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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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.
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142 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||4.7|
|Knows Medical History||4.4|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
15 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018
great experience! Dr. Ballock is great!
Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
the doctor did many tasks which other doctors wouldleave to nurse/asst. it provided one continuous interaction with patient and doctor, which built relationship and maximized time. A methodology that works!
Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
I am still in awe of this appointment. they called my son back at 10:45 for his 10:45 appt. in 22 min, he was checked in, X-rays examines, doctor introductions, doctor examination, doctor walked us thru X-rays, diagnosis, doctor (not nurse) retrieves boot, fits boot, all while talking to my son, teaches him to properly walk in boot, has him practice and then discusses follow up. the most thorough, yet efficient doctor's appointment EVER! I am still in awe.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018
dr. Ballock was very thoughtful and talked through issues concerning health moving forward
Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018
I appreciated that the Dr. spoke directly to my daughter about her injury and concerns.
Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018
The provider was able to determine and explain the injury, but then informed us that he no longer performs surgery and that we would have to schedule an additional appt. with a orthopedic surgeon who can perform surgery. Thus, I had to incur a repeat appt. for the same assessment. If the provider cannot perform the necessary resolution to the injury, then I felt like I should not have been given an appt. the provider and sent directly to the provider who can perform the surgery.
Reviewed on May 31, 2018
Although this was an excellently executed appointment by the physician, my child came away feeling as though the doctor had been unkind when asked about playing his sport during treatment of the injury. I think he was direct, but perhaps some sympathy would have helped.
Reviewed on May 10, 2018
Dr. Ballock is usually very quick to enter the room and let us know what is going on with our appt. This time there was definitely a long wait for him and his team. Very good Dr though. Always impressed and satisfied with his help.
Reviewed on May 8, 2018
Dr. Bollock has an excellent bedside manner, he is sincere and even though he really takes his time with us, you never have to wait long in the waiting room
Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
excellent physician. getting an appointment should be streamlined. too much bumping around to get an appointment.
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018
Did not explain or educate about condition. Shared concerns/questions myself & my child had & provider was dismissive of them. No forewarning to child before doing something that would hurt (child is 13).
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018
The provider & MA were very "down to business". No personal touch.
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018
Dr Bollack was wonderful with my son and made me feel at ease over the whole situation we were in. highly recommend!
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018
Dr. Ballock was very helpful. He examined Zach and provided a detailed explanation of what he thought was going on. He is kind and made things easy to understand.
Reviewed on Oct 3, 2017
I was very impressed by Dr. Ballock and as a PT will refer other pts to him.
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