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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 +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for John Pinkowski, MD.

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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

148 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr Pinkowski's assistant was terrific in scheduling me!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr. Pinkowski has now replaced both of my knees. I am so glad to have found him! He is an excellent surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Dr Pinkowski wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

I keep coming back because Dr. Pinkowski is a wonderful care provider. He listens and talks with me not at me. Simply the best!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Pinkowski is always kind, caring, and informative. I always have questions and he provides me time to get them answered.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Pinkowski is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr Pinkowski is always professional and attentive to me during our appts.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Pinkowski was courteous, informative, and business-like. All contacts- Jordan, the doc, x-ray staff, and patient navigator- were model professionals. Could not for better.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Pinkowski was very kind and through. I felt like he had my best interest at heart.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

I trust Dr. Pinkowski and his recommendations.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr Pinkowski is the best! He is a very kind and knowledgeable doctor. He makes sure I understand the information he shares. He's patient. I love having a painless post surgery experience. My first surgery, on the opposite knee, was in 2015. Also painless and still functional without pain. No meds needed is a plus. I highly recommend Dr. Pinkowski!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Always enjoy my visits with Dr. Matt Amaral and staff.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

I always recommend Dr Pinkowski to others. Even though we move in two months, I will continue to come back for my follow ups here. He is kind, listens to what I say is going on with my knee and takes the time to explain to me how the healing process is

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

*Dr. Pinkowski is kind & understanding.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

No complaints with Dr Pinkowski

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

I can't say enough good about, *Dr. Pinkowski's medical secretary *Charlotte! She has been absolutely wonderful to work with.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Once again, I can only say how much wonderful care and concern I received from *Dr. Pinkowski. His humor, his ability to put me at ease, his absolute expertise.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Pinkowski is the only orthopedic doctor I would seek medical advice from because not only is he an exceptional surgeon, he is people person. He treats me with respect, listens, and explains everything to me so I understand.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Always a good experience with Dr Pinkowski and staff. Truly appreciate the ease of scheduling and the promptness of replies.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

From check in to check out a very good experience. Doctor and assistant were very attentive and explained everything in great detail. Very comforting when administering the injections I received.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Nurses, X-ray tech, & Dr Pinkowski were excellent & caring

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr. Pinkowski listens to my questions and concerns and responds to them accordingly. He's very compassionate, respectful, and has an awesome "bedside manner.".

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr Pinkowski is A+

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Aside from the covid postponements, everything went off without a problem. Dr. Pinkowski did an awesome job.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022


Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

I really like Dr. Pinkowski

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Dr Pinkowski is excellent

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Pinkowski was very attentive to my concerns and gave me options for treatment and advice.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. Pinkowski is the best orthopedic physician I've ever met.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr Pinkowsky is the best. I trust him %

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