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Department Plastic Surgery
Primary Location Akron General Health and Wellness, Bath
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Microsurgical Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland
Plastic Surgery Integrated
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve Medical School
Medical Degree
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Plastic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Gatherwright, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 11/6/2022, Dr. Gatherwright 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. Gatherwright receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Integra Lifesciences Corporation

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

56 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr. Gatherwright and his entire office staff are very friendly and good at their jobs and the care they provide ! Could not be any happier with the professional cars I have received !

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Amazing doctor and staff!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Dr. Gatherwright took the time to listen to my concerns and explained every step of the treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Gatherwright's office staff it's wonderful very thoughtful and accommodating whenever possible. Hannah it's always courteous and caring. The person who schedules the surgeries and appointments its extremely acomodating and understanding. I am very thankful to them.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Gatherwright Is extremely knowledgeable in his field. He listens to me and cares deeply about the success of the surgery. He is obviously great collaborating with my other doctors involving my breast cancer care. He is available to you even through his cellphone to ensure the best outcome to my breast reconstruction.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

As I stated before as a brest c?ncer patient not only Dr. Gatherwright's team works well as a team but they also work well within the groups of doctors that take care of me.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

*Dr. Gatherwright & *Dr. Harvey were fantastic.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Doctor was very professional but lacking in bed-side manner.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr. Gatherwright and his staff are all very accommodating and compassionate. I cannot say enough good about them

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

I I would definitely and have already recommended Dr. Gatherwright to others for his skill and compassion

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

A fabulous Dr probably saved my left lower leg

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Everyone at Dr. Gatherwright's office has been extremely helpful.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr. Gatherwright is the first doctor in 10 years who listened to my concerns and treated the pain I was having. He took the time to listen to my concerns and answer my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

The doctor & staff always do an awesome job taking care of me & my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr Gatherwright makes you feel like he really cares

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Dr. Gatherwright was one of the first doctors who took the time to listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr Gaitherwright was very professional, cared & listened about the placement of the holes for my earrings.

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