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Michael Karns, MD

Michael Karns, MD



129 Ratings 34 Reviews


Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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First Available: Monday, Jul 13


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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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Mayfield Vlg HC Ste 130

730 Som Center Rd
Mayfield OH, 44143

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Mentor HC Ste 209

9000 Mentor Ave
Mentor OH, 44060

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UH Geauga Med Ctr Spec Clinic

13207 Ravenna Rd
Chardon OH, 44024

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.6 out of 5

129 Ratings

Patient Comments (34)

Reviewed On 3/13/2020
my Dr. and nurse practioner are very therol I leave the office very satisfied with my experience.

Reviewed On 3/10/2020
dr karns and team are awesome

Reviewed On 3/3/2020
would not see him again didn't care for his services feel like he rushed me out

Reviewed On 3/2/2020
Dr. Karns and his staff are an exceptional team. Dr. Karns is a very caring, compassionate and competent physician. Each and every visit to his office has been a positive experience.

Reviewed On 2/5/2020
I feel very comfortable with this Doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable and nice.

Reviewed On 2/5/2020
Dr. Karns and his staff are great. They fixed me up and answered any questions I had. Thank you!!!

Reviewed On 1/31/2020
All good.

Reviewed On 1/24/2020
Felt somewhat rushed during time spent with this provider.

Reviewed On 1/17/2020
very good experience with karns and staff.

Reviewed On 1/10/2020
I was thoroughly impressed with the entire staff at the surgery center and couldn't have been more pleased with De Karns. never felt uneasy about the process.

Reviewed On 12/27/2019
Dr. Karnes is an excellent surgeon and physician. Takes time to really listen to concerns and answers all questions in a clear and understandable way. He discussed and explained all my options in treating problems with my knees. I'm happy with the results of the surgery which has helped me tremendously to return to normal activities in my life .

Reviewed On 12/25/2019
Dr. Karns not only explained what he thought the problems were with my shoulder, he explained WHY these problems had occurred. He offered several possible outcomes for my treatment and gave me hope that I might be able to return to my regular activities. He's young, but I think he's very good. If I need further treatment, I will not hesitate to see him again.

Reviewed On 12/14/2019
Second time seeing provider, this experience totally different from first time. Provider listened and we discussed treatment options for me. I called providers office for my test results and spoke to provider within 48 hours. [...]

Reviewed On 11/13/2019
My visit was for a follow up from knee surgery. I'm so happy with the results of the surgery performed by Dr. Karns. It relieved the pain that I was feeling in my knee for several months.

Reviewed On 11/9/2019
Very friendly and personable

Reviewed On 10/25/2019
The dr and staff were very helpful

Reviewed On 10/21/2019
great bed side manners would use as regular doctor

Reviewed On 10/16/2019
Dr. Karns always took his time with me while I was being seen. I never felt rushed when talking with him about my concerns. He is very well educated and overall a great physician. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed On 10/10/2019
Love Dr. Karns-he is great!

Reviewed On 10/7/2019
Dr. Karns was very personable, and kind. He ordered the imagining I needed and personally called me with the results.

Reviewed On 10/6/2019
Dr. Karns is an excellent doctor and surgeon. He always takes the time to listen carefully and explains things clearly . He is a very kind and caring person . He has operated on both of my knees and both times has done an excellent job. He is very knowledgeable in his field and you can tell that he really enjoys his job . His concern for others is evident.

Reviewed On 10/3/2019
the doctor told me some options for my knee pain to help but never offered or ordered any of them. he just left the room. His nurse came in a few minutes later and said he's done and you can leave. This was my first and last visit to this provider. it was obvious he was more concerned about the number of patients he saw versus actually caring for the patients.

Reviewed On 10/1/2019
this was my first visit with the Doctor and overall very satisfied

Reviewed On 9/17/2019
Dr Karns provided excellent overall of of my shoulder; the rotator cuff tear and the 2 methods he may use to make the repairs. He was very clear with his answers to my questions. He eased me into what was involved with the surgery and the recovery time. He also suggested getting a second opinion. I am very impressed with his candid manor and concern about me. Thank you

Reviewed On 9/3/2019
Very good

Reviewed On 9/3/2019
I am so glad to have Dr. Karns as my orthopedic doctor. He is very knowledgeable in his field, he explains things clearly , listens very carefully and respectfully , and is a truly caring doctor. I have osteoarthritis in my knees and will eventually need a replacement on the left knee in the future and he is the only orthopedic I would trust to perform that surgery. My experience with him and his staff is always good. Back in February Dr. Karns repaired a meniscus root tear on my right leg and he did an amazing job, I have no more pain in my right knee anymore. Great doctor !

Reviewed On 8/29/2019
Dr Karns made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed On 8/23/2019
Dr. Karns was very thorough with the knee examination. [...]

Reviewed On 8/23/2019
The doctor was thorough and easy to understand. He answered all of my questions.

Reviewed On 8/21/2019
This was my second appointment with this provider and the first one was good. I waited over an hour to be seen and he was rushed through my appointment due to him apparently not being able to schedule more clinic time after a vacation break. He doubled up all of his patients that day to catch up.

Reviewed On 8/18/2019
I think Dr. Karns is terrific, he has taken great care of me, always listens to my concerns, and all around good person. So happy he was my surgeon.

Reviewed On 8/16/2019
He was excellent. Extremely nice and definitely could tell he cared. Great job of explaining everything. Called immediately the next morning with MRI results and explained them. I had an additional question the next day and he responded quickly. I could not have been more impressed.

Reviewed On 8/12/2019
this was a follow-up two knee surgery done by Dr Karns

Reviewed On 7/19/2019
Dr. Karns and his staff were professional in every possible way. I've done nothing but praise my experience at UH. [...] Thank you.

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellowship | Sports Medicine - Orthopaedic
Sports Medicine - Orthopaedic - University Of Utah Hospital (2016 - 2017)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Uh Case Medical Center (2011 - 2016)

Medical Education
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine (2011)

University Of Dayton (2007)

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, Michael Karns did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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