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R Justin Mistovich, MD

R Justin Mistovich, MD


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

R. Justin Mistovich, MD, MBA, is a fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and MetroHealth Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include arthroscopy and the care of the young athlete, pediatric spinal deformity, and the optimal management of pediatric fractures. Dr. Mistovich is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and actively involved in teaching medical students, orthopaedic residents, and fellows. Dr. Mistovich currently serves as Director at Large for the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, and is the Fellowship Program Director for the Rainbow Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Fellowship.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Mistovich graduated cum laude from Duquesne University Honors College with his bachelor’s, earned his medical degree at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, and also received an MBA through Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. Dr. Mistovich completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Allegheny General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, consistently ranked as the nation’s best. He additionally was one of three pediatric orthopedic surgeons in North America under age 45 selected for the 2019 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America – Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Traveling Fellowship, allowing additional advanced training from world experts in pediatric orthopedics.

Dr. Mistovich is very active in pediatric orthopedic research, authoring over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has presented his work at numerous local, national, and international meetings and conferences. He additionally serves as a reviewer for numerous nationally-recognized journals, including Spine, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Pediatrics.

Dr. Mistovich is involved in several professional societies. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has served on committees for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, and The Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, where he chaired the Tibial Spine Research Group prior to his current Director position. In addition, he has earned multiple honors and awards, including being named as a Top Doctor in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery by Cleveland Magazine .


  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Athletic Injuries to Ankle
  • Athletic Injuries to Knee
  • Athletic Injuries to Shoulder and Elbow
  • Athletic Injuries to Wrist
  • Cartilage Preservation
  • Instability Repair
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
  • Pediatric Fracture Care
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Pediatric Scoliosis
  • Pediatric Spine Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
  • Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR)


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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Ahuja Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Suite: 210
Beachwood, OH 44122

DO 730 SOM Center

730 Som Center Rd
Suite: 130
Mayfield, OH 44143

UH Twinsburg Health Center

8819 Commons Blvd
Suite: 202
Twinsburg, OH 44087

Certifications & Memberships

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellowship | Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery - Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia (2013 - 2014)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Allegheny General Hospital (2008 - 2013)

Medical Education
Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine (2008)

Duquesne University (2003)

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, R Justin Mistovich did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.