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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Fracture Care
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Tendon Reconstruction
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
  • Athletic Elbow Injury
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries
  • Bone and Joint Infection
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Pain & Injury
  • Elbow Problems
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Orthopaedic Protheses
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Deformity
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Infection
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Intra-Articular Injury
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Paralysis
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Sprain/Strain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Surgical Site and Hospital Acquired Infections
  • Tendonitis
View all 42 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 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

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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 7/10/2019, 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.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Entezari receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Orthospark LLC

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

  • Orthospark 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

214 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 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

The doctor took into account all my concerns and desires and came to the conclusion that I was hoping for

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

When it came time to get the cortisone shot (betamethasone ONLY, because of rashes and hive with Kenalog), Doctore Entezari said we dont have any on this side of the clinic. They only have it on the other side of the clinic. I said so send someone to go get a dose of it. They chuckled , and I said OK well, Ill go get it then. I never received the shot. They never offered to accomodate me.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Entarzari is a wonderful surgeon. He is friendly and easy to talk to as well. I can't say enough good about him!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Entezari is a one of the best drs I've ever been cared by. He's professional, kind, and very compassionate!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I felt at ease with the doctor.Very nice.Answerd all my questions in a way that I could understand. He let me see my MRI and sh I wedThe doctor was very nice.He answered all my questions in a way I could understand.Showed me my MRI and explain what was wrong and what he was going to do as far as the surgery.I was very pleased with my visit.I got good f

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

the Dr was amazing. his assistant helped with every above question.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Doc is just very very good in every aspect of his job.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

The Dr. treated me like family and explained all my issues and pain explicitly.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

there can?t be a more kind and competent surgeon than Dr. Enterzari. I am fortunate to be his patient.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Entezari is so good at explaining everything. He included me in all decisions. he truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr Entezari is truly interested in doing the proper testing to determine the best procedure for my medical need.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I already have told others how amazing this doctor and staff handle my case. Kudos to them.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

schedule got changed due to Dr. having to perform emergency surgery. That put me late for all of my other appointments that day. All of the staff were helpful and courteous and in general they were a pleasure to work with.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

over all the Doctor and staff were above and beyond. Special Thanks to the Doctor and Janet his assistant in taking care of me and my issue. Thanks

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Did not see doctor! - breathing poorly should not have been released - once home, had to return to ER w/blood clots in lungs - sent to Hillcrest Hospt. for 3 days.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

My visit with Dr. Entezari was by far the best experience I've ever had with any doctor, or surgeon ever. He was very thorough, very professional and had an awesome bedside manner. I left feeling very confident about having him as my surgeon. The entire office staff was very accommodating, and very friendly as well.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Entezari was highly recommended to me, and I will definitely recommend him to anyone I know who is looking for an orthopaedic surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

I am extremely satisfied with my Dr and entire staff. Great team work.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

We have been extremely please with Dr. Entazari. Even though we had complications, Dr. Entazari has been kind, compassionate, and very thorough . I would highly recommend him and his staff.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr Entezari shows great caring & confidence-that is very reassuring.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Doctor Entezari was very professional and was very concern of my injury.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr Entezari and his staff are tremendous. We have been treated by Dr Binghaman and his staff, Dr Ehlers and his staff and now Dr Entezari and his staff. All different fields of medicine but all have traits in common. Care, concern, compassion, kindness, professionalism. There is no place like "The Clinic"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

physician has excellent Bed side manner and will be highly recommended.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

This was the first time that I had met and seen Dr Entezari for my first year follow up to my shoulder surgery. I felt very comfortable discussing my condition and any future assessments that may be needed.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Dr. Enterzari is a caring, compassionate and skilled surgeon. I am thankful he is my Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Dr.Entezari is very compassionate and thorough.He got me an appointment the very next day of my request.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Every one from the PA, the Nurse, and Dr. were very respectful, friendly, and most of all, VERY informative. I had no questions when I left but I knew if i did, I could call.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

new doctor to me Dr. Entezari was friendly and professional. First visit with him.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

very good Doctor

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

A doctor that FINALLY listed to me!! He didn't brush me off, like others tend to.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

There's been a significant improvement in the condition of my shoulder since I first saw Dr Entezari.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr Entezari was helpful as a genuine healer and was able to draw diagrams that made my situation more clear in terms of complete treatment.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr.'s staff very helpful and pleasant . Dr.Entezari was a God send.if it weren't for him I would still be in pain and miserable. I can't thank him enough for what he did for me.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

would recommend Dr. Entezari to anyone

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr Entenzari is an amazing physician. He is kind, empathetic, professional and an overall wonderful person and doctor

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Love Dr Entenzari. Would highly recommend

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Doctor was amazing!! Funny, compassionate, intelligent!!!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

made the whole process comfortable and easy to understand. answered all my questions completely to my satisfaction. I now have complete faith in Dr. Entezari.

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