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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Farsi
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
  • Arthroscopy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Replacement
  • Muscle Transfer Surgery of the Shoulder
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Arthritis
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Tendon Reconstruction
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries
  • Bone Infection
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Infection
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Neck Pain
  • Orthopaedic Prostheses
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shoulder Deformity
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Infection
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Intra-Articular Injury
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Paralysis
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Surgical Site Infections
  • Tendonitis
View all 37 Specialties +


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About Vahid Entezari, MD

After receiving his medical degree abroad, Dr. Entezari joined Harvard Medical School's orthopaedic biomechanics laboratory in Boston for a post-doctoral research fellowship in orthopaedic biomechanics. During the same period he completed a post-graduate Masters Degree in Translational Research from Harvard Medical School. He then completed his internship and residency at the department of orthopaedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic and a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Rothman Institute of Thomas Jefferson University. He returned to Cleveland  after completing his fellowship and joined the Clinic as a staff shoulder and elbow surgeon. He is currently seeing his patients at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Solon Family Health Center and operates at both Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Marymount Hospital located at Garfield Heights neighborhood.

Dr. Entezari's interests in shoulder and elbow pathology include rotator cuff tears; other tendon and ligament problems, sports related injuries, arthritis and trauma. He performs shoulder arthroscopy, muscle transfers, fracture repair and arthroplasty including full and partial joint replacements. Dr. Entezari is very active in shoulder and elbow research and has authored a number of publications, several book chapters and regularly presents his research at regional and national conferences.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Post Doctoral Reseach Fellowship Orthopaedic Biomechanics
Boston, MA USA

Graduate School - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - Iran University of Medical Sciences


Additional Training

  • 2009 - 2011 Masters in Medical Sciences (MMSc), Scholars in Clinical Science Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 2007 - 2012 Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in orthopaedic biomechanics, Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Professional Highlights

  • Dr Entezari sub-specialized in disease of the Shoulder and elbow including rotator cuff disease, rotator cuff arthropathy, shoulder arthritis, instability, upper extremity fractures and joint infections. He is fellowship trained to perform shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, primary and revision arthroplasty including stemless and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, fracture fixation and muscle transfers. 


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

orthopaedic surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, upper extremity

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 Researcher of the year, Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2017 Resident honoree, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio Chapter
  • 2017 Ohio Shoulder and Elbow Society, Resident Research Contest, 1st place paper award
  • 2016 AO Trauma Traveling Fellowship, AO Foundation
  • 2015 AANA Masters Experience Resident/Fellow Scholarship
  • 2013 Mt. Sinai Barry Friedman Resident Research Awards, 3rd position
  • 2013 Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Resident Essay Contest, 2nd position


  • 2015 - Present American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • 2014 - Present Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • 2012 - Present American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
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 5/2/2023, Dr. Entezari 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. Entezari 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:

  • Stryker Corporation
  • Synthes

Equity Dr. Entezari owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  • Orthokinetic Track, LLC

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

260 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Krista and Dr Entezari are outstanding professionals and certainly care about their patients.They have very sound recommendations and offer options to the patient

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

I have worked in healthcare my entire career.I can only applaud Dr. Entezari and Krista as very astute clinicians

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Excellent care and and my experience was outstanding from the first visit to my last with Dr Emtezari and the entire clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Remarkable doctor and experience.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

The doctor was very thorough and very communicative

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr and nurse practitioner were excellent on explaining my surgical procedure and options; very patient and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

I have loved Dr. Entazari from the very first visit - it's why I chose to go with him even though he's a few hours away. He was the first doctor to actually listen and touch my shoulder to see how it moved/felt. He seemed to actually care.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr entezari is the best!!!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Entezari has treated me with nothing but respect and care since I met him. He took the time to explain all options for my condition, answered all questions, treated me with respect and kindness. When he spoke with me, he looked me in the eye and spoke with me, not at me.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr Entezari and his resident were extremely professional. They understood the problem and offered the best option to treat the problem.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

I was very pleased with my visit. My physician was very thorough and knowledgeable. He listened to my concerns and demonstrated genuine interest in my feelings and needs to get my shoulder problem corrected. I was pleased with his assessment and plan of care and look forward to getting my shoulder repaired. His nurse was so helpful and gave me her business card to call her anytime with questions or concerns. Great visit! I left there feeling hopeful and that I had made the right choice to come to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

dr. Entezarie is a fine physician I would recommend him to all of my friends and family. I like him extremely well he is very genuine and caring.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

previous comment I said I would recommend Dr. Entezarie call Mark Hileman browns, and I like to Cleveland clinic extremely well

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

dr. Entezarie and his staff treated me the very best I have been there several times

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Entezari is a very caring, compassionate person and it is reflected in his conversations with me. This is important to me.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

It's surprising to be seen by a surgeon who doesn't recommend surgery first. Dr. Entezari recommended physical therapy.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Entezari has been an excellent surgeon and has always been able to explain things to me in a way that I can understand. He always shows empathy and concern for any issues that may be going on with my shoulder replacements.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Entezari is a great and more than a capable surgeon. He always explains things to me in a way that I can understand them and always displays empathy and concern if I am experiencing any difficulties with my shoulder replacements. He told me he studied under Dr. Ianotti, who repaired my torn labrum in the early 1990's. Loved Dr. Ianotti's professionalism and his excellence in his surgical procedures. I knew when Dr. Entezari told me he studied under Dr. Ianotti, I knew I found the right surgeon !

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

I had a good experience with dr., he was very thorough and courteous

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Entezari is an exceptional physician. He is caring, compassionate & truly treats the whole person. He takes care & all the time needed to address any questions or concerns with the utmost respect. I have highly recommended him to others who may have asked about an orthopedic physician.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

He was beyond professional, explaining all options, risks, healing time, etc. He spoke to me as though I had always known him so I was instantly put at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Entezari has always been caring, compassionate, thorough, informative and professional. He has a great bedside manner. I would recommend him highly.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

The Dr and his assistants were very kind and understanding of my situation. I highly recommend them

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Doctor Entezari's assistant was extremely thorough and provided excellent analysis of my situation.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Can't say enough GREAT things about Dr. E & Krista!! They treat me like family & are ALWAYS there for me! Excellent care & treatment throughout entire process (surgery, brace, recovery, follow-ups). I just luv them!!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Entezari and his staff are top notch. I have and will recommend him to friends.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Once again, I would give higher than a 5. Both the nurse and the doctor spent a long time with me letting me know what is going on

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

*Dr. Vahid Entezari & his entire team were EXCELLENT! Cannot say enough great things about him, *Krista & team.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Everyone was nice and if I had a question and they wasn't sure they went and found out. I love all the workers that had but the main ones Krista and Dr Entezari.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Cannot say enough good things about our visit, Dr Entezari and his team. The entire experience at the Cleve Clinic was world class

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

The Dr did a wonderful job explaining all details.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

He is a wonderful DOCTOR AND WAS WELL WORTH THE WAIT TO SEE HIM. I would recommend him to my family and friends.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr was brilliant but offered no way to restore the use of my right arm other than water aerobics

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

The Dr was very attentive and very thorough in his examination.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr.was very kind and reassured me that he would take good care of me and he did.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr. ENTEZARI was excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr Entezari has super bedside manners and he explains things very clearly .It was an excellent experience to be his patient

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

I felt like he actually listened to what I was saying, and he was the first DOCTOR (not nurse or assistant) who actually moved my arm to determine where the pain was in relation to movement. I appreciated this because it seemed previous doctors just listened to what I was saying and didn't actually examine my shoulder. Their assistants would, but not the doctor themselves.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

I wasn't 100% sure I needed a follow up. But Dr Entezari is always willing to see you and listen to any concerns you have.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Very pleased with the doctor

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr. Entazari took an interest in my shoulder problems that my former orthopedic did not.

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