Treatment & Services
- Adolescent Orthopaedics
- Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
- Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
- Center for Pediatric Sports Health
- Hip & Knee Surgery
- Joint Replacement
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Knee Surgery
- Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
- Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Pediatric General Otolaryngology
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
- Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
- Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
- Rotator Cuff Pathology
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Rotator Cuff Surgery
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Shoulder Instability Repairs
- Shoulder Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Sports Safety
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Athletic Knee Injury
- Internal Derangement of the Knee
- Knee Cartilage Injury
- Knee Injuries
- Knee Joint Disorders
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Knee Problems
- Labrum Tears
- Neck and Shoulder Pain
- Pediatric Knee Injuries
- Pediatric Knee Pain
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Problems
- Sports Injuries
- Upper Extremity Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Inglewood, CA USA
Fellowship - University of Calgary
Fellowship - Inselspital University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
Residency - University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, ON Canada
Internship - University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, ON Canada
Medical School - University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, ON Canada
Undergraduate - University of Western Ontario
- North American Traveling Fellowship
- ABC Traveling Fellowship
- Director Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, Head Sports Medicine
- Head Team Physician Cleveland Browns
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports medicine, shoulder and knee arthroscopy and reconstruction, cartilage and implant joint resurfacing
Awards & Honors
- Best Doctors
- Top Doctors
- Ivan Smith Memorial Award, 1982
- Eli Lilly Honorarium, Research, 1985
- Best Research Paper, Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Meeting, 1986
- First Prize (Research Scholarship) North American Residents Meeting, 1986
- North American Finalist,Richards Residents Meeting, 1986
- Prize,Residents' Research Day, 1987
- McLaughlin Fellowship, 1988
- AOA/COA North American Travelling Fellowship, 1989
- Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Award, 1990
- Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Award, 1992
- R. Tait McKenzie Award, CASM Research Award, 1992
- JC Kennedy Award in Sports Medicine Research OMA Research Award, 1994
- ABC Travelling Fellowship, 1995
- Richard O'Connor Research Award, 1998
- COF Award CORE-ACORE, 2001
- Finalist,Richard O'Connor Award-AANA, 2001
- Finalist-Neer Award-ASES, 2001
- John Joyce Award,Best Research Paper, ISAKOS, 2003
Innovations & Patents
- Minimally invasive focal resurfacing devices for cartilage defects
- American Shoulder and Elbow Society
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- Canadian Orthopaedic Association
Research & Publications
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As of 10/31/2016, Dr. Miniaci has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Miniaci receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Stryker Corporation
- ConMed Linvatec Biomaterials, Inc.
- Arthrosurface, Inc.
Royalty Payments. Dr. Miniaci receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Zimmer, Inc.
- Arthrosurface, Inc.
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75 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
3 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 21, 2017
My husband and I were very much included in any decision making. We weren't simply told "Here is what we're going to do." The instructions I was provided could not have been any clearer. I did not read anything ambiguous or confusing. Clear as a bell.
Reviewed on Feb 20, 2017
Dr. Miniaci and his staff explained their thoughts on my condition, explained what diagnostics were needed, etc...
Reviewed on Oct 24, 2016
All very good!
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