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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Finger Joint Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Nerve Transfer Surgery
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Wrist Surgery
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries
  • Congenital Hand Differences
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Elbow Problems
  • Fractures of the Hand
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Joseph Styron, MD, PhD

Joe Styron, MD, PhD grew up in Northern Virginia but first moved to Cleveland for college at Case Western Reserve University. Over the course of 11 years at Case Western, Dr. Styron earned his bachelor’s degree, PhD, and MD. He earned honors with each of his degrees and was inducted into national honor societies from the undergraduate and medical school levels.  After he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Styron pursued two fellowships to hone his subspecialty training. He completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Styron then completed a second fellowship in Congenital & Pediatric Hand Surgery at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia where he treated a myriad of genetic, traumatic, and acquired conditions in children. After completing his advanced training, Dr. Styron returned to the Cleveland Clinic as a staff surgeon.

Dr. Styron has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on various issues in orthopaedic surgery. He has also given presentations of his work at national and international meetings. He is very active in research, in particular, studying ways to maximize patient outcomes within orthopaedic surgery. His PhD is in Health Services Research & Policy and he has a keen interest in optimizing patient experiences and outcomes within the health system. Dr. Styron’s specialty interests include surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder in individuals from infants to the elderly. He has specialized training in nerve and tendon transfers in infants and children unable to move their hands or arms.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Shriner's Hospital for Children - Philadelphia
Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric and Congenital Upper Extremity Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Epidemiology and Biostatistics- Health Services Research and Policy
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand Surgery

Specialty Interests

Congenital & pediatric hand differences, nerve & tendon transfers, fracture fixation and tendon repair in the upper extremity, corrective osteotomies of the upper extremity, wrist, elbow & shoulder arthroscopy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 9/30/2023, Dr. Styron has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Styron receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Acumed, LLC
  • AxoGen, Inc.

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

241 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Exceptional care with Dr. Styron and his team.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Overall great experience with Dr. Styron, took the time to explain my elbow issues and treated accordingly.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr Styron was incredible. He listened to my concerns, reassured me of what needed to be done surgically, and was very caring of my needs and concerns. One of the best Physicians I have experienced

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr.Styron is so great. Besides doing an amazing job fixing a problem I've had for a long time, he was so down to earth and informative. He really made me feel relaxed through the whole process.His team around him is just the best I could have hoped for. Dr David I believe was there for a fellowship he helped with my left hand and he was also a pleasure to talk with.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

He is an extraordinary doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Styron was incredible. He made me feel so safe (with my very complicated health history). I am thrilled to be in his care.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

The doctor had no idea as to why I was there

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Styron has always been proactive with my care. He is very knowledgeable and approachable, making it easy to communicate with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone, if fact, I have many times before.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Styron is incredibly skilled and professional. I have the utmost respect for his qualifications and wonderful demeanor.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr Styron, does not have an attitude, he is down to earth and very nice.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Styron is a very professional doctor. Listens to you very respectful quality doctor through and through.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Throughout my surgeries and recovery, Dr Styron has showed compassion, urgency and care for my treatment. He has surrounded himself with amazing people and I am fortunate to have them as part of my plan to get to a place of being injury free.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Very nice staff. Doctor is very nice and helpful. Very professional and listens to patient.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I am very impressed with Dr. Styron. He is an excellent doctor who is very down-to-earth and easy to talk to. He is balanced in his discussion of options. He clearly wants to get to the right decision for the patient. I have complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Styron and his staff do an excellent job of coordinating visits.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Styron provides clear updates about my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Styron and his resident Dr. Moses kindly listened to my concerns, explained everything and were very compassionate and understanding about my problems. They gave me hope of improvement. Very thankful for both of these fine doctors.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Styron is incredibly skilled. I am very fortunate to be under his care for my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Styron is very good at what he does. He actually listens to me and works with me. Thank you Dr. Styron.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Styron is very good at what he does. He listens to my knees and tries to get me where I'll feel better. Thank you doctor star.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

I was extremely impressed with the doctor, his intern, and other staff. The intern was very knowledgeable and explained in detail using graphics what was wrong with my hand. He answered my questions and was very caring. The doctor also was very serious but caring in explaining the details of the surgery I would need. I like that he actually looked me in the eye while talking to me. This was the first appointment I have had at Cleveland Clinic where I arrived on time and I was called within 5 minutes. Great!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Excellent experience and commend him for training the next generation of doctors.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

In addition to seeing Dr. Styron I also saw Fellow, Dr. Vanessa Charubhum who was very helpful.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

As a Global Services referral from Cleveland Clinic London I appreciated how quickly I was able to schedule my post operative follow up visit with Dr. Styron. His team was very responsive and helped coordinate my visit.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Styron provided excellent care and explained my treatment plan going forward. I did not feel rushed during the appointment. Dr. Styron was compassionate and treated my wrist gently during his examination.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Styron, his assistant, Brenda, and Ron, who put a new cast on my arm, worked well as a team and provided excellent care.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Styron and Resident Dr. Sara (sorry, can't remember last name) did an excellent job of explaining my situation and what my options were.

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