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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

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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • ACL Injury
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Meniscus injury
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Labrum Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain/Strain
View all 13 Specialties +
Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2018

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 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.

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

147 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr. Pinkowski is very patient and takes the time to listen to my issues and answers my questions so that I understand my options. He's awesome

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr Pinkowski is wonderful. Listens to your concerns and explains what's going on.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Always recommend when the opportunity presents. Dr. Pinkowski and staff are all top notch.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. Pinkowski is wonderful! He listens and truly cares. He never seems rushed.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

*Dr. Pinkowski is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

I THOUGHT DR. PINKOWSKI WAS GREAT!!!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr Pinkowski is an excellent, caring provider

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Very good from checking in, to Dr Pinkowski, to X-ray.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

I have already recommended Dr Pinkowski to everyone and anyone I know for knee replacement. I will continue to do so

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr Pinkowski was very kind, thorough , caring and overall care was complete.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr Pinkowski was very through and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

All of experiences with Dr. Pinkowski have been great. He takes his time and listens to you without being in a hurry.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr. Pinkowski's office is very friendly and accommodating

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

I can't say enough good things about this Doctor and his staff

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Always a great experience with Dr. Pinkowski.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Pinkowski and his team are amazing! So compassionate and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Excellent Doctor and supporting staff.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr John Pinkowski is the best!!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Pinkowski takes time with you and is very caring!

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

outstanding doctor. I was scared & feeling hopeless! Dr. Pinkowski found the problems, explained everything & was amazing & kind!

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Great experience. Dr Pinkowski is a very personable person and easy to talk to. He has a genuine concern for his patients and makes an effort to get to know you as a person and patient. Straight shooter and will tell you like it is. I had my ACL reconstructed in 2017, and couldn't be happier with the decision I made. No issues at all. My recent visit was for follow up on a recent incident with my repaired Knee. All good, as I didn't damage the previous work that was done on my knee. Thanks Dr. for taking great care of me.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Char, Dr Pinkowski's assistant is an outstanding manager of questions and responses.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Have recommended Dr. Pinkosky to many people. Have had excellent care and results..absolutely no complaints

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

I have already referred friends to this doctor

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

I have been very pleased with Dr P, I had a Total Knee Replacement on 2-8-2021, I appreciate everything about him, from Surgery to the Office. I will only use these providers for my Orthopedic Care

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

my experience was great! I think Dr. Pinkowski and his staff are some of the best!! they are kind and courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

dr Pinkowski has operated and replaced my left knee 7 years ago. now the right is giving me trouble and I am back because he is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Have always been a fan of Dr Pinkowski and his staff - they are all great! excellent Medical care by people who treat you like a friend!

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