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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
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Deformity Correction
  • Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Patello-femoral Knee Surgery
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Surgery Foot And Ankle
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Trauma Treatment
View all 27 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • ACL Injury
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Broken Bones
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Club Feet
  • Congenital Clubfoot
  • Developmental Dislocation of the Hip
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Flatfoot
  • Flatfoot in Children
  • Foot Deformities
  • Fractures
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Lower Extremity Deformity
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Pediatric And Adolescent Hip Disorders
  • Pediatric Infections
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Scoliosis
  • Pediatric Spine Tumors
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Stress Fractures
View all 49 Specialties +
Insurance

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Biography

About David Gurd, MD

David P. Gurd, MD is the Head of Pediatric Spinal DeformitySurgery and the Medical Director for Supply Chain Management at Cleveland Clinic.  He completed his undergraduate studies atMiami University (Ohio), received his medical degree from The Ohio StateUniversity, completed orthopaedic surgery residency training at ClevelandClinic and subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedics at theTexas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.  Dr. Gurdjoined the staff at Cleveland Clinic in 2007.

Dr. Gurd’s main interests include scoliosis and spinedeformity to include congenital conditions, infantile scoliosis, kyphosis andspondylolisthesis.  He also enjoys working with pediatric trauma,lower-extremity deformity and children’s hip conditions including hipdysplasia.  He has specialized training in the fields of osteotomy for significantspine deformity and preservation of the hip joint in adolescents.

The majority of Dr. Gurd’s practice is focused on patientcare; however, he is also very active with Cleveland Clinic’s Supply ChainManagement and assessing the newest innovations in surgical care.  Dr.Gurd is currently engaged in research being conducted to improve recovery afterscoliosis surgery to increase patient mobility, function, and paincontrol.  In addition, he is working on a new modality to improve the easeof pedicle screw placement for the surgeon and enhance patient safety whenundergoing spine surgery.

 For an appointment with Dr. David Gurd, please call 216.444.2606.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Pediatric Orthopaedics
Dallas, TX USA
2006

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedics
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedics
Cleveland, OH USA
2001

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
M.D.
Columbus, OH USA
2000

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA
1995

Additional Training

  • Innovative techniques for the hip, specifically surgical dislocation of the hip and the Ganz osteotomy of the hip.
  • Innovative techniques for significant spine deformity including multiple types of osteotomies for spinal realignment.

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Pediatric and adolescent orthopaedics, scoliosis and spine deformity, hip disorders, lower extremity deformity, trauma scoliosis and spine deformity, developmental dysplasia of the hip, pediatric and adolescent orthopaedics, lower extremity deformity, pediatric and adolescent hip disorders, pediatric orthopaedic surgery, pediatric trauma club feet and deformity correction, developmental dysplasia of the hip, general pediatric orthopaedics, lower extremity deformity, pediatric and adolescent hip disorders, pediatric and adolescent orthopaedics, pediatric orthopaedic surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric trauma, scoliosis, trauma

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 Orthopaedic Teacher of the Year
  • 2011 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award
  • Multiple times voted into Best Doctors of Cleveland

Innovations & Patents

  • Working on a new modality to improve the ease and safety of pedicle screw placement for spine deformity.
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 4/27/2021, Dr. Gurd 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

225 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Gurd is professional, knowledgeable, and also has a sense of humor! Truly enjoy going to him for Savannah's care.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Gurd & Staff were Outstanding!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

honestly one of the best doctors I think I have ever met.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Gurd has an infectious personality that is consistent and genuine and emits a real concern for his patients. His whole team is friendly and welcoming. From the ladies at the front desk to Liz. Nice to see a team really work together and be pleasant and professional at the same time.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Gurd was exceptional! he made my daughter feel comfortable about her scoliosis appointment, he had her do some tests, then gave us great news! she didn't have scoliosis!!!!! we were so thankful!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Gurd always makes us feel like family!! He is truly the best physician we've ever had!!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Excellent experience during the visit with Dr Gurd. Every doctor, especially in pediatric care, should be able to treat a child/adolescent like Dr. Gurd - with the same respect as an adult patient and with a highest degree of care.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr Gurd is awesome he is professional made my daughter feel comfortable and bedside manner is outstanding. I would recommend any of my friends and family to him. he is wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr. Gurd is absolutely the best. He talks to my teenager with respect, while also including me as the parent.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

We love Dr. Gurd! He always talks to our son on his level and he remembers specifics about him which make me feel like he cares.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Very comfortable with Doctors!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Doctor was very personable. My child and I felt like we were treated superb.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

great experience. fast. doctor's were awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Gurd was interested in Natalie as a person not just a patient who will need surgery. He very directly told us what was going to be needed and why, and then listened to and responded to concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr Gurd and his resident were awesome! they answered all of our questions and ones we hadn't thought of

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

we love dr gurd and all the nurses

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Thankful that I didn't have to wait long for the doctor to see us. The office staff was very prompt and respectful.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

*Dr. Gurd made my daughter feel at ease and comfortable. He listened to all of our concerns and answered all of our questions.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

*Dr. Gurd was wonderful. *Emmy doesn't warm up to people quickly (esp. makes), but *Dr. Gurd won her over immediately.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr Gurd is the best Dr. we have ever been to. his level of care, kindness, and bedside manner makes the 2 1/2 drive to see him worth it. He is a phenomenal Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr. Gurd and his group are amazing - they are truly a blessing and we are grateful for all they do.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Gurd was AWESOME! he talked to my daughter and not at her. He was understanding and was easy to talk to about injury. He made my daughter feel comfortable and was reassuring we could get help with her leg pain!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr Gurd has amazing bedside manner and really knows how to connect with teens. he made her feel comfortable and in control of the decision process during the appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Excellent Doctor!!!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

again, great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Always a pleasure having my daughter see *Dr. Gurd!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Gurd is amazing!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Gurd and his staff are the best! We have been with them for years through our battle with Scoliosis, surgery for it, recovery and post surgery monitoring. Would never see anyone else!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Gurd is awesome!!!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr Gurd was amazing. I have been to many orthopedic docs at CCF. He is personable and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THIS PROVIDER FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS AND HE HASNT CHANGED HES JUST AS CARING NOW AS HE WAS AT OUR VERY FIRST VISIT ALMOST 10 YEARS AGO!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Gurd's is such a wonderful physician! He is so kind, thoughtful, and has a great way of explaining things.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

We had a wonderful experience. Dr. Gurd is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Both Dr. Gurd and Dr. Drake were very professional, kind and easy to talk to. They made my daughter feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

*Dr. Gurd makes my son feel comfortable and talks to him like an adult. He is fully vested in his care.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

incredibly impressed with the entire staff and office. Dr. Gurd was engaged, friendly, and knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

We went to Dr. Gurd for a second opinion. It was obvious that he was knowledgeable as soon as he entered the room. He was friendly and patient. He asked my daughter about her interests and activitiesHe was thorough with his questions and his exam. he gave us all of the information we needed and options for treatment. he did not seem rushed or distracted at all. excellent bedside manner. I feel like my child is in excellent hands.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr Gurd is amazing. He is so kind, clear, and compassionate. He answers all our questions, usually before we ask him.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

We love Dr Gurd. He really takes his time and listens to his patients and really cares about them.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr. Gurd and staff were amazing!!! Made us feel important and explained everything to reassure us my daughters first surgery would go well

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Gurd appears to be wonderful with children. and has a very fun and calming bedside manne.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

*Dr. Gurd is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Gurd's care, patience and ability to connect with patient and family and clearly communicate diagnosis and treatment is exceptional! He is a wonderful doctor, whom we hold in high esteem.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr Gurd was wonderful with my daughter. He explained things in a way that she would understand and made her feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

The doctors always checked up on me and my incision site. They also always listened and kept up with my needs.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Gurd was very personable, patient and showed compassion

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Gurd was great

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Gurd was simply wonderful! We've been at Akron Childrens with a Dr. for this issue for 10 years and he gave us so much more info. and input that all previous 10 years combined. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr.Gurd and his resident were both respectful and informative. Both were so kind to my daughter!

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Gurd is Top Notch, always takes the time to listen, discuss, and offer options.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

My son is special needs, it has always impressed me that Dr Gurd addresses him as a person and touches him with a pat on back and looks him in the eye. Most providers do not do that. I love his bedside manner! He goes above and beyond and we always feel well taken care of. A true asset to your organization!

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

We love seeing Dr. Gurd. Dr. Gurd has been seeing my daughter since she was a couple of days old.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

The staff and Dr. we're very informative and nice about the process of the surgery and answered questions and addressed all our concerns

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Great visit, Dr. Gurd is awesome!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Gurd does a great job building rapport with the child and informing of next steps.

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