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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 3/21/2022, 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

167 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 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Liz and Dr. Gurd are so quick at responding to our messages.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr Gurd is one of the best doctors at the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Dr Gurd really engaged with our daughter and made her feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr. Guard is amazing, he made my daughter feel ver comfortable. I appreciate his patience and would recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr. Gurd is wonderful. So personable and knowledgable. He has helped my son physically and mentally with his injury.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr Gurd actually makes having to go to the Dr fun. He is always so happy and upbeat. He takes the time to explain even the simplest things. Wish all Dr's were just like him.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr Gurd and his staff are outstanding.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

As always Dr. Gurd was personable. His ability to combine all aspects of medicine and put it into lamens terms is appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Gurd , as well as the med student, spoke directly with Madeline. She was nervous about the appt but walked out feeling a sense of relief, support and a part of the "team" that is assisting her with her tx plan for AIS.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Liza and Dr. Gurd are one of the best teams I have seen at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Gurd demonstrates astonishing character, professionalism and the ability to connect with our son. We feel honored to have had him as his surgeon. My son said before his surgery, why would I be frightened I have the best Dr.at the best hospital in the United States. And we mention his sense of humor!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Gund is a fantastic doctor: knowledgeable, kid-friendly, charming, focused and reassuring. Delighted to have him recommended by our own Dr Gregory Weaver -- our equally fantastic paediatrician.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

We love Dr Gurd. When I found out my son needed to see a Pediatric Orthopedic I didn't hesitate to schedule with him. Once seen he pointed us Into the direction of a Dr that would be best to handle my sons Injury. He remembered my son from a year ago and It was like they hadn't skipped anytime from seeing each other. I would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr. Gurd displays the highest levels of compassion, care and empathy to his patients (as does his nurse). He is by far the most approachable and caring physician our family has encountered. We are incredibly grateful for him as he has taken care of two of our children.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

We would recommend Dr. Gurd and his team to anyone in need of pediatric orthopedic services!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Dr. Gurd was very personable and interacted with my son well.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr. Gurd is a world class doctor. His genuine care and compassion for our daughter was heartwarming to say the least. She looks forward to each checkup because he makes her feel like she is his only patient. You hit the jackpot with this doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr. Gurd and all of his staff are more than polite, easily reachable, accommodating and make scheduling a dream.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr. Gurd is unsurpassed. He truly cares for his patients and has a wonder relationship with them. I have recommended him to many and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Very nice and friendly staff. Dr. Gurd is one of the nicest doctors I have ever met. His nurse was great as well.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Very nice and friendly. Engaged in small chit chat but got down to the issue and solution right away. My daughter was nervous to be there at first. When Dr. Gurd left the room, my daughter said Dr. Gurd was so nice and she wasn't scared anymore. He mad us feel very comfortable and like he appreciated us being there.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Dr.Gurd is the best!!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Wonderful! Dr gurd is amazing!!!!! Highly recommend

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Gurd is awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Liz- doctor's nurse is wonderful!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Both the Dr and the PA that looked at Allison were kind and respectful of her. Dr. Gurd actually got her to answer some questions for him and she was sort of talking to him. Which for her is huge and shows that she feels comfortable with him

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

We are very happy with Dr. Gurd. He was beyond phenomenal with our daughter.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr. Gurd is fabulous!!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Chanel thought that the doctor was kind and friendly made her feel a lot better when he explained the process going forward for her to recover quickly and more effective thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr.Gurd is great with his patients and their families. He is knowledgable and personable. We recommend him to others all the time.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

It really was a great experience considering how scared we were about the outcome (possibility of needing surgery). Everyone from the scheduler, the nurse, doctor and medical professional that put on the cast... Were all very kind, and we feel like they went out of their way to make our little girl feel safe and comfortable. Dr. Gurd even helped Cally pick out the color cast that she wanted - it really was a personalized experience.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Dr. Gurd was absolutely wonderful. He made my daughter laugh and made a painful knee visit to the doctors office a great experience.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

I was so impressed that was son was able to see Dr. Gurd the next day when I called to schedule the appointment. Dr. Gird was great - explained everything clearly so my husband and I understood but especially so my 11 year old son understood! He was great!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

*Dr. Gurd is an amazing doctor. He has such a great demeanor when working w/his patient.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

The Peds Department at Main Campus is amazing. Everybody from Environmental Services, nurses aides, transporters, *Dr. Gurd & nurses were all so caring and polite.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr Gurd was wonderful. So knowledgeable, such good bedside manner. I only wish more CCF doctors were like this.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

The Dr & resident were so nice, friendly. They showed compassion & listened to our concerns. They made us & my son feel safe.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Gurd is amazing, great with kids, and explained everything in detail.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr Gurd was AMAZING! My daughter isn't generally impressed with people, but she really liked him.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Dr. Gurd and his staff are amazing! They all treated us with respect and made my son feel so comfortable! Dr. Gurd himself is an amazing provider and I wish all providers were like him! Dr. Gurd is the best doctor and so very kind!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Gurd was amazing. His staff even contacted us with results that day. The xray tech was also wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Doctor David was amazing very knowledgeable and experienced

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Bad was when in March 12 they had us see a neurologist and I called the complaint department and never got back to me and you still billed for appt. The Dr. Knew because I said why r we see you for second opinion about his spine and not a orthopedic? Yet he continued you to appt. It was waste of time and travel. This appt was good, except they called 1 hr. Before to do an x-ray and my son could not do that machine and the other was down so kinda frustrated. Need to have more time x-ray cut into appt time with Dr. Felt rushed

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Gurd and all of the nurses from phone calls to putting a brace and cast on my 6 year olds arms were just amazing. Dr. Gurd was so sweet and friendly with him as well as the nurses. Thank you so much!!! You all made a mom that was a nervous wreck (and her son) very calm that day

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr Gurd is always fantastic.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

I will say I was VERY impressed with how both Nurse Liz and Dr. Gurd treated my son. Caden is 14 yrs old and instead of ignoring him and speaking to me about his issue they both spoke directly to Caden. Caden and I both said that made him feel mature and responsible for his care. They did not treat him like a child. They treated like a mature teenager, discussed treatment options with him and heard him out as far as questions and concerns he was having.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

It's more than good *Dr. Gurd he's a hero.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Good. *Dr. David Gurd he's one of the best orthopedic doctors in Cleveland Clinic he did amazing successful surgeries for my son.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Gurd is the absolute best and provides first-class care to my son.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Gurd talked directly to my son so he understood what was going on and he had a part in the decision making process.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Gurd is fantastic, as is the whole staff there.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Every experience we have had with Dr Gurd and his staff has been above any other provider that we have seen.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr Gurd is our go to doctor

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

I highly recommend Dr. Gurd. He is very professional, yet relatable, kind, good sense of humor, knowledgeable, patient and caring.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Likely the best experience we've ever had with a Doctor

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr Gurd and his team were amazing! so good with my daughter and made her feel super comfortable. We were both very pleased with the entire experience

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