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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
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Nerve Transfers For Injury/tumor
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Wrist Surgery
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries
  • Congenital Hand Differences
  • DeQuervain's Disease
  • Elbow Problems
  • Fractures Of The Hand
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Hand Related Sports Injuries
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger and De Quervain's Disease
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
View all 17 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
Cleveland, OH USA

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


  • Orthopaedic 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 9/24/2021, Dr. Styron 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

219 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

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

The doctor and his assistant were great with my son who loves asking tons of questions and wanted to see his x ray over and over again

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Styron did a very good job of explaining my problem and of discussing the options. A virtual follow up appointment was scheduled, along with a date for another intervention with needed. Very clear instructions were given on how to access the virtual follow-up, and how to change or cancel the date for the intervention, if my circumstances change. The entire process was very efficient, and respectful of both my time, and, I'm inclined to believe, very efficient for Cleveland Clinic. I have a lot of confidence that my issue is on the way to being resolved.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

No one seemed to know how to schedule an appointment with Dr Styron. I was transferred four times and on the phone for over 20 minutes without being able to schedule an appointment. Call me so I can share the specifics and not spend the day typing on my phone

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Connor Donley, who was working with Dr. Styron was very thorough, personable, and caring. I saw Dr. Styron next and he was also thorough, personable and caring. They both explained things very well and I was very comfortable with them.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Very pleasant experience. Doctor Was very professional and courteous. Answered al my questions

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Styron was excellent. Clearly very knowledgable, took his time calmly explaining the various options, risks, and likely outcomes.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Styron is professional and well respected surgeon and my visits with him have been nothing but a positive experience.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Styron and his nurse are very responsive and always get back to me quickly when I have questions.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Styron is so patient and empathetic. He answers all of our questions and ensures that we understand. He takes time to explain what is happening and what the next steps will be.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Excellent dr.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021


Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

He was excellent. After meeting him I definitely decided on using him for my carpal tunnel surgery. I cancelled my second opinion Doctor's Appointment. He is a winner! Hoping all will go well with my future hand surgery.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Excellent overall care from the team. Dr addressed my concerns and recent issue with possible injury to surgery site while I had to perform CPR ON A neighbor of mine. Assured me my repair was in great shape. Reassuring me was critical for me.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

The only problem we encountered was that Dr. Styron told us to return on the 19th, then the OT walked us out and met with us. No one told me to schedule the next set of appointments, which I thought would just show up automatically in the same way this visit with the doctor and OT did. Now my daughter needs the pins removed from her finger, which Dr. Styron's office is graciously fitting us in for, but OT is a challenge. When there are multiple connected appointments, it would be great if someone could make sure that the family know what to do at the end of the process.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Everything went well. Really liked Dr. Styron....very thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Styron and his staff were very professional, courteous, punctual and friendly. The doctor took his time to try to explain everything.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Styron was very accommodating in offering me a timely appointment!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Styron and his nurse went out of their way to facilitate my seeing an occupational therapist at the time of my visit.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

our experience with dr Styron and staff has been wonderful

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I was extremely happy with Dr Styron in all aspects of my visit with him.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr styron is one fantastic orthopedic surgeon, his staff was very courteous and kind as was the doctor and really worried about my concerns very very happy

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

It's a pleasure working with Dr. Styron. he listens to why I am there. Very knowledgeable and helpful. I am glad I am working with him...

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr.Styron is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Styron took the time to answer all my questions and discuss my progress

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

The doctor didn't actually administer my care. He let the assistant diagnose the problem and administer the injection. The doctor did not offer any advice during this procedure. He let the assistant handle everything. The injection has proven to be ineffective.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

very pleased with the care Dr Styron provided me. He actively listens to the patient.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

dr. seen me and explained that issues I will still have very pleased.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

My provider showed extreme care for me and my concerns, even taking extra time to look up previous x-rays to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Styron is a very caring surgeon and listens intently to his patients. I wouldn't have anyone else take care of my shoulders or thumbs!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

I recommend Dr. Styron and his staff to all my family and friends! He is the Best Doctor Doctor (MD/PHD)EVER!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Styron was very helpful, answering questions we hadn't thought to ask, and giving personal examples to help with our decision-making. Very personable.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Styron and Dr. Patel both helped me and both were fantastic! I wanted to stay and hang out with how comfortable they made me.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Staff and Dr. Styron were very personable.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr Styron treated me as his most important patient.

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