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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

  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bursitis
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • 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 21 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 Orthopaedic Consultant for Baldwin Wallace University and Head Team Physician at Brunswick High School.

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 twenty manuscripts in peer-reviewed orthopaedic surgery journals. Dr. Farrow has also participated as a visiting lecturer and presented his research both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Association, 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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, OH USA


  • 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

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 8/2/2020, 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

299 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

65 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

excellent physician, would highly recommend!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Farrow is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Farrow is great!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr Farrow was great and makes you feel at ease

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

excellent physician treated with so much empathy and compassion. very knowledgeable and took his time explaining everything.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Farrow is seriously one of the best doctors we have ever worked with! Don't ever change!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Farrow's staff has been amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Farrow was amazing with Emme. He made her feel comfortable, explained her injury, and focused her on the plan. He made her feel like she was important while also doing the same for me.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

very good experience. Dr. Farrow was great.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr Farrow is fantastic!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

excellent service by Dr farrow who facilitated the appointment for us

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Farrow, as well as the student assisting, were very comforting and thorough with the exam and explained everything in detail and in a way I could easily understand. Best care I've ever received from a doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

great doctor in every way

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Farrow was amazing. He listened to my concerns and gave me great feedback.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Farrow was kind and respectful. He answered all of my questions and was very encouraging.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

the doctor was absolutely amazing. I have told all my friends and family that if they ever need anything with their knee done he is the doctor to go to

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

I loved working with Dr. Farrow and his staff and would absolutely refer him to anyone. Thought I hope to not have another surgery, I would ultimately go right back to Dr. Farrow!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Farrow has outstanding bedside manner. He is a good listener, knowledgeable and very kind. I appreciated him taking the time to understand my concerns. I recommended him to my colleagues and friends on social media. I would see him again and send anyone I know to him in a heartbeat. He is an absolutely phenomenal physician.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I am very happy with Dr Farrow. he is amazing and I would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr Farrow listened to my concerns and answered my questions. I feel like he cares about me getting back to running and ballet.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

I am blown away at my first experience with Cleveland Clinic due to living out of the area - Dr Lutul Farrow has truly been a godsend and so easy to work with - he punctual - factual - and hard working, great experience...

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Farrow has helped me tremendously

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Farrow is always attentive, considerate, respectful, and concerned. He is very knowledegable and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Because of my situation I had a hard time finding a Doctor Who would even look at what I had so I am very thankful to Dr. Farrow

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Until I called the clinic the other doctors that I had been recommended to refused to even see me I felt like a ping-pong ball so I am so pleased that I called the Cleveland clinic. You really deserve your great reputation

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

excellent visit with Dr Farrow. He listened to me, explained the exam and the results.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Farrow always listens to what I have to say. He is never in a hurry, and takes time with me if I have questions.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I really liked Dr. Farrow. He took the time to answer my questions and fid not rush the appt.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I am so happy with Dr. Farrow. I was in pain and he put me at ease. He did no rush the visit and answered my questions. Thank you

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

The best Doctor's at the clinic can be hard to reach.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

I look forward to working Dr. Farrow for continued improvement in my knee

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Farrow and his office go above and beyond to expedite all processes.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

doctors and PA's were kind and good listeners

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I love Dr. Farrow's approach to patient care. He gives me time to ask questions and discuss options. it is also clear what to expect in my progress before each follow up appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Doctor was excellent along with staff

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

I always have a great experience with Dr.Farrow

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr Farrell and his PA are true professionals and I highly recommend them to everyone in need.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Excellent service and care. Great Doctor and his PA

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr. Farrow takes the time with my daughter. very direct yet sensitive to her feelings. Great doctor/surgeon all around!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Farrow expedited my appointments and was able to get tests and surgery set up .

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr Farrow is fantastic to work with and communicates very well with his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Farrow has an excellent bedside manner and treats my son with respect and concern. I have recommended him to several others.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Farrell was very professional listen to me explained and answered all of my questions and concerns. I would definitely highly recommend Dr. Frego to any of my friends who have the same problems

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. Farrow is the best doctor I've ever been treated by. He is thorough and efficient. Doctor is also very kind, concerned, gentle and involved.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I absolutely love having Dr. Farrow as my doctor. He's not only excellent as a surgeon, but he has great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

I always enjoy seeing Dr. Farrow. He takes the time to thoroughly evaluate my problem and listens to my concerns. I am confident that I am receiving the best care possible when I see him for my orthopedic issues.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

I have been to a total of 4 orthopedic surgeons in my life. I unfairly started to form a stereotype that orthopedic surgeons were overall very skilled yet most also likely arrogant, egotistical and not as strong in personal skills as medical skills. Dr Farrow completely rid me of this stereotype. following my visit with him I felt refreshed and respected. other Drs in this field often left me feeling confident in their abilities yet unheard and questioning their "bedside manners." I have been in appointments where the Dr has joked about women to my husband, cursed, bragged about his position in the sports world, etc etc. Dr Farrow was an anomaly to all my past experiences.Dr. Farrow was calm, polite, soft spoken and more surprisingly very very humble. His intern followed his lead in this same manner. never have I attended an appointment where I felt so heard and respected as a human, a woman and a patient. They listened intently and actively, showed great concern and care for my situation, and I felt very confident they were going to thoroughly address my issues. I felt honored to meet this Dr and his staff and was so thankful to finally have such an amazing experience. I am extremely grateful that I came to the Cleveland Clinic and was given to opportunity to be in the care of Dr Farrow. even his surrounding staff were overheard speaking of his kindness and his heart . I give him a glowing survey and he has my utmost respect.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I think dr farrow listens caring and kind , extremely knowledgeable and is .very professional. I would highly recommend him as an orthopedic surgeon.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Farrow was mild mannered and very professional.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

I was a little nervous about going to a new doctor at a new facility. It was an excellent experience. The entire staff were so friendly. I was put at ease as soon I was checked in. I truly liked Dr. Farrow. He was very professional and answered all my questions. I will be seeing him after my mri. I am very pleased that this office had an opening for me!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. was great. he explained everything step be step.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr was great.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Farrow gave us the attention needed. He took his time and examined my daughter thoroughly and explained what was going on with her ankle.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr. Farrow was a second opinion on an initial diagnosis. Fortunately, I did go to him because he discovered the issue that the initial doctor from UH failed to find.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr Farrow is one of the best God makes

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Farrow was excellent in all regards.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

This was the easiest appointment to schedule ... ever! I emailed Dr thru my chart and got a response not only to my question, but an appointment date and time. Wish they were all that easy!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Farrow is a great physician and I always feel like he has a genuine interest in my medical issue(s). He explains the pros and cons of treatments or lack of. I feel his treatment supports my desire to stay active as I continue to age.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

he was easily the single worst doctor I've ever seen at the clinic, I've been going there since I was literally a child. he was condescending and rude. I basicly got the feeling he decided before even speaking with me my care. he called me lazy and unmotivated and then said what a previous doctor said "wasn't true because he knows him well" this realllly ruined my view on the clinic and I'm looking for a second opinion at UH now

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Farrow is an excellent provider. He is both intelligent and personable. Those traits should be your gold standard.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

EXCELLENT, personal, caring physician!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Love Dr. Farrow, and have had great experience with the rotational doctors as well.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Farrow is very knowledgeable, good listener, excellent communication skills, and patient. Although the injury was not a good situation my son, Dr. Farrow made the situation manageable, understandable for the whole family.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

I really like Dr. Farrow

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Appreciate Dr Farrow & trust him 1000%! I feel so comfortable/ confident having him as my dr. His team follows his lead as well. They "double teamed" my injections & so glad they did. He gave me back my arm & I will always be so grateful.

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