Treatment & Services
- Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
- Center for Pediatric Sports Health
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Knee Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
- Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
- 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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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 10/9/2018, 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.
* 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.
103 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|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019
Dr. Parker and staff went out their way to get me a quick appointment and treatment as I was at the Cleveland Clinic Sports Therapy Center that day.I very much appreciated the timely immediate care.
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
Dr. Parker and Beatrice were very kind and informative.
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018
I consider *Dr. Parker a superb physician/clinician - really cares about his patients.
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018
dr. Parker is an excellent physician and surgeon and he is the only physician I would go to for any type of knee replacement.He is extremely knowledgeable and caring. Bridget Mansell, the PA in his practice is excellent as well! I am so thankful that I was able to have their team care for me when I had my 1st knee replacement 3 years ago, and 2nd replacement 6 months ago. Living in an area that has questionable care providers, being a nurse, I truly appreciate the services that Cleveland Clinic provides. Keep doing what you are doing! A huge Thanks!
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018
For a first time visit everything was very efficient, staff was awesome and Dr. Parker was very thorough. If I ever do need surgery I want him and nobody else. God Bless you.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018
DR Parker was very GOOD AT EXPLAINING ALL MY OPTIONS and i feel confident he will take care of my knee and will be playing softball for quite some time
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018
Extremely compassionate, understanding, knowledgable provider.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018
*Dr. Parker & his team was terrific! They worked well together.
Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018
*Dr. Parker was very professional, very personable and explained everything well. The physical therapists were also very knowledgeable & personable.
Reviewed on May 3, 2018
Cleveland Sports Clinic and Dr. Parker and his staff are the most knowledgeable, professional, and respectful of anywhere I have ever been. My wait time was less than a minute. Dr. Parker and his P.A. Bridget took considerable time to answer all of my questions and concerns regarding knee replacement surgery. I have the outmost confidence in their abilities as I go into this surgery in the coming months. I am so glad I did the research (actually my brother-in-law did the research, LOL) and found Dr. Parker!
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