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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
  • 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 11 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, 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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for John McLaughlin, DO.

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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 4/11/2022, 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

184 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 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr and assistant was outstanding very pleased with their help and giving me information. Probably the most attentive group I have ever dealt with. Thanks

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

I did not need surgery. However, Dr. McLaughlin, a surgeon, helped me In other ways. Prescribed a medicine that relieves my pain, and prescribed PT of the legs, which is greatly needed. All previous doctors prescribed core back PT only. My goal is to stay out of a wheelchair, and Doctor helped me in that goal.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr mclaughlin and his PAs were excellent. All questions answered and everything I needed to know at that time was explained..

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Top notch facility and phenomenal patient care! I feel that I am receiving the best care possible. All of the doctors and staff at Cleveland Clinic show genuine care and concern for my well being and recovery I am so happy that I chose Cleveland Clinic for my surgery and care!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Good experience great doctors will always recommend Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr. McLaughlin was very kind and addressed all of my questions with care.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr. McLaughlin is personal, caring and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Doctor and Staff have always demonstrated a genuine concern for my well being.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

The doctor is knowledgeable, respectful, thoughtful and clear at explaning issues. He didn't acknowledge or apologize for 70 minute delay. He started to bring in residents without asking for my consent. That should be the protocol.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr McLaughlin and his coworkers are absolutely wonderful. They answered any and all questions I had. They went above and beyond to make sure both of my hip replacement surgeries were successful. They have truly changed my life. I am pain free for the first time in years. Thank you !

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

I finally was given an answer and have hope for relieving my pain. My Dr was so very thorough and personable. Exactly the care I expected from the Cleveland clinic!!!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

My Dr was amazing. I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

From the person who meets you at the door, the X-ray techs, the phlebotomist, nurse, PA, and doctor, the care and concern at Clev Clinic is superb. Everyone is caring, friendly and presents a thorough explanation. Excellent service.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr. McLaughlin is patient and very informative. He explained my X-rays and gave me one more new exercise to do to improve my strength!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Doctor spent time explaining the procedure and why it is necessary. Very thorough. I feel I'm in good hands. Answered questions directly and fully.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2021

Dr. or his staff visited every day.

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.

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