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 Reconstruction
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Medical Education - Pikesville College/School Osteopathic Me
Pikesville, KY USA

Undergraduate - Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/25/2020, 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.

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* 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

254 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

dr. was very helpful and concerned answering my questions

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

I had an excellent experience seeing Dr McLaughlin.what a knowledgeable Dr., including all his colleagues! they were kind and did a wonderful job assessing my situation, with a possible alternative to surgery. so far so great!!! Thank you so much !!! God Bless you all.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

The entire team at Dr. McLaughlins office were professional, attentive, and listened to me, the patient. I would recommend them with 100% confidence.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

appreciate Dr. McLoughlin's empathy.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Great provider, caring patient and thorough.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

I could not fell anymore confident in my doctor

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I already have recommended one friend to Dr. McLaughlin. She has been very impressed with her first visit and is looking forward to her Knee replacement.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

love my doctor and his nurses.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. McLaughlin has been helpful, sympathetic and caring from the beginning of my treatment. He seemed to really care about the progress and outcome of my surgery and treatment afterwards.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Felt very comfortable and not rushed by Dr. McLaughlin

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. McLaughlin is a great listener and chooses to treat on the conservative side, which I appreciate. He's easy to talk with and has a terrific team.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

As always, I received outstanding care from Dr. McLlaughlin's team

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Orthopedic doctors did excellent follow up, care and visits. It was a holiday and I still had great care from them.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I really like the doctor and all the care I received

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

The care and compassion that Dr. McLaughlin and his staff have provided is the best that I have ever had in all my years of medical treatment, surgeries and after care. I recommend them and Cleveland clinic to everyone.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

willing to travel from Erie for the care and attention of this doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Was rather disappointed That Dr. McLaughlin wasn't available to keep the appointment . However his staff and the person we did see was very respectful and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr Mclaughlins office has always been great!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr Mclauglin is great at going over and explaining everything. I greatly appreciate him. I highly recommend him!!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

he is one of the best doctor's I have come across.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Mclaughlin is great would not want anyone else.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

These guys are fabulous, all the way down to the nurses. It's hard to find good doctors these days. Highly recommend them.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

this doctor and his team have been a godsend for me b total life changer! thank you

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr. McLaughlin was very informative and patient when answering questions for my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

very happy Dr. McLaughlin is doing my surgery

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr. McLaughlin is Awesome! Very professional, kind and personal. NOT ROBOTIC. I will be recommending him to everyone who needs orthopedic surgery or info.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

the dr. was very concerned and answered all my questions. I was very happy with him.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

It was a pleasant experience. All of Dr. McLaughlin and he were very kind and professional

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