Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Wisconsin
Spine Surgery
Madison, WI USA

Residency - Northwestern University
Orthopaedic Surgery
Chicago, IL USA

Internship - Northwestern Memorial Hospital
General Surgery
Chicago, IL USA

Medical School - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Piscataway, NJ USA

Undergraduate - Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 9/24/2018, Dr. Savage 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Savage receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation

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

208 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

If you have any concerns about needing a back operation I would highly recommend talking to Dr. Savage before you make your final decision. Also watch the video on his web page, he is just like that in person, very easy to talk to and puts your best interest first. At some point I may need to go forward with a surgery and without a doubt I will in trust that to Dr. Savage.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

i began the experience by not wanting to get a needed operation. Dr Savage showed xrays and explained my options to convince me otherwise and give me peace of mind

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

dr. savage was great! he took time and answered all of my questions. very happy to have found him as a doctor. thank you to everyone!!!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

i feel very lucky to have been recomended to dr. savage

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

*Dr. Savage is awesome!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2018

*Dr. Jason Savage provided excellent care - excellent communication.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

waited in xray for over 30 minutes not the doctors fault

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

excellent work by the doctors ma and pa

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

I have had Dr Savage through 3 back surgeries and if it wasn't for him I wouldn't be able to do the things I can do now. thank you Dr. Savage

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

have a lot of respect for Dr Savage and his means of educating the patient so that a doctor / patient program can be established

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

provider gave me a prescription for oxycontin for a week but did not discuss this with me,I was expecting at least a month as I had just had back surgery and am still in pain.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Wait time was prolonged however Dr Savage was apologetic and gives you the time you need when it is your time to see him. Worth the extra time!!

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

I had a very good experience and have referred a number of people to Dr. Jason Savage.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

l was very pleased with the Doctor on how he showed and explained my MRI to me and what he ordered for me to try first before resorting to surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

very good visit with Dr Savage and very good experience as in the past having X-Ray performed at Cleveland Clinic just prior to Dr visit.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Good experience with visit. Thanks Dr Savage and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

Results are good so I assume doctor is good. I never saw him except briefly in operating room. Never had any chance to talk to him. His assistant did visit me and seemed nice.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Saw Dr.Savage as a consult for possible surgery. Very impressed with his ability to talk to me, eye to eye, and not to the computer. He took time to orient me to the results of my magnetic resonance image. I feel very comfortable with any future spinal care I may require.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Dr Savage & the Cleveland Clinic are very good and I have recommended them to several people

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018

Dr Savage always listens and addresses my concerns. He doesn't rush me when I am their. All doctors should have his bedside manner

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2018

VERY HAPPY WITH DR. SAVAGE... His expertise and his genuine care for my recovery

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2018

Both PA and Doctor are excellent!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2018

We discussed surgery, the spinal cord stimulation, and trying a nerve block too in the area where the problem is coming from in my spine.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2018

Dr. Savage always answers all of my questions and explains things throughly.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2018

I cannot give *Dr. James Savage enough accolades for his skill as a surgeon and bedside manner. He is the best!

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