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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
  • Deformity Correction
  • Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Joint Preserving Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Tethering
  • Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT)
  • Virtual Visits
View all 19 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

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

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 7/6/2020, 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

office staff (Diane and Dawn) were wonderful! Dr Goodwin was thorough in explaining our daughters medical condition. his bed side manner is exceptional. He spent a good deal of time with us. Highly reccomend!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Goodwin related well with our daughter.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Dr Goodwin helped our son during a very challenging time with initial diagnosis,surgery and casting. Our follow up over the years has helped provide reassurance and the best possible outcome for our son. Dr Goodwin cares deeply about the patients he serves and that is much appreciated!!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

we would recommend Dr Goodwin to anyone and we were willing to drive over an hour to receive care and gain insight from his expertise!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr was very nice and explained everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

*Dr. Goodwin is one of the best physicians that I've ever met!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

The doctor visit was amazing but the process to get to that visit was arduous at best.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Goodwin was amazing and extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr Goodwin was great explanation of the options and very personable. His assistant Diane was very responsive and great to work with.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr Goodwin is excellent! it is hard over FaceTime for a child to see a doctor but Dr Goodwin puts her right at ease, answers all of our questions and does an excellent job!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Goodwin has always been excellent at listening to my child and answering all of her questions.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

great doctor and good care of the patient

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Goodwin and his staff are fabulous. Easy to talk to, very professional and really genuine nd compassionate. They act as if you are the only patient they have by taking the time to talk with you and answer your questions. They don't rush you Very lucky to have worked with them. My son was very happy with them.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Loved the staff and Dr. Goodwin. Great people to work with.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Goodwin and his staff are excellent!!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Goodwin calmed my son's fears just by the way he communicated with him and then by the information he provided. This visit was a little ahead of schedule due to some pain my son was experiencing and Dr. Goodwin knew exactly how to explain it and how to treat it involving my son in the decision making, this made him feel better.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Goodwin and his resident was Awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

we are very pleased with dr goodwin office

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

he is extremely knowledgeable and able to translate information in simple terms for Better understanding. my daughter had complete fracture of the bone and thanks to wonderful work done by Dr Goodwin, she perfectly back to normal

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Excellent visit. Dr Goodwin explained things well to my son and his spirits were lifted with a clear path to feeling better.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

PICU doctors and nurses were most responsive and attentive.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Scheduling was so much easier than I thought it would be and we got to see Dr. Goodwin within a week!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr. Goodwin talked to my daughter instead of me and she was immediately comfortable with his relaxed manner, real interest in her situation, and determination to do everything he could to help her understand what the surgery was about and feel better about it. It was the first time that we have talked about surgery without her getting anxious!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr Goodwin was wonderful!! My daughter has awful anxiety when it comes to doctors and hospitals. It took 5 hours to get her to go to the ER after she broke her arm. Then once she was there her HR was close to 170 from being so anxious. She really did not want to go to see Dr Goodwin! But he was so nice, kid friendly, talked to her and not just me, energetic. When we were walking out, my daughter said to me, "If I ever break anything else I wanna come back to him." That's a true compliment coming from her.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Goodwin was amazing! he explained our sins issue and why it is happening then recommended what he could do to make it better...all with enthusiasm and professionalism. Thank you for a job well done!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Goodwin is a tremendous doctor and person.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr Goodwin and his office staff are extremely accessible and very courteous. easiest appointments I have ever made.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr Goodwin and his team are thorough, understanding, compassionate and I would strongly recommend them.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Amazing! Dr. Goodwin made myself and child feel very comfortable - was easy to talk to - answered questions and had an excellent rapport with child!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Cleveland Clinic staff and doctors never disappoint. Dr. Ryan C. Goodwin is a master at his profession. He has saved my son's life, and we will be eternally grateful.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Goodwin is extremely good with my daughter and includes her in all discussions.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020


Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Goodwin was an excellent provider. My son liked all of their interactions, which is saying a lot coming from a teen!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

great doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

wonderful and very hopeful Dr. Goodwin

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

wonderful doctor Dr. Goodwin and very hopeful

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

the coordination of the pre-appt X-ray was less than ideal. arrived to appt to be told the doctor didn't sign the order. had to wait with my teenager in a crowded waiting room for an hour and then after an hour they said "you could have waited in your car". that would have been nice to know an hour earlier. my son hasn't left the house much in months and to have him sit in a waiting room for an X-ray for that long was upsetting.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

My son likes Dr. Goodwin and appreciated being asked his opinions, questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

My daughter's incision was bleeding the night before and the day of discharge. I asked to have the doctor come and look at it and talk with me about. The PA that came took two minutes and dismissed it; that it was fine. He didn't explain that was to be expected and would happen and for how long that it could continue. I asked again later when it continued to fill the bandage with blood if I could have the doctor look at it. The nurses were concerned, and asked the doctor to come and talk with me, but they never did. Once again the PA told the nurse to tell me that it was normal. Thank goodness for the nurse; she sent us home with some bandages and tagaderm.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

We love Dr. Goodwin. This is the second child of ours that he has seen over the years.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

excellent doctor and positive experience for Rory

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Excellent doctor. Very personable. Genuinely shows care for our son. Optimistic too.

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