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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Akron General Physician Office Building
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Injection
  • Arm Injection
  • Elbow Injection
  • Finger Injection
  • Hand Injection
  • Hip Injection
  • Leg Injection
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Sports Physicals
  • Tenex Health TX™
  • Wrist Injection
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acetabulum Labrum Tears
  • Achilles Rupture
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • ACL Injury
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Osteoarthritis
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Rupture
  • Arm Bulging Muscle
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bicep Rupture
  • Bursitis
  • Butt Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Concussion
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Pain & Injury
  • Elbow Sprain/Strain
  • Exercise related breathing problems
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprains
  • Finger Strain
  • Foot Bone Spur
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain/Strain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Sprain
  • Hand Strain
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spurs
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain/Strain
  • Hip Tendonitis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Meniscus injury
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Plica Syndrome
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Labrum Tears
  • Leg Fracture
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain/Strain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Toe Fracture
  • Trigger Finger and De Quervain's Disease
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Wrist Strain
View all 83 Specialties +


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About Aaron Lear, MD

Dr. Aaron Lear worked as a social worker in Cuyahoga County before attending medical school. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in June, 2003. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Case Western Reserve/UH 2006. He then did a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and joined Cleveland Clinic Akron General in 2007.

Dr. Lear has clinical and educational interests in sports medicine, office based orthopedic procedures, point of care ultrasound , office based research and evidenced based medicine. He received his Masters in Evidence Based Health Care from Oxford, England in 2019. Presently he serves as Director of Research at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Center for Family Medicine and Associate Director of Sports Medicine. Nationally he serves on the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Research Committee and is participating in the fellowship in building research capacity of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG).

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


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 1/3/2023, Dr. Lear 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

73 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr Lear is a great Dr and genuinely cares about his patients

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr Lear is a wonderful doctor and very good at his profession very respectful

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

I can't speak highly enough about *Dr. Lear. He is truly an asset to Akron General and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr. Lear was thorough while explaining in a way that an average person could understand fully.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr Lear is the best! He really takes time to listen to my concerns and talks to me about what to do next to get the answers.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

I always recommend Dr Lear!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dr. Lear is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr. Lear is the best. Empathic, informative always

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

I really like Dr Lear, very Caring & informative

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Lear and his staff are outstanding in all aspects!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Lear is an amazing physician.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr. Lear is great. Very compassionate. On my last visit I was having a very bad day. He still accepted me for my appointmentWhen I was late due to my physical, and mental situation,

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Dr.Lear is great! I recommend him to friends all of the time. He listened to all of my aches and pains, taking extra time with me. I will probably return to his office for care in the future.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Was very grateful for the appointment, at a facility close. The doctor and his staff were great!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Was very impressed with Dr Lear. Took time to explain everything.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

I was surprised at how quickly I was able to get in to see Dr. Lear

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