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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 6/21/2022, 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

159 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

The doctor was everything one person would want from a doctor. He listened. He made a plan around what I was able to do. He had great advice, and he made me feel completely at ease. I left understanding what I needed to do and knowing that if I had any other issues he was available.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

I love dr Herbert!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr Herbert is very skilled and also exhibited great care during my treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr Herbert did an excellent job with my foot surgery!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Will definitely recommend Dr. Herbert

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr. Hebert and his staff are excellent

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Herbert is an awesome Dr. He's very compassionate and personable. He always listens to my concerns. Never rushing me. Explaining my situation in detail. I'd recommend him to any of friends, family members and beyond. I just say enough about Dr. Herbert.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Put me at ease. I'm in a wheelchair and my nephew brought me. The doctor was very courteous to him. Doctor explained procedure and my problems which I much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Already recommended Dr C. Herbert

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Excellent bedside manner. Always comfortable speaking with the physician and nurse.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr Herbert is great. Great people skills and excellent provider.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr Herbert is the BEST!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr Chris Herbert ALWAYS does a great job

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr Herbert was awesome - I wish he practiced closer to my home.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

I had a wonderful experience.Doctor gave me helpful advice and information I needed to know. Thank you so much

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Dr. Herbert is one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of using at the Cleveland Clinic for my foot / ankle problems.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Great doctor and staff!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Herbert is amazing. Very experienced, I feel like I lucked out and got the best possible surgeon for my injury.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Herbert is caring, excellent doctor, very kind and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

I would give Dr. Herbert a 10 if I could. Wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Herbert is a very nice and competent doctor. He is very easy to talk to and listens to you. Also, he knows his craft. I really feel at ease with him.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Very good doctor! God Bless Dr.Herbert!very caring,polite and makes me laugh!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr. Herbert is the BEST!!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Herbert was very cordial and informative. I felt comfortable asking questions and got good answers.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

I felt like I could talk to Dr Herbert easily and was taken seriously.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr. Herbert is very courteous and professional. He was very attentive to my foot issue.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Herbert was a great during my appointment. He explained what was causing my foot pain and gave me methods to help heal and minimize my foot pain.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr Herbert is an amazing doctor. He has a great personality and communicates communicates with ease

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

I have my feet because of him great Dr great person his nurse is a keeper also his student at the hospital is going to be a great Dr. Have met some doozies...these 3 like winning a Dr lottery

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr.Herbert was very personable and friendly! He made my appointment almost fun. He was funny and explained everything very well. He helped with the pain drastically! I am VERY thankful!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

I was very satisfied with my visit with Dr. Herbert. He was personable, informative and capably addressed the medical issue I had and my questions re follow-up.

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