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Kenneth Greene, MD

330.721.5700

Kenneth Greene, MD

Appointed: 2009

Kenneth Greene, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Medina Hospital Medical Office Building
Mail Code Mhd
970 East Washington Street
Medina, OH 44256
WorkAppointment:330.721.5700
DeskDesk:330.721.5702
WorkFax:330.721.5710
Surgeon:
Yes
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Greene joined the staff of Cleveland Clinic in 2009. After completing his fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 1988, he returned to Akron, Ohio and was a member of the Crystal Clinic for twenty-one years. While in Akron, Dr. Greene was the Head of Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Summa Health System, and was the Medical Director of the Walter A. Hoyt, Jr., MD Musculoskeletal Research Lab. Dr. Greene is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University, has received several teaching awards, and has been instrumental in training future generations of orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Greene is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in reconstruction of the hip and knee. His focus is on joint replacement surgery and he is recognized as an authority in this area, lecturing both nationally and internationally. In the last several years, he has authored numerous articles, several book chapters, and has presented over two dozen international lectures.  Dr. Greene was named as one of 70 outstanding hip surgeons by Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review in May, 2011.

Dr. Greene is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arthroplasty, and he has been extensively involved with orthopaedic implant design, including the Restoration Modular Hip System and the Triathlon Total Knee System. Dr. Greene was the first surgeon worldwide to implant a Triathlon total knee and Partnership ceramic hip.  His role as an implant design consultant allows his patients access to the latest technology available, often years before general use.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Adult Reconstruction
Cleveland, OH USA
1988
Residency - Summa Health System
Orthopaedic Surgery
Akron, OH USA
1987
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
1982
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
1979

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Primary and complex total hip and knee replacement, primary and revision hip and knee replacement

Awards & Honors

  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Grant recipient, 1992 - Fracture toughness and fatigue crack propagation of polymethylmethacrylate polyisobutylene as a bone cement material.
  • Orthopaedic Attending of the Year, Teaching Award, 1992
  • Orthopaedic Attending of the Year, Teaching Award, 2000
  •  70 Outstanding Hip Surgeons  Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review  May 2011

 

Innovations & Patents

  • Restoration Modular Hip System - Design Surgeon
  • Rejuvenate Modular Hip System - Design Surgeon
  • Triathlon Total Knee System - Design Surgeon and Project Chairman

Memberships

  • Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Ohio Orthopaedic Society

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/11/2014, Dr. Greene 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Greene receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Stryker Corporation

Royalty Payments. Dr. Greene receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Stryker Corporation

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.

Languages Spoken

  • English