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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

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
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Knee and Hip Arthroplasty
  • 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 40 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 Education - 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

See publications for Viktor Krebs, MD.

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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 6/23/2022, 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

168 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 4.8
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Krebs and staff are top notch. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr Krebs is always so caring and attentive. Staff is great also.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Excellent Doctor and staff. Very professional

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr Kreb's office was very responsive.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

The above for getting appointment (fair) was a first visit with Dr. Krebs, I appreciate how busy he is.My experience with Dr. Krebs was exceptional. He is obviously very caring, explained the process and answered my questions. I look forward to better health.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

After one visit with Dr. Krebs, I knew I chose the right Doctor for me.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Krebs and his staff are the vary best at what they do.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Krebs. From my first surgery to my third he gave me my life back.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

I have referred several people to Dr. Krebs and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

My doctor never showed up for my appointment. I waited an hour.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr. Krebs demonstrated excellent communication and listening skills.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

My visit with Dr. Krebs went very well, he is very professional at what he does and I know that he is one of your very best physicians. I am very fortunate to be his patient.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

This was my Third major surgery with Dr. Krebs and I have always had the best care from him and Miss Taylor. They treat you professionally. They are never stand offish and you can relate to them one on one yes touch of humor to lighten tenseness of the visit

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2022

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Krebs is excellent about explaining everything in detail and discusses all options.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

I have to call 6-9 months in advance to see Dr Krebs. I always want to see him. He helped my knees so much

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr Krebs has helped my knees so much. He helped me walk again without pain

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Both Dr. Green and Dr. Krebs showed great concern for me. I especially appreciate Dr. Krebs spending time with me. I know how busy he is. He treats you like a person. He puts you at ease and really listens. I love that man!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr. Krebs is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr Krebs was great!! Since Dr George and his PA left the clinic I have pretty much left a drift on my ortho care and primary care hasn't been able to assist. I finally feel there is hope and a plan to move forward withe my ortho and overall care.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Both the fellow and Dr. Krebs were terrific in all these categories. Once he arrived, I spent almost 45 minutes with him (much more than I expected). He is a terrific communicator and I have a lot of trust in him.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Dr. Krebs was very detailed & took his time to explain everything to me r/t my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr V. Krebs is awesome, great, fantastic, I owe him everything, both knees r pain free, an my lifestyle is great

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Dr. Krebs has done knee replacements on my husband and the results were nothing short of miraculous. He is the best in his field in my opinion.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

I have been recommending Dr. Krebs to anyone I know.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Coordination across the provider team is one of the strongest features of care at CCF

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

I was very impressed with his physician assistant Michael Dombrowski. Listen and explain things completely for me to understand. And he was very professional.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

DR Krebs is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

Dr KREBS is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Making appointment was easy. Had to wait awhile, but to see Dr. Krebs was well worth the wait.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

The PA was great. Asked questions and answered mine. Great visit. Visit with Dr. Krebs was great. Explained my condition using x-rays and compared past and current x-rays. Explained everything and answered all my questions in plain language. Very easy to talk to. Like Dr. Krebs very much. Replaced both my knees and one hip already. Dr. Krebs is a great doctor and a tribute to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Would recommend the doctor and Clinic to others

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Both the fellow and physician are excellent. The fellow (Alan Green?) listened very carefully and thoughtfully. I was impressed.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr Krebs very attentive listener and very caring

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr Krebs was excellent. He explained my options, details about plan, recovery expectations and risks

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Always have top treatment from all associated with Dr. Victor Krebs. Cheryl is a gem., considerate and professional.

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