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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 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

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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 7/1/2020, 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

201 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. Entezari was very informative and clearly explained and answered all of my questions and was very kind and considerate.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

*Dr. Ente Zari was truly professional and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Entezari provided excellent quality of care. he listened to my concerns and together we agreed on a treatment plan. Dr. Entezari is patient and his engagement with me was exemplary. I am thankful to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Entezari and Janet Delozi R,N. were wonderful in their care, information,skill as surgeon and support both pre-op and post. I felt so safe going into surgery.. Both he and Janet make a wonderful team and grateful I found them to do my surgery.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. Vahid Enterzari M.D. I can say he really cares about his patients in his efforts to medially evaluate and diagnose their illnesses or injuries.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

he confirmed what home physician had recommended. I prefer to have surgery at Cleveland Clinic as the Dr. has more experience with situation.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

dr. entezari is the third Ortho I've seen for this problem. others either wanted to treat my rotator cuff for a problem which was that my scapula. or flatly said that they just couldn't treat this it was beyond their capabilities. she is a miracle as far as I am concerned. he listened very carefully to me he ruled out everything else and then based on his extensive knowledge and our level of communication he found and fixed what no one else could. still many times every day it dawned on me that that pain is gone and I'm thankful and relieved. I hope I never have another shoulder problem. If I do though. I hope I have the Good Fortune of always being able to see doctor Entezari.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Entezari was great at explaining my problem, treatment, solutions, and risk factors which helped me in decision making.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

doctor, nurse, assistant and patient registration clerk were ALL very efficient, safe and clinical

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

My doctor is ABSOLUTELY awesome...

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr Entezari is one of the most talented and caring surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic. On your scale of one to five he rates a quintillion.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

If you have trouble with your shoulder and want the best surgeon there is one clear choice. Dr Vahid Entezari.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Entezari and Janet were wonderful to work with. Not only their medical expertise, but their caring attitude toward myself and I am sure their other patients. Could not have wished for a better outcome!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

While an in-person visit would be preferable, I feel that Dr. Entezari and Janet offered the same excellent care over the video as I have experienced in their office. Also, I had the convenience of doing it from my home instead of the hassle of traveling to Main Campus and all that entails.

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