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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Fracture Care
  • Heel Injections
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Bunions
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures Malunion
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures Nonunion
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Ankle Deformities
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Trauma
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hallux Valgus
  • Hammertoes
  • Mallet Toes
  • Morton's Neuroma
View all 22 Specialties +


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About Kathleen Martinelli, PA-C

Kathleen (Katy) Martinelli, MHS, PA-C is a 2002 graduate of the Duke Physician Assistant program and has spent the last 15 years practicing mainly in orthopaedics. She has worked extensively with physicians in a variety of orthopaedic subspecialties which include sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, adult reconstruction and foot and ankle orthopaedics.

Katy has also spent much of her career as an educator of both students and peers through her extensive lecturing at national conferences and a variety of Physician Assistant Programs around the country. Teaching is a passion of hers and she enjoys the opportunity to share her knowledge with others whenever possible.

When she is not working in the Foot and Ankle department here at the Cleveland Clinic, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and two children.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Duke University
Master of Health Sciences
Durham, NC USA

Undergraduate - Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

118 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

We were a little disappointed at seeing a PA rather than a physician (after driving 2 hours to get there), but it seems understandable for a first visit, and she was very kind and helpful.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

The Doctor showed concerned about my situation and answered all questions that I had.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

So far never had a bad experience, only once the Dr was nice and polite but I just didn't get the feedback from him I expected from a Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

I think you guys are very considered helpful and understanding my doctor is the greatest

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Excellent experience with provider overall great

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

I was so grateful to be able to get a same day appointment. I was in pain, the provider helped me a lot. I think she is very good at her job. And the person on the phone was very caring

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

The provider was very knowledgeable. She provided me expert care. I have every confidence in her abilities. She was going to listen to my concerns and questions. She included my input into the care plan we decided on together.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

it's been a decade since I really been to the doctors. I'm glad it was with the Cleveland clinic

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