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Title Director, Center for Hip Preservation
Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Anterior approach total hip replacement
  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Arthroscopy Knee Surgery
  • Birmingham Resurfacing Procedure of the Hip
  • Bone Marrow Concentrate Hip
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
  • Core Decompression Surgery
  • Deformity Correction
  • Distal femoral osteotomy (DFO)
  • Femoral osteotomy/derotational osteotomy
  • Ganz Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)
  • Hamstring repair
  • High tibial osteotomy (HTO)
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Abductor Gluteus Repair
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Cartilage Repair
  • Hip Enthesopathy
  • Hip Osteotomy
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Joint Preserving Hip Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Labrum Tears
  • Management Of Early Hip Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patello-femoral Knee Surgery
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)
  • Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Resurfacing Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Knee and Hip Arthroplasty
  • Second Opinion
  • Subchondroplasty (Hip/ Knee)
  • Surgical Hip Dislocation (SDH)
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
  • Women's Sports Health
View all 62 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Developmental Dislocation of the Hip
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • Hip Cartilage Injury
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Instability
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Fractures
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Lower Extremity Deformity
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Pediatric And Adolescent Hip Disorders
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Sports Injuries
View all 31 Specialties +


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About Atul Kamath, MD

Atul Kamath, MD holds appointments in the Center for Hip Preservation, Center for Sports Health, Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, and Adult Hip and Knee Surgery within the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He is the Director for the Center for Hip Preservation and staff surgeon in the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute.

Dr. Atul Kamath completed his undergraduate studies at Harvard College, where he was accepted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He then attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kamath underwent general and orthopedic surgical training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Kamath completed fellowship training in hip and knee reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic, where he was selected for the Mark B. Coventry Adult Reconstructive Surgery Award. He then pursued advanced fellowship training in hip preservation, restoration, and reconstruction at centers in Europe through awards from the Maurice Müller Foundation, Charnley Foundation, and the Hip Society. He completed an additional fellowship in health policy through the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

Dr. Kamath joined the Clinic in 2018 following a faculty appointment at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Kamath was recruited to serve as the Director of the Center for Hip Preservation, a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of hip pain in adolescent, young adult, and adult patients. Dr. Kamath has expertise in joint preservation strategies and surgical techniques. These techniques include arthroscopy of the hip, treatment of avascular necrosis (AVN), periacetabular Ganz osteotomy (PAO), femoral osteotomy, deformity correction, and safe surgical hip dislocation. He has also extensive experience in cartilage repair and restoration techniques.

Dr. Kamath specializes in adolescent and young adult surgery of the hip and knee. His practice accepts patient as young as 10 years old for hip conditions, and up to any age for hip and knee conditions. Dr. Kamath has a unique background, with advanced training in young adult surgery of the hip and knee, as well as hip and knee reconstruction and joint replacement. He treats professional athletes, performers, and artists, as well as weekend warriors.

This joint preservation work complements Dr. Kamath’s surgical management of arthritis across the spectrum of hip and knee pathology. He performs a large number of primary and revision total hip and total knee arthroplasty procedures, including anterior total hip replacement, resurfacing, robotic surgery, and minimally-invasive surgical options.

Dr. Kamath pursues research on patient safety after joint replacement, as well as issues of satisfaction and cost measures associated with hip and knee conditions. Other active research interests focus on less invasive surgical techniques and joint preservation strategies for the young. He seeks to evaluate the success of hip preservation techniques in improving clinical outcomes in the management of developmental hip disorders, as well as traumatic and degenerative hip conditions. Dr. Kamath serves as the Co-Director for Adult Reconstruction Research to advance all facets of hip and knee outcomes research.

Dr. Kamath is the author of more than 145 peer-reviewed publications and chapters, and he serves either as a reviewer or on the editorial board of multiple orthopedic journals. He is an active member on multiple national academic committees, including an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - University of Pennsylvania Health System
Orthopedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Additional Training

  • Maurice Muller Foundation - Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction Europe 2013

Professional Highlights

  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, CCLCM/ CWRU
  • Board-certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons - Evidence-Based Quality and Value committee
  • Vice Chair, Quality and Safety - Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Joint preservation (hip and knee), Ganz osteotomy (periacetabular osteotomy - PAO), Surgical hip dislocation, Direct anterior hip replacement, Hip arthroscopy, Primary and revision hip replacement (arthroplasty), Primary and revision knee replacement (arthroplasty), Avascular necrosis; core decompression (hip, knee), Developmental and post-traumatic disorders of hip and knee, Hip dysplasia (DDH, CDH), Hip instability, Sequelae of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), Legg-Calves-Perthes (LCP) disease, Sports injuries of hip and knee, Labral tears of the hip, Femoroacetabular impingement, Cartilage injury - repair and restoration

Awards & Honors

  • Board Member, Maurice Muller Foundation
  • American Orthopedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leader
  • Fellow, Health Policy, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Marvin E. Steinberg Award for Excellence in Adult Reconstruction
  • Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation (OREF) / Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) Clinical Practice Award
  • Mark B. Coventry Adult Reconstructive Surgery Award, Mayo Clinic
  • Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee (AAHKS)
  • Anterior Hip Foundation
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
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 8/20/2021, Dr. Kamath 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. Kamath receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Ortho Development Corporation
  • Arthrex, Inc.
  • United Orthopedic Corporation
  • Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
  • Zimmer, Inc.
  • BodyCad

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

218 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 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Dr. Kamath was great.....congenial, pleasant, professional. He was informative with his expectations for my next 3 months, and he answered my questions with no rush.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Kamath and his team have been great. Very impressed with the entire hip replacement experience.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

*Dr. Steven Schmitt; *Dr. Atol Kamath; *Dr. Sania Mahmoudj went above and beyond in the care they provided. They were my angels!...

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr staff very friendly.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Wish I got a survey for my 7/21 surgery. Dr Kamath and his team did an outstanding job and I would have liked to have gone on record with that opinion.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

I realized after I left, that I wanted the doctor to review my x rays and tell me in more detail what he saw and why it warranted hip replacement versus any other treatment. He stated that hip replacement was the surgery that would fix the issues I had, but later, after the appt, I realized I wanted to know more.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Very good, doctor and staff were very friendly.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr Kamath is a very caring doctor and always listens to all my questions. He's a great surgeon.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

I drive all the way from Colorado as Dr. Kamath provides excellent care and always gives me recommendations on my care.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

I have never used this site before so I contacted the help and they were excellent and helping me get through. Once I was with the doctor everything went great.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

I would rather see the Doctor personally

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Kamath was knowledgeable, great personality, and I would recommend to anyone who has this type of problem.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr Kameth !!

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

My insurance company was giving me a real problem approving my surgery. The staff of Dr. Kamath was extremely helpful and was able to straighten everything out for me. I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Kamath or his team.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

I have been searching for 15 years for a surgeon to help me. Dr. Kamath is the first one who didn't just look at my age and refuse to help me because I wasn't old enough. I am forever grateful to him and his staff. I finally have my life back.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Kamath is awesome! Changed my life for the better. Thanks again.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Everyone was very nice and made me feel very welcome to be there. I highly recommend Doctor Kamath and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Kamath eased my mind about a surgical procedure that I was going to have done by another surgeon in my home town.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

I have referred 3 friends and they have been seen by Dr. Kamath.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Already have recommended Dr Kamath

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Access to actual doctors office could be made easier.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr Kamath and staff are very engaged

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

I had a great visit Dr. said I'm healing nicely

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Very nice doctors thank you.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

dr. is the BESTT

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

highly recommend Doctor Atul Kamath. He is caring, professional and speaks at a level easy to understand.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

I have no reservations about referring Dr. Kamath and his team (in fact, I already have!)

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

*Dr. Kamath excellent. Doctor who saw me @ hospital didn't seem too caring. In a rush. Didn't listen.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr Kamath is a very knowledgeable and caring person

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

It is nice to have a doctor who talks with you and not down at you.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

I cannot begin to express how wonderful I was treated from the initial phone call to the Orthopedics office to set up an appointment, to the IT call to help get My Chart set up, to my virtual Doctor's visit with Dr. Kamath, to the scheduling of my upcoming surgery and finally to the registration process. Everyone I have had contact with so far at Cleveland Clinic has gone above and beyond to assist me. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Kamath accept me as a patient and "fix" me. I honestly can say I am looking forward to my surgery and visit to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

plain spoken good doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

*Dr. Kamath is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

can't get any better than perfection!Dr Kamath and his team are the most approachable and friendly team anywhere!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Doctor Kamath and his staff are very professional. I am very pleased about my appointment.

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