Treatment & Services
- Adolescent Orthopaedics
- Deformity Correction
- Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fracture Care
- Fracture Reconstruction
- Leg Lengthening
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
- Club Feet
- Congenital Clubfoot
- Developmental Dislocation of the Hip
- Flatfoot in Children
- Growth Plate Injuries
- Hip Dysplasia
- Knee Injuries
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Orthopaedic Injuries
- Pediatric And Adolescent Hip Disorders
- Pediatric Knee Injuries
- Pediatric Knee Pain
- Pediatric Sports Injuries
- Pediatric Trauma
- Shin Splints
- Shoulder Injuries
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, TX USA
Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA
Fellowship - National Institutes of Health
Cell & Molecular Biology-Resea
Bethesda, MD USA
Residency - University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA USA
Internship - University of California San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA USA
Medical School - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA
- National Institutes of Health, 1990-1993
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric fractures and sports injuries, skeletal development, hip dysplasia, clubfoot, deformity correction and leg lengthening
Awards & Honors
- North American Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopaedic Association, 1991
- Newton C. McCollough Award for Best Basic Science Paper, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 1999
- Kappa Delta Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2000
- The Harry J. Reich Lecturer, New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2003
- Cleveland's Top Doctors, 2007
Research & Publications
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143 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
16 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2017
very pleased from start to finish
Reviewed on Apr 17, 2017
Great Experience...we really like Dr. Ballock
Reviewed on Mar 7, 2017
The man that made my son's cast was very nice. The doctor was very good.
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2017
Dr.Ballock is god sent. He is one of the best doctors out there/we love him.
Reviewed on Feb 9, 2017
He is a wonderful doctor and took time to explain everything to me and to my daughter.
Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016
Dr. Ballock is terrific! Very to the point & keeps treatment easy to understand. Very likeable.
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2016
My daughter commented on the doctor's lack of compassion when telling her she could not play sports.
Reviewed on Nov 30, 2016
My Daughter hates hospitals and doctors offices. However, She enjoyed Dr Ballock. Very impressive. Thanks!
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2016
great visit. the doc spoke to my daughter too which is important to us.
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2016
We had a wonderful experience during our visit
Reviewed on Sep 15, 2016
he is amazing
Reviewed on Sep 12, 2016
We felt Dr. Ballock was condescending and a bit disrespectful. Consideration was not given to the patient regarding her concerns for current and future treatment during season and after. Flexibility did not appear to be an option.
Reviewed on Sep 9, 2016
We have seen Dr. Ballock since Julia was born so he had utmost confidence in his diagnosis & work on her.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2016
he was great. listened to us, was thorough on exam and explanation.
Reviewed on Jul 18, 2016
Dr. Ballock is exceptional with his attention to my son's needs. He is very personable, friendly and attentive. I like how Dr. Ballock sat next to my son on the exam table as he was examining him. He is one of the best Drs. we have seen!
Reviewed on Jun 20, 2016
It was a good visit.
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