Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
  • Deformity Correction
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
  • Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 40 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Disorders
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Robert Molloy, MD

Robert Molloy, MD, is the Vice Chairman of Orthopedics and the Director of Adult Reconstruction at Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in hip and knee replacements, including complex and primary revision hip and knee surgery, and knee arthroscopy.

Dr. Molloy received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his internship and residency in orthopedics at the Cleveland Clinic, and his fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Molloy was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2006 as a Staff Orthopedic Surgeon. 

In his leisure time, Dr. Molloy enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New England Baptist Hospital
Adult Reconstruction
Boston, MA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Undergraduate - Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI USA

Additional Training

  • Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction, New England Baptist Hospital


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Hip and knee replacement, including complex and primary revision hip and knee surgery, knee arthroscopy

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 6/25/2019, Dr. Molloy has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Molloy receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation

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

423 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Molloy has always been very courteous; thorough in his treatments, diagnosis' & explanations! i've recommended him to others over the years.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

The doctor's staff is excellent

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr.Molloy helped me out when nobody else would. Thank you, Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Malloy was thorough, communicated well and in language I could understand. Excellent!

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I've seen a lot of doctors over the years, to address my knee problems. Dr Malloy was the best. So many want to operate just to appease, but Dr Malloy won't jump in and preform a procedure with questionable results. He earned my respect and i would gladly recommend him to anyone in need.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

I did not obtain the answer for which I was hoping, but the Doctor was very honest and took the time to walk through the scenarios, answer questions and discuss potential options in the future. I was impressed in his personal concern for a new patient.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr Malloy has a great personality and is easy to talk to.

Reviewed on May 4, 2019

ALL went very well with my excellent physician and his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Staff and Dr. Molloy are very caring and attentive. Always answer all questions.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

*Dr. Molloy is the best!!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

I really liked Dr. Molloy and his entire staff. I have had shots in my knees before but he gave the best knee shots I've ever had. No pain and he was quick and efficient. He and his fellow were both excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

The Physician was very informative and responsive to my questions about a RX I needed. The doctor responded very thoroughly with a great smile on his face to questions about my knee replacement.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

physician was prompt and explained everything about my surgery

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

The Doctor was very kind and explained the follow up treatments thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

Physician came early in the morning while I was sleeping. I woke up and was half asleep while he was there.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

MD just told me to do physical therapy 5 times a week for 6 months and come back to see him if there is no improvement. Physical therapy is the answer to everything.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

I waited 1 hour and 45 minutes to see Dr. Molloy, checking twice with the desk on how much longer I would have to wait. When I was finally called the nurse had a chip on her shoulder when I said how long I had waited. But once I got in Dr. Molloy appeared very quickly, assessed my problem and offered me relief in a cortisone shot . The shot has relieved my knee problem greatly.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

Dr. Malloy is very encouraging and a great listener!!! A fabulous surgeon!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2018

Not much interaction with physicians.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

As usual, Avon facility takes forever to see the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

I saw my Doctor within 5 minutes of checking in. Great experience.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Dr. Molloy is always very approachable, thorough and takes the time that a patient needs to answer any questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

I was first greeted by his nurse, then I was examined by his Orthopedic doctor and then I saw Dr. Molloy. Dr. Molloy and staff always take their time with my appointments and answer any questions that I may have thoroughly. He and his staff are the best!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Avon is very far from us but very much wanted to see Dr. Molloy. EVERYTHING once we got there was exceptional, especially Dr. Molloy who I found to be a very knowledgeable, compassionate and relatable physician. I will be having him do my needed surgery and I would highly recommend him.

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