Viktor Krebs, MD

Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Orthopaedic Surgery

Lutheran Hospital

1730 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Management Of Early Hip Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
  • Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 38 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Bursitis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Disorders
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Viktor Krebs, MD

Viktor E. Krebs, MD received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1992, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He went on to finish his general surgery and orthopaedic surgery residency training at Cleveland Clinic in 1997. Dr. Krebs returned to Cleveland Clinic in 1998, having completed advanced studies in Adult Reconstructive Surgery and Total Joint Surgery as an Otto E. Aufranc Fellow at the New England Baptist Hospital Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. There, Dr. Krebs became a founding member of the Otto E. Aufranc Society. 

Dr. Krebs is an active member of the American Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
He is the author of a number of publications and has given numerous presentations at several local and national conferences. His specialty interests include hip and knee replacement, revision of painful or failed total joint replacements, hip arthroscopy and complex hip and knee problems in the elderly.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New England Baptist Hospital
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Biological Science/Zoology
Columbus, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Hip and knee joint replacement, Hip & Knee arthroplasty revision surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Best of the United States, Orthopaedic Surgery, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery, 2006, 2007
  • America's Top Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgery, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery, 2004-2008
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovators Award,Cleveland Clinic Innovations, 2004-2008
  • Resident Research Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 1997
  • Graduate Level One Award, Cleveland Clinic, 1993
  • Zollinger Scholar, Award for Excellence in Surgical Training, Department of Surgery, Ohio State University, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health,1992
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 1992
  • Cleveland Magazine "Top Doctor" 2007-2009
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 6/9/2016, Dr. Krebs 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. Krebs receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation

Royalty Payments. Dr. Krebs receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Stryker 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

354 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2017

Great Outcome

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2017

the surgeon needs to see the patient during the post op appointments. . . not someone who doesn't know the patient and who is obviously not as knowledgeable as the surgeon about the procedure, recovery, etc.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2017

Good Experience.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2017

I can't wait to come back to Dr Krebs in a few years and we can talk about all the awesome things we do like scuba diving and paddle boarding and adventures- cause it motivates me to keep working hard and getting stronger!!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2017

My Dr. spoke with my husband after the surgery when I was recovering. Her assistant spoke with me later that evening. I am delighted with the results of the surgery thus far!!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2017

All good experiences!!!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2017

Dr. Krebs is amazing.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2017

very good

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2017

Dr. Krebs if by far once of the most caring, thorough, practical and approachable doctor I have ever met. He was informative and understanding.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016

Dr. Krebs is the best. He successfully performed my hip replacement surgery and was very thorough and patient in answering all my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016

excellent experience. excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016

They are always available when I have a problem with my joints.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016

I believe Dr. Krebs and his team were sensitive to my needs, it simply took too long in the examining room for the Dr. and I to meet.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2016

This was my 2nd hip surgery with Dr. Krebs & staff. They are awesome.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2016

Everyone was extremely nice! I was VERY impressed with the care & kindness at Lutheran Hospital.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2016

I never saw my surgeon before surgery or any time at the hospital. Very disappointing.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2016

While it took many months to get an appointment as a new patient, I was very pleased with my appointment and the care from Dr. Krebs and his staff. I look forward to the additional testing later this month and surgery after the first of the year to correct my painful problem.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2016

The Cleveland Clinic is a "very well oiled machine"! Everthing was clearly explained and my treatment path has been extremely well organized. I have been thoroughly prepared for major surgery. I am very impressed with the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Viktor Krebs and his staff.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2016

overall, very impressed with the entire complex, staff, courteous, professional, helpful got answers to questions, explanations and most important, a direction going forward, with a more than reasonable time line.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2016

Met all expectations

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2016

They explained everything so I could understand!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2016

Dr. Krebs was awesome as well!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2016

Great service to me.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2016

Dr. Krebs is very thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2016

i always get my questions and concerns resolved

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2016

Dr. Krebs is absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2016

Dr. Krebs is exceptional!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2016

Dr. Krebs was excellent at explaining everything.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2016

dr. krebs is the best

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2016

Dr. Krebs is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2016

my appt. was a good experience. very well organized.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2016

a 10!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2016

Dr. Krebs and his team are world class.

Reviewed on May 23, 2016

Very impressed with Cleveland Clinic and I have full faith in my upcoming knee replacement surgery to be successful.

Reviewed on May 20, 2016

Dr. Krebs is great!

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