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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, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Fracture Care
  • Muscle Transfer Surgery Of The Shoulder
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Tendon Reconstruction
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries
  • Bone and Joint Infection
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • 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 Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Intra-Articular Injury
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Paralysis
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Sprain/Strain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Surgical Site and Hospital Acquired 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. 

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 7/20/2021, Dr. Entezari 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

206 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Entezari is an outstanding doctor and surgeon. He showed concern for my rotator cuff problem, explained how he could repair it and saw that the surgery was scheduled on a timely basis. The follow-up visits were very helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Entezari to others.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Entezari and his entire staff are empathic, helpful and efficient in attending to your needs. They are amazing!

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Entezari is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on latest research studies. He takes the time to answer all your questions with facts and authority.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr. Entezari to others. The best in shoulders!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

As an elderly first visit couple we wandered around looking for the intended office...maybe accompaniment would've helped. We're impressed with the caliber of the doctor - his ability to remain focused on my concerns. . .except when discussing me with his resident. I feel the decision for treatment was the best and only one worth trying. Thanks to the doctor. Please give me a written post appt recap with clear diagnosis, description of condition and whatever plan we agreed on elderly people cannot read between there lines. I couldn't correctly follow instructions on the portal. And, the food was tasty but once again, rather confusing to an elderly first timer. Thank you all.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Entezzeri was exceptional

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

So impressed with Dr. Entezari and the fellow working with him

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. Entezari gave a clear explanation of the surgery in a way that inspired confidence.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. Entezari has done an excellent job with my treatment. He seems to genuinely care about his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Always an excellent experience with this doctor and his staff. The best there is!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Absolutely love this doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Love this doctor and his staff. I could not be happier

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Enterazi was professional but pleasant and caring from my first appointment and continues to be for my follow up.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

The doctor, his assistants and entire staff were excellent in providing all aspects of medical care during my visit.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Young lady called me back with the good news to see dr antazari, she went above and beyond .

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

great staff and great physician

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Entezari was wonderful. he really listened to my concerns and we developed a strategy to move forward together. thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

truly an awesome team of individuals that coordinate and work together. it takes teamwork to pull off what Dr. E team did for me and I'm so grateful.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

excellent service provided by doctor, staff and phone reps

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

he is excellent doctor with an excellent surgery skills

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Entezari gave me back my life when no one else would even consider looking at me. He was kind and compassionate towards my need for getting my shoulder repaired.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

great doctor. very caring and professional. super glad I came to clinic for my shoulder surgery

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

I am very pleased and grateful for the time, attention and care received by Dr. Entezari. He is very caring and attentive and encouraging. When I came under his care I was severely wounded and I would not trade him or his staff for anyone else!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Entezari is unique in his ability to relate to patient in a kind, professional manner. Also has good sense of humor.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Doctor explained everything to me and I was really impressed. Took quality time with me & that meant a lot to me, Thank You!!!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

dr seemed rushed

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Entezari was sincerely happy to see me and very pleased with my progress. He always puts me at ease and makes me feel truly cared for. He makes me feel like I am his only patient he has for that day and gives me all the time I need to ask questions and be heard. He is an excellent surgeon and a real asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Both Dr. Entezari and his nurse, Janet DeLozier were wonderful. They even took me in early because I showed up early. They truly model the attributes of what patient care should be with all health professionals.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Excellent service and they made me feel they they care about their patients.. The Doctor and staff were so accommodating dur the whole recess from beginning thru the end.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Entezari was kind and put me at ease. He took my concerns seriously. Dr. Entezari was fantastic!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

I had a complete shoulder replacement I did not know what to expect. Dr. Entezari and his staff were EXCEPTIONAL in explaining, and breaking it down to me. The surgery was great! I came in with a debilitating pain in my right shoulder and now, only 3 mos. out, I'm pain free and able to live life! Thank You Dr. Entazari.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

I was very impressed with Dr. Atenzari! Lots of relevant information on my upcoming procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

glad I was issued an appointment the doctor! he has been understanding with my BWC treatment!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr Entezari was professional, compassionate, caring and an expert in his field.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

zdr. Entezari was excellent. I looked him up on the Clinics website and I was impressed with his education and knowledge. I have quite a few health issues and he was very compassionate about my issues. I had alot of anxiety before I saw him the first time. After the visit my anxiety was gone. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

My experience so far has been awesome with Dr. Entazari and his staff. Always courteous and accommodating.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Entezzai was very kind, helpful and seemed to really know what he was doing. I have an upcoming surgery with him, something I have never heard of, but unlike my first surgery with Dr. Brems I am for the first time, unafraid and confident in this doctor. Thank you Dr. Entezzai.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Entezzari is wonderful, calming and appears to be extremely knowledgeable about my needed procedure.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

My Doctor was excellent and very informative

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

*Dr. Vahid Entezari and *Janet DeLozier were very personable, cared about my well being - went out of their way to make me & husband feel secure.

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