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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Fracture Care
  • Orthopaedics
  • Trauma Treatment
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About Damien Billow, MD

Damien Billow, MD, is a staff physician in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He trained in Orthopaedics at the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Residency Program, and did additional training in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at Vanderbilt University. He specializes in acute fracture care of the upper and lower extremities, including pelvis and acetabulum.  He also treats nonunion and malunion fractures.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Association.

Dr. Billow is interested in new techniques in fracture care and nonunions, as well as teaching others. He won the Resident Teacher of the Year Award in 2015.  He is involved in research on Vitamin D, nonunion and hip fractures.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Orthopaedic Trauma
Nashville, TN USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Loyola University Medical Center
General Surgery
Maywood, IL USA

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA

Medical Education - University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Orthopaedic trauma, fracture care including nonunions, malunions, pelvis and acetabulum fractures

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/25/2023, Dr. Billow 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

231 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Excellent care by Dr Billow

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Billow is the best

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Billow and his assistants were excellent professionals and very nice people! I was very satisfied with the attention and services received in your office. What a difference from the other doctors who saw me at UH! Thanks a lot!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Billow was kind and complemented my ability to be getting better and stronger.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

The appointment was made while we were in the ER for Mom's fracture. I had no idea what Dr to see for a follow up. Options were given to me right In the treatment room and the appointment was scheduled right there with us. It was so convenient!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr Billow, his resident and person who put Mom's cast on were great. They explained everything clearly and answered our questions.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Appreciated the doctor coordinating two different appointments for us. Above and beyond!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Billow is the best!! His beside manner is excellent. He was so confident he could fix my non union fracture on the first time I saw him! He went above and beyond to make certain that my femur was finally stabilized! He was pleased that I was walking as well as I was. He encouraged me by telling me that I can play golf again!! I need to ease into it but that's great with me. I would and do highly recommend Cleveland clinic!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

We were amazed that with only one phone phone call that we were able to get an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon within 6 days!!! His office called me a few days later and said that after he reviewed my reports he would prefer I see one of the trauma team members. I respected that. I had an appointment within a weeks time!! We can't do that where we live!! I've been so pleased with Dr Billow and his staff and Cleveland Clinic in general for the care I've been given. I had already had 2 surgeries on my femur. It was still a non union fracture. Now my femur is finally healed!! It is stabilized and not going anywhere. Dr Billow and his staff are wonderful and I highly recommend Dr. Billow, his staff and Cleveland Clinic!!!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Billows was fantastic, a great doctor and a delightful man!!!!!.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Doctor and assistant were very nice and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

The first oerson who can in was I think the PA who was outstanding. He spent more time with ne than Dr Billow did

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Billows answered all my questions and took the time needed because I have many complex breaks from my car accident

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr Damien is great!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Billow is an excellent Doctor who takes his responsibilities very seriously. I had to ask him questions instead of him voluntarily tell me things. I had a lot of faith In him and he was positive about my recovery and efforts. I felt better when I left his office. He should smile more, he has pretty eyes .

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Hopefully I never have to return but if I do Dr Billow would be my choice

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Doctor does not listen to my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

The doctor doesn't listen to my concerns and has made poor decisions in my treatment planning in the past and is making a poor decision in my further care.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Well pleased with staff & doctor and services provided.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

The doctor took very little time with me. I do not feel comfortable with the outcome. I have experienced very little or no improvement to my pain and discomfort.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

I was very pleased with the PA and the physician.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

I'm really sorry maybe Dr. Billow is really good at what he does surgically but he is in way too much of a hurry to be adequate at communicating with his patients. It is very obvious that he does not have much time or patience for you or your concerns. It's also apparent that he is a doctor and the patient is less than.Tony, Dr. Billows PA ., is the complete opposite. I suppose they balance each other out.

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