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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 Total Hip Replacement
  • Birmingham Resurfacing Procedure of the Hip
  • Bone Marrow Concentrate Hip
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Clinical Trials
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Complex Primary Hip 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 Abductor Gluteus Repair
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Cartilage Repair
  • Hip Enthesopathy
  • Hip Osteotomy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Joint Preserving Hip Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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 (PRP) Injections
  • Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Second Opinion
  • Subchondroplasty (Hip/Knee)
  • Surgical Hip Dislocation (SDH)
  • Surgical Treatment of Arthritis of the Hip
  • Surgical Treatment of Arthritis of the Knee
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Women's Sports Health
View all 58 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
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • Hip Cartilage Injury
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Instability
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Labrum Tears
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Lower Extremity Deformity
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries in Athletes
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hips in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of the 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, MBA

Atul Kamath, MD, MBA 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. Kamath is the Enterprise Vice Chair for Orthopedic Safety, Quality, and Patient Experience, as well as the Clinical Lead for Innovation.

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 250 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

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Exec Master of Business Admin
Cleveland, OH United States

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics
Rochester, MN

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

Medical Education - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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
  • Enterprise Vice Chair, Safety, Quality, and Patient Experience - Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Innovation Lead - 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 7/29/2023, 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 (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:

  • BodyCad
  • Ortho Development Corporation
  • United Orthopedic Corporation
  • Zimmer, Inc.

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

221 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Dr Kamath was extremely knowledgeable and kind. Took the time to explain my diagnosis and best treatment plan. Answered all our questions without making us feel rushed. Highly recommend him!

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

It was difficult to make an appointment with Dr. Kamath because he could.not be accessed through the general appointment system. I had to go through a long list of questions several times with the general appointment call center and multiple times with his local assistant to get an appointment.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Wow, the patience, compassion, empathy, respect and kindness Erin and Dr. Kamath had for our questions is something you don't find these days. We were so thankful for both of their expertise and time they spent with us answering all of our questions and explaining everything in a way we could understand.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

There was a six month wait for consult from when my dr put in request. I think that's horrible! Dr Klamath spent truly about 10 minutes w me after a seven hour drive to see him.Was very disappointing. I thought at least on first consults you got some time, questions answered, etc.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr Kamath is an extremely good surgeon. 10/10

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr Kmath is very nice.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr Kamath is a phenomenal doctor and surgeon. He is skilled kind and easy to relate to. He takes time with you and is thorough. I felt I was in excellent hands throughout the process of my hip replacement. I will highly recommend him to friends and family.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr Kamath was excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024


Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Excellent experience, I would recommend Doctor Kamath to anyone, already have..

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Would refer dr kamath

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Kamath is fantastic! He listened and made recommendations.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Excellent care, excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Very pleasant trip to see the doctor

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Kamath and his team are exceptional. Professional, proactive, responsive, caring.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Here's an example. After Dr. Kamath asked questions, explained how I am doing, etc. I asked if he had time for me to ask some questions about things moving forward. He settled back, opened his arms, smiled and said, "Sure!" as if I was his only patient that day. And he answered questions with that same level of attention.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Kamath showed a lot of compassion and really listened to me the entire staff was very nice looking forward to my journey with this practice

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Kamath explained my condition and surgical options very thoroughly. He took the time to answer all my questions. I feel very comfortable and confident in my choice to have surgery with him.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr K is the best Dr at what he does and his staff is great, only wish he had better appointments available that aren't downtown. Totally happy with him and my surgery outcome.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Kamath has been wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Excellent outcome on both knees!!Dr.Kamath has to be one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the world!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Unfortunately I had to have a hip surgery but I couldn't feel luckier to have received the care I did. Everyone was so knowledgeable and my doctor is a rockstar....THANK YOU FOR GETTING ME THROUGH SAFELY ..

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

I would 1000% recommend to everyone I talk to with this same ailments to definitely use dr Kamath...

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Kamath is exceptionally caring and I will refer family and friends to him always!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Kamath is excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Kamath's staff are very helpful and thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

My care was personally provided by Dr. Kamath. He is a superb physician and always had my best interests in mind during my care. His surgical care and "bedside manner" were exemplary. He is the epitome of excellence that everyone should strive to achieve.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Kamath sets the tone for profound excellence and his team follows suit.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr Kamath was very thorough in explaining the process and keeping me informed about what to expect

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Honestly, haven't called. However, Superior Doctors & Desk staff & X-ray Technician! Overall an awesome experience!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Not only is this Doctor excellent he has a very good bedside manner. If I had a question after surgery he replied that day. A good Surgeon and stand up man.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

I could not get on video. But Dr.kamath called me right away.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Everything else with DR. Was excellent !!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Doctor Kamath's PA, Brin , was very concerned with my issues and provided an excellent assessment and plan of treatment for my knee issues ! She is definitely an asset to your fine organization!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Kamath, and nurse Vedad & staff are very professional.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

This has been a great experience As my first surgery. Concerns put to rest from Dr Kamath.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Kamath explained everything clearly to me and he worked with me to schedule the surgery and follow up visits at my convenience. He was also very supportive in discussing what my options were for post surgery activities.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

It was a great experience and the surgery outcomes have been very positive. Dr. Kamath performing core decompression vs. Complete replacement of my hip and knees has been a godsend.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

I m very pleased with doctor Kamath and his staff! Thanks

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Kamath was wonderful. He explained everything completely. His nurse was great too in explaining everything that needed to be done before and after surgery.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Kamath is very interested in my input to my post surgery condition. He is very attentive and does well engage me.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Kamath interacts with the highest standard of communication and care deserving the accolades of CCF

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