Treatment & Services
- Adolescent Orthopaedics
- Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fracture Care
- Non-operative Treatment of Fractures
- Orthopaedic Conditions in Children
- Pediatric Orthopaedics
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 Education - 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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As of 5/1/2021, Dr. Ballock 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. Ballock receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Pacira Pharmaceuticals, 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.
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125 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|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
22 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021
Dr. Ballock is a master diagnostician and clinician. He explains things very clearly and with dispatch. He is a master physician and I am grateful we got to see him
Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021
This is not our first time seeing Dr. B and he is one of our favorite doctors. He is so smart and good with our son!!!
Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021
Dr Ballock was awesome with my son, explained my sons break and made the casting experience fun for him! Highly recommend!
Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021
This was our first time meeting Dr. Ballock and he was wonderful.
Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021
We have always loved Dr.Ballock. He is definitely one of the best doctors we have ever encountered, and we can not say enough good things about him!!
Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021
Dr. Tracy Ballock was amazing and truly took phenomenal care of my son. he personally called to review the results of his testing and I couldn't be more pleased!
Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021
Dr. Tracy Ballock is a kind, intelligent and compassionate provider for the child and parent! I cannot recommend a better doctor for pediatrics!
Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021
Dr. Ballock talked to my daughter directly to make sure that she was part of the decision and to make sure that she was comfortable with his decision. He was very professional and considerate.
Reviewed on May 24, 2021
Dr. Ballock put us at ease. He offered suggestions, recommended a follow up with a physical therapist and also noted a location with a larger staff and expertise.
Reviewed on May 20, 2021
Dr Ballock is amazing! He is always patient, kind and makes sure he answers all my questions. So happy we were told about him. Not surprised came highly recommended
Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021
the dr was very professional and did amazing calming my child
Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021
best dr I've seen and a long time. very professional and helpful
Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021
excellent experience! Doctor met all our needs, provided great information and answered all our questions. The time he spent to explain and teach our daughter has made and will continue to make a great impact on her overall health.
Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021
I always tell people what an awesome doctor Dr. Ballock is. He puts my autistic grandson at ease and we are able to get through the appointment quickly.
Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021
Dr Ballock was wonderful.
Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021
Dr Ballock was phenomenal, took his time with us and was willing to answer any questions. what a great doctor with an excellent bedside manner.
Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021
I thought Dr. Ballock was extremely friendly and very competent. He immediate had us both at ease, even singing Baby Shark to my 1 year old.
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021
Dr Balock is the most responsive MD I have ever dealt with. He has called on 2 occasions for clarification regarding my son's injury. i was bery impressed.
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020
I contacted Dr. Ballock's office and presented the matter that needed attention and requested an appointment. I received a call back within a short period of time and was scheduled for an appointment.
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020
I always appreciate *Dr. Ballock, but he explained the COVID changes and what was going on w/my daughter really well.
Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020
A+ - I am a physical therapist & will easily recommend this pediatric dr. to my friends & peers.
Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020
the doctor was nice, but he seemed to be in a hurry.
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