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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As of 5/5/2020, 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

212 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 4.8

59 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Did a great job with Dr. Herbert's visit.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

This office is always on time, always kind and considerate, and Herbert is the greatest foot dr. He always does a incredible job on me.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

AsI previously stated Dr Herbert is the greatest foot dr. He always listens to what I have to say. He always answers any questions that I have.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

I would recommend everyone to go to Dr Herbert and to go to his great office.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr. Herbert gave excellent care and explanations. Kalei said if you rate from 1-10 give him a 12 : )

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Visit was better than expected. Dr Herbert and his assistant professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

very happy with my care provider

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

good experience will continue with his care provider

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr Herbert is a true professional podiatrist!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

I met Dr. H. when I broke my ankle in 2013. I have probably been to over five of your facilities and dealt with countless of your doctors. He is one that I always remember as being kind, thorough, personable and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Herbert is fantastic! He listens to what you have to say and never seems rushed. You can tell he genuinely cares about his patients. He even called me on the night of my surgery to see how I was doing.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Herbert to others. In fact, I already have!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

I am so glad I seen Dr. Herbert in Lorain instead of driving all the way out to Solon for podiatry & was able to get this appointment with my busy schedule.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr Herbert gave me very good advice regarding my new feet concerns

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Herbert was friendly and answered all of my questions. He took plenty of time with me.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Herbert is a Skilled and Professional Podiatrist He is good at what he does. I am Thankful for his services. The staff that works their are courteous and do a great job .

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

The doctor was great

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

love the dr. will recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I had a very good experience with the Dr. He was pleasant and knowlageable. I did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

dr Herbert was pleasant and thorough

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Herbert is an excellent podiatrist; and I wouldn't trust my foot problems/issues with anyone else!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Herbert seems like a nice man, but he appeared over-confident that he knew exactly what my problem was with my foot. He said he had done this for 30 years and had seen it many times. While I don't mind his over-confidence, he was wrong and the follow-up care was terrible because there was no follow-up. After waiting for someone to contact me regarding my blood work results for what I was to do next, I sent a message in my chart on Monday, Feb. 10th. The message was not read until Thursday, Feb. 13th and that was only after I called the office. I received a message back that day that the doctor was asking for a consult from rheumatology. If anyone had taken the time to carefully look at my chart, they would have realized I had a rheumatologist at the Cleveland Clinic and I had consulted her before making my appointment with Dr. Herbert. My time was wasted going to Dr. Herbert and rheumatologist is helping me get an appointmnet with another doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

My husband and I are both patients at the Cleveland Clinic. We have always been extremely pleased with the care we have received. Knowing the previous care we have received, made this particular circumstance an exception to the rule. Dr. Herbert seems like a nice man, but I would not seek his care again nor recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

i left my primary care doctor and came to Cleveland clinic. i have to say i am extremely happy with my all around choice and all the services i have received.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

I am very happy with my care provider.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr Herbert is an excellent doctor. He really took the time to review my foot problem and solutions available.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr.was very complete.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Herbert was very concerned with my care and I appreciated it

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Herbert took time to explain what he did to my foot during surgery and told me how to take care of it and what not to do. it was all for the proper healing of my foot

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr Chris Herbert is the ultimate professional and a true gentleman.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Needed more time for visit. Will go to other "non clinic" provider for routine care.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Herbert to others. I was so impressed with his care!!

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