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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/10/2020, 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

225 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

I haven't had surgery yet, but I really like Dr. Serna from our visits.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Very prompt with appointment time. Great at explaining things; very professional. I highly recommend this doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Everything about Dr. Serna and his staff is excellent. Getting an appointment to see him quickly is virtually impossible. Appointments are months out to see him.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Serna, Brenna PA and Melody

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

I saw Dr. Serna's PA and loved her. She was friendly, knowledgeable and I left with alot of good information on what to/what not to do for my shoulder pain.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

very impressed with Dr Serna

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Serna is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr Serna was very informative and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

doctor was recommended to me and I would also recommend

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Serna very nice and thourough

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Serna was very Gracious and professional. I felt very much at ease with him.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

The physician is excellent and has performed joint replacements on me previously with no problems. Would not have any other physician perform the surgery. He and the NP have always been there when I needed them.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

since I was there for a 6 month post-surgery visit, most of these questions did not apply. However, Dr. Serna has always been excellent in the care & concern he has had in treating me. He is very professional & listens well to what I have to say.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr Snera and Bree are a wonderful team. They answered all my questions in a clear understandable way.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

I would recommend dr. Serena because I believe he is a good doctor and I love his physician assistant but I would let people know that the rest of the staff is not welcoming at all

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

was disappointed to not get relief of agonizing pain. I cry of pain daily. hoping when see Dr. next will give me Corazon shot to relieve my pain.I do like my Dr. he has good bed side manners and I believe he has my health in his interest.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr SERNAWas very attentive to making me understand the outcomes of the surgery the possible outcomes of the surgery and the risks.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Nicely managed, got xrays and saw the Dr. With only a few minutes of waiting in each area.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr.Serna is a great doctor .

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

I have been seeing Dr. Serna for my shoulder for several years now . My care wth him has always been outstanding, he explains medical issues in terms I can understand and explains treatment options, always leaving the decision up to me. I consider myself very lucky to have found him !

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I agree with a lot of other people that complain about the ability to contact their PCP. too many other phone calls are needed to get a simple answer from your own doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Serna is kind and caring. He listens to my questions and concerns and responds with professionalism. I appreciate his ability to make me feel comfortable and am extremely satisfied with him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Serna and his staff to several friends.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Serna made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Seemed genuinely concerned about my issue and well being. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Fantastic physician for shoulder and knee surgery. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Serna injected my shoulder and the treatment was very effective.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

XRay tech very pleasant. Dr. Serna was thorough and explained things clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr Serna ad his PA were very thorough in answering our questions.We feel good about our next rocedure.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr Serna was recommended to us from a friend in Sandusky, OH.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

dr cerna has been very helpful

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

so far dr serna is a nice dr..

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Sernas office always runs very efficiently. I visit many doctors each year and this is my favorite

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019


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Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

ALWAYS a great experience with Dr. Serna, Brianna and team

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

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