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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Sports Health 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 Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Baseball Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Pain & Injury
  • Elbow Problems
  • Elbow Sprain/Strain
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Meniscus injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • 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/Strain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
View all 31 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 7/13/2021, Dr. Frangiamore 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

311 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

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Dr Frangmore and his assistant physician have excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Excellent friendly care by dr sal & PA Kyle

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Dr Fragiomore and his immediate staff are nothing less than amazing!!!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

This was a very good experience. Friendly staff friendly Assistant. Dr Frangiomore was very thorugh and caring. Will definitely refer him to friends and family.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

This was probably the most caring provider team I've been to.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

When I came in my shoulder hurt really bad and I thought something was horribly wrong but Dr Sal explained things to me so I could understand and that what I had going on was common and fixable and he took great care of making sure I was comfortable and actually made the experience fun

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Excellent and caring doctor

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr frangiamore and his team were fantastic. I cannot believe how efficient and effective their review, exam, and entire process was. They really made me feel like part of the care team and that I could contribute to the outcomes.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

From first meeting Dr. Frangiamore I have had complete confidence in him. He's the best!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. Frangiamore is extremely professional. He takes a personal interest in my care that is very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Takes the time to listen. You can tell he is a kind compassionate person as well as an excellent physician

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

I can't wait for my knee reconstruction surgery (says no one ever, except me)!Yes, Dr. Salvatore J Frangiamore, it's so professional, understating, & really takes the time with his patients, that I am counting down the days to my surgery. This entire process, has been a delight!Even the patient scheduling member Kyle was a pleasure to work with!I am very active, & trust only Dr. Salvatore J Frangiamore!Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Kyle and Dr. Frangiamore are amazing! Very compassionate!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021


Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

All my experiences with Dr. Frangiamore & staff at all three CCF locations have been extremely positive & my treatment first-rate!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Frangiamore is one of the few practitioners who treats me as a friend, with absolute concern for my health and well-being. I absolutely will recommend him to anyone needing similar care.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

The doctor was first rate in every respect!!!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr Frangiamore and all of his staff that I came into contact with were just outstanding. They did their best to meet my needs and were very accommodating. They explained everything very thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

dr. Sal is a pro.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Frangiamore was outstanding.I'd highly recommend him

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

excellent communication with dr. frangiamore

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Frangiamore is outstanding by all metrics.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Sal is the best.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Both Christopher and Dr. Frangiamore are wonderful communicators, explaining the problem in detail as well as the choice of procedures moving forward.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

the Doctors were great

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

The Doctor and the Intern both talked rather quickly, but covered a LOT of information and took the time to listen and answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

I was very impressed with the doctor. I have worked with many doctors and have gone to a few, so I am very capable of knowing when you have an excellent doctor on staff.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Frangiamore and his nurse and PA were sharp, timely and engaged in my case/visit. They listened well and gave me some perspective on my issue.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Both the PA and Dr were very friendly, made me feel comfortable and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr.Frangiamore explains things well & let's you know in truth about what is going with your body & discusses different options,pertaining to your reason for visit that day.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I actually thought he was the doctor at first.Proffesional .Friendly.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

She made sure I went to a Doctor who could see me for future orthopedic needs

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr Sal and his PA were both very informative and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

I highly recommend Dr. Frangiamore. He was kind, he listened to what I had to say and was understanding of my fear and we are working through the treatment accordingly. Very knowledgeable and kind to the patient - highest recommendation I can give for a doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

One of the best doctor's appointments I have had with my child (ever).

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Sal always goes above and beyond. Thankful for him and his team.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Frangiamore went the extra mile to be certain I had the available help and remdedies for my pain/ailment. He took the time to thoroughly explain to me the process as well as the cause of my pain. He also went "above and beyond" to see that all avenues possible, were available to me and my recovery/pain.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

the doctor and staff are the best!!!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

excellent doctor and pa

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

I would see Doctor Frangiamore again for knee issues and perhaps other joint issues, should any occur.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Frangiamore and his team are AWESOME!! They are a very caring team and they have responded quickly to any of my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

great experience w/ Dr. Sal

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

I was very happy that I did not have a long wait for my appointment. It's also very nice to get a reply back on the same day as your question sometimes within a few hours. This office is very efficient and caring. I'm so glad to have found Dr Sal

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr Frangiamore and his assistant Kyle are great. They listen to all my problems and are so good at explaining everything to me.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Had a great visit with Dr. Sal and his resident Mike. Excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

I was in and out in hour. I felt very well cared for and attended to . I would recommend this doctor and facility to anyone!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Frangiamore is excellent! He is knowledgeable, and explains everything clearly.He takes the time to answer questions and is very kind. He and his team seem to work together seamlessly. I highly recommend him,he is one of the best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

great experience with Dr Frangiamore

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

The doctor, as well as the staff that worked with him, were very kind & considerate throughout my appointment. They took the time to explain the treatment options and answer my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

best doctor at Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Sal is the best doctor at Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Sal is the best doctor at Cleveland Clinic. his staff such as Kyle and Marc A+++++

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Frangiamore to several people.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Excellent doctor--explained everything well and was very, very kind.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Thanks to *Dr. Frangiamore I am pain free with both shoulders & arms. I would recommend anyone to him. He took his time to listen to me and answer all questions.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Very happy with the care received by both Dr. Frangiomore and the assistant with him

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