Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Orthobiologics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • ACL Injury
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sports Injuries
View all 10 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA

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

Undergraduate - Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ USA


  • 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

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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 6/21/2019, 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:

  • nPhase, Inc.

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:

  • nPhase, Inc.

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

195 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr Spindler is TOP NOTCH and should be teaching a class on bedside manner! not only is he brilliant, but he is caring and supportive AND friendly... a RARE combination to find!!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Kurt was wonderful when he was talking me through what he believed was going on with my knee. I immediately got the MRI but we are now a week out and I have yet to hear from him or his nurse to get results and have to wait another week for the follow up which is disheartening since I'm in alot of pain.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

i love this dr...amazing.caring..concerned..very good

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Spindler's excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

I love Dr. Spindler. He always gives me plenty of time, answers my questions, and takes care of my issues while encouraging me. I've referred him to several people.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Since this was an injury we were shocked that it took a week to get in to see the doctor. We trusted the school trainers assessment and therefore did not push for an earlier appointment

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Spindler to several people. He is one of the best!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

The Clinic makes it so easy to schedule appointments and tests. Dr. Spindler is WONDERFUL!!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Spindler is wonderful!!! He was so compassionate and reassuring!!!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Spindler was just amazing. His first concern was to try to alleviate some of my pain. He was very gentle and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr Spindler was very caring and compassionate and explained the management of the knee condition very well to me

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Spindler was kind and helpful. He diagnosed my problem and I had great relief.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

The treatment I received from Dr Spindler was great, the communication thru my chart afterword was not so good. I sent him a message and asked for recommendation of a surgeon his nurse replied to me said contact him thru email I did so and never got a reply from him or anyone in his office still waiting for the name of a surgeon for my knee situation

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

i have utmost confidence in Dr Spindler

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Spindler was great. I am happy to have been set up with him. the staff at the sports clinic at the front desk and in radiology are superb.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr Kurt Spindler has provided me with excellent care. He performed my surgery to repair my complete rupture of my quadricep tendon in my left leg. He and his staff have been so thorough and understanding in my recovery process before and post surgery.I am so pleased and grateful to have Dr Spindler as my orthopadec surgeon as I continue on my road to full recovery and as I continue my physical therapy sessions!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Wonderful experience. The doctors and staff were very helpful and kind. Dr. Spindler was amazing and listened to my issues with my knee and took time to examine me thoroughly. Wonderful Clinic!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Spindler explained my condition carefully, listened to my concerns and developed a plan to treat my knee pain that worked around caring for my elderly mother.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Experience so far has been great. Saw Doctor Spindler once and he got me scheduled for therapy, an MRI, and a follow-up appointment. Seems very knowledgeable and addressed all of my concerns.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Spindler and his staff are always very informative and friendly

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr. Spindler is top notch

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

After my appointment I sent a question to Dr. Spindler after hours and he got back to me with an answer very promptly.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

The doctor and all of the staff was wonderful thank you

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

again working with Dr. Spindler and all of the healthcare professionals on my visit was a wonderful experience.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

As much as I don't want to have to bring my son in for his knee injuries I am glad that we have found Dr. Spindler to care for him and his injuries. I will not go anywhere else for treatment for these type of things. We really appreciate Dr. Spindler and how caring he is with our son and let's us know what is going on. We find him to be an excellent doctor as well as a wonderful person!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Patient care is a hallmark shown in my visits. Tears come to my eyes thinking of how well I've been treated by Dr.Spindler and staff in surgery helaughed with me until I drifted off to sleep. Thank you for all you have done!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr Spindler is fantastic! emails and was so kind, skilled expertise, informative, and answered ever question I can prepared to address. He even asked me to contact his office in 2 weeks. so thrilled with my visit. the first time I'm not in pain (30 plus) in 18 months. the RN/PA were equally delightful. i recommended him to two Buffalonians s our health card in ortho and rheumo is sub-par. hard to scroll up to see if typos.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Hooper was wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

I will definitely recommend Dr. Spindler, he's very caring, professional and I feel very comfortable asking him anything. I'm very satisfied.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr.. S was professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr Spindler is excellent. the best. U hope I never need his services again. But, if I did, I would go find Kurt Spindler.

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