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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Orthobiologics
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 18 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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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


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA

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

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

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

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

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Haverford College
Haverford, PA USA

Medical Education - Reference Source


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Jonathan Schaffer, MD, MBA.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/9/2020, 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:

  • MyDoc Pte Ltd.
  • Orthogenics AS

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

129 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

All good from time of appt to leaving. courteous staff, physician, etc. clean, safe environment.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

Excellent interaction with doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

love Dr Schaffer best doc ever

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr Schaefer took time to answer all questions and made me feel more knowlegable

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Shaffer is an exceptional physician. He is very knowledgeable and does everything in his power to assist with medical conditions.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr Schaffer's secretary is outstanding!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

This being my third surgery on the same knee, I have my reservations about this at first. Dr Schaffer has put me at ease and made me confident that the third time is the charm.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr Schaffer is the best! I always recommend him

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Schaffer is consistently available and responsive to my needs.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Exceptional care and concern I would recommend Dr Schaffer to friends and family

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

nothing but good experiences. Doctor Schaeffer. and staff very professional and efficient

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr Schaffer is an excellent provider whether in person or a virtual appt. Engaging and shows compasion Discusses options in treatment Very satisfied with him as a provider. Recommended him to my husband

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Schaffer is very willing to answer questions. He seems to be a very honest and concerned Person.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Schaffer was very kind, thorough, and encouraging. His thoroughness helped greatly to ease my nervousness about upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Excellent appointment all around, very satisfied.Dr. Jonathan Schaffer is perhaps the best doctor I have encountered in my many years of using the Cleveland Clinic facilities. The many friends I have referred have all been very happy with his surgical results.It is his devotion to detail and excellent results that have made the Clinic's reputation. A very satisfied Dr, Jonathan Schaffer patient.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

The doctor was mad that I was there with all my records (I only had about 2 hours to gather 20 years of records spanning 3 states). He would not look at the records I did have and stated multiple times he did not trust any records but his own. I can answer all his questions but he would not let me speak.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Very easy to get an appointment talk to Dr. Schaffer's nurse

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr. Schaffer was excellent and very was a very good visit.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Schaffer is the best! He exhibits a very caring attitude.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

my experience was very informative. I appreciate the honesty from Dr. Shaffer. I wish there was an area on My Chart to ask further questions as after we finished the visit we thought of more questions.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

It was a pleasure talking with Dr Schaffer, he explains what the problem is and what he would recommend to do to repair the problem.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

I have understood what the plan is moving forward regarding my knee issue. Dr Schaffer takes the time to explain and make sure i understand what is being explained.

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