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

Treatment & Services

  • Concussion Evaluation & Testing
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Steroid Injections
  • Ultrasonic Percutaneous Tenotomy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Bursa Tendon Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
View all 9 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
  • Baker's Cyst
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Dance Injuries
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Orthobiologics
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • 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 52 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 USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Universidade Federal Fluminense
Niteroi, RJ,,

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

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

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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 5/23/2021, Dr. Oliveira has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

295 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

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Oliveira is absolutely dedicated to my well-being, and made me feel as if we was caring for a member of his own personal family.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr. Olivieri is a very compassionate and empathetic doctor. He listens, examines, and provides a solution. He doesn't give up. A great asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Olivera is a very thorough diagnostician and practitioner. I trust him explicitly with my health.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Oliveira is very informative and is attentive

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr Olivera is an outstanding physician! Knowledgeable, competent and extraordinary in his field.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Excellent dr. Very proffesional and . Great listener and have a lot of patience . And knowledge . I am very happy to be his patient

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Oliveria is top notch! Professional, good communicator and empathetic. Its great to find a doctor/surgeon with such good bedside manners. I highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Very profesional Doctor, help me with my knee pain and explain everything I need to know about the treatment. I really like Dr Oliveira.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Liked Dr Oliveira discussed all the different options available pertaining to my rotator cuff injury

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr. Oliveira is an outstanding medical professional.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Oliviero is excellent; shows care and kindness. Takes time to answer questions and explain everything you ask about. I highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

The doctor was extremely thorough with me, taking time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr. Olivera is thoroughly professional, yet retains the human touch. I will not hesitate to avail myself of his services in the future.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Dr. Oliveira is a great listener, patience of a saint and made sure we addressed all concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

My doctor was very professional and knowledgeable. He explains what you don't understand. His expertise is awesome.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr.oliveira is an excellent physician and am extremely grateful to him and his team

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr. Sprague is kind, compassionate and listens. He is attentive and is working hard to help me with the issues at hand.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr Leonardo Oliveira is the Best!He is excelent in what he does!He is polite, friendly & I have confidence in him.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr Leonardo Oliveira is excelente, I'll recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

We felt fortunate to be able to get an appointment so quickly with Dr. Oliveira to help us determine if I had a fractured hip.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Excellent team!!!! Dr. Oliveira's PA Kevin Sprague was excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Olivera is a very caring professional, he always listening to your concerns with patience and goes out of his way to take care of your health

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

My experience with Dr. Oliveira and his staff was excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Very good but very respectful of the doctors treatments and remarks

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr.Oliveira was great! He's extremely knowledgeable about his field and he's easy to talk to. He treated me very gently during the procedure he performed on my knee.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr Olivera listened, understood, tested, asked, diagnosed and took remedial action

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

I have all ready recommended Dr Oliveria

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr. Oliveira does excellent physical examination and asks the right questions. I am very satisfied with the treatments that I've received from him.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Dr. Oliveira is an excellent provider who truly listens to his patient and provides excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

I had a cortisone shot for my shoulder. Dr Leonardo Oliveira was excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Oliveira was amazing!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr. Leonardo Oliveira was kind, caring and thorough with my exam and explained my issue very well. I was very pleased with his patient care. He's an excellent Doctor and person! I highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

the experience with Doctor Oliveira was truly exceptional. he listened to all my concerns and took his time to diagnose and to look the best treatment. he was professional, caring and very knowledgeable

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Leonardo is a good doctor !

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr Oliveira is the best

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Oliveira is excellent & congenial & empathetic & thorough in making a diagnosis.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr. Olivera is a very caring person and he listen and answer your concerns with a clear explanation

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

I had an X-ray but I believe I needed further checking to confirm what caused the Baker's Cyst! Also I asked that the record go to my physician in R.I., I should have been given my X-rays to take back as they do not forwArd them!

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. Olivera is terrific! An engaging and excellent professional!

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. Oliviera is trustworthy! He hasn't been wrong yet!

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

love my Doctor

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr Leonardo Oliveria and staff were quick, organized and did everything to make sure my procedure was easy and painless.

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