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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 Education - 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

See publications for Kelly Richter, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 5/16/2022, 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.

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

236 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Dr. Kelly Richter provides great care! She explains things in an easy to understand manner and cultivates an excellent conversation regarding the medical issue at hand.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr Richter and her staff have always been excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Amy, Dr Richter, called me and scheduled appointments, which is why it was easy

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr Richter is amazing! Not only is she clinically excellent she is also compassionate and kind.She sees and CARES about me as a whole person! I drive from Lake County to Strongsville because she is THAT GOODwouldn't do that for anyone else!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr Kelly Richter is amazing. Very knowledgeable and takes time with you at each visit.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr. Richter is a fantastic doctor. Really understands you and listens to what's wrong

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr was very good, no complaints. Did not like the long wait in a room with nothing to read or look at.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr. Richter is wonderful, caring, and very informative. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

It will be difficult to leave Dr. Richter upon the knee replacements being completed. She has always been so trustworthy, yet compassionate and direct.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr Richter is outstanding! Best doctor I have at the clinic!!!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Dr. Richter and her Assistant Amy are awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Dr. Richter is very caring and actually cares about what I have to see. She's always been like this and I have been seen by her many times.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

This was my first appointment with the doctor and I was very impressed with her.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Fine, caring Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Richter is wonderful. She really takes her time with patients and is sympathetic to my needs explaining everything that is going on. It is also easy to get in to see her which is a bonus.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

The ease of making a consult appointment to a new doctor Dr. RIchter gave me to was excellent. However the wait time waiting until December isquite a wait and not the best I've ever experienced. This is not on Dr. Richter but on Cleveland Clinic itself.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr Richter is The Best !! Always takes time with you, explains thoroughly and gives good advise

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

I have seen Dr Ritcher for years and the reason I keep coming back to here in ortho she always cares about Me and my condition's

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Dr. Is efficient yet able to explain your condition in a layman's terms.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr. Richter is a very good listener and has empathy. She tries to find out the problem and give a good diagnosis with treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

She's always behind schedule.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

She is an excellent doctor I am so happy to have her I would recommend her to any of my family or friends!!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

I love Dr. Richter. She always always takes time to listen and to really understand the nature of the problem before doing anything or prescribed you anything. She very compassionate and loving . I love her and I am so great full to her. She is one of the best.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Dr. Richter is always offering options and issues associated. She is extremely caring and so concerned.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr. Richter is always considerate and does her job very well.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr. Richter is my favorite doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr Richter is excellent Ortho

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr Richter is caring and professional. She discussed the treatment provided and also counseled mom on the importance of safety and using her call button when needed.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

She was fantastic. She listened empathetically to details that were tangentially related to my concern and helped draw important connections.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

I've been seeing her for about 12 yrs. Now and she has always been very professional a cares about the problems with my knees.She keeps me informed In a way I can understand.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Started seeing Dr Richter in 2019 and her and her nurse( Amy) have been excellent to treat my medical needs. She's one of my favorite Dr's and the clinic should be happy to have her on their staff.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. Richter is a wonderful doctor and I am thankful I found her!

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr. Richter is just the most caring, concerned physician imaginable. She listens, is very skilled and knowledgeable, carefully considers outcomes, patient's lifestyle and goals and Cle Clinic is fortunate to have her on staff.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr. Kelly is very professional, open minded, carry and knows her medicine.

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Excellent visit answered my questions great listening and would recommend Dr. Ricther

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

I have already recommended Dr Richter to several people. She is a good listener who offers options of care with explanation of each. Helps you make decisions and is flexible with implementation of treatment plan.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

*Dr. Richter is not geographically convenient for me but apt. avail. next day so took it. She was FANTASTIC! So happy to see her.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

I have already spoken about *Dr. Richter to all I have come in contact with. Extremely attentive, described my injury in ways I could understand & laid out tx plan with options.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr Richter is super congenial and respectful, she is a pleasure to have as a physician

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr Richter is very informative, thoughtful and professional

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2022

One of the best experiences with a doctor Ive had. I would definitely recommend!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr R, listened carefully, and engaged me in the. Healthcare conversation

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

She's a real patient doctor

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Richter always goes above & beyond in EVERY aspect of her care. They don't get any better than her.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

I have already in the past recommended Dr. Richter to my friends...I always say, You will love her!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr. Richter was excellent. She really took the time to ask questions and work out a game plan. Highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Dr Richter and staff have always been very good

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Richter is what every doctor should be. Not enough words in the dictionary to describe her skills, caring and listening.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr. Richter is a knowledgeable and caring physician. I've recommended her to several and all thank me. I trly wish more physicians were like Dr. Richter.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr R is wonderful and so is her staff

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr Richter explained my options for treatment, the examination of effected body (right elbow) was thorough and did find a problem, did not remember the doc from years back, but she sent me on a arthritics path for treatments, very good Orthopedic would recommend Dr Richter for your needs. And a good football fan

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Richter is the best. Takes time to listen and help develop a care plan.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. R. Makes me feel comfortable always. She always gives me an update . She knows I am nervous about receiving the injections but always puts me at ease.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

I trust and like dr richter

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Doctor is excellent

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