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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • 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
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • 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. 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.
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 7/6/2018, 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

258 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 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Doctor was very unfriendly when he entered the room. He had a sour look on his face and acted as if he was not a "happy camper." That really bothered me since I've seen him before--same experience. He also acted very condesending relating to the whole health concern. He said to me, "well, this is a simple solution." However, I've been experiencing foot pain since my surgery in 2014 and I don't consider his comment appropriate.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr.Davis was very much considerate and helpful in diagnosing my problem

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Davis is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

1st visit. Very pleased with the people & dr.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

1st time meeting dr. Very impressed answered are questions. Will have him perform the surgery - Do have a couple more questions which we didn't think about.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Davis was very straightforward. He diagnosed my problem, discussed findings, and recommended physical therapy.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr Davis diagnosed my condition and prescribed a treatment plan that other doctors in Florida failed to discover. I appreciate his expertise in handling the conditions of the lower leg.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Davis was very helpful in diagnosing my injury and explaining the best course of treatment

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr Davis has very good bed-side manner. He explained to me exactly what my options are in a way that I understood completely! I did not feel rushed and he answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

dr Davis is amazing. very compassionate and empathetic. I know I am in good hands with him. he always explains all options and treatments thoroughly and in terms I can understand

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Davis is the best. I've said it from the start. nobody else I would trust more.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr Davis is a great doctor that is why it took almost a month to get an appt

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr Davis seems genuinely concerned about my recovery and progress.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr Davis' staff is great; very attentive and interested in my progress.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

I felt doctor was rushed and not really understandings daughter's frustration. I felt he was disinterested.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

Dr Davis and his staff weee excellent in care and information communicated!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

My care was excellent. I would recommend Dr.Davis to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Davis is a fine doctor...

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

My provider was behind. that told me he spends time with each patient.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Waited over an hour in exam room before seen by physician.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

There is always a long wait time to see this provider but am willing to wait because I know how good he is.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

I cannot say enough about Dr. Davis's staff. They always have a friendly greeting, concerned about your health, make the visit more relaxing. Also I want to add Dr Davis is fantastic, concerning, understanding, answers any questions I have, and I could go on.. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Dr. Davis did a wonderful job on my right ankle. There was a lot of issues prior to surgery which were from 4 previous operations. I now have more mobility than I have had in 10 years. I do not have as much pain but I still suffer from some stiffness and some pain that is bearable. I think Dr. Davis and his team are great!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

I was very well informed and Dr. Davis answered all of my questions

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

My initial call to Cleveland Clinic was with a receptionist who helped me tremendously. She followed through until we found the right doctor for me. Thank you. Dr. Alan Davis was outstanding! I asked for a second opinion and he was courteous, thoughtful and provided excellent information. Thank you Dr. Davis!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

Dr. seemed uncaring...

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

my appointment was at 11:30 and we did not see the doctor till almost 12:30. They did sincerely apologize for the delay.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

Dr. Alan Davis has gone above and beyond in taking care of me through the process of repairing my ruptured Achilles. He has not only made himself directly accessible to me, but has answered my questions and given me options that have set my mind at ease. I am very grateful to be in his care.

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