Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Primary Location

Richard E. Jacobs Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Foot And Ankle Fusions
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Heel Injections
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery Foot And Ankle
  • Tendon Reconstruction
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Benign Tumors / Masses Of The Foot
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Club Feet
  • Foot Trauma
  • Heel Spurs
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Plantar Fibromatosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendontis / Dysfunction
  • Sports Injuries
View all 21 Specialties +


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About Alan Davis, MD

Alan Davis, MD, is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon practicing at the Cleveland Clinic Westlake Family Health Center. He is the former Chairman of the St. John West Shore Hospital Department of Orthopaedics, and joined Cleveland Clinic from his private practice in Westlake in 1999.

He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the Ohio Orthopaedic Society, the American Medical Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his practice, Dr. Davis is Team Physician for the Cleveland Barons American Hockey League (AHL) team and Rocky River High School.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Foot/Ankle Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, care of the diabetic foot, arthroscopy

Awards & Honors

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship, foot and ankle, Cleveland Clinic, 1989-1990
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 6/9/2017, Dr. Davis 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. Davis receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • BioStar Ventures

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

224 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.4
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017

glad he was direct about needing to do excercises for life. i understand now how to eliminate problem

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2017

Dr Davis is excellent!

Reviewed on May 1, 2017

I first saw Dr. Davis over 20 years ago for an injury to my foot. if I have any problem with it, I go to him. He takes care of the problem right away. I don't trust anyone else like I do him to take care of my foot.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2017

dr. Davis is excellent and understands sports medicine well. He understands the sport she is in and the physical requirements. he also understands the frustration of dealing with the school and PE classes when a child has as rigorous of a sport as my daughter does!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2017

Very professional & great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016

he only suggested an orthodic and no real help with the real problem

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2016

Dr. Davis made a point of telling me to call and come back if I was having any problems.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2016

when I contacted Dr Davis via my chart I got very good response

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016


Reviewed on Aug 29, 2016

Dr. Davis & his resident described the potential surgery in terms that were easily understood. Also the post operative recovery.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2016

From previous with exclamation point! Dr. Davis is simply outstanding. I am a polio survivor and he has previously provided surgery that made a life difference for me. He is very clever approaches in dealing with the ramifications of my polio and the limitations and difficulties I am presented with. His approach is not just "surgery" as he looks for alternative medical/structural alternatives to address my recent difficulties. It is much appreciated as he presents both a technical medical and "human" approach with his "bedside" manner. From my recent visit, his conclusion after viewing the x-rays and his innovated temporary resolve to my painful and almost debilitating issues with my foot from my polio history was amazing. Once again, Dr. Davis made a positive difference in my life and with my mobility. I will be following through with the next steps he suggested as he once again "reviewed, innovated, and corrected" my problem. Dr. David is truly gifted and he is much appreciated by myself with my polio as I age.

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