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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

  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Fractures
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hips in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the 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, hip resurfacing, 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/28/2023, 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

256 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 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Was unable to schedule with provider but when I spoke with home he added me on to his schedule

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr McLaughlin listened and then he talked to me about everything he would do as surgery. I have great respect for him and full confidence in him and will go ahead with surgery

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Staff and Doctor were very friendly and professional. Answered my questionsgood experience

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

I drive 1 hour and 10 minutes to see Dr. McLaughlin but would drive 2 if I had to.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Everyone I've dealt with in Dr McLaughlin's offices have been great! More than accommodating and very friendly. They made me feel at ease from day 1. I appreciate all of them so much.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr McLaughlin went out of his way to help me!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Nurse Frank and Dr Alexander are awesome in explaining my concerns and educating me!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. McLaughlin is a excellent doctor

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Everyone was very attentive and kind. Dr McLaughlin explained everything in detail to me.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Doctor seen today was excellent, but I feel overall my care before today was seriously poor.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. McLaughlin was terrific with my evaluation!He patiently and throughly answered all of my questions. More importantly, Dr. McLaughlin lifted my confidence with where I am in my post operative recovery! I left my appointment feeling 100% better about my progress post op! Thank you Dr. McLaughlin for your expertise as a surgeon allowing me to return to my athletic lifestyle pain free!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I found Dr. McLaughlin's office very responsive whenever I reached out with questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. McLaughlin and the members of his team. They were understanding, compassion and very good about answering all my questions and addressing my concerns about the procedures.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Doctor's resident was very informative and understanding as well. Very personable, too.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Despite the wait, the visit was very positive (plus I'd brought a book and also enjoyed chatting with a couple patients who had had the same surgery I'll be getting, so that was good to hear about their experience). The nurse and Dr. McLaughlin both apologized for the wait and explained why it happened and why it was not typical. I had seen another orthopedist before and had not felt completely comfortable with him, so didn't want him to do my surgery. I felt very comfortable with and confident in Dr. McLaughlin and scheduled the knee replacement.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr took the time to explain what he found when he did surgery and what to expect at next visit.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

The Doctor was excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

The doctors were patient and answered all my questions regarding post-op activities.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. MCLaughlin, Frank RN and his resident are the best! Compassionate, professional and thorough. They all took care and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. McLaughlin's team is exceptional and the way they work with other teams in the organization is just incredible

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Excellent teamwork evident! Online visit by doctor himself: Positive, concise, informative & friendly

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Great first experience with Dr and resident and others I had contact with at the office.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

My physicians were TOP NOTCH! Never seemed rushed and always paid attention.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr McLaughlin is a excellent surgeon. He answered all my questions with concern and care. I highly recommend Dr. McLaughlin.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

I'm very pleased with my doctor.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Doctor McLaughlin and his assistant Frank are so kind and caring. Both are great listeners

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

All personal contact, written or verbal, was concise, clear and complete. Great team of interns and doctors for our "in person" meeting. My wife and I had great discussion with Dr. McLaughlin who presented professionally, succinctly, completely and truthfully. We had good vibes from his counsel.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr McLaughlin aced our visit from the perspective of all the questions posed.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Whole experience with Dr Mclaughlin and his staff have been a great one.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

I felt the doctor was in a hurry and did not provide much time or interest.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Doctor was was very easy to understand and explained procedure

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

I didn't have a lot of contact with Dr. McLaughlin before I had the surgery, I guess that didn't really matter. He did an excellent job of replacing my right hip joint, and that Is all that counts. He Is not one for a lot of conversation when you meet with him, but you get used to that. His helpers are easy to talk to to and answered most of my questions before I met with Dr. McLaughlin. As I said, he did a great job on my hip, and I very much appreciate that.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Best care by a physician that I have ever received. Dr McLaughlin is outstanding in all areas. Would highly recommend him to anyone in need of surgery. Thank you!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Mclaughlin and his NPs were very informative and took the time to explain my situation and put a plan in place.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Doctor was terrific, would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr.McLaughlin and his staff are very caring people I have not had one bad experience. Frank his nurse is excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. McLaughlin is excellent. He takes the time to not only answer my questions but to efficiently and understandably explain WHY.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

DR. MCLAUGHLIN is a excellent physician, kind and caring. Had a great surgical outcome for my total hip replacement. I would highly recommend this physician for your care.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I really liked the PA, Andrew, as well as Dr. McLaughlin. In fact, I believe I schedule the return appointment with Dr. McLaughlin; however, I would be fine seeing Andrew! I thought they were informative, and really appreciated receiving a steroid injection in my knee when the other orthopedic who performed my arthroscopic surgery stated I was not a candidate for an injection, that I had minimal shock absorber (meniscus) and he would put a referral In for me, stating I needed surgery as next step, thus the referral to Dr. McLaughlin.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr and all involved with the visit were kind and courteous answering all of my questions. Very professional! Outstanding care!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr mclaughlin and his staff have been top notch for all of my visits so far..

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

I was very happy with Dr. John McLaughlin doing my surgery and everything that he talked to me about it He was a very caring Dr. To me as his patient Ty and God Bless Yes I did tell him that I recvomended him to some other people.

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