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Michael Salata, MD

Michael Salata, MD



145 Ratings 33 Reviews


Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

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First Available: Wednesday, Jul 22


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  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Associate Orthopaedist Team Physician, The Cleveland Browns, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center


  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine


Languages Spoken


Office Locations

University Suburban Health Center

1611 S Green Rd
South Euclid OH, 44121

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UH Risman Ahuja CH Ste 200

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

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UH Twinsburg Health Center

8819 Commons Blvd
Twinsburg OH, 44087

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UH Medina Health Center

4001 Carrick Dr
Medina OH, 44256

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.5 out of 5

145 Ratings

Patient Comments (33)

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
very informative was Dr. Salata but realistic with his recommendations

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
I love to go to this doctor since I've been going to him my knee has been doing pretty well he always takes more time than what he needs with me I like this provider he's excellent at what he do and what he says

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
All went well. Dr. Salata is a great doctor.

Reviewed On 3/17/2020
Dr Salata is so wonderful. He takes time to listen to my concerns and never made me feel as if he was in a hurry.

Reviewed On 3/8/2020
provider was excellent. the office not so much. they always act like we are bothering them.

Reviewed On 2/13/2020
I have complete confidence in Dr Salata and have recommended him to many people for hip or knee issues. [...]

Reviewed On 2/9/2020
I'm very comfortable with salada and his team are all very friendly and accommodating. I have recommended him to my daughter and grandson who have both seen him. I would recommend him to anyone that needs his expertise

Reviewed On 2/6/2020
experience was excellent and I love all the doctors at university hospital , they always t as ke their time and explain things

Reviewed On 1/25/2020
great experience! highly recommend Dr. Salata

Reviewed On 1/24/2020
amazing! my medical history is very extensive and he said with me to piece through it and discuss what he felt he would be able to help with and who i should consult with. he didn't sugarcoat anything but was real and honest about what he could do.

Reviewed On 1/18/2020
Great physician [...].

Reviewed On 1/18/2020
Provider and staff including nurse were very professional and addressed all of my medical needs

Reviewed On 1/17/2020
Provider could give more detailed information during exam about what he is doing and better explain the WHY behind the treatment plan. I felt encouraged to go along with it, but don't have any real reason why I am doing it. I am probably going to have to research the necessary information. [...]

Reviewed On 1/4/2020
Dr. Salata is always attentive and interested in my concerns. I know his advice will be helpful.

Reviewed On 12/24/2019
Dr was very knowledgeable & I learned what I wanted to know & what my options were.

Reviewed On 12/14/2019
it was a great visit the doctor explained everything I needed to know about my Rt shoulder,hips

Reviewed On 12/5/2019
dr Salata is awesome. he was very thorough and explained everything. bedside manner is excellent.

Reviewed On 11/29/2019
I couldn't have more pleased with Dr Salata's knowledge, explanation and intial treatment.

Reviewed On 10/21/2019
Dr. Salata has an engaging demeanor and friendly personality, with apparently the scope of knowledge and expertise to be a great doctor. It is extremely unfortunate that for both appointments, I had to wait over an hour to see him, with no justifiable explanations, and then for only 10 minutes each, during which he checked his wristwatch. I specifically chose him for my knee injury, impressed by what I had read about him. However, since he is either feeling pressured not to spend time with his patients or prefers not to, I can only say that while he is apparently a good "technician," I haven't been given the opportunity to interact with him enough to judge him as a good doctor, which is someone who has or allows enough time to interact with his patients to assure them and answer their questions without feeling like they are under such a severe time constraint. [...]

Reviewed On 10/11/2019
first visit with this provider. waited over an hour past my appt time. Felt provider was rushed and cocky.

Reviewed On 10/5/2019
Dr. Salata and his direct staff were all amazing!! First time in a very long time that I felt like a person and not a number being rushed and shuffled through. Every member of his staff, took their time, answered questions, explained things, in detail, and were happy and pleasant. A very refreshing and satisfying experience!

Reviewed On 10/4/2019
excellent provider very clear in treatment, plans, and next steps for me to take.

Reviewed On 9/30/2019
Dr. Salata is great, I feel i am in good hands under his direction and care.

Reviewed On 9/15/2019
great experience. love dr Salata and his team

Reviewed On 9/3/2019
Great experience!

Reviewed On 8/30/2019
the provider was good and it was a good experience. the office was very busy that day and I was seen about 2hrs after my scheduled appointment. although the wait was frustrating the doctor made the wait feel worthwhile because he first apologized for keeping me waiting, explained his analysis of my symptoms clearly, and spent time discussing my issue. it is important to note Dr Salata entered the exam room at what seemed to be about 15-20 minutes after office hours. although I am sure he wanted to go home, he did not rush the appointment nor did I feel any desire on his part to rush me before my issues were addressed. as such, the overall experience was good.

Reviewed On 8/29/2019
My doctor was very knowledgeable, but the whole visit, both with the doctor and assistant, seemed hurried.

Reviewed On 8/16/2019
absolutely loved [...] and Dr. Salata!!!

Reviewed On 8/8/2019
Excellent care by the provider.

Reviewed On 8/3/2019
excellent experience

Reviewed On 8/2/2019
[...] dr. salada is great!

Reviewed On 7/19/2019
Dr. Salata is always very respectful, professional and pleasant. It's been a couple of years since my last appointment with him, but he definitely recalled me and my case.

Reviewed On 7/17/2019
I am extremely pleased with Dr Salata!!! He paid attention to my issue I mean listened. I've been to about 7 doctors and finally he was able to figure out what a main cause of my pain could be. He explained all the angles of which it could be step by step. I finally was able to leave an appointment without crying after 8 mos. of dealing with this hip issue. I will be scheduling a revision surgery where I have full faith in him!!! thanks to him I am able to see a light at the end of the tunnel!!!

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellowship | Sports Medicine - Orthopaedic
Sports Medicine - Orthopaedic - Rush University Medical Center (2009 - 2010)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - University Of Michigan Hospitals And Health Centers (2004 - 2009)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (2004)

University Of Notre Dame (2000)

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 Salata did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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