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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Sports Medicine 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
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Surgery Foot and Ankle
View all 37 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Disorders of the Shoulder
  • 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
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
View all 26 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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH

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 Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

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 5/2/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a 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

208 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

My interaction with Dr. Paul Saluan was the best physician experience I have ever had. Superb physician who had real insight into my health problems.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr. Saluan is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr Saluan was fantastic. He took the time to listen to Grace and showed empathy and concern. He did a thorough examination of Grace's knee and showed great bedside manner. I would recommend anyone to be examined by him.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Saluan is an amazing physician and his staff helps highlight this by their system of efficiency. Dr. Saluan has the rare combination of surgical expertise plus an incredible bedside manner. When I had an accident of my knee I was granted immediate access to his clinic for further evaluation. I walked away from the visit with a confident diagnosis made on the diligence of his exam and he confirmed It two days later with testing. He called to follow up during his non-patient care time to go over the results of testing and comfort my concerns. Additionally I would like to recognize Colleen- the PA that works with him, and commend her for her dedication to get the logistics done in a most timely fashion. She has me scheduled within weeks of diagnosis of my injury for surgery. This has a direct positive effect on eliminating the damage that continues to my body until the surgery addresses the problem. We are very fortunate to have such talented and kind people working for our hospital system. They are not just cogs in the wheel- they are the base of what makes the Clinic famous and what attracts patients to our sites. Please recognize them for their above and beyond attention to their patients- make sure they have no other desire to look elsewhere!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Saluan, Colleen and Trevor were amazing and very helpful

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Saluan is an EXCEPTIONAL physician

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

I would recommend Dr. Saluan without hesitation.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

My son absolutely love him. He is an amazing dr and can't thank him enough for helping my son feel better

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

We met with the PA who was excellent, however, we never saw Dr. Saluan as no one was able to identify when he would be arriving at the office. Our appointment was scheduled for 8am.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

We know that Dr. Saluan is the expert in Osteocondritis, however, it is challenging when we don't get to see him because of an unknown arrival time. This is the second time that this has happened to us and is frustrating.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Saluan is an amazing physician, I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Good experience once we saw the doctor

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr truly cared for me as a person and that was refreshing. He truly wanted to help find the cause of my shoulder issues

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

He is an excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr Salian was ably to correctly diagnose my ailment on the first visit and offered the correct treatment plan to get my recovery started quickly.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Saluan is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic. He is someone we trust is giving us evidence based advice and he explains everything very thoroughly. He answered all our questions and we know our daughter Is receiving the very best care.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Saluan is one of the best physicians I have encountered in my entire life. He listens, cares and makes sure the treatment option makes sense for you.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Saluan had a reputation for being one of the best doctors. He lived up to that reputation. He listened, explained and was patient with our questions. I could not be happier.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Great customer service from the staff and Dr Salian

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Amazing experience with Dr. Saluan and his entire staff.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr Saluan is exceptional!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr.Saluan did surgery on my knee too and he did great job ,that is why took my child to him too and result was same. Doctor Saluan and his staff are very professional, and I would recommend them to any of my friends and family.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Saluan was very friendly and had an excellent bedside manner with my son. He took his time and explained everything with confidence and compassion. I would highly recommend Dr Saluan and his team of Trevor and Colleen.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Paul Saluan is excellent. I am so grateful he is my doctor. Cleveland Clinic is fortunate he is on staff. I recommend him to everyone I know who has knee problems.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Doctor Saluan is the reason I come to the Cleveland Clinic. He has done volleyball injury surgeries on my shoulder - torn labrum and bicep tendon - and a ruptured patella tendon. And over the past 14 years has always displayed the utmost courtesy and respect in our meetings. He is always thorough and has an excellent bedside manner. There is no one I would trust more in evaluating my physical health than Dr. Saluan.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

We always have an excellent experience when working with Dr Saluans office. His staff always communicates promptly

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr Saluan was very respectfully and compassionately discussed the diagnosis and set up a protocol immediately

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Saluan is the best in his field. Wouldn't take my son anywhere else

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Saluan is the best. Wouldn't take my son anywhere else

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

*Dr. Paul Saluan provides exemplary care of my daughter's surgery. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Saluan and his medical staff are exceptional. The are the BEST!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

We always receive extraordinary care from Dr. Saluan.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Saluan has provided excellent care for my son. He has been our son's doctor for over 10 years and he has always provided the best care.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Both Dr. Saluan & Trevor (his PA) are excellent providers. They have been so perceptive of my child's anxiety, and trying to accommodate her needs socially & emotionally in regards to scheduling surgery. I always felt that we were in the BEST of hands.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Saluan, Colleen, Sandra and Sercan was his name were all wonderful. They made the incident of what happened better and put our minds at ease

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Saluan is the best!!!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

I would definitely recommend Dr Saluan and his team he seems to run a tight ship and they all work very well together for the benefit of the patient from my observation my son and I felt very comfortable there and eddies with the results of the plan of action

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr.Saluan was very attentive, and answered all my questions. He gave treatment recommendations with patience and competency.

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