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Title President, Hillcrest Hospital
Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • ACL Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Sports Injuries
View all 10 Specialties +
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Biography

About Richard Parker, MD

Richard D. Parker, MD, is President of Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest and Eastern Region Hospitals. He has dedicated his practice to the field of sports medicine, sports-related injuries and arthroscopic knee surgery.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopic Association of North America and the International Society of Arthroscopic, Knee and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Parker is Head Team Physician for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. Dr. Parker is a national and international presenter and has written more than 200 publications.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1993

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
Sports Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT USA
1987

Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1986

Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Flexible
Cleveland, OH USA
1982

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
1981

Undergraduate - Walsh University
Chemistry
North Canton, OH USA
1978

Professional Highlights

  • Recipient of the Kappa Delta Donor Vaugh Award 2013
  • Head Team Physician, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2000-Present

Specialty Interests

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

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • Herodicus Society
  • Cleveland Academy of Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Richard Parker, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 10/2/2020, 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.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Parker serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Miach Medical Innovation, 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.

* 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

105 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr Parker is the BEST!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

wonderful Dr beautiful staff

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Parker is the BEST!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

my appt with Dr Parker went very well.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Parker is fantastic! He takes the time to listen to my concerns and answers all of my questions in a kind and thorough manner.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr. Parker was extremely thorough in both his examination as well as his explanation of the problem and solutions.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

I was thoroughly impressed by Dr.Parker and his PA Bridget. Both were professional, informative, caring, and patient. I am so grateful that they were able to take my case.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

As a retired Chairman of a Dept.at CCF, my biggest complaint is the CALL SYSTEM. Very impersonal and operators are NOT user friendly. Dr. Parker is GREAT! His staff in his clinic were wonderful. Again, as an emeritus staff person, I just find first encounters for patients in general are POOR.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr Parker has always been respectful. I never feel hurried. always asks if I have any further questions.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I feel that Dr Parker is an excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I always talk about my visit that I had with Dr Parker with my family, because he is the best just like my PCP

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I will always recommend Dr Parker.

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