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

264 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

17 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

I don't mind the wait because I believe it allows Dr.Davis to relax and listen to my concerns instead of only having 15 mins.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Dr Davis was very professional, clearly expert, and guided me patiently to the right surgical decision.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018

Dr. Davis and his staff were wonderful, especially the surgery team. I was so nervous about having surgery and they made me feel more comfortable and lightened the atmosphere with jokes and spent time talking with me and making sure I was as comfortable as could be! I had wonderful care. I wish the pain management post op was better, but I understand with the overdose epidemic going on. However the first 2 weeks post op were extremely painful, even on my analgesics. Leaving that aside, I would recommend this doctor and staff to anyone! Thank you!!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

The doctor was always in a rush, speaks over you when asking questions and does not allow you to finish your thoughts. He generally does not listen to all of the patient concerns and seemed annoyed to have to answer any questions.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018

Dr. Davis always explains treatment and always asks if you have any questions.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2017

excellent care

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