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Sean Cupp, MD

Sean Cupp, MD



156 Ratings 28 Reviews


Sports Medicine (Family Practice)

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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Associate Director, Sports Medicine Institute, University Hospitals
  • Co-Director, Sports Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Lead Medical Team Physician, The Cleveland Browns, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Sean A. Cupp, MD, serves as the lead medical physician for the Cleveland Browns. Dr. Cupp is Co-Director of Sports Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Family Medicine, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Originally from rural western Oklahoma, Dr. Cupp earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma before receiving his family medicine training at the University of Alabama Birmingham-Huntsville Family Practice residency in north Alabama. He returned home for his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City and then joined a busy private orthopedic practice in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dr. Cupp has spent his entire career in athletic medicine. For the decade prior to arriving in Cleveland, he practiced medical sports medicine and non-surgical orthopedics in northeast Kansas while serving as the assistant head medical physician for the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the head team physician for Baker University Wildcats.

Dr. Cupp is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians and an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the NFL Physicians Society. He continues to practice sports medicine with University Hospitals Orthopedics. His interests include musculoskeletal medicine, medical issues of the athlete, non-surgical joint preservation, sports ultrasound and ultrasound guided joint injections.

Dr. Cupp and his wife, Keri, have three children: Charlotte, Christian and Caleb.


  • Hand, Arm, Elbow, Shoulder Problems
  • Knee Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Non-Surgical Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Orthopaedic/Sports Medicine
  • Overuse / Chronic Sports Injuries
  • Sports Hydration and Nutrition
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine - Adolescent
  • Sports Medicine - Adult
  • Sports Overtraining and Fatigue
  • Sports Performance and Performance Enhancement
  • Sports Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Injections


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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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UH Ahuja Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

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UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.6 out of 5

156 Ratings

Patient Comments (28)

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
excellent visit even if your had a long wait

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
dr Cupp and his staff are amazing

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
*** Dr Cupp was very good.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
excellent visit. Dr. Cupp was knowledgeable, patient and his notes showed that he listened and remembered details of our encounter which is not all that common these days!

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Excellent. Actually was equally as kind and professional as three years prior. Personality great!

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Always a good visit with Dr. Cupp.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr. Sean Cupp is the most awesome orthopedic doctor I have ever seen for my joint issues! He and his staff are wonderful!!

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
I would highly recommend Dr. Cupp he was very professional and thorough during the entire process. it was very impressive.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Always a great experience with Dr. Cupp.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Highly would recommend him to everyone

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
I love Dr. Cupp. He is easy going, easy to talk to and understands my problems.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
You need more doctors like Dr Cupp He is good and has a good personalitaly

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
This was an excellent opportunity to discuss ***'s concerns regarding pain from shin splints. Doctor Cupp made great suggestions and reassured her.

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Cupp's care was excellent. He explained the procedure I had thoroughly, was kind and made sure I was as comfortable as possible throughout.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
The doctor was caring and was great at putting me at ease. He was referred by my son in law and I would highly recommend him to someone else

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
very friendly and informative

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr Cupp is very professional. It is a pleasure to be his patient.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
My experience was very good with Dr. Cupp and his office staff. He was attentive, engaged and generous with his time. Likewise, his assistant was very good with me. I selected him because of his outstanding reputation as a knee specialist. I am confident he will provide the best outcome possible.

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Friendly & knowledgeable, good sense of humor.

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
good care

Reviewed On 3/29/2020
Dr. Cupp explained other options to help aid in my recovery he is always attentive and kind.

Reviewed On 3/14/2020
*** Dr Cupp and assistant were professional and courteous. From start to finish a great experience

Reviewed On 3/6/2020
great doctor

Reviewed On 2/27/2020
Both Dr Cupp and his fellow (another doctor who worked with me) were friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. I was extremely pleased, except for the interminable wait, both in the waiting room and exam room.

Reviewed On 2/17/2020
Dr. Cupp is very personable, knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

Reviewed On 2/10/2020
Very good experience, I like it.

Reviewed On 2/8/2020
Dr. Cupp took time to answer my questions. I never feel rushed when I see him.

Reviewed On 2/4/2020
I desperately needed to get in to see a sports med doc for very bad knee pain. Dr Cupp's office got me in same day and I am extremely grateful. He is attacking the problem with pain relief, physical therapy. and management of my expectations. Sports Medicine at UH I has it all over the other departments for responsiveness. previous experience with other departments hasn't been good regarding how quickly they could get me in. Perhaps UH is turning a corner in this respect.

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


Fellowship | Sports Medicine - Family Practice
Sports Medicine - Family Practice - University Of Oklahoma Health Science Center Graduate College (2003 - 2004)

Residency | Family Medicine
Family Medicine - Huntsville Hospital (2000 - 2003)

Medical Education
University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine (2000)

University Of Oklahoma (1995)

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, 2016, Sean Cupp did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.