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

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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 6/8/2020, 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

180 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

Dr and medical staff were great, Admin staff was not so professional or personable.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr Saluan and everybody in his office for professional .....kind and knowledgeable.Dr Saluan was one of the best doctors overall that I've ever been treated by

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr is amazing surgeon and has great bedside manor with pediatric and adults.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Doctor was giving a referral to a joint replacement specialist, but had to keep calling office because they did not put in the referral.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr Saluan treated my problem with great professionalism and respect. I also appreciate his diagnostic skills and formalization of a plan

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

doctor took the time to call me because I could not leave work to be there. so kind and understanding of my need for information!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

we just love seeing Paul Saluan. courtney did forget to ask him something, so if he gets this, please have him call me.. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor my daughter. he is always so kind and friendly.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Logan was able to do a conference call with his doctor so I was still part of the appt. That was awesome!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

always an excellent experience w Dr. Saluan. shows such care and genuine concern.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

I am 100% completely satisfied with our experiences with Dr. Saluan and his staff. Such a caring atmosphere and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr Saluan has a confident strong personable son is in medical school I hope he turns out with the same character.....Great doctor.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

every experience we have had with Dr Saluan and his colleagues has been exceptional.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Trevor Telling from Dr. Saluan's office has been amazing. Super responsive and helpful.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

It was so great being able to have a video appointment with Dr. Saluan. It makes the appointments so much more personable (than via just phone).

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Saluan and his team (PA and PT coordinator) were exceptionally responsive, patient and accessible.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

My kids love Dr. Saluan. He treats them with respect and shows genuine concern for their well-being. we have referred many friends to him and will continue to do so! We love the staff in his office as well!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

I would rate Dr Paul Saluan highly.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

*Dr. Saluan was very thorough and considerate. I'm grateful for his care and his empathy for my son.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Saluan was amazing, excellent, and incredible to work with. He treated Peter as an adult (Peter is 17) and also understood as parents, we had concerns and questions. He was awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Dr. Saluan is a true professional, knowledgeable with a personal bedside manner that makes my son feel like he is in the best care possible, because he is.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr Saluan is always very caring and attentive. i never feel like he is rushing through my appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Saluan was great through the entire care period.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Saluan is thoughtful and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

I'm pretty sure this doc believes he's pretty amazing. I mean, there's "no reason" why my daughters knee is now becoming knocked? At 12? of course theReno's always a reason...but this is conventional medicine...the "treatment". He literally said to my 12 year old daughter..."you're just going to have to walk around with a funny looking leg for a while". Then he said "we want your leg to look perfect..well, you're already perfect, of course". I mean, this is a preteen girl...who is very sensitive to how she appears and what people see. Who the hell would talk to a girl like that? I felt sick when I left. Like she's damaged and this dude can "heal" her later. For now, she's funny looking.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

took longer than normal to wait for the doctor at the patient room. went back to work 30 minutes late.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Saluan is very knowledgeable and explains things in a way that are easy to understand. very calming personality.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

we would recommend Dr. Saluan to and friend or family member. he has treated our daughter and we are back with our son. wouldn't trust their treatment to anyone else.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Class act doctor and would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

I liked this doctor! He was very warm and personable! Very nice guy who explained what was going on with me and my recovery time along with suggesting PT. Thank you.

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