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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 5/23/2022, 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

251 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

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Frangimore was very good , gave me options for my knee . Cortisone shot helped my knee a lot.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Doc Sal and assistant were excellent I felt very comfortable with everyone

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Would highly recommend Dr. Frangiamore for surgery!

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

The doctor and his assistant, Kyle, were extremely courtesy and professional. I could not be more Impressed.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Love the caring doctors, assistants and nurses in this office. They are the best!!!

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr was amazing

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

The doctor was very confident & found the problem very quickly. He also had a solution & explained everything very well. I left with a plan in place, just waiting on scheduling.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Frangiamore listened, examined and prescribed more therapy for my best benefit.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

*Sandy w/*Dr. Frangiamore awesome!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

*Dr. Frangiamore & *Kyle are fabulous!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Wonderful physician and reflects well on Cleveland Clinic. His PA and athletic trainer are outstanding too.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Dr Frangiamore is awesome. Takes time to listen and discuss solutions. He does not make you feel rushed. Love it.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

Always a pleasure going into see Dr. Sal and his team..!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr. Frangiamore is so approachable, caring and down-to-earth. He takes the time to explain complicated issues in layman's terms. As a patient, I felt genuinely safe in his care.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

The doctor was very helpful and patient with explaining things thoroughly!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Man oh man he has an A ++ staff team! I recommend Dr F to a friend and he really likes him plus we both mentioned how great his team is. It's noticed!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr frangiomore was excellent. He provided a thorough explanation of my problem and treatment options. It was also very obvious that he cared and listened.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Everyone on Dr. Frangiamore's team was friendly, comforting, informative and overall excellent communications

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr. Fragiimore is the best! He and his staff treated me with caring and kindness and always took their time with me. I feel blessed to have him and his staff take care of me. Beyond amazing!!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Frangiamore looks you in the eye and makes you feel comfortable. He took care of my rotator cuff tear and I am forever grateful.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Very pleasant experience with Dr. Frangiamore.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr. Frangimore was very concerned about my health and making sure I would be healthy before and following my procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

I can't say enough about Dr. Frangiamore and his team staff and all is awesome. And professionalism is out of this world! God surely blessed me !

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

The Dr had wonderful bedside manor. He and the staff were very pleasant.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Assistant and doctor were outstanding.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Dr. Frangiamore and Dr. Tran were congenial and attentive. Explanations regarding the surgery, and subsequent therapy were thorough, very helpful, and quite informative. All of my questions and concerns were thoughtfully addressed.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Cleveland Clinics has helped me, in a big way, deal with knee surgeries and my recent shoulder replacement. Any commentary from me regarding their expertise, level of care, quality of physicians and overall ease of acquiring their services will be of a very positive nature, certainly.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Dr. Sal gave me tips to help & speed my recovery. He shows genuine concern for my health & well being. He is an excellent surgeon.

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!!!

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