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

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Proximal Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Tendon Reconstruction
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Labrum Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Sports Injuries
View all 13 Specialties +
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Biography

About Mark Schickendantz, MD

Mark Schickendantz, MD, is Associate Professor of Surgery with the Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine and Program Director and Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery for the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.

He is also the Head Team Physician and Director of Orthopedic Services for the Cleveland Indians Professional Baseball Club, 

His specialty interests include sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He sees patients who are 15 years and older.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Schickendantz earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. He completed an internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He also held a fellowship in shoulder surgery and sports medicine at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

He is a member of a number of professional and medical societies, including the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, among many others. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, has written book chapters and has presented at various research meetings.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - The Steadman - Hawkins Clinic
Shoulder Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Vail, CO USA
1992

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1991

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1987

Medical Education - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1986

Undergraduate - Montana State University
Bozeman, MT USA
1982

Professional Highlights

  • Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns Professional Football Club
  • Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Indians Professional Baseball Club
  • Associate Professor of Surgery with the Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery.

Memberships

  • American Board of Orthopedic Society (ABOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association (MLBTPA)
  • Mid American Orthopedic Association
  • Cleveland Orthopedic Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Mark Schickendantz, MD.

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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 6/20/2022, Dr. Schickendantz 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. Schickendantz receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Arthrex, Inc.

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

199 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Fantastic doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Was able to have MRI the following day after seeing the orthopedic doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr. Schickendantz was the only person involved in my care on this date. He was and always is willing to listen and and resolve questions and comments I have.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Another kind and caring person.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr S was direct and and clear with his communication. He has excellent assessment skills and he made me feel like he was really paying attention to me.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Schickendantz is one of my favorite doctors because he is always calm and reassuring. He explains everything and encourages dialog.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Schickendantz and his team are excellent - every question was answered - they expressed genuine care and concern for my well-being and future progress. THIS is the gold standard!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Schickendanz, his fellow doctor and the nurse were very professional, very thorough and explained in detail what I was there for!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr. Schickendantz is an excellent surgeon.He is personable, he listens to his patients and offers options for best possible outcome.I've personally recommend Dr. Schickendantz to others for shoulder injuries.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

The doctor was very attentive and helpful in explaining my pains and treatment for the future pain.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

My experience was great, but I still haven't heard from Dr.Richetti they said would contact me!

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

I want to express to Dr Schickendantz my gratitude for recommending a Rheumatologist. I was able to receive a diagnonsis from the Rheumatologist during that visit.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Schickendantz is always calm, caring, unrushed and listens.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Schickendance was amazing wouldn't have any other Dr. Touch my son up most respect for the surgeon.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Was excellent. Friendly looked into all concerns. Explained plan after exam very well

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Professional and friendly. Let us know that going forward we would need another provider and gave us a recommendation

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr did not explain to my understanding his choice of treatment or lack there of.After doing some internet research of my own, I now understand his choice for treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Doctor and Staff were excellent.

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