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

Undergraduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA


  • 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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As of 6/13/2018, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

218 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Great Doctor and over all experience. Very informative & will schedule with him again if needed in the future.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Dr. Herbert, Is a fantastic doctor he makes you feel comfortable and human. He doesn't act arrogant and you can freely talk to him about your health and conditions surrounding your health. His kindness is unlimited!!! He is Great, Great, Great.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

Dr. Christopher Herbert is the best foot doc I have ever gone to.He is calming,very reassuring,and a friend!I hope the Cleveland Clinic appreciates him! I wouldn't go to any other podiatrist!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr Chris Herbert is an excellent specialist and I have referred others from other counties to him. They were treated by him and agree he is an excellent provider

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018

Treated with respect and Doctor and staff were very courteous

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Dr . Herbert made me feel so at ease during the procedure. He is an awesome podiatrist especially for this being the first time I'v ever had a podiatrist work on my toes

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

dr Herbert is wonderful and caring

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

dr. Herbert was great because he exited calmness, explained our options, and took care of the problem right there and made sure we understood went to do to prevent reoccurring problems! He was awesome we wish we would've went a lot earlier, didn't know it would be this simple

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Provider explained in detail the procedure and post-op care that I was to use for necessary healing.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Excellent Facility, I am very impressed, and thankfully I could see Dr. Herbert

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

I always have a good experience with this doctor visit

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Referred to another doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

Always appreciate and enjoy Dr. Herbert and care he gives me.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

Dr. Herbert, Dr. Johnson have been wonderful during this issue. The office staff & front desk are friendly and courteous. I have had wait times on the phone up to 10 minutes or more at times, not just at this office, but throughout the CCF facilities and that is the only negative I have to say!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2018

I was very shocked to receive a call by Dr. Herbert at home to check on me that evening. To me that showed his care and professionalism!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Dr Herbert is terrific. I trust him when it comes to my care.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Always a good experience with Doctor Herbeet!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Dr. Herbert always pays attention to me. He always gives me good advice when I need it.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018

The team at Dr Herberts office were very courteous to me and my issues.........Dr Herbert informed me very well on what some of my options my be.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

Dr. Herbert is a true gentleman first, then a first class doctor second. This is what makes him a fantastic provider.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

have always had good experience with this doctor and office staff.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

very good doctor. it was a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

I felt that I was bothering Dr. Herbert with my orthotic issue. he seemed disinterested and dismissive. I thought a podiatrist would want to know more about why the orthotics weren't working rather than asking me what I wanted done with them. I truly felt I was bothering him. very discouraging experience. my first poor experience with a CCF provider.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

I have always had a good experience with Cleveland Clinic providers. Dr Herbert has helped me with my broken foot situation. His assistant Melody was very kind and helpful to me. I got all my questions and concerns addressed. I feel very cared for!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

Dr. Herbert was patient and listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions. He smiled and made me feel at ease each visit. I appreciate his care.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

I went to two different locations to see Dr Herbert. Both Locations were clean. Both locations my appointment time was on time and very thorough!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

Dr Herbert has been takings care of my husband and me for years and he is absolutely the best. Excellent care and so very nice. My last education was a three year RN degree.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2018

Dr Herbert was great. professional, easy to talk to and very friendly. answered my questions and helped to come up with a plan of action.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

*Dr. Herbert and his nurse are ALWAYS very professional and personable. Would be very disappointed if they ever left CCF.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2018

There was no follow up care for my foot problem, other than a nail cut which I could not get when I wanted it.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018

The nurse who came in afterwards to go over the instructions was very kind and knowledgeable.

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