Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Richard E. Jacobs 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 Education - George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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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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 7/5/2018, 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.

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

223 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.4
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

It was a very good experience. She took my condition serious. She talk to me face to face. She listen to me. its hard to find doctors to take it serious. And what she talk to me about I know was true & she came up with a plan. The only thing I have a problem with is getting the medicine insurance doesn't won't to pay.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr Gladden was very professional and informative and I would highly recommend her

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

very good experience The doctor explained the problem I have very well

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr Gladden is outstanding. Very patient. Thoroughly answered my questions. Very professional.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Gladden is a blast!! She is very down to earth and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I really like her

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

love Doctor Gladden. easy to talk with, not intimidating

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr Gladden and her staff were wonderful. They were respectful and caring about my problem and offered an alternative when they determined it was not an orthopedic problem. I will call her again if I have an orthopedic issue.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr.Kim S Gladden was very good love her

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

once I got to my appointment everyone was very courteous helpful and on time. I would recommend Dr Gladden to anyone.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr. Gladden was very knowledgeable and caring. I would consult her again if needed, and recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr Kim Gladden was wonderful in every way!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Gladden is amazing. she always takes time to listen and never seems rushed. once when I mixed up my appointment day, she saw me anyway so I wouldn't need to take more time off work. Dr. Gladden is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Absolutely love Dr. Gladden. She is very prompt (barely have to wait to see her) and she is very thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

This is the first time I met Dr. Gladden, and my experience was extremely positive.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

I've been a CLE Clinic patient for over 3 decades now, and this was one of the best appointments I've ever had. The MD and her PA did not focus solely on my immediate ortho needs and concerns, but also my long term health goals, and that was very helpful to me.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

one of the best experiences I've had with a doctor! she was very knowlegeable and thorough, and I would definitely visit her again!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr. Gladden explained her thought process during the evaluation which was much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr Gladden was very thorough

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

the dr showed very little interest but offered me a web site!!!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

Doctor Gladden was the first Doctor in my life time that made me feel at ease and comfortable from the first meeting. I have told many people and family members about how pleased I am with her.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

I had a great 3xperience with Dr Gladden

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

first time seeing Dr Gladden; liked her very much.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

Dr. Gladden is very informative and explains everything in detail. I am very pleased with my visits with her.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

This was the first time I have been seen by Dr. Gladden. She is very knowledgeable and patient. She answered all my questions clearly and was emphatic. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

Short wait time friendly staff I am trying to change my family Doctor to Avon CLEVELAND Clinic because of this.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Overall, this was a positive experience. All staff encountered were friendly and professional. Wait time in the doctor's office was a bit too long as I waited for my knee brace. Communication broke down somewhere and they forgot about me for about 20 minutes. Staff was apologetic about the error. It was no big deal.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

While I have faith in the doctor's expertise, I am a bit wary of a knee diagnosis that does not include an MRI. It remains to be seen if I will need an MRI in the future for my current knee pain condition.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018

I liked Dr. Gladden a lot and felt she was caring and listened to me. However, I was seen for 2 problems & my 2nd problem was a little broad in its scope and I was hoping for a little more in depth assessment and physical exam than she gave me.

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