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Title APRN/PA Director- Neurologic Institute
Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Strongsville Family Health Center
Primary Location

Strongsville Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
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About Alfred Melillo, PA-C

Alfred Melillo, PA-C has been practicing as a physician assistant since 2000.  He began his career at Cleveland Clinic in the Center for Spine Health in January 2004.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Nebraska Medical Center
Masters/PA Studies
Omaha, NE

Undergraduate - King's College
Physician Assistant Studies
Wilkes Barre, PA

Undergraduate - Mount Union College
Sports Medicine
Alliance, OH

Additional Training

  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies - University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Highlights

  • APRN/PA Director- Neurologic Institute - 2018-present
  • APRN/PA Manager- Center for Spine Health and Physical Medicine/Rehab - 2015-2018
  • APRN/PA Co-Director for the Cleveland Spine Review - 2014-2016


  • Physician Assistant

Specialty Interests

Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient of Cleveland Clinic Outstanding PA Department of the Year Award - 2015
  • Recipient of Cleveland Clinic PA Shining Star Award - 2006, 2011, 2014, 2017


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Ohio Academy of Physician Assistants (OAPA)
Patient Satisfaction Reviews

149 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Excellent doctors

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Al took the time to listen, explained mri results carefully fto ensure I understood it and address my questions. Recommend him highly

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

It was a pleasure speaking with this doctor very informative

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

He's a very good doctor

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Virtual visit was excellent, very easy to navigate, Dr Al was very helpful to me.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Al is a pleasure to have as a provider.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Al is excellent, but like all CCF's excellent providers it can take a while to see him!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Al Melillo is my go to person. He is always caring. He explains my condition and treatment In terms I can understand. I am fortunate to have found him. I have been coming to him for about 5 years now. He is well worth the 1-1/2 hour drive.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Al is personable, patient and an outstanding listener when conveying concerns. His thoughts, explanations and overall assessments are measured, and he's attentive to clearly communicating after reviewing prior history, test results, and present concerns. There Is very comfortable Q and A In conversations. When visiting with Al, I felt cared for as a patient, and I understood much more about my present condition and options. He's also conscientious about following up.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

PA Melillo was thorough in his explanations to me concerning my medical issues.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

I would have had to wait several weeks to get an appointment with s doctor. PA Melillo was available sooner and I was EXTREMELY satisfied with his care.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Very professional staff and Physician Assistant!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

My husband and I both like Al very much. He takes his time to answer questions and share his assessment. He's warm, kind and easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Al is compassionate, knowledgable and answered all questions. Outstanding care provider.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Melillo gets my highest grade. He is great at communicating and diagnosing my problem. I wish I would've found Dr. Melillo 10 years ago. He is wonderful

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Melillo took his time with me and explained everything in language I could understand.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Alfred J Melillo, PA-C was absolutely one of the best providers of care I have ever had.

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