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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 Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Injections
  • Knee Replacement
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Injection
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Knee Meniscus injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Labrum Tears
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
View all 14 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Sports Medicine West
Sports Medicine
Salt Lake City, Ut

Residency - Akron General Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Akron, OH

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/25/2019, Dr. Pinkowski 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

190 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 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr Pinkowski is amazing.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Very busy physician

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr Pinkowski is a very caring and great surgeon! I would only return if he were still there in the future.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Pinkowski was awesome!! He listen to me, answered all my questions, and then provided me with his medical recommendations and follow up. I highly recommend Dr. Pinkowski for orthopedic services. During the procedure, he calm and relax me. I did not feel any discomfort or pain. It was over and done with very quickly.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

We love Dr. Pinkowski and will put up with a lot to see him.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. Pinkowski is very.prifessional and an excellent surgeon who has done successful procedures on other members of our family.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

The doctors are great at AGMC.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

I would highly recommend Dr. Pinkowski!!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I highly recommend Dr. Pinkowki to anyone who needed a kind considerate orthopedic physician.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

My experience with Dr. Pinkowski's office was very good, however getting through the automated system is challenging!!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Pinkowski is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Pinkowski always takes his time and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Both doctors were very respectful and considerate.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Wonderful, caring doctor. Answered my questions and didn't rush me through the appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I cannot find one single thing that I can complain about. Doctor John Pinkowsky is Great in his explanation of what I am not to do, and what I should do especially with The Replacement of my Right Knee and I truly appreciate and understand what he was talking with me about, concerning the surgery on my knee replacement and I well understood the conversation with Dr Pinkowsky.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Pinkowski has always taken excellent care of my orthopedic needs. I highly recommend him to others any chance I get.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Pinkowski as always was thorough and provided good information.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

I love Dr pinkowski he's always happy give nice compliments. & he remembered my daughters name & he listened to me about my husband illness

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

I had knee replacement surgery with Dr. Pinkowski. Wonderful, caring doctor. I have referred two other people to him. So glad I found him.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Wonderful experience. Great doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

I've been a patient of Dr. Pinkowski for almost 20 years. He has always been exemplary in his care of my various joints.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Very easy and extremely pleasant and Dr. Pinkowski gets a ten star rating.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Pinkowski is one of the best doctors I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Staff and Dr Pinkowski are top notch!! Wouldn't go anywhere else!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

My Dr pinkowski sat down & talked to me personally he listened to me about my concerns & personal matter about my husband

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Pinkowski is an excellent surgeon who cares about his patients. Although I have continued to struggle with one knee after bilateral knee replacements, he continues to encourage me. Very grateful to him!

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Pinkowski and his staff are superb!

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Pinkowski was very efficient.Initially I wasn't sure how we would get along, but as we continue to have visits he has really been friendly and considerate of people's finicial situations.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Great Doctor for my surgery!!!!!!

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. John Pinkowski is wonderful. A kind, caring person. I have been a pt of his before.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

I had several questions about my upcoming surgery. Dr. Pinkowski took the time to answer my questions and explain what to expect. Very caring. He knew I'm worried and assured me he would take excellent care of me. Great visit!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Dr. Pinkowski manner is very professional, welcoming and approachable.

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