Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Strongsville Family Health Center
Primary Location

Strongsville Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Concussion Center
  • Joint Injections
  • Management Of Sports Concussions
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedics
  • Prevention And Treatment Of Injuries In The Aging Athlete
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Women's Sports Health
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Concussion
  • Concussions
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Hand Problems
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Medical Problems In Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
View all 32 Specialties +


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About Kelly Richter, MD

Kelly Richter, MD, became a Staff Physician in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2003. She sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center.

Before coming to Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Richter was Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Internal Medicine, and she was a team physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Additionally, she has served as team physician for Belmont University, Nasvhille, Tenn.

She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics, and she has a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine.

Dr. Richter is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Richter’s specialty interests include pediatric orthopaedics and sports medicine.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Sports Medicine
Nashville, TN USA

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN USA

Residency - Indiana University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Indianapolis, IN USA

Medical School - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA

Undergraduate - Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Non-operative Sports Medicine, Acute and Chronic Sports Related Injuries

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/19/2017, Dr. Richter 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

198 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

Dr. Richter was professional, thorough and caring. She explained my condition and recommended treatment in language I could understand. She took time to be sure i left with good information and course of action.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

Dr. Richter is a wonderful doctor that treats tthe patient as a whole person-not just numbers and clinicals-and is genuinely caring. it's well worth the time and distance I choose to travel to have her as a provider.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

My experience once in the exam room with the physician was great

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

dr richter Really made my child feel at ease. She took so much time with us to explain her options in her plan. She talk to my daughter on a personal level and they were able to make a connection which made me feel at ease. I was highly impressed with Dr. Richter. She was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2018

I love Dr. Richter! She and Amy make a wonderful team. I am never disappointed in my care with her. She is not only professional and very knowledgeable, she has a wonderful bedside manner, and that means a lot to me, especially being hearing impaired. She explains my care and treatment, gives me options without trying to push or influence anything on me that I am not comfortable with and is very patient.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2018

Dr. Richter was very accommodating with explaining the nature of my injury, the course of action to resolve and what to expect post-visit for the following 2-4 weeks. Very thorough, very professional, and patient conscious.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018

Dr. Rickter took the need time to explain my condition and options to care for myself.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018

Kelly Ritcher could not have been better.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2017

Thorough - beyond on the norm.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2017

I love Dr. Richter! She is not only a very professional, thorough and detailed practitioner, she is very personable and explains things thoroughly to my husband and I. I especially appreciate her personal concern for her patients and how they are treated, making them feel relaxed and very well cared for. She and Amy handled an insurance appeal for treatment with my welfare in mind, getting the denial for treatment overturned. She and her nurse, Amy, make a wonderful pair!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2017

Dr Richter was very courteous and professional and answered all questions in detail.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2017

Dr. Richter was amazing. She spent time assessing my daughter's condition and gave good options. She follows through on what she says she'll do and is pro-active. I would highly recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2017


Reviewed on Sep 7, 2017


Reviewed on Aug 24, 2017

Dr Richter was very thorough and allowed us to ask questions. She was able to share information with us easily and answer the questions we had. I was very impressed with her knowledge and her patient demeanor.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2017

Dr. Richter gives great information and answers questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Richter is wonderful. very efficient, caring/compassionate and helpful.

Reviewed on May 12, 2017

Dr. Richter is OUTSTANDING at making me an active participant in my healthcare! She listens and she cares - she's the best!

Reviewed on May 12, 2017

Good conversation about my issue

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