Treatment & Services
- Adolescent Orthopaedics
- Complex Spinal Surgery
- Deformity Correction
- Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fracture Care
- Fracture Non-union
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
- Scoliosis Surgery
- Spinal Surgery
- Trauma Reconstruction
- Trauma Treatment
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- ACL Injury
- Back Pain in Athletes
- Broken Bones
- Cerebral Palsy
- Club Feet
- Congenital Clubfoot
- Developmental Dislocation of the Hip
- Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
- Flatfoot in Children
- Foot Deformities
- Hip Dysplasia
- Idiopathic Scoliosis
- Knee Cartilage Injury
- Knee Injuries
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Leg Length Inequality
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Lower Extremity Deformity
- Pediatric And Adolescent Hip Disorders
- Pediatric Knee Injuries
- Pediatric Knee Pain
- Pediatric Scoliosis
- Pediatric Spine Tumors
- Pediatric Trauma
- Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Fractures
- Stress Fractures
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas, TX USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA
- 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.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
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
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142 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 19, 2018
*Dr. Gurd is an excellent, courteous, and very informative dr. He checked on me daily and explained everything very well to me. My pain was minimal for the extensive surgery I had done. I was very pleased with my results and highly recommend *Dr. Gurd to anyone. *Dr. David Gurd (excellent surgeon!).
Reviewed on Jan 5, 2018
*Dr. Gurd was awesome in explaining the issue we were concerned about! He was great w/our 4 yr. old.
Reviewed on Dec 29, 2017
Always a great visit with Dr. Gurd. He has a great personality that really connects with kids and makes them feel happy to be at the doctors office.
Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017
Dr. Gurd and his resident were excellent!
Reviewed on Dec 8, 2017
David Gurd was exceptional. He put my daughter and I at easy with his funny personality and addressed our concerns. He gave her exercises to do that are simple and assured her if she did the exercises, she'd feel better in 3 months.
Reviewed on Oct 4, 2017
Dr. Gurd is excellent. Highly recommend him to others.
Reviewed on Sep 15, 2017
Dr. Gurd was extremely thorough in Liam's exam, explained the treatment and plan, and was very kind and compassionate. So happy my son is unde his care!
Reviewed on Sep 3, 2017
Dr. Gurd explained our sons surgery in detail before & after surgery. He spent a lot of time with us and answered all of our questions. We felt like we were his only patients. He is excellent!
Reviewed on Aug 18, 2017
Dr.Gurd is very approachable and demonstrates genuine concern.
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2017
Had to wait a long time for xrays. Dr. Gurd's office was wonderful.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2017
Dr. Gurd was amazing! He is super sweet, took the time to talk with my son and made him feel very comfortable.
Reviewed on May 26, 2017
we felt welcomed and not rushed through. gave me the time to ask questions and answers them.
Reviewed on May 24, 2017
Dr. Gurd & his staff (including everyone who was in the operating room with him) are wonderful!! They did such a great job calming my daughter's fears and making her as comfortable as they could.
Reviewed on Apr 28, 2017
Dr Gurd does a great job of making my child feel included in his health care decisions. Dr Gurd is also good at communicating with my child and me.
Reviewed on Apr 28, 2017
Overall good experience.
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2017
Dr. Gurd was very friendly to our whole family and made us feel comfortable before Alivia's surgery
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2017
Dr Gurd was excellent!! Very friendly and compassionate about his obvious love for his job . He was easy to talk to and explained everything !
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