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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

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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 6/17/2021, 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.

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

185 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 Jul 28, 2021

The whole team is amazing to work with and made the experience easy. Dr Saluan, Sandy, Trevor, Colleen and Tom all went above and beyond to provide excellent care.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr Saluan is terrific and his staff does an amazing job

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Saluan is terrific! We are so grateful to be able to have him as our sons dr.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. Saluan and his staff are incredible. They are professional, caring, committed, and take the time to make sure you understand everything and they understand you. Excellence at its finest!!

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr Salian was able to get him in within a number of days. So appreciated

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Always a great experience with dr saluan. He is so patient never feel rushed

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr Paul is awesome Tommy also

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr. saluan was amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

First impression of Dr Saluan left us feeling very comfortable and confident in scheduling surgery with him to fix our son's wrist. He was extremely knowledgeable and excellent bedside manner with my son and very patient answering my questions as a mother.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr Saluan and his team are amazing! Have and will highly recommend them!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Saluan, Kelsey Everhart & Tom are exceptional at what they do. Thank you all for your professionalism and attention to my son.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Saluan. He is a phenomenal physician. He is caring, kind, thoughtful and carefully answers all questions.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Saulan made my 13 year old feel important. He spoke with her directly, rather than speaking through me. He asked her questions to make her feel comfortable, and put her at ease regarding her injury and her recovery.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

great physician, great bed side manor and great surgeon

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr Saluan is always amazing

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Mary was seen by a fellow/resident, an athletic trainer, and the doctor. All were very professional and extremely personable and empathetic.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Saluan is a rock star. excellent at what he does.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Our experience with Dr. Saluan has been the best ever. Dr. Saluan and his staff are responsive, compassionate and ON TIME. It's amazing. He keeps a strict schedule and gets you in and out. This is the first time ever experiencing such efficiency. Dr. Saluan and his staff should be commended for this.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Saluan and his team are absolutely wonderful. What started as a horrible experience (our son tearing his ACL and missing half of his football season) turned out to be a wonderful experience with the care he has received from Dr. Saluan and his team. Simply the best! And they have a reputation for being so which is why we went to him in the first place.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Dr Saluan was a great doctor. Very professional and caring

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

We have visited *Dr. Saluan many times over the years, for minor injuries to more severe. Even for something as minor as a broken finger my children have consistently received top-notch care *Dr. Saluan & his entire staff are amazing.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

*Dr. Saluan's team is wonderful.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

The doctor suggested an unneccesary MRI

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr. Saluan is one of the most caring, intelligent, empathetic doctors I have ever had. I appreciate is professionalism and his sincere caring.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

I specifically asked for Dr. Saluan as he performed surgery on my daughter several years ago. He has always been upfront about the situation and treatment needed. and a very caring physician.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr. Saluan was kind, caring and empathetic. From the moment he walked into the room, I felt I was in good hands. We need more doctors like Dr. Saluan.

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.

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