Treatment & Services
- Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
- Center for Pediatric Sports Health
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Knee Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
- Total Joint Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- ACL Injury
- Arthritis Of The Knee
- Athletic Knee Injury
- Knee Cartilage Injury
- Knee Injuries
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Knee Pain
- Meniscal Tears
- Sports Injuries
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT USA
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - Walsh University
North Canton, OH USA
- Recipient of the Kappa Delta Donor Vaugh Award 2013
- Head Team Physician, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2000-Present
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Sports medicine, athletic knee injury, knee surgery, knee arthroscopic surgery, knee cartilage injuries, knee ligament injuries
Awards & Honors
- Cleveland's Best Doctors, 2008-2015
- Certificate of Subspecialization is Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Surgery, 2007-Present
Innovations & Patents
- Recipient of the Cleveland Clinic Innovations Award 2012-2013
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
- American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
- Herodicus Society
- Cleveland Academy of Medicine
Research & Publications
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As of 11/20/2016, Dr. Parker 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.
Royalty Payments. Dr. Parker receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Zimmer, Inc.
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.
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110 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|
9 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 13, 2017
Dr. Parker was extremely kind, competent, sympathetic and understanding. He provided a very needed alternative point of view regarding the treatment decisions I have been facing.
Reviewed on Jul 6, 2017
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2017
I was very pleased with the amount of times they came to check on me. Dr. Parker is excellent and he listens to the patient.
Reviewed on Apr 6, 2017
I traveled 750 miles to have Dr. Parker perform my surgery. He is a truly great doctor.
Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017
Not entirely clear about the follow up and pre-surgical procedures
Reviewed on Feb 23, 2017
Dr. Parker is great. Very professional & always answered all my questions & kept me informed throughout this process.
Reviewed on Sep 28, 2016
I experienced the BEST EVER care that a doctor could give. Dr. Parker is excellent.
Reviewed on Sep 8, 2016
Dr. Parker came each day, along with assistant. Liked that personal touch.
Reviewed on Sep 1, 2016
All experience with Dr. Parker were above & beyond what I imagined it would be.
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