Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Hryaluronic Acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthobiologics
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Broken Bones
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Elbow Pain & Injury
  • Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue (Tenex)
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Ligament Strains/Tears
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Muscle Aches/Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Scars
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenex
View all 28 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation
Orthopedic Surgery
La Jolla, CA USA

Fellowship - Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation
Orthopaedic Surgery
La Jolla, CA USA

Residency - SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Orthopedic Surgery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Residency - SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Medical School - Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - Boston University
Boston, MA USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 6/14/2018, Dr. Star 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

286 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

Dr Star is an amazing clinician. He is extremely empathetic and goes out of his way to get to the root cause of the medical issue.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

I asked to be done before 8:30 so I could get to Euclid Hospital for Epic go-live support. Staff and Dr. Star made sure that happened. Thank you!!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Dr. Star is a fantastic listener, kind, and an excellent bedside manner, plus very proficient in his field.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

Awesome doctor and receptionist

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

The information given, about my shoulder, just confirmed what I knew about it from my family doctor and that in the future, I would need surgery.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Dr. Star was extremely patient and helpful when talking with me.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Dr Star was excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

dr star is a great dr who cares about his patient he is kind and shows genuine interest

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

I appreciate that dr. star reviewed all potential treatment options with me

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

this physician was very empathetic about the problems I have ad a result ofmy past hip surgery. no physician seemed to truly understand. They all said they did but it seemed like just words. This physician demonstrated he actually understood.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Dr. Starr was a very fine provider, and relieved my painful knees quickly and efficiently. I was very pleased with his care.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

I had seen another provider in my area for the same problem, who spent about five minutes with me and was dismissive, I think because of my age. Dr. Starr spent much more time, explained everything in detail,and gave me the treatment options. Much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Dr. Star is the BEST - I have highly recommended him to several friends and co-workers, and everyone I have recommended him to has loved him as well.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Dr. Star is very knowledgeable, and always includes my opinion and wishes in his treatment plan. As I have a complex issue, he truly is doing some research, and consulting with some physicians/surgeons to come up with a game plan to present to me for options. As a CCF employee and long time health care worker, I appreciate that approach.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Star is a very good and professional doctor. He took time to listen and explain my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

dr star is excellent. he treats with courtesy and respect . he also has good knowledge .

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

Dr. Star is an amazing doctor and I'm amazed about how much he cares about my individual needs as his patient!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

Very comfortable with Dr. Starr

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Dr Star is an excellent provider!

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

Awesome office staff. Dr. Star is great; attentive and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

The man that came in before Dr. Star had an attitude until he saw how Dr. Star was treating me and then he was alot nicer.

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

I knew all about my medication, so it wasn't necessary for Dr. Star to inform me.

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

My appointment with Dr. Star was far better than I anticipated. He had studied my background information, listened with empathy, was positive and respectful in his attitude, explained clearly the steps in diagnosing, explained what options were available at each step, personally called after the results were in and advised me about when I should call him back. I left feeling confident that he cared about my health, was investing himself in finding solutions and would be able to help me improve. And it's working!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

Dr. Star was just wonderful and very pleasant and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Starr is very thorough in his explanations. He is easy to understand.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2018

I guess I was so eager to share with you my exceptional care provided by Dr. Star that I addressed it earlier in this survey! He was truly outstanding - in every way. He listened carefully, asked important questions, diagnosed the problem, gave me his recommendations which I followed, and I am already feeling better.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2018

Provider gave valuable information from which I could make informed decisions about my care. Provider offered to set up a consultation with a surgeon to treat my condition

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