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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Orthopaedics
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC)
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • 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
  • Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 34 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
View all 24 Specialties +


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About Anthony Miniaci, MD

Anthony Miniaci, MD, is a staff physician within Cleveland Clinic's Center for Sports Medicine. His specialty interests include shoulder reconstruction, knee reconstruction and cartilage resurfacing.

An orthopaedic surgeon from Toronto, Canada, he was a full professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Miniaci also has belonged or served on the numerous Committees of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; American Shoulder and Elbow Society; Arthroscopy Association of North America; International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine; and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Miniaci was Team Physician for the London Tigers Baseball Club from 1990 to 1993, and he has been an Orthopaedic Consultant to the Toronto Blue Jays since 1995. He has also worked as a consultant to the National Hockey League Players Association and served as the Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns Football Club from 2003-2009.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Sports Medicine
Inglewood, CA USA

Fellowship - Inselspital University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
Medicine Shoulder/Knee

Residency - University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, ON Canada

Internship - Victoria Hospital
Mixed Intern
London, Ontario, Ca Canada

Medical Education - University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, ON Canada

Undergraduate - University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario,

Professional Highlights

  • North American Traveling Fellowship
  • ABC Traveling Fellowship
  • Director Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, Head Sports Medicine
  • Head Team Physician Cleveland Browns


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

See publications for Anthony Miniaci, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 5/7/2021, 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:

  • Arthrosurface, Inc.
  • Trice Orthopedics, Inc.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Miniaci receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Arthrosurface, Inc.

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

109 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Provider appeared to have no concern for my pain or condition

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

I really appreciated Dr. MIniaci taking the time to have a discussion with me.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Doc dismissed my concern about an X-ray.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

The team at Dr. Miniaci's office were fantastic in getting me in for an appointment, services arranged and follow-up availability was great

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I would recommend this staff and surgeon to anyone who asks. Their experience is second to none which was proven by my recovery and return to normal on schedule. The Physical Therapist used for this case (Tim Nugent, PT) was in perfect sync with the wishes of Dr. Miniaci which led to such a positive outcome.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

I was shocked by the level of care provided, I was thoroughly examined beyond any level I had by local physicians

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Physician was great However, procedure brung tears to my eyes

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

One of your best...have new Dr.'s train with Dr. Miniaci.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

the staff physician and resident, Cory, were both excellent

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