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 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 6/9/2019, 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

293 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

Dr. Herbert is very professional and nice.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr.Herbert and his staff were fabulous

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Herbert was very thorough when it came to answering any of my questions and I couldn't be more confident in him fixing my foot issues.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Love *Dr. Herbert, very personable.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr.Herbert & his team are the best I've ever had in my whole life !! He listens better than my p.c. I'm so thankful to him & Melonie...

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

of all the Dr.s I've got @ Cleveland Clinic Dr.Herbert is the best of them all he really cares were not just a paycheck!!!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I have been waiting 2 weeks to get foot surgery scheduled. the girl that schedules his surgeries does not return calls. when she finally did, she said it was because the dr. did not give her any information about my surgery. poor service

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Herbert was cordial, friendly and took extra time to answer questions, including returning to the exam room after I told the nurse that I had some additional questions.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr Herbert is very thorough and knowledgeable. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all of my questions. He is very friendly and helpful, has a great bedside manner, and is a gentleman. I highly recommend Dr Herbert!!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

I have recommended Dr Herbert to several friends.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr.Herbert was amazing he is a great Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

dr Herbert is the best. so kind and truly cares about you as his patient. I have already told my adult daughters this is the dr for your foot surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I have seen Dr Herbert in the past and found him to be excellent. they were very busy and short staffed this day so caregiver was too busy.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

immediate attention to my needs. very nice doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr Herbert is a great Dr. Always listens to concerns

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Everyone was great Dr Herbert is awesome

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Have recommended Dr Herbert to several friends and to one person waiting for a c scan

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr Herbert has been a excellent Doctor concerning my feet which are a mess. He fixed one foot and keeps me tuned up. Eventually the other foot will need to be fixed sometime in the future when Dr Herbert thinks it is time to do. He is GREAT!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr Herbert is very attentive thanks Great staff

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Very Nice Doctor And Got Appointment when i asked for it

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

very nice doctors and Nurse

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Herbert....he is awesome!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr Herbert was fantastic! very friendly and knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr. was in way too much of a hurry. My entire complaint seemingly fell on deaf ears.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Dr Herbert is one of the best docs i have had! Rating 5 stars!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

One of the best docs i have ever had! I always drop his name if anyone i know needs a podiatrist. A+

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

doctor was very explanatory, showed options and choices, discussed outcomes

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

We've recommended Dr Herbert to several people. He's an excellent doctor and great with kids. My son loves him.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr Herbert was awesome. He was very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

staff and doctor were great! Very informative and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Excelleny provider!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Hebert was very informative, and I felt confident that in his abilities. My husband and I felt comfortable enough to schedule further treatment for me.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr Herbert is a pleasure to be around. I came to him because I brought my daughter to him and I really liked him as a provider. great bedside manner and very friendly. explains your condition well

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr. Hubert allayed my fears of surgery and took care that I understood the nature of my injury. I am happy that I chose to get appointment with Dr. Hubert, though I have not heard of him before.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

I enjoy Dr. Herbert and his smiling face. He is such joy to have as my doctor. I wish all doctors were like him. His work is excellent!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

provider makes you comfortable,listening,talking,and reassurance.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Herbert is an amazing doctor! He takes the time to listen and explain things. He really cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Herbert is absolutely wonderful, compassionate and caring. He is one of the only providers in his practice who does his own sutures and takes them out. He takes his time in his appointments and talks with you like you are a human being and engages you with your plan of care and treatment. He is very personable, shares about himself and is interested in the patient as a person. I cannot say enough about his skill as a surgeon, but also as a fellow human being. He sets the standard for other physicians who can only hope to aspire to his level.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

doc Herbert is wonderful very caring personal & does great job with my nail care being diabetic this is very important

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr Herbert was great, I had a great experience. He was professional and very nice.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

This entire experience with Dr. Herbert has been better than expected. Nobody is happy with having surgery but Dr Herbert and staff have made it a better than expected experience.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr Herbert is one of the kindest and most courteous doctors I've ever had. Made me very comfortable from the start.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

I was extremely impressed and would seek him out again when the need arises. I was seeing him because I had seen a different provider affiliated with a different hospital and was extremely disappointed. I have found that the levelof care that I have received over the past year with the Cleveland Clinic has been outstanding.

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