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

  • ACL Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Bursitis
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Medical Problems In Athletes
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Sports Injuries
View all 17 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 Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Farrow is a member of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and currently serves as the 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 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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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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

338 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

82 Patient Comments

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

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 24, 2020

Dr. Farrow was mild mannered and very professional.

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.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

I could not have asked for a better provider who showed concern caring and patient for my problem that I was having for the visit most outstanding provider

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Very pleasant doctor.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

it was very easy to have the visit with dr. Farrow . I like the fact that I didn't even have to leave my home. Very easy will do it again.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr Farrow was great, he went above and beyond. And even gave me a choice of three other doctors that I could see for my right knee. I had a total knee replacement on that one.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr. Farrow is great. he listens to my concerns and his understanding of my situation. I really appreciate his concern and care

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2020

my whole experience was outstanding 1. virtual visit ...,wonderful way to triage my situation 2. dr farrow ...punctual ,.,knowledgeable and kind3. whole experience was excellent

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2020

dr farrow is knowledgeable...personable and was very concise re: my knee situation ...present goal of tx and possible long term tx options would highly recommend

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

Dr. Farrow was very thorough about the pain in my knee, plus he set up a virtual appointment for six weeks later.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

So very pleased with my care from Dr. Farrow. He is patient and explains all treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020


Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Farrow and staff were very thorough and genuinely courteous at my appointment. My experience was very positive. Thank You.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr Farrow very helpful and pleasant

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Farrow is amazing

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

everyone was nice from the secretary to the Doctor only bad thing is I still have pain!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

He is great Doctor...He listens

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Farrow is an excellent physician and we are fortunate to have him as our son's surgeon.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Excellent experience! Dr Farrow and Dr Carter are wonderful doctors! I have complete trust in them. Thank you!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Great experience with Dr Carter and Dr Farrow! A1!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I really like Dr. Farrow and return because he truly cares and feel he has my best interest at heart. My only thing about this visit was me not really understand (maybe not conveying my question clearly) and still not having complete understanding of my concern. I am disappointed that he recommended me to get a second opinion providing two other doctors and same course of treatment, although I relayed to why I didn't want to pursue those offered, when all I wanted when all I wanted was helping me have a better understanding. Know I would recommend him to anyone for care with note if I wanted to see another doctor I would and would not need a recommendation :)

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Farrow's office was very accommodating in quickly getting us in for an appointment

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Farrow is extremely professional and caring. He spent a great deal of time discussing the diagnosis and the treatment options. He was very patient with all of our questions and we never felt rushed in any way. His understanding of our situation and compassion in explaining the options was much appreciated.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

We have been very impressed with Dr. Farrow and his staff. We will recommend him without hesitation.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Farrow was wonderful. we went to him for a second opinion and decided to go with him for the surgery. His experience and being a former athlete helped connect him to my son. He made a great deal of difference.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Farrow is great. I go out of my way to see him. He provides great care and makes me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Farrow is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Farrow and his staff are amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

I love my Cleveland Clinic and my doctors and staff

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

I have already had 2 friends schedule appts. with Dr. Farrow based on my recommendations!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I cannot say enough about Dr. Farrow's professionalism, soft skills and active listening. He answers questions, provides appropriate guidance, and has a true caring nature. he knows how to work with teenagers and my son has so much respect for him to follow his guidance. an

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

heath care providers are great. I struggle with administrative staff being flexible and putting patients first. the approach is very slow and non-friendly.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Farrow is awesome!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I am so impressed with this doctor

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

I appreciate Farrow's caring and bedside manor very much. so glad he is my physician.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr Farrow is an excellent doctor and his bed side manner is an example other drs should follow.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr. Farrow is always caring, candid and professional. He listens intently and answers questions directly and completely.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr. Farrow is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Love *Dr. Farrow. He was very thorough, answered all our questions,... I'd recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Dr farrow was straight forward and personable - I appreciated his candor and positivity!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Farrow during my entire experience. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone needing an orthopedic surgeon, or who wanted to find out.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr Farrow was one the most caring Orthopedic Doctor I have seen. He truly cared about my issues and concerns, making me feel comfortable and at ease

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr. Farrow is top notch professional.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Farrow is not only a tremendous surgeon, he is also very kind and empathetic. he always takes his time to clearly explain my condition from injury, to repair, and through rehab. I would highly recommend him and am thankful he is my surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Farrow was wonderful!! Thank you again for taking care of our son!!!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Farrow was wonderful!! Explained everything perfectly clear and concise. Thank you Dr. Farrow for taking excellent care of our son!!!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Farrowing liked his concern and kindness for me. The treatment I received is already working and I feel so much better than I did. The Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have this Dr on their staff.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr Farrow is one of the best.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Farrow is awesome. he's a true asset to your organization.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr Farrow has been fantastic. He has always explained everything very well and his surgical work is second to none.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Very helpful doctors.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. farrow was very professional and also very caring and personable. He kept me at ease through the entire process.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I wish I could give Dr. Farrow all excellent as very good does not do home justice. he is friendly, patient and knowledgeable but explains it in a way I understand.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I will absolutely recommend Dr. Farrow and his staff!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

I was so impressed with Dr. Farrow. He & his assistant examined my shoulder as far as pain & motion. They both took a lot of time with me & explained everything very well. I never felt rushed. I would highly recommend Dr. Farrow to friends & family.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Farrow is a man with a gift. The way he spoke with me about the surgery calmed my nerves immensely.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I like Dr Farrow very much. very human and responsive

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Farrow and the entire Cleveland Clinic team I had the pleasure of interacting with provided me with the best level of care and consideration I've ever experienced at any hospital.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I lack the words in which to describe how good my experience with Dr. Farrow was. For two months before I met him I was anxious and didn't see a bright future. Within one conversation with this gentleman I realized all of those concerns were for naught and that he and his team would do everything in their power to ensure that I could once again be confident and optimistic about my physical and metal condition.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

I was extremely impressed with my visit. The xray and evaluation process was most efficient. Dr Farrow and the intern were very empathetic and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr. Farrow has treated my son and our family with the utmost respect.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Farrow is excellent and I know that I am a difficult patient. He was patient and calm when I was not. My surgery and recovery went exceptionally well. I am happy that I decided to go through with the ACL reconstruction and I feel very fortunate to have selected Dr. Farrow as my surgeon.

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