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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 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 12/27/2022, 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

64 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

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Doctor and assistant were very good.

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!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Doc Salvatore Fragiamore Is absolutely the best! He is never in a rush; he listens and describes in great detail. I cannot say enough thanks to Doc Fragiamore and his staff for an excellent job they did on my shoulder.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Excellant experience from the first appointment through surgery, recovery and followup. My shoulder is functioning pain free with flexibility and building strength. Thank you Dr. Frangemore and your team!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr Sal and Kyle are the best!!!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Wonderful bedside manner,...his assistant and staff VERY KIND and thouroughly explained everything to me. And my knee feels great!!! Doctors are getting younger and younger!!! Lol

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Kyle Bear, & Dr . Frangiamore are superb at their craft, & Dr F doesn't even color his hair!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Excellent doctor and great guy.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Dr. Frangiamore, PA Chris and PA Kyle are all exceptional. I was fortunate to be referred to his office for surgery, long commute but definitely worth it. I can't thank them enough for all they have done to help me heal from my injury.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

The doctor was fantastic. We went for a second opinion and if I was looking for a surgeon I would've chosen him

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Great doctor with wonderful and ability to interact with patients. He was personable and answered my questions. I would highly recommend him and have.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

I recommended the dr. to other people who are having problems with their arms, *Dr. Frangiamore. He had to give me another injection in arm.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr. Frangiamore makes you comfortable and answers questions. He has a beautiful team.

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..!

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