Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Orthopaedics
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Deformity Correction
  • Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Joint Preserving Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Leg Lengthening
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Surgery
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Club Feet
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • Flatfoot in Children
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Labrum Tears
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Pediatric And Adolescent Hip Disorders
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spondylosis
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Ryan Goodwin, MD

Ryan Goodwin, MD, is the Director for the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopaedics. 

Ryan C. Goodwin, MD, joined the staff at Cleveland Clinic in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in September of 2004 after completing special training in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis surgery at Children’s Hospital San Diego/University of California at San Diego. Dr. Goodwin completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 2003.

He also served his surgical internship at Cleveland Clinic and received is medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  He earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude with departmental honors in biomedical engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, La.

His primary interests include pediatric and adolescent hip disorders, scoliosis and spine deformity, pediatric trauma and clubfoot. To explain further, Dr. Goodwin adds, “I am very interested in newer techniques, both surgical and non-surgical that improve the care of children’s orthopaedic problems."

Dr. Goodwin devotes the majority of his time to patient care, but is also involved in clinical research as well as resident and medical student education.  He currently serves as Assistant Program Director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and holds an appointment as Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

He says the collegial environment and abundant resources that Cleveland Clinic provides are just a few of the motivating factors that enticed him to return to Cleveland Clinic after his fellowship. “I enjoy being a part of a dynamic department as well as a rapidly growing and expanding children’s hospital," he says. 

Dr. Goodwin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of many organizations which include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Scoliosis Research Society and the North American Spine Society.

He is married and has three children.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Children's Hospital San Diego
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
San Diego, CA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Tulane University
New Orleans, LA USA

Additional Training

  • Ponseti Nonoperative Clubfoot Treatment Course, University of Iowa, 2005

Professional Highlights

  • Teacher of the Year Award in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Research Grant, 2007


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Pediatric Orthopaedics, Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders, Hip Arthroscopy, Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity, Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma

Awards & Honors

  • Teacher of the Year Award in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007


  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Candidate Member, Scoliosis Research Society
  • Member, North American Spine Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 7/2/2019, Dr. Goodwin 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. Goodwin receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • OrthoPediatrics Corp.
  • Stryker Corporation

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

180 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
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.1
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Goodwin is extremely thoughtful and personable. I have been seeing him for years and always feel like he is committed to my care.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

*Dr. Goodwin & *Diane rock! Best dept. at the clinic. Excellent, speedy communication courteous, compassionate, kind.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

We trust him implicitly, with Layla's life. He is thorough, detailed, a fantastic listener, empathizes, reassures, and intentional. 5. We love *Dr. Goodwin.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

It's ALWAYS quick to call to *Dr. Goodwin's office, *Diane answers every call, is efficient & knowledgeable, listens to concerns, sets up scans, schedules appts., gives directions within the hospital. Her expertise shows NO bounds. We love *Diane!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Goodwin seems very invested in my life, and in me getting better (having less chronic pain). He is a very personable and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

We absolutely adore Dr Goodwin. He is an amazing physician and surgeon that we liked so much we drove two hours from home for him to care for and operate on our daughter. The surgery he performed was not something that could be done in our area of Northwest Ohio. Aside from his intelligence and skill, he is so funny, kind, and makes you feel so comfortable. At our last appointment, we found out that our daughter no longer needed anymore follow up. I was happy that she is healed, but slightly sad that we won't need to come see Dr Goodwin anymore! We recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

The doctor was great

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

we just love dr Goodwin! we see the genuine concern he has in all of his patients and how he can easily adapt to everyone's personality kids and adults.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr Goodwin is the best! we recommend him all of the time.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019


Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr.Goodwin was great very respectful and you can tell he loves what he does he was great with my son keep up the great work Doc

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr Goodwin is phenomenal!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Goodwin and everyone working there treated us and especially our daughter with exceptional care! 5 stars...

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr.Goodwin has been wonderful for our daughter.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

*Dr. Goodwin is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Dr. Goodwin made sure my sons voice was heard and I appreciate him very much.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

I had a delightful experience with Dr. Goodwin and his resident. He was courteous, enthusiastic, and very qualified.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Goodwin was very professional and kind, he was great with my baby. He answered any questions I had.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

cannot stress how amazing Dr.goodwin is with his patients. best orthopedic pediatric doctor around

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

dr Goodwin is very good at reassuring my daughter and me of the outcome of her treatment. makes us feel very secure in treatment and iutcome

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Goodwin is awesome!!! He treated my son and I with respect and explained everything to us. He treated my teenage son like an adult and he appreciated that. We will definitely continue to see Dr. Goodwin!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Goodwin is a FIVE STAR doctor! kind, doesn't rush you, related so well with Shawna. Eased her fears. She has complete confidence in him and so do we. We feel very fortunate to have found him!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Goodwin is THE BOMB!!! Just the best!!! Such a super nice guy!!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Goodwin seems to be a very kind doctor who cares about his patients. He wanted to be sure that we were comfortable with his diagnosis/prognosis before we left.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Goodwin is always personable and knowledgeable! We can always count on Ryan to tell us the cause of pain and come up with a reasonable plan. My daughter is comfortable talking to Dr.Goodwin and trusts him which is very important in the care of my family!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

It was a great staff and Dr Goodwin was great. nice thorough confident and will not see another ortho dr in my lifetime until he retires. thanks!!!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

We had a great experience with Dr. Goodwin! He was great with my daughter and clearly explained things to us.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

*Dr. Goodwin has assisted with all of my kids and we all really like him. His laid back approach worked really well with my kids and he was incredibly personable.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr. Goodwin and Lindsey are the BEST! So kind, thoughtful, and professional! I wouldn't take my kids anywhere else!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

we waited nearly an hour in the waiting room, which with a 2 year old is very difficult. then waited another 10 or 15 minutes in the room before seeing the resident. this is a long time to wait for a patient adult and I would have preferred to be notified that provider was behind schedule and even given option to reschedule

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

doc and resident explained everything very clearly! they did not rush through appointment!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr Goodwin is great! He had a wonderful bedside manner with me and my daughter.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

The original appointment needed to be moved due to the Dr.'s surgery schedule. they notified me right away. we had no wait time at all once we were checked in

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Goodwin came highly recommended. We would also highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Goodwin did a great job explaining to my daughter what she needed to do to and what may need to occur in the future. put her at ease about this particular medical issue.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Even with the wait, Dr. Goodwin is an EXCELLENT doctor. His bedside manner, ability to talk in a plain English tone, and talking directly to my child, is welcome in a physician setting

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Goodwin was wonderful - engaged, enthusiastic and concerned.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Doc Goodwin is amazing, so pleased with the outcome of my surgery. it's been one year and I'm happy to say Doc Goodwin is one of the best surgeons.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr Goodwin did a great job talking with my child.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Goodwin is amazing. He listened to his 13 year old patient but treated him with respect like he was an adult. He heard his concerns and provided answers/solutions. Would highly recommend Dr. Goodwin!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Goodwin is such a great doctor! His positivity is contagious! My daughter has scoliosis, and she always leaves her visits with Dr. Goodwin feeling reassured and confident!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Goodwin was great. so concerned for my child and listened and was just all around a great guy.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

dr. Goodwin is amazing and made this injury seem ok for us: we were scared and stressed before we saw him and left knowing we were in good hands.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Goodwin and his staff have been great. My son has even commented that he "likes this cast better than his last one and it doesn't itch as much." Everyone explained what was going to happen during the surgery and Dr. Goodwin called after to check up on my son as well. I'm glad our pediatrician recommended him. Thank you.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Siqueira was excellent. He was very courteous and helpful. My son is very intense and he was able to answer all questions and keep him calm.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Goodwin has seen our son for a multiple orthopedic issues. He is always caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Goodwin was awesome with my daughter!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

I have brought two of my other children to Dr. Goodwin and will only use him for pediatric orthopedics. He was originally recommended by several doctors and parents. He"s thorough, approachable, knowledgeable, kind, gentle, funny, just fabulous! I absolutely would recommend him! and ditto Dr. Chambers, the fellow who examines her first!

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