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 6/25/2019, 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.

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

242 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr Saluan is amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

outstanding - Dr Saluan is awesome

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr Saluan his fellow and staff

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Saluan and team are excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Saluan was great with Tyler. Made him a priority.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Salhuan us the best surgeon by far. Excellent bedside manner, caring, compassionate and overall a great doctor. I would definitely recommend him

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Saluan is wonderful....very thorough and complete description of my problem and how he will help to fix it :)

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

The physician did not acknowledge, or apologize for, my long wait time. Our interaction felt procedural and checklist-based.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr. Saluan is a great person as well as a Doctor. He shows admirable concern for my situation and I trust in his opinion.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr. Saluan is FANTASTIC! He listens and he takes his time with the patient.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Saluan is the best doctor I've ever worked. with.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr chinin was awsome

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

My experience with *Dr. Saluan is very impressive. The personal care and passion is second to none.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

*Dr. Saluan was wonderful to both my daughter and to me. He explained everything and addressed all our concerns. We already have recommend him to others.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Saluan is an outstanding provider - we are so grateful for his kindness and expertise. Highly recommend!!!

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

great doctor he really truly explained things well and got to the right people to see i have been trying to figure out whats going on for a year now

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Doctor Saluan goes above and beyond! He is one of the best doctors we have ever encountered!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

I can not speak highly enough about Dr. Saluan! He performs a surgery on my daughters knee which required a cadaver cartilage, he performed surgery on my sons shoulder (torn labrum). I live 4 hours away so I asked him about my knee while at my sons appointment and he got me in that day! He is very professional, sincere and listens amd remembers what you tell him! He treats you like your family! He is definitely a God sent Blessing to our family! His entire staff is the same way. Always extremely nice and pleasant and helpful! They go above and beyond! We 100% trust Dr. Saluan!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Saluan is AMAZING! He is very caring and thorough! He makes sure you are completely healed also before releasing you! I can not speak highly enough about Dr. Saluan! He is a Blessing!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

outstanding doctor

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

dr saluan is a great doctor and very professional. I knew I was in good hands during my surgery

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

of course, he is more than excellent doctor!!!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

The doctor and his team were very helpful and courteous.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Saluan is very caring for his patients and I have never been treated by a Doctor that I could say goes above and beyond like Dr. Saluan does.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Excellent doctor!! takes time to Listen to the patient the one thing 95% of doctors dont due! Very Knowledgeable prompt on his time with patients. Very kind and understanding! Awesome Doctor !!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Saluan is a knowledgeable and empathetic caregiver. He takes the time to listen and truly cares about his patients. I've alread recommended him to several friends. I wish there were more doctors like him.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

after seeing the physician we waited over an hour to get my son's boot.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

My son was seen quickly. The Dr and his team were very helpful and caring to my sons needs.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

I don't recall how long the wait was. I was just so extremely grateful to be able to see Dr. Saluan when I was home from college. I have been seeing him for 8 years for various injuries and has my full trust.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

It was my first time meeting Dr. Saluan. I found him to be quite personable, knowledgeable, and I truly enjoyed my visit with him. He and his staff were exceptional .

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

wanted to see another doctor that was recommended, but he did not see children as young as my son. Excellent visit with doctor, though.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

I was surprised at the length of time we spent in the waiting room, exam room and to the end of the visit. Very quick to get into exam room after arrival, and quickly saw doctors.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

waited an hour to see the doctor...understandable since he takes time with everyone...just seemed a little too long to actually get in

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