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

Lorain Orthopaedics

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Arthroscopy
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment for Joint Pain
  • Orthopaedic Care of the Elderly
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 26 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Bone Disorders
  • Joint Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
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 4/7/2023, 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

324 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

He is a caring physician that looks out for what's best for the patient while presenting all options.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

The doctor did not answer repeated question about pain on the left side of the knee. My concerns about the impact of ongoing muscle spasm on recovery from the surgery were minimized.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Great Doctor!!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr Serna is a caring and informative Dr. I totally respect his concerns and advice.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

All went well. Dr.Serna is wonderful very patient& answers my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Serna and his team are top notch best experience ever

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I was very surprised to get an appointment for the next day, which was a miracle, it is very hard to get an appointment with orthopedic doctor;,

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

You wait on the phone forever. Then docs are booked so heavily you cannot get in soon. Love Love Dr. Serna

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Always a pleasure seeing Dr Serna. He replaced both my knees so am well acquainted with him. Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Always recommend Dr Serna to my friends and family

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Be glad to recommend Dr Serna.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr Serna was fantastic! He went over all my options and treated me that day. The results have been excellent

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Serna has been wonderful. He explains everything so well regarding both risks and rewards and I am so grateful I landed in his care.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Serna was very informative and included me in the process of my surgery and showed me my X-rays with the problems and the procedures needed as well as the chances of infection etc..

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Happy with response time and all connected with Dr. Serna. As well as the Doctors care.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr and PA always very thorough and helpful when asking them questions about any concerns. I couldn't ask for any better care.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Doctor Serna anger his staff are Awesome!!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

The doctor explained what he had planned and what was involved in repairing my shoulder.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Serena is the best. He did my total reverse shoulder replacement and I am very pleased with the result.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

This was our 6 mo. Follow up since surgery. He was pleased and so was I. He is an excellent doctor, would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Serna is excellent! I highly recommend him! He and his staff are great!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Serna is kind and a great doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr Serna was the first orthopedic doctor that was able to determine what was wrong with my knee. He was the third orthopedic doctor I had been to about my knee. I'm very grateful to Dr Serna.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Serna was very easy to talk to and answered all my questions. He explained next steps and how to navigate them. I was v ry satisfied

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr Serna is very knowledgeable, caring, and gave me some suggestions of exercises to do for my shoulder. He felt I was doing very well after surgery. My husband & I really like him.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

I feel very fortunate to benefit from the considerable expertise of Dr. Serna!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023


Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023


Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

As usual, Dr Serna was so very thorough and professional during my examination and assessment of my shoulder injury. Dr . Serna explained in great detail the progress that I have made, and the long term issues of the injury. He also stressed the importance of continuing the exercises that I have been doing.He always makes me feel that he genuinely cares about me as a patient. He exhibits all of the qualities of a true professional. Your establishment is certainly fortunate to employ such an awesome doctor

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr Serna was excellent with my daughter

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Highly recommend Dr Serna

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Serna is the absolute best! Aside from doing great work, he takes the time to listen. The compassion and empathy he showed since my very first appointment with him up until after surgery and I had my last follow up appointment. He's just been the greatest. I've bragged about him to all of my coworkers and friends and I will always refer him for anyone with any knee or shoulder Issue.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

I am grateful Dr Serna was my physician for both of my knee replacements. His patience and quiet demeanor very appreciated. He listens and explains in laymans terms.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Serna is the best. He gets right to the point. I like his no nonsense approach

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Serna and his team are the best. This was my 2nd surgery and care given by Dr Serna. I trust Dr Serna and will return to him in the future if I ever find myself once again with an orthopedic injury. I highly recommend anyone who needs orthopedic care to seek out Dr Serna.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Serna is wonderful!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr serna has been awesome

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

*Dr. Serna & all the staff are always courteous & caring.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr Serna was very personable and explained options so that I understood

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

My first time meeting Doctor Reddy. II was very pleased with her. She was very thorough and very friendly. She asked lots of questions, reviewed my records and made me feel that I was important.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

I've seen Dr Serna several times. He was very attentive in my overall care. He explained everything very well. I have completed confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Serna, Nate and Angie Campsna were all very good in providing the necessary care. It's clear that Dr Serna is a talented, kind and caring person

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Serna is an excellent doctor. This will be my second procedure with him.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

I feel fortunate that Dr. Serna helping me. I carry out research having to do with giftedness, creativity, and talent development. Dr. Serna is an excellent example of "creative intelligence."

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

I cannot say enough positive remarks about Dr. Serna. I was dealing with very severe and progressively more pain in my knee and because of him I am pain-free after the surgical procedure. His care, concern, and skill has made such a huge difference in my life. I will be forever grateful.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Very pleased with how well I am doing after surgery performed by Dr. Serna

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Very pleased with the time Dr. Serna spent with me and his answers to my concerns

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Serna is a prime example of what a Dr should be. I can't say enough good things about him. He listens, explains, cares, and always has a word of encouragement. His positive attitude and kind heart makes one want to get better faster just so you don't disappoint.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Serna and his PA, Nate, make a great team! You know you're in good hands the second you see either one of them. I've already referred my friends and colleagues to Dr Serna.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Serna goes above and beyond with customer care.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Very good doctor/staff who listens and is concerned about you

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

This is my second surgery with Dr Sena. He is a caring and thorough. I trust and much like Dr Serna. I highly recommend Dr Serna.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Good experience I will recommend the doctor

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