and the got me an appointment with Dr. Farrow very quickly.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Very Good- Dr. Farrow and his team are excellent. Only difficulty was struggling with making an appointment directly with Dr. Farrow via My Chart. Once I called Executive Health, it went smoothly.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

The nurses and doctors were fabulous. They all had a great sense of humor and created a fun and relaxing environment!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Farrow has excellent bedside manner!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr Farrow was excellent all around! Squeezed me into his schedule day after my injury, which was a HUGE help to my mental well being bc I was spiraling thinking that I needed surgery. Being able to see him and hear that was not the case immediately eased my mind, and help me heal quicker than I would have if I had to wait days to be checked. He and his staff were all incredibly kind and fantastic to work with. Scheduling was easy and getting results in My Chart was a great patient experience.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr Farrow was very professional. He took the time to answer questions and make sure I understood. I would recommend others go to him for their healthcare.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Very positive interaction with the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

The doctor explained in detail the nature of my right knee and the appropriate treatment for my knee. I was advised to start doing low impact exercises which will reduce the trauma and stress on my knees

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr Farrow is very professional, knowledgeable, kind and confident!! He takes time with his patients. He does not appear to be in a hurry at all!! Highly recommend him!! We are grateful for his care!!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Farrow was attentive, informative, patient, professional and empathetic. It was a relief to feel like I am seeing a high quality doctor who is invested in my health outcomes.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Farrow and his staff are extremely helpful. We've been treated so kindly and with such compassion since Emily's injury. We are very appreciative of the quick responses and flexibility with our schedule. Thank you very much.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

We can't say enough about how great this office is. Dr. Farrow has been super thorough with his explanations and has been extremely patient with us in addressing our questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Farrow and team were available and prompt in making recommendations.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Farrow is extremely patient focused. He is very focused on the long term and short term needs of the patient while keeping in mind the individual needs of the patient.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Farrow went above and beyond to address my complex circumstances.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr Farrow is caring, honest and sympathetic. He takes time to answer all my questions. I know I'm in good hands when I need to see Farrow.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Farrow is very kind and personable; he puts the patient at ease and spends the time to answer all questions.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Farrow was excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Farrow and team members demonstrated care with highly qualified techniques.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

*Dr. Farrow is a really caring person. He is very calm & very patient.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr Farrow and the staff were great. Quickly fit me in, listened to my concerns, explained what he found and ordered my next steps

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Disappointed by the outcome of the surgery. I am still going to give it time. I will see Dr. Farrow for future knee treatments

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Whole process was very simple - Dr. Sawyer was amazing.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

The Dr was very thorough with his exam and caring and professional

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Farrow is a consummate professional, caring and very in touch with my concerns and needs

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

He is a great doctor and listen to us. My surgery went great without any issues. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family. Had a great session whenever I meet him in his office for follow up routines.

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