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
  • Arthroscopy
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Deformity Correction
  • Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Trauma Treatment
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

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
  • Flatfoot in Children
  • Foot Deformities
  • Fractures
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • 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
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains
  • Stress Fractures
View all 34 Specialties +
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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 School - 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 4/27/2017, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

117 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

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

Overall good experience.

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 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 !

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2017

great visit

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2017

Great doctor -

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2017

Wow! He was very realistic, funny, relatable, made the appointment enjoyable.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2017

In a hurry

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2016

Great Experience

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