Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Lorain Orthopaedics
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Knee Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Orthopaedic Care of the Elderly
  • Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 32 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Bones
  • Joint Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
View all 8 Specialties +


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About Alfred Serna, MD

Alfred Serna, MD, who joined the Staff at Cleveland Clinic in 1999, is a Sports Medicine Physician and Total Joint Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Lorain, and Kolczun and Kolczun Orthopaedics. He has been practicing in the Lorain community since 1996.

Dr. Serna is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a local and national presenter. He provides medical team coverage for many Lorain County High Schools.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins University
Orthopaedic Surgery
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins University
General Surgery
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Acute fracture care, arthritis, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, general orthopaedics and sports medicine, joint problems, total joint replacement, knee surgery, orthopaedic care of the elderly, osteoarthritis care, sports medicine including musculoskeletal treatment for joint pain

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/5/2019, Dr. Serna has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

255 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019


Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019


Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

MD was wonderful. He listened to my concerns, explained in a very kind manner any needed areas with potential issues in the future. Coul not have had a better experience.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

basically dr Serna didn't know what to do with me. did same old xrays and shrugged shoulders and said not sure why you're having this problem

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr.Serna is amazing! I highly recommend him to family and friends if they ever need his services!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

As always my experiences with Dr. Serna and Briana A., nurse practioner, have always been great. I have the utmost confidence that I am receiving excellent care.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Serna was very understanding and caring. I am very grateful that I have him taking care of me!

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr. Serna was forthright and to the point, with my best interests in mind.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Serna and his staff.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

was not very satisfied with Dr. Serna as to any options to treatment or actually treating the problem.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

very happy with CC as a whole but not too impressed with this Dr. I walked out of the hospital with less information and care then I had hoped to receive.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr Serna and Bre are FANTASTIC !

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr Serna is an excellent Doctor ,highly recommend him and Bre

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

my experience with Dr. Serna could not have been better

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr Serna, Bri Armbrecht, and Kristen Bacjik are the reason I have had 3 operations with CC! I have already recommended to friends

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

caring provider

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

He seemed rushed, did not addressed my concerns and I felt like he was belittling me. He told me that my past diagnosis and treatment could not possibly have been correct and although radiology saw something on my x-rays he told me that he didn't believe that there was anything wrong. I will not be returning and I would not recommend this physician to others.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Dr. Serna is always kind and caring. Brianna, his assistant, listens and answers questions before administering my injection. She is very pleasant!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

great doctor. very fortunate to be his patient. complex surgery could not have turned out better

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Serna has been my doctor for a number of years and I have always had good experience with him and staff.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Serna and his P/A, who gave me the shots in my shoulder, are wonderful folks who have always treaded me with kindness and respect and know what they are doing for me.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Serna is an amazing, compassionate Doctor. highly recommended.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Serna is awesome! His kindness and compassion is evident with every interaction we've had with him. He treats his patients with respect and provides them excellent care. He's a surgeon who is practicing medicine in all the right ways for all the right reasons.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr Serna is always professional, caring and I trust him to make decisions affecting my health and wellness.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

I never had any delays in seeing Dr Serna or his PA! wonderful office and staff!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Bree, who is Dr. Serna PA was most helpful, very concerned, and very attentive. She is such an asset to Dr. Serna. I was very happy with the way I was treated and the concern that was shown to me by both Dr. Serna and Bree. They are a good team!!!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

The time I was waiting to see someone was very minimal ... I left my job to go for the appointment and was back at work in under an hour. That was getting x-rays prior to seeing the doctor and getti g a cortisone injection in my right knee.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

I was always brought back to an exam room within a couple of minutes and Dr. Serna was always right in after the nurse asked the questions needed for the exam

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Dr Serna is amazing.....he did my surgery..he always answers all questions...he is terrific !!!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

The doctor listened to my concerns and provided explanations and options to care for my condition.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

no problems with Dr. Serna or Briana his PE. Love them. Great bedside manners.

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