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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

  • Adolescent Orthopaedics
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Patello-femoral Knee Surgery
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Surgery
  • Surgery Foot And Ankle
View all 40 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • ACL Injury
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Broken Bones
  • Disorders of the Shoulder
  • Fractures
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Pediatric And Adolescent Hip Disorders
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
View all 30 Specialties +


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About Paul Saluan, MD

Paul M. Saluan, MD, holds joint appointments in the Center for Sports Health and the Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery within the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is the Director for Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine.

Dr. Saluan specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He is certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

In addition, Dr. Saluan is the developer and Director of the Orthopaedic Arthroscopy Skills Lab Curriculum. He also acts as a Contributor to a Pediatric Outcomes Instrument being developed to assist in pediatric injury/disease-specific outcomes research.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Colorado Denver, The Children's Hospital
Pediatric Orthopaedics
Denver, CO USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Medical Director, The Annual Greater Cleveland Triathlon (2005-present)
  • Medical Director and Head Team Physician, Gymnastics World (2005-present)
  • Medial Director, Continental Cup International Youth Sports Festival (2010-present)
  • Head Team Physician, Brecksville Broadview Heights High School (2007-present)
  • Head Team Physician, Baldwin Wallace University (2009-present)
  • Pinnacle Performance Center Award for Clinical Excellence in Sports Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, 2005


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, arthroscopy, pediatric orthopaedic surgery, orthopaedics

Awards & Honors

  • 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Primary Care Fellowship Program
  • 2010-2011 Best Clinical Research Award, Self-Reported Outcomes Instrument to Assess Upper and Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Issues in 11-18 year old patients
  • 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2009 Scholarship in Teaching Award, Case Wester Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) research grant, Principal Investigator
  • Pinnacle Performance Center Award for Clinical Excellence in Sports Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, 2005

Innovations & Patents

  • Active ongoing involvement in development of novel anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction technique for skeletally immature patients with ACL tears
  • Development of Arthroscopy Skills Lab Curriculum for orthopaedic surgery residents and sports medicine fellows; developing standardized validated tool for assessment of resident and fellow performance in arthroscopic skills exercises


  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • International Cartilage Restoration Society
  • Ohio Orthopaedic Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Paul Saluan, 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 6/26/2022, Dr. Saluan 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. Saluan receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Arthrex, Inc.

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

  • Equalizer Technologies, LLC

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

106 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Dr Saluan was awesome, he and his staff took great care of me! I'm very appreciative and grateful that everything went well! And that was all because of the great team of doctors, nurses, and surgeons who took care of me!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Dr. Saluan and his staff have always been exceptional in the care, concern and promptness

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Dr. Saluan has been fantastic with Courtney during this time, we have been very pleased with his care and bedside manner.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Dr Saluan was exceptional in in his professional care of my situation. I found him to be concerned and compassionate.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Excellent Experience with Excellent Care! Dr Saluan is phenomenal!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Saluan and his staff are always on time. I've never experienced anything like it. The fact that he pays attention to his schedule and is timely is one of the reasons we keep going back. He is awesome.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Saluan and his his team have been a pleasure to work with.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Saluan completed a knee surgery on my son in February 2022. I was completely happy with the experience and will now use him for my knee surgery.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

*Dr. Stacey Zahler is incredible! She is always calm, soft spoken, which makes us feel at ease. She is extremely thorough w/her care and explains everything to us in great detail. We have never felt rushed, she answers all our questions. *Dr. Zahler allows us to be a part of my son's treatment decisions. She truly is an amazing human being!

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr Saluan is great, but I'm not sure he's worth a 75 minute wait.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Dr. Saluan is great, he makes you feel like your concerns are important and you are really being listened to, he genuinely makes you feel like you are his only patient and you are important, and your concerns are valid. He is very personable and highly knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Saluan was so amazing, his bedside manner and explanation of my son's condition was more than expected. He made us feel like my son is his most important VIP patient. He made it known that his condition was a bit serious and would need pretty extensive surgery and a long recovery, but his confidence made me feel at ease and comfortable that he would treat my child as if he was his own.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Saluan was great! I enjoyed that he had a sense of humor and explained things so we understood it.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Doctors took great care of me and got me in and out on a successful procedure

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Outstanding service and consideration for scheduling by Dr. Saluan's staff.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr Saluan was very thorough with everything. He took the time to explain things and I didn't feel rushed. I wouldn't choose any other Orthopedic! He's the best.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Bad - the wait time was inexcusable. It was over an hour and the actual appointment lasted about 5 minutes. Good - Dr. Saluan was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, informative, friendly, and explained the diagnosis incredibly. I can't thank him enough for his care and concern for my son.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr Saluan, PA Trevor, and the rest of the staff is great!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr was very knowledgeable and concerned. Set surgery up for the very next day. Very happy with urgency.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Excellent staff from Front Desk to Dr Saluan. Very attentive and extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr Saluan is an extremely knowledgeable, experienced and empathetic physician

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Excellent team and Dr Saluan is an exceptional empathetic surgeon and doctor. We share this with family, friends and other sports members constantly!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Would absolutely refer Dr Saluan and the Clinic. He sees beyond the patient but sees me as a person

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Trevor showed that he was genuinely concerned with what I was telling him and the concerns I was having, as did Dr. Saluan. They made me feel assured that my concerns were going to be taken care of.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Saluan is a great doctor!

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