• Associate Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Chief, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics, CWRU School of Medicine

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Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

Education & Training


2000, Middlebury College

Medical / Professional School(s)



2006, General Surgery - University Hospitals of Cleveland


2010, Orthopaedic Surgery - UH Case Medical Center


2011, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Athletic Injuries to Shoulder and Elbow, Elbow Ligament Reconstruction, Elbow Replacement, Fracture Care, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Instability Surgery, Shoulder Replacement

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.8 out of 5
133 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Patient Comments

Reviewed on 12/6/2016
love dr G

Reviewed on 12/5/2016
I am very please with the treatment I received from Dr. Gillespie.

Reviewed on 11/18/2016
Dr. Gillespie has gone above and beyond with my care, starting with my initial pre-op visit, my shoulder surgery, and my post-op care. I have had a complication following my surgery, and Dr. Gilllespie has helped me the entire time. I always feel that Dr. Gillespie cares about me not only as a patient, but as a person. He makes me feel very secure that he is always available if I need a question answered, or need to be seen. There are not enough words to describe how highly I would recommend Dr. Gillespie...for his surgical skill, his kindness, and his compassion.

Reviewed on 10/26/2016
the doctor was GREAT!!!

Reviewed on 10/26/2016
Dr. Gillispie didn't spend a lot of time with me because his assistant did most of the exam and explanation. Thenil Dr. Gillispie came in and re-examined me.

Reviewed on 9/26/2016
Dr. Gillespie is the absolute best !!!

Reviewed on 9/2/2016
This Doctor is excellent.

Reviewed on 8/23/2016
This physician is awesome!!!

Reviewed on 8/14/2016
It was a very nice experience.

Reviewed on 6/7/2016
all good experiences.

Reviewed on 6/6/2016
Dr. Gillespie is a wonder doctor and person I would recommend him to anyone I come in contact with

Reviewed on 5/6/2016
I would recommend Dr. Gillespie to everyone. He's wonderful and so is the entire staff at Ahuja. *****Would not go to anyone else.

Reviewed on 4/13/2016
good experience

Reviewed on 4/13/2016
Dr. Gillespie, albeit spent a short period of time with me made an effort to make sure I understood what the concern of my shoulder was and the plan for treatment here-on-out. However, because of the specialty he couldn't necessarily include me in the decisions for treatment. Despite all of this one theme throughout all of my appointments is the disconnection from physicians, each interaction is rushed and carries a slight disrespectful theme because of that.

Reviewed on 4/5/2016
This doctor is excellent and I have recommended him to others which those people have gone to him.

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2015, Robert Gillespie, MD disclosed the following Outside Relationships with Industry:

Don Joy Orthopaedics - Consulting payments

Wright Medical Technology - Consulting payments

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