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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
  • 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
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Surgery
  • 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 34 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

See publications for Alfred Serna, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/9/2022, 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

181 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 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

I like DR Serna very much! Good listener.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

The doctor was great. He did not rush us, answered all of our questions and options. He is a very kind and patient man.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Once I got the "My Chart" mastered making appts etc was simplified. Overall my clinic experience I has been very good. Dr Serna will be operating on my knee in a month so I'm certain he will be great

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Great service. That's why I keep coming back to Dr Serna and staff!!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022


Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dr Snera is outstanding in the orthopedic area.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

I particularly liked I talked to Dr. Serna directly about everything. I did not have to go through a PA.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Serna is such a kind and caring doctor. He took time abs really cares. I highly recommend him!

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr Serna removes his mask, knowing I lip reads. Answers my questions. Responds to my concerns.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr. Serna is first rate. Courteous, attentive, respectful and down to earth with his approach. Can't imagine better care.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr. Serna is a very caring physician who takes an interest in his patients and makes you feel at ease with the surgery process. He is a very friendly Dr. He seems to genuinely hear your complaints and works to solve your problem

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

All doctors were excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

Dr Serna is a very nice doctor and explained everything and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

Dr Serna has a very personal attitude to his patients. Looks directly at them, is not hurried, and answers questions very well.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr Serna was so helpful and caring

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Very good experience. Dr. Serna has worked on me in the past. I actually requested him for my rotator cuff surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

An outstanding Doc & staff!!!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

I like and trust *Dr. Serna very much.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

I would highly recommend this provider and his office staff

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

The doctor explain to me his concern and check my arm. He told me the procedure about my situation. I appreciate to Dr. Serna and his assistant the way thet treat me. I rate them A+. Awesome

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr Serena is a carrying great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Serna was very kind and listened to what I had to say. He answered all my questions and explained everything in detail. He did not rush me. Being a massage therapist, I had interest in the MRI and other imaging results. He took the time to pull them up, point out the problematic issues and discuss them with me. He was not pushy for surgery and put me at ease. He gained my trust prior to surgery, which is a good thing.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr.Serna very professional and I formative.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr Serna has always been a good listener and attentive to my concerns- would recommend him without a doubt

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

A very nice practice. Dr Serna and his team are great.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

It was the best it could be under the circumstances with 2 sets of pain pills that caused me to throw up constantly and a new medicine could not be written for 5 days. I lost 12 lbs. and I I have a really great scar. I would definitely recommend Dr. Serna.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr. Serna took time with me, was reassuring and pleasant . He gave me the cortisone shots in my knees himself !

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Loved dr serna

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