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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional 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
  • Tethering
  • Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT)
  • Virtual Visits
View all 18 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
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spondylosis
View all 19 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

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Managenent

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 4/17/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation
  • ZimVie 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

189 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

My only complaint is that it felt very rushed Dr G is a fabulous and caring doctor I'm sure it's just his time constraints. But we haven't seen him for over a year and so it would've been nice to just have a less rushed seeming visit.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Goodwins outcome was fantastic; he delivered what he promised. Most respect for him

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Goodwin has always been amazing, and our family is lucky to have worked with him.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Goodwin and his staff are the best and we are lucky to be able to work with them. Incredibly appreciative!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Was great!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Everything was smooth and Dr. Goodwin was very nice and answered all of our questions and concerns

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. Goodwin was a true professional, listened to our concerns (CCF radiologist report stated no fracture- when there was indeed a fracture on the growth plate). Thank God Dr. Goodwin recognized this incorrect dx.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Great Doctor and staff wonderful experience considering the broken bones.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Goodwin did an exceptional job of explaining the procedure and answering any and all questions both the patient and parent had. He took his time and did not make us feel rushed. He also gave great restaurant suggestions!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Excellent care. Provider went above and beyond!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Excellent doctor, very thankful she qualified for the VBT!!!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Goodwin goes above and beyond expectations. I almost hope we have more injuries just to be under his care again. Great bedside manner and thorough and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr. Goodwin is so great with his patients. Scoliosis is a very difficult thing for teens to deal with because they are so worried about how they look and feel about themselves. He understands that and listens to their concerns. He gives them many options for treatment and makes them feel at ease. This is truly a gift. Such a great asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Doctor was very informative and respectful, answered all of our questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Goodwin and his staff are very kind and accommodating. Through my sons surgery, he was very informative and attentive. I would highly recommend him for any pediatric ortho surgery!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Goodwin and his staff are excellent! I can't say enough good things about them!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Goodwin took great care of my daughter. Before surgery we asked for a feeding tube and he said this was an unusual request but went with it because "I know my child best." By the time she discharged she was unable to swallow even 1cc of fluid. If Dr Goodwin hadn't listened to me, it would have had a negative impact on her recovery. This shows how he goes above and beyond for his patients and I make sure other parents with children with scoliosis know this.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Goodwin was phenomenal!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Goodwins is a top Notch specialist. Hands down

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Goodwin was friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable. I will recommend him to others and if needed, will request him as a provider.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

My daughter loves Dr. Goodwin! He has a great bedside manner! My daughter is very anxious and his demeanor helped her stay calm. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Goodwin went above and beyond during our first visit. He answered all my questions, concerns, and worries!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Goodwin took his time and listened. If we need a ped ortho again we will see him.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Goodwin is really awesome. He is patient and kind and really listened to everything we had to say/ask.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Goodwin and his staff are amazing and kind! Very knowledgeable and relatable. I appreciate the ease of getting in contact with him and being able to get an appointment within days. Dr Goodwin deserves a raise in pay!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Goodwin is amazing and deserves a raise!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Goodwin is one of the best if not the best doctor I have seen for my boys.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Great experience - staff and Dr unbelievable

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr was amazing. Cared about our daughter and we did not feel rushed

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Everyone at Dr. Goodwins officce is great!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Goodwin was AMAZING! He was so compassionate and explained everything so clearly.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Goodwin and staff were very helpful! Well highly recommend them to others!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Amazing physician

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr Goodwin is a gift from God to us! We appreciate him so much that words cannot express. Thanks Dr Goodwin for all those years of school to help a little one like ours in a dark time.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Goodwin is an amazing physician. From our very first appointment to consult for surgery to now over one year post-op, he has treated my daughter with such compassion. You can tell he's a doctor who genuinely loves his profession and cares for his patients. He takes his time to answer questions, and he ensures that patients understand every step of the process. We are so thankful for Dr. Goodwin!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Goodwin was very helpful and understood our concerns

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Goodwin is very compassionate. He gave my daughter a big pile of stickers when she was crying!

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Everyone we worked with: scheduling, x-ray, front desk, nurses and doctor were excellent. They were attentive to her, timely and kind!

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Goodwin was amazing, he took the time to get to know my daughter and included her interests in his follow-up.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Goodwin, was absolutely great and making my daughter feel comfortable and not scared!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Goodwin is amazing.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Excelent doctor!

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