Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Brunswick Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Concussion Evaluation & Testing
  • Dance Injuries
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Joint Injections
  • Management Of Sports Concussions
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Prevention And Treatment Of Injuries In The Aging Athlete
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Women's Sports Health
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Athletic Ankle Injury
  • Athletic Elbow Injury
  • Athletic Foot Injury
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Ballet Injuries
  • Dance Injuries
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Sports Concussion
  • Sports Injuries
View all 29 Specialties +


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About Kim Gladden, MD

Kim Gladden, MD is a staff physician in the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a specialty certification in Sports Medicine, and serves as Associate Program Director for the Primary Care Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Gladden joined the clinic after completing her Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2012, and specializes in the care and treatment of athletes, with a strong interests in both education and the performing arts, specifically Dance Medicine. She is co-Founder of the Dance Medicine Clinic at the Sports Health Center in Garfield Heights, and enjoys treating performing arts athletes of all ages and skill levels, as well as individuals at all levels of sports activity."

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Primary Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Northwestern University Affiliated Hospitals
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Chicago, IL USA

Internship - Northwestern University Memorial Hospital
Physical Medicine and Rehab
Chicago, IL USA

Medical School - George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Undergraduate - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Undergraduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports and athletic injuries in adolescents and adults, musculoskeletal injuries, performing arts medicine, rehabilitation of athletes

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/5/2017, Dr. Gladden 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

156 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2017

thoroughly explained the procedures

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2017

Kim Gladden is very thorough.

Reviewed on May 26, 2017

Dr. Gladden is excellent. We've seen her for a year for chronic achilles tendonitis. She shows such concern and care for my daughter - very thorough, and fully supportive of wanting her to be healthy and returning to dance. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Takes time to explain the injury and care in a way that my daughter and I understand.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2017

all wonderful. everyone kind!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

Kim Gladden takes the time to explain everything and I like her for that.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017

Dr Gladden was very knowledgeable and caring. She explained everything I needed to know to get me healed as quick as possible. I could not have ask for better care!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2017

Dr Gladden is one of the best drs I've ever seen.She is very nice and down to earth.She treats you like a person ..not a number

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2017

She called the next day with results and answered more questions - much appreciated

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