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Department Sports Medicine
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Concussion Evaluation and Testing
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Orthobiologics
  • Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Steroid Injections
  • Ultrasonic Percutaneous Tenotomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Bursa Tendon Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Athletic Ankle Injury
  • Athletic Elbow Injury
  • Athletic Foot Injury
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Baker's (Popliteal) Cyst
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Dance Injuries
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries in Athletes
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Running Injuries
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Sports Concussion
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports-Related Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendon Tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenex
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tennis Shoulder
View all 49 Specialties +


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About Leonardo Oliveira, MD

Dr. Leonardo Oliveira is a sports medicine physician in the Levitetz Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Oliveira completed medical school in Brazil and his specialty training at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Prior returning to the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Oliveira was Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at The University of Chicago and  Sports and Exercise Medicine at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Oliveira specializes in non-operative orthopaedics and clinical sports medicine. He seeks to promptly and accurately diagnose his patients and assist them on returning to their sport of choice. He is committed to quality care and was previously the Director of Quality and Safety for UCF Health(University of Central Florida).

Moreover, Dr. Oliveira uses the ultrasound to aide his diagnosis and be precise on his procedures.  He seeks to employ  the latest research in helping patients with tendon and cartilage disorders in order to allow them to be active. He has published several manuscripts and is eager to keep researching and evolving the field.

He is active at the American Society for Sports Medicine as part of the Research Committee.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH United States

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Universidade Federal Fluminense
Niteroi, Brazil

Additional Training

Professional Highlights

  • 2018 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship Award
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians


  • Emergency Medicine - Sports Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Running Injuries Tendinopathies Regenerative Medicine Sports Concussions

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians

Innovations & Patents


  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Institute for Ultrasound Medicine
  • Interventional Orthopaedics Foundation
  • American Academy for Physician Leadership
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Leonardo Oliveira, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 6/16/2022, Dr. Oliveira 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. Oliveira 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:

  • Terumo BCT, 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

371 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 4.8

81 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024

Dr Oliveira's assistant is always wonderful! The doctor was a bit delayed with another patient and she immediately let me know and offered me water! Dr Oliveira always takes his time to make sure I'm comfortable before doing my injections. He listens to my concerns and answers any questions I may have. He's a very knowledgeable and kind doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Dr. Oliveira is very detail oriented, excellent communicator and shows compassion.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Dr Oliveira is patient and more than willing to spend time listening to my concerns and providing detailed answers to my (many!) questions. His concern is for a positive outcome for ME. I have already recommended him to someone, and will again if asked!

Reviewed on May 22, 2024

Dr. Olivera is very professional.

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr. Oliveriira was awesome and took the time to talk with me and answer all my questions.

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr. Oliviera is a delight! Brilliant, kind, approachable, and courteous. A pleasure.

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Excellent care, I was recommended by another patient of the doctor and I was satisfied

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Doctor is excellent on every levelI have already recommended him and staff

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr. Oliveira is great. Took the time to show exercises and provided feedback

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Excellent doctor and nurse

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr Oliviera is wonderful. He spent a lot of excellent time explaining things and could not have been nicer.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

I am flying from New Jersey to see Dr Oliviera because I respect his expertise. His team is competent and easy to work with. I have recommended Dr Oliviera to many people.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Leonardo Oliveira was and always has been attentive to my health issues. I know I am receiving excellent care.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr Leonardo provided all guidance on my injury treatment

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr Oliveira was amazing. I feel very fortunate to be his patient.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Oliveira is really knowledgeable. I highly recommend. He knows what is best for the patient! I trust him completely.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Very professional and caring Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr Oliviera is one of the kindest doctors I've ever had. I drive 235 miles to see him. He truly cares!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Oliviera is the best and he gives me so much hope!!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Oliveira is an excellent doctor. Very kind and compassionate. His assistant Martha goes above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and to assist the patient

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Excelent Doctor and staff

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

recomended Dr Oliveira to 2 of my friends and both are very satisfied with him

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Always received excellent service from Dr. Oliveria and his staff.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr explains what is the diagnosis, and treatment very well , he is caring and kind Highly recommended Dr Olivier

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Excellent doctor who cares

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr Oliveira is so caring and provides me the best advice and care I ever had

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Doctor Olivera is the best Doctor I have been to in a long time. His dedication to his patients is incredible and his competency outstanding.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Oliveira is outstanding and provides the concern and care I need.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Olivierre is one of the nicest, most caring physicians I have.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr Oliveria provided me with treatment for an ongoing knee problem, explained the medical issue, and provided a solution. I was very impressed with his skill and personality. I have already had an improvement in my pain level. I highly recommend him. He has golden hands.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

The doctor was excellent in explaining, listening & advising.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr.O was awesome. Explained everything and answered all my questions. Great doctor and I highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

He is an excellent, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

Both Dr. Kenney and Dr. Oliveira are outstanding MD's. They go the extra dimension to assist the patient. For instance me!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Excellent dr. He always take excelente care of me

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

The attention and dedication of Dr. Oliveira are of very high level.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Good experience . Dr Oliveira was very thorough in explaining my issues. And explained options very thoroughly. Friendly staff.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

I think Dr. Oliveira is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Oliveira is awesome. He really cares & takes very good care of me!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Oliveira is very good

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

The doctor was good about answering my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Oliviera was just great! He answered all my questions with care and made plans for helping me!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

It's an amazing journey and experience being Dr. Oliveira's patient for over 5 years. Thanks doctor for taking good care of me.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Leonado Oliveira is a very thorough doctor. He takes his time to explain what is wrong and provides treatment and advice to help in whatever way he can. I highly recommend Dr. Leonardo Oliveira!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Oliviera is an outstanding physician. Trainees should use him as a role model for how patient care should be delivered. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have such a skilled practitioner.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. L Oliveira is the best orthopedic doctor I know!!! Thank you very much!!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Never a problem with Dr. Oliviera

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Oliviera was fantastic. Very good bedside manner. Love him.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Oliviera and staff are my go-to practice.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Outstanding doctor and staff! Very highly recommended. I found out why on my first visit. I plan on returning as long as necessary. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Outstanding doctor and staff!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

I've seen Dr. Oliveira many times, and he is always always caring, compassionate, and never rushes

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Excellent service from all registration, nurse and doctor. I will recomend to frinds and family.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Oliveira is terrific. He takes time to listen and advise how to best manage my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

I am very happy with the care I receive fromDr Oliveira. Je has excellent bedside manners and works magic!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Olivera and Dr Araujo couldn't have been more caring and professional. I thank them both for closing listening to my concerns and offering remedies and solutions.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Oliveira is awesome. He explains everything clearly and always ask if I have any doubts.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Leonard Oliveira is very professional and knowledgeable and he cares about my concerns. He listened to my questions and explained them in detail

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I have been really impressed with the care and dedication of the doctors who have taken care of my problems..

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Great experience with Dr Oliveira

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Best sports medicine doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Amazing Dr. Thank you for making me feel better

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2023

I am so pleased with Dr. Oliveira.on all of the above questions.he was so thorough, conversing was easy, he has set up a plan to help me, putting me at ease and I know I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2023

Dr. Oliveira was kind, courteous, knowledgeable, ensured I understood everything & was an all around lovely provider to see! He seemed like such a nice guy & very passionate about what he does. I appreciate him & his kindness very much.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Excellent dr. Complete trust.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Oliveira was excellent. He explained every process and situation as a way the patient without any medical experience can understand. He also provided realistic recommendations as the patient can follow. The clinic was clean, and the atmosphere was pleasant. The staff professional and polite, with a human touch, that's very important at the health industry.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Oliveira was professional and excellent..

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr Olivera is an exceptional doctor. His dare for his patients and his knowledge and ability to apply that knowledge is unsurpassed!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

The doctor listened and took action to look further into issues surrounding the main issue

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Great doctor, very professional and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Olivera is very informative and patient with me and I appreciate that..

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr oliviera is an extremely caring doctor who took the time to go over my medical history he Is a very compassionate physician and was very gentle with the procedure I had done

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Oliviera is wonderful. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Oliveira was super polite and respectful, and spent a lot of time with me. He explained my issues and answered all my questions. Very impressed!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Oliveira is competent and caring. Her has cared for me for many years and I will continue with him as long as he practices.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Olivieira is an excellent doctor. Outstanding services. Excellent in all aspects. Very courteous, professional and super, super knowledgeable. A great doctor. Thank you Dr. Oliveira!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Excellent service, Dr and burce professional and kind

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Olivera has a great team of workers

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Amazing Doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Oliveira is patient and concerned about his patients

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Yes, I have recommended Dr.Oliveria to my fellow aqua exercise partners at the Weston YMCA. We "baby boomers" are having knee arm and hip problems now.

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