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Title Director, Research & Outcomes, Cleveland Clinic Florida
Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Tradition HealthPark One
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopy
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Sports Medicine
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries in Athletes
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sports Injuries
View all 9 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Residency - University of Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine, knee ligament (ACL) reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery of the knee, evaluation and treatment of sports musculoskeletal injuries

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kurt Spindler, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 9/29/2023, Dr. Spindler has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Spindler receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Oberd

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Spindler may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Oberd

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

132 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Dr. Spindles was very kind & knowledgeable during my appointment

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

I am thrilled with Dr. Spindler's office. Dr. Spindler is the BEST!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr. Spindler was right on target. I have very high respect for him.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Spindler is one of the most caring empathic Dr I have ever met. He's always present and listening.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

My appointment w/ Dr Spendler the first time was easy. The second time it was difficult because CC cancelled It & I rescheduled it w/the PA to get the cortisone shot. Even that caused anxiety. I was at a very high pain level w/my knee & I had to insist on an appointment. Now that I have an HMO it will probably difficult too.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023


Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Best Dr and nurses I've seen lately

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Spindler was prefesinal and caring about me and my recovery from surgery.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Spindler was outstanding. It would be my hope that there were more doctors like him. Funny things impressed me. When he was speaking with me he got down and sat on the bottom rung of the examination table. He wasn't standing, looking down at me. I was seated and he came down to my level so we were "eye to eye". My conversation with him went outside the normal range. I was there to take the first step in scheduling a knee replacement. He not only concurred, he explained why it was time to do the surgery, i.e. Bone, on bone, how the condition of that damaged knee was affecting my posture and more importantly my balance. He created a clear path for me what the next steps would be and how we were going to proceed (he was going to connect with Dr Patel). He provided service above and beyond the call of duty. I was there for my knee but I was worried that my foot was actually broken and just in case I brought along the disk of my previous xray. He graciously looked at it and said "no broken bones, but there is significant arthritis" and he talked with me about what I could do about it, i.e. See the CC rheumatic (can't spelll). He gently talked with me about why I should buy/change my shoes. When I say gently, he did it in such a way I didn't get defensive or embarrassed about the shoes I was wearing. He explained why the shoes were important, something I always knew but he showed me why I should make the change (p.s. I bought new shoes from OrthoFeet that both cushion and give me more support). He laughed at my one joke. He is a great doctor and I think that comes from being a really good human being who genuinely cares about his patients. At the end, he personally gave me his card and told me if I had a problem I could call him anytime. That rarely happens these days and that was meaningful to me. Could we please "clone" him.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

I was extremely pleased in the manner in which the doctor took the time and effort in carefully explaining the extent of my injuries , to prevent reoccurrence and need for therapy to heal the injury.

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