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James Voos, MD

James Voos, MD



69 Ratings 15 Reviews


Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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  • Head Team Physician, Cleveland Browns, University Hospitals
  • Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Jack and Mary Herrick Distinguished Chair, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Charles H. Herndon Professorship and Chair
  • Medical Director, Cleveland Ballet

James Voos, MD, is a nationally renowned expert in the care of athletes and active patients of all ages, from adolescence to adult. Specializing in sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow, he performs a high volume of knee ACL reconstructions including revision and multi-ligament surgeries in addition to shoulder and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Voos is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and has obtained the subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in sports medicine.

Dr. Voos currently serves as Chairman of the Orthopedics Departments at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University, which includes overseeing their renowned orthopedic training programs and research divisions.

Prior to serving as Chairman, Dr. Voos successfully launched and integrated the multispecialty University Hospitals Sports Medicine Institute serving as Division Chief of Sports Medicine and Medical Director to care for over 50 Northeast Ohio professional, collegiate, youth and club organizations.

In addition to serving as the head team physician for the Cleveland Browns and Medical Director for the Cleveland Ballet, Dr. Voos is also the lead orthopedic surgeon for Oberlin College and area high schools. He has been elected to the American Association of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Ohio Council of Delegates and STOP Sports Injuries Committee and also serves on the prestigious NFL Musculoskeletal Injury Committee.

Dr. Voos has been selected as a Cleveland Magazine Top Doctor for four consecutive years, and was a Crain’s Business Magazine Who to Watch in Healthcare honoree in 2016. In 2014, he was a recipient of Ingram’s Magazine Kansas City 40 under 40 recognition. He was also recognized by the prestigious Healthnetwork Foundation as a 2018 Physician Service Award recipient.

Dr. Voos earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas where he was elected president of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He went on to complete an orthopedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship at the U.S. News & World Report #1 ranked Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. While in New York, he served as assistant team physician for the New York Giants and WNBA New York Liberty. Previously, he was a team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs and head physician for the Kansas City Ballet.

Dr. Voos has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters on topics such as ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability, Tommy John surgery and hip arthroscopy and has obtained FDA approval for a study to treat early arthritis and cartilage injuries using stem cells. He has a passion for advancing the safety and education of athletes with additional expertise in the use of wearable technology, injury prevention and sports performance.

In his free time, Dr. Voos enjoys volunteering on the sidelines of local high schools and spending time with his three children and wife, Kristin Voos, MD, a neonatologist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Selected Publications and Chapters

Knapik DM, Voos JE. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Meta-analysis Comparing Repair Versus Reconstruction Techniques. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Apr 10.

Knapik DM, Kolaczko JG, Gillespie RJ, Salata MJ, Voos JE. Complications and Return to Activity After Arthroscopic Repair of Isolated Type II SLAP Lesions: A Systematic Review Comparing Knotted Versus Knotless Suture Anchors. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Apr 20;8(4):2325967120911361. eCollection 2020 Apr. Review.

Knapik DM, Rizzone KH, Voos JE. Timing and Reasons Behind Single-Sport Specialization in Soccer: A Survey of 64 Major League Soccer Athletes. Sports Health. 2020 Apr 14:1941738120911373.

Su CA, Knapik DM, Trivedi NN, Megerian MF, Salata MJ, Voos JE. Femoral Interference Screw Fixation in ACL Reconstruction Using Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Grafts. JBJS Rev. 2020 Jan;8(1):e0066.

Li R, Kling S, Salata M, Sheehan J, Cupp S, Voos JE. Wearable Performance Devices in Sports Medicine. Sports Health. 2016 Jan;8(1):74-8.

McCarthy M, Voos JE, Nguyen J, Callahan L, Hannafin J. Injury Patterns in Female Basketball Players Entering the WNBA Combine. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013 Mar;41(3):645-51.

Knapik DM, Gebhart JJ, Sheehan J, Tanenbaum JE, Salata MJ, Voos JE. Recurrent Labral Tearing on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Is Not Predictive of Diminished Participation Among National Football League Athletes. Arthroscopy. 2018 Jan;34(1):66-72.

Kim C, Sivasundaram L, Trivedi M, Gilmore A, Gillespie RJ, Salata MJ, Liu RW, Voos JE. A 46-year Analysis of Gender Trends in Academic Authorship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. J Am Acad Orthop Surg.2019 Mar 28.

Voos JE. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. Graft Choices and Harvesting Techniques. Elbow Collateral Ulnar Ligament Injury: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. Dines JS Altchek DW, Andrews J (eds). New York: Lippincott. 2015.

Voos JE and Knapik D. Shoulder Instability in Adolescents. Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office. 2nd Edition. Metzel J (editor). American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018.

Voos JE, Maak T, Williams RJ, Wickiewicz TL. Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Insall & Scott The Knee, 5th edition. Elsevier. 2011.


  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Instability Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Labral Repair
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Multi Ligament Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tommy John Elbow Surgery


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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Ahuja Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Suite: 200
Beachwood, OH 44122

AHU Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Suite: 2700
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Rd
Suite: 3110
Westlake, OH 44145

Patient Experience Reviews

5.0 out of 5

69 Ratings

Patient Comments (15)

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
I work in the medical profession, myself and my husband is also a Physician, Dr Voos is one of the best diagnosticians, shows compassion and care for his patience, and I cannot recommend more! My husband and I were both very impressed with him!!

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
The doctor and nurse were very respectful and attentive. The receptionists were rude and on their phones instead of taking care of the patients.

Reviewed On 6/1/2023
Dr. Voos was amazing for my daughters ACL surgery. I was surprised though that no clinician from the hospital called us the day after surgery to check how she was doing. Every time anyone in our family has had outpatient surgery someone calls the next day to see how patient was doing and see if we had any questions. I had many questions and had to call the MD office the following day to talk to someone.

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Dr. Voos is wonderful, along with his staff. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Dr. Voos is an excellent surgeon. The wait time was due to my daughter waiting for her pre-op & surgery to begin on ***. Dr. Voos treated my daughter with respect & explained the surgery procedure to her where she could understand the process. I as a parent would recommend Dr. Voos to friends, family, etc.

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Great experience with provider he was backed up with lots of appointments but I had no complaints

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Excellent provider. Would highly recommend

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Very good

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Terrific care, thorough and thoughtful in explanation of injury and how to manage. Have recommended to family already.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
All follow on appointments (rehab and surgery) were scheduled before we left the exam. The Dr. Voos and all staff were excellent and really made a difficult situation a lot easier. I also had a great experience with UH last winter when my mom needed emergency heart surgery. UH is doing things the right way and is a great hospital!

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Excellent doctor. Very informative

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Dr. Voos and the rest of the staff provided the best service - explained everything in terms I could understand, asked if I understood and if I had questions. I have had multiple surgeries in the past with different providers and in the last 10 years this has been the best experience.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
The provider was very clear when explaining what was going on with my ankle.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
He and his team were fantastic.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr Voos was an excellent surgeon. ***

Certifications & Memberships

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


Fellowship | Sports Medicine - Orthopaedic
Sports Medicine - Orthopaedic - Hospital For Special Surgery (2009 - 2010)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (2004 - 2005)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hospital For Special Surgery (2004 - 2009)

Medical Education
The University Of Kansas School Of Medicine (2004)

Drake University (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, James Voos did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.