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Michael Salata, MD

Michael Salata, MD

  • Specialty: Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Primary Location: 4001 Carrick Dr (29 mi.)
    Other Locations
  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

UH Medina Health Center (29 mi.)

4001 Carrick Dr
Ste 160
Medina, OH 44256

UH Ahuja Risman Pavilion (5 mi.)

1000 Auburn Dr
Ste 200
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Ahuja Medical Center (7 mi.)

3999 Richmond Rd
Ste 2700
Beachwood, OH 44122

Biography: Michael Salata, MD


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


  • Associate Orthopaedist Team Physician, The Cleveland Browns, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Division Chief, Sports Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Gretchen and Gregg Levy Family Chair in Sports Medicine, University Hospitals

Certifications & Memberships

  • 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)

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5
- based on 109 Ratings

I had a good experience


*** Dr. Salata was very thorough in going over x-rays, giving exam & talking over problem. Both were very helpful & informative saying if problem persisted to schedule additional appt.


Dr. Salata and his team were excellent in every aspect of my care!


Dr. Salata was very relatable, he understood my problem and didn't dismiss it at all. I did have to wait on him for quite some time out in the waiting area and then again after I got into the exam room.


Dr Salata was very attentive to me and explained everything very clearly.


Excellent care. ***


We have had nothing but a great experience with Dr. Salata. He was attentive and thorough along with a caring and genuine demeanor.


Dr. Salata did an excellent job treating my shoulder issue.


*** Dr. Salata did an excellent job of explaining the various options for care/treatment. ***


Dr. Salata was extremely kind and compassionate and explained exactly what treatment would be necessary.


Dr. Salata was very nice and respectful. I explained to him why I wanted to see him to get another opinion on my "sitting pain" issue. While he didn't do a physical exam (not sure why), he did order new x-rays and looked at them to see if he had any thoughts on what might be causing my pain. He showed me my x-rays and talked to me about what he saw and then he gave 2 suggested injections and in what order he recommened them.


Very great dr made my son feel comfortable


Dr Salata spent more time with me then I ever could of expected. He was very thorough and I felt like I was talking with a family member who cared!


Dr. Salata has always been great


Check in was easy,X-ray was quick and the Tex. Was kind the doctor was knowledgeable and caring


Everything was good, no compliants


Overall I had a good experience with Dr. Salata. I thought my records would be accessible through ***, but they were not. I liked that Dr. Salata sat next to me and showed the xrays on the screen and explained what he saw as the cause of my pain. I also liked that he explained what he was doing during the physical exam. I disliked that Dr. Salata did not prescribe my medication as it was previously and he did not discuss what he changed it to and why. Otherwise I had a good visit and would recommend Dr. Salata.


Dr Salata was very kind and patient and listened


Everything went well; I have always had good experiences with the doctors, however the office staff at check-in at both the Dr.'s office and the lab for x-rays were the best I've had

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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.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Michael Salata did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.