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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
View all 14 Specialties +


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About John McLaughlin, DO

John P. McLaughlin, DO is a a staff physician within the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He received his medical degree from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 graduating in the top ten of his class. He went on to complete an orthopaedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic in 2016. Dr. McLaughlin obtained advanced training in Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Total Joint Surgery in completing the James A. Dickson Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2017.

He is an active member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. McLaughlin's specialty interests include hip and knee replacement, revision of painful or failed total joint replacements, complex hip and knee problems in the elderly, and long bone fracture care.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - South Pointe Hospital - CCHS
Orthopaedic Surgery
Warrensville Heights, OH USA

Medical Education - Pikesville College/School of Osteopathic Medicine
Pikesville, KY USA

Undergraduate - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for John McLaughlin, DO.

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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 6/17/2021, Dr. McLaughlin 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

216 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr McLaughlin and his team and entire office staff are absolutely the most amazing people. I am so blessed to have him and his team helping with my medical issues.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Very professional and knowledgeable excellent physician

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Outstanding Dr and team and office staff

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Without the kindness and expertise of Dr. Mclaughlin, I would not be here today. God bless you and him. I thank him from the bottom of my heart that I can walk again.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

I could not have had any better doctors than I did. I was very happy with my visit and would highly recommend them to everyone I know. Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Very nice Doctor. Explained everything really good.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr McLaughlan and staff are very kind and informative to me

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr McLaughlin was very respectful, listened to all my concerns, explained every test and procedures that was needed to fix my hip.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

He's a great doctor. He listens.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr McLaughlin was very professional and took the time to listen to my symptoms and spent time explaining things to me. I feel like I'm in good hands with Dr McLaughlin. His staff was very friendly and efficient.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Great experience. Staff was great and the doctor was awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Both Dr McLaughlin and Andrew his NP were very warm and professional!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

I was impressed with the physician because he answered all my questions such as my risks, what doctors I needed to see for authorization and also where I should have the surgery. I was in complete agreement.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Everything was fabulous. Doctor is professional, knowledgeable and thorough

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

First of all, I was very fortunate that I called on a Tuesday, and was scheduled the next day for the initial consult. My wife attended the appointment with me, and we both agreed that Dr. McLaughlin was very professional, answered all of our questions, explained things thoroughly. Moreover, he took the time to explain his surgical method, how the surgery would be done. Also, I would like to provide feedback on his nurse Frank. He is outstanding. He demonstrated general concern, patentice with all my questions, and returned my calls the same day. He is true reflection of the Doctor's team, and a credit to the clinic.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. McLaughlin was excellent as well as all the staff working there. The doctor was the best I've been to for a broken bone. Thank you so much for your care.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

I very much appreciated the information and support Dr. Mc Laughlin provided. It would have been nice to have known that replacement hips dislocate well after the surgery date.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr McLaughlin & his team have consistently been prompt, timely, empathetic and professional over the 3 years I have been their patient, THIS VIST INCLUDED.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

I especially appreciate his office's consideration of my urgency to meet with Dr McLaughlin & in making it happen quickly. This doctor & his staff personify the great reputation CC has for patient care & satisfaction!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Kudos to Dr M!!!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr. McLaughlin was very thorough and pleasant.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. McLaughlin is more personable and relaxed than most surgeons I have known

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Doctor always had concerns for my wellbeing and health issues

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

He is one of the best doctors i've ever had and there are a lot of them i'm a dbl lung and liver transplant patient .His bed side presents is Awesome just a gentle giant Very tall man he is like a good friend talking with not like a doctor that goes by a book. And his team is great they are very kind and on the job . And there work is awesome i'm back to normal in 3 months but mine hip was my second one so little more work had to stay off it for 6 weeks .I will quit babling .All I can say he is the best and his team is top notch. Thanks Rich Segvich

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. McLaughlin is excellent! I wished I would have found him sooner. He was able to fix my leg, when the Pittsburgh Dr. said they would have to remove my leg! I would trust him with my life. EXCELLENT DOCTOR!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

The Doctor is excellent and the entire staff is wonderful

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

I have and will continue to recommend this Doctor and your hospital

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. McLaughlin is a wonderful, compassionately and professional person and care provider. He is great and everyone one should have him. Very grateful for all he has done for me.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

I have never had an issue with Cleveland Clinic or my doctors in this past year of healthcare.

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