Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Joint Disorders
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
View all 8 Specialties +
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Biography

About Jonathan Schaffer, MD, MBA

Jonathan Schaffer, MD, MBA, is Managing Director of eCleveland Clinic in the Information Technology Division of Cleveland Clinic and is on Staff in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as a Joint and Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgeon. He came from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where he was also an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Schaffer's medical specialty interests include reconstruction of arthritic knees, including joint replacement, the treatment of arthrofibrosis after total knee replacement and the use of arthroscopic methods to treat arthritic knees. His research interests include perioperative pain management, the integration of multimedia object-oriented databases in patient outcomes research, the biological effects of new surgical techniques, specifically lasers, and minimally invasive surgery.

A presenter at numerous regional, national and international courses, Dr. Schaffer is also the author of more than 85 articles, book chapters and books, and has developed a number of multimedia programs and computer software applications. He was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and has received many awards for medical Website development.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Medical Informatics Association.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2001

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA
2001

Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Boston
Orthopaedic Research
Boston, MA USA
1993

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Adult Reconstruction
Boston, MA USA
1991

Residency - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1989

Internship - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1985

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
M.D.
Cleveland, OH USA
1984

Undergraduate - Haverford College
Haverford, PA USA
1980

Medical School - Reference Source

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Adult reconstructive surgery of the knee, arthroscopy, orthopaedic technology, research

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 5/29/2016, Dr. Schaffer 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. Schaffer receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Schaffer receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • FlexLife Health, Inc.

Right to Future Distribution of Cleveland Clinic Financial Interest. Dr. Schaffer may receive future financial benefits from the Cleveland Clinic for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • FlexLife Health, 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

112 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2017

Wonderful experience, except for the wait time

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2017

All good

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2017

Thorough and precise.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2017

Because of the quality of the physicians at the Cleveland Clinic, I receive the best possible care.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2017

Dr. Shaffer is amazing! He is very patient and explains things in a way that I understand!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2017

Dr. Schaffer and his team explained everything to me and my family. They were honest and assisted us in understanding the decisions that needed to be made and the tests that were going to be run.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2016

Dr. Schaffer explains everything very clearly and takes into account your concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2016

I don't think Dr. Schaeffer really underst. how I needed to have my meds on time throughout this day _____ alone coordinate with the pharmacy or nurses.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2016

I really felt the staff had general concern for me

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