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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Lorain Orthopaedics
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Assessment
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Podiatry
  • Podopediatrics
  • Reconstructive Foot And Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery Foot And Ankle
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Birth Defects
  • Bunions
  • Foot And Ankle Ulcers
  • Foot Deformities
  • Hallux Valgus
  • Heel Spurs
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprained Ankle
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Christopher Herbert, DPM

Christopher Herbert, MD, joins the Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Lorain after three years of independent private practice. He formerly served as a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine for six years, gaining extensive experience in treating adult and pediatric foot and ankle pathology using nonsurgical and surgical approaches. During this time, Dr. Herbert was Assistant Director to several affiliated residency programs and gained additional expertise as a Practice Associate at the Beachwood Foot and Ankle Center in Beachwood, Ohio, and PHS Saint Michael Hospital, Center for Comprehensive Wound Treatment in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Herbert completed an advanced three-year surgical residency program in 1995 through Richmond Heights General Hospital and affiliated Cleveland-area hospitals. Dr. Herbert has extensive national and international lecturing and teaching experience. He has received numerous honors and awards including the OPMSA President's Award and the ACFAS Earl G. Kaplan Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence. Dr. Herbert has also authored several articles for medical journals and publications regarding pyrolytic carbon implants and the surgical correction of complex digital deformities. He has practiced with the Lorain Orthopaedics Group since May 2003.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Orthopadisches Spital Speising
Pediatric Orthopedics

Residency - University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
Podiatric Surgery
Richmond Heights, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Kent State University)
Independence, OH USA

Undergraduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery - Foot Surgery

Specialty Interests

all nail care, diabetic foot management, diabetic footcare with emphasis on foot wound/infection management, diabetic nail & foot care, foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle trauma, fractures and injuries of the foot and ankle, Heel Pain, podiatry, podopediatrics and congenital deformities, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, sports medicine including musculoskeletal treatment for joint pain, sports related and overuse injuries

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 5/7/2021, Dr. Herbert has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

247 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Great visit. Dr very respectful and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Christopher Herbert is awesome, very professional. He cares and he listens. Dr. Herbert take care and stay safe!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Herbert was excellent!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Herbert was so nice and explained things extremely well. I have referred him to my girlfriend.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

great experience Dr Herbert was awesome.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

I was able to have an appointment the same day, I was called from the office of Dr. Herbert.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Doctor Herbert is an excellent Doctor. Very easy to discuss problems with and extremely helpful

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Thank you Cleveland Clinic for always providing the best Doctors to work with.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

I had a good experience with scheduling an appointment to see Dr. Herbert.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

I had a good experience with Dr. Herbert and his bedside manner.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Herbert is a knowledgeable procession also who makes me feel as though he truly cares about my well being.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

dr. Herbert is a wonderful provider. Very knowledgeable, and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

The best Doctor ever!!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. was GREAT.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

The physician answered the many questions I had. But left me concerned about the two calluses I wanted to get relief from. He did not think I needed to have them removed so I'll trust his advice and see what happens after the bunion is removed.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

dr herbert is an excellent surgeon!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Herbert related/shared his experience with thyroid cancer and surgery with me that made the consultation less clinical and more relaxed. Typically, my BP rises at doctor's appointments.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

i was thoroughly impressed with the doctors kindness and manner.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

An excellent doctor to have on your team.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

This doctor is amazing. He tell you what is going on, and is confident in what he is saying. He is attentive and takes the time to address all of your questions!

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Dr is wonderful- staff very attentive

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Absolutely the very best experiences I've ever had with a procedure... The staff & especially DR. Herbert were outstanding !!!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Would highly recommend Dr. Herbert!!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

very happy with the doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

every one at the office was very nice to me . Let me use the bathroom twice. The doctor did a good made my feet fieel better.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. C. Herbert was Excellent! Very courteous and knows his field of specialty. He acknowledged my daughters concerns and discussed them with Her!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Dr. Herbert and his staff, especially Nurse Melody, set such a high standard of care; they make my concerns theirs and have successfully treated my foot pain with compassion and professionalism. I have shared his name with several colleagues and they have experienced the same excellence. As I was checked in before entering Dr. Herbert's reception area, the gentleman who took my temperature shook his head with a smile and said to another person, "That doctor is always busy!" I hope you pass on these opportunities, via the surveys, to greatly encourage and thank your medical staff like Dr. Herbert and Nurse Melody who continue to demonstrate superior standard of care despite the incredible demands due to the virus.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Herbert and his staff are very accommodating.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Herbert was great...he put me at ease, was matter of fact, took care of me quickly and efficiently and answered my questions and gave me advice for future care.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

best experience with a doctor in a long time

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr Herbert is fantastic!!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr. Herbert is a very good provider. He completely understands your problem and listens to any suggestions you have to fix the problem.He and his staff then recommend a fix for the problem. He is one of the few doctors i enjoy going to.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr Herbert and staff are great

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

very good experience with everyone on his staff, including dr Herbert

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr.Herbert is the best !

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr Herbert was great. personally and professionally.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Dr. Herbert,Is a very caring, listening doctor whois compassionate toward the patient's health and wellness.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Herbert has always been a great foot doctor. He takes care of my feet always. I feel that he gives special treatment to each of his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

The doctor explained my problem and my options very clearly and precise. He was very nice and pleasant

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Have already recommended Dr. Christopher Herbert to family and friends.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Herbert was always attentive to how I was doing and answered questions, showing concern for my welfare.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020


Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Herbert is very genuine and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

have recommend dr herbert to friends he is a great dr and very helpful and nice

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr Herbert is awesome. I've recommended several people

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

great doctor

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr Herbert is a great reflection of the extremely awesome name the Clinic holds

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

I appreciated Dr. Herbert's ease with direct and compassionate communication and his thoroughness in detailing his findings and subsequent recommendation for treatment. He's an attentive listener and has great physician to patient rapport.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Great doctor....would highly recommend

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Herbert! Very nice, great listener and solved my issues.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dr. Herbert took time to answer any and all questions I had. He is very caring, kind and professional. Excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

best doctor there is 10 Stars.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

He explained my situation better than any of the other doctors i have seen so far at this point. He also gave me advice on what to do from here

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