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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Sports Medicine Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Injections
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Athletic Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Problems
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Meniscus injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Deformity
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Intra-Articular Injury
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
View all 34 Specialties +


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About Salvatore Frangiamore, MD

Dr. Frangiamore specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of shoulder, knee, elbow and sports related injuries in athletes and active individuals of all ages. 

He also serves as a team physician for the Cleveland Indians Professional Baseball Organization, the Premiere Lacrosse League, and the medical team for the Burton US Open of snowboarding.

 Dr. Frangiamore is a native of Northeast Ohio, and alumnus of John Carroll University. He completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at the Cleveland Clinic where he trained under leaders in orthopaedics and sports medicine.  During his training he assisted in the medical care for area high school and collegiate athletics, along with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians.

Dr.  Frangiamore pursued specialized training at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado, where he was exposed to advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive surgical techniques for the treatment of complex disorders of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and sports-related injuries. During this time , Dr. Frangiamore cared for professional athletes from the NFL,MLB, NHL, NBA, ATP/WTA, PGA and US Olympic teams, in addition to treating collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes. He traveled internationally serving as an event physician for the US Men's & Women's Ski and Snowboard teams and continues to provide medical care in that role today for the US ski and Snowboard Association (USSA).Given Dr. Frangiamore’s specialized training and breadth of experience, he performs a unique set of surgical treatments when non-surgical treatments have failed.

Dr. Frangiamore has written numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and surgical technique guides related to his extensive research focusing on baseball and upper extremity related injuries which earned him several accolades and awards including the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Neer Award, which is considered the highest honor in shoulder and elbow research. He has traveled throughout the US and internationally to present his work. Through the use of advanced open and arthroscopic surgical techniques Dr. Frangiamore focuses on restoring damaged joints, ligaments and bones through minimally invasive techniques to keep his patients active and healthy. 

Dr. Frangiamore was selected as a candidate member of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES), is a board member of the Ohio Orthopaedic Society (OOS) is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Arthroscopy Association of North (AANA), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).

Dr. Frangiamore and his wife, Meghan, are natives of Northeast Ohio and currently reside in Solon along with their sons Sam and Owen. When not spending time with his family, he enjoys skiing, bocce, outdoor activities, exercise and golfing.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - The Steadman - Hawkins Clinic
Orthopaedic sports medicine
Vail, CO USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, OH USA

Graduate School - The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Biomedical sciences
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Shoulder, elbow and knee injuries in athletes, rotator cuff injuries, knee ligament injuries

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Salvatore Frangiamore, MD.

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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 7/10/2023, Dr. Frangiamore 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. Frangiamore 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:

  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
  • Anika Therapeutics, 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

294 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

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Frangiamore was excellent. I will highly recommend him .

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Kyle and Dr were excellent. Really listened to my concerns and really informative I highly recommend them!!!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr Frangiamore and his staff are the best.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2023

I would highly recommend this physician.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Frangiamore is a fantastic provider. The facility, however, is really getting run down. The women's room was UGH!! Needs some attention.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

I had a ton of questions and Dr. Frangiamore listened and answered every single one and did not rush me to get to the next patient.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Salvatore Frangiamore is nothing short of a miracle worker. When I faced one of the most daunting Injuries I'd ever sustained, fearing I'd never return to 100%, Dr. Frangiamore and his exceptional team took remarkable care of me. His expertise, compassion, and dedication shine brightly in the medical field. I owe an immense debt of gratitude to him for restoring my health and hope. Thank you, Dr. Frangiamore, for the difference you've made in my life!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Frangiamore and Kyle were great.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Wonderful and friendly staff and doctor

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr Sal answered all my questions and I feel we have an excellent plan for my recovery and return to running and triathlon.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Doctor and Resident and PA all expressed sincere concern and care. Included me in decisions. Explained ederything in understandable detail.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Nice Doctor, I just left my appointment feeling hopeless about the future of my knee. Having cortisone shots for years just doesn't seem like a great option. And the option of surgery didn't seem promising at all.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Excellent service provider!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Doctor provided very helpful information and treatment plan. He was not on the computer while speaking with me, which I appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Frangiamore is such a kind and amazing physician. He listens when concerns are voiced. Kyle was also wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Frangiamore is the best there is

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Frangiomore's staff and himself were the finest! Most kind, gracious, and educated human beings. I've met in a long time! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Frangi Elmore, his staff were the finest I have met in a long time! So kind and gracious to myself and my husband!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Doctor's PA's are the best!!

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Frangiamore is simply an amazing doctor and skilled surgeon. His concern for all aspects of my surgery and recovery is genuine. My experience with Dr. Frangiamore and his team has been the best medical encounter of my life. This includes the history of not only my medical needs, but includes the collective history of all medical needs provided to my immediate family members, which has been vast over my past 40 years. Listening and communication skilled are exceptional. He is the benchmark of medical care!

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

A great experience overall. Dr F and his entire staff are fantastic.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

I love my doctor. He's very caring and takes the time to talk and listen to you as to what your concerns are!! Takes good care of his patients!

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

I received excellent care, concern and treatment from Dr Frangiamore. I have already recommended him to pretty much everyone I can think of who might need the care of an orthopedic doctor. He is a remarkable physician. I feel so fortunate to be under his care.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

As always, an AMAZING experience. Frangiamore and Genin are the only two doctors I will see for my arm as a collegiate baseball player. They are as good as it gets. Drove 8 hours just to see Frangiamore!!!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Frangiamore was amazing. I have never had a doctor spend so much time with me, answering all my questions and concerns without making me feel like he was in a hurry to rush out the door.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Best staff ever. Docs and office staff.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr Frangiamore and his staff the best I have ever felt with. Very caring concerned about their patients.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr Sal and everyone on his staff were outstanding.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Frangiamore was very thorough and caring. He explained what he researched in my records and what he saw in current tests. He explained the options. I felt confident In his assessment and his treatment. He is professional and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

It was very easy to schedule an appointment with Dr. Frangiamore's admin assistant

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr. Frangiamor was thorough,explained everything and allowed me to ask questions I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr. Frangiamore team was awesome. Dr. Frangiamore was concern about me. But he couldn't help me cause of my situation (Cerebral palsy) he reccomanded me to a another dr. I wish he could learned more disabilities. But I know he Is a sport orthopedic dr. But I will say In touch with the team he concern and want to know what's going on with me.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr Frangiamore is fantastic. He clearly cares about what he does and is invested in his patients. He is honest, clear and genuinely cares.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Doctor and assistant were very good.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Very positive experience with the Dr and his Assistant. Felt it was a thorough exam and explanation of issues with my shoulder and the options for plan of care.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr Fragimore resolved my shoulder problem at the time of need and if was not resolved he was diligent into finding a solution in my discomfort.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

GREAT Dr & GREAT treatment from Dr. VERY professional!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

My visit with Dr Frangiamore has to be one of the best experiences I have had at the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Frangiamore spends time listening, asking questions and discussing possible solutions with me. I always feel that he hears me and respects my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

After trying one treatment during the appointment, I was told to follow up and let Dr. Frangiamore know the results. I did so, about 10 days later, and he ordered an MRI for me so we could continue searching for the cause of my pain. He was prompt in his response.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Good! He's an excellent and caring doctor!Need more like him!

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