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James Voos, MD

James Voos, MD

  • Specialty: Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Shoulder Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Primary Location: 960 Clague Rd (15 mi.)
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  • Languages Spoken: English

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Westlake Health Center (15 mi.)

960 Clague Rd
Ste 3110
Westlake, OH 44145

UH Cleveland Medical Center Bolwell (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
Bolwell 5th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Ahuja Risman Pavilion (5 mi.)

1000 Auburn Dr
Ste 200
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Beachwood Medical Center (6 mi.)

25501 Chagrin Blvd
Ste 200
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Ahuja Medical Center (7 mi.)

3999 Richmond Rd
Ste 2700
Beachwood, OH 44122

Biography: James Voos, MD


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


  • Head Team Physician, Cleveland Browns, University Hospitals
  • Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

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)


  • 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.

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5
- based on 50 Ratings

Dr. Voos and his support staff operated like a well-oiled machine. I switched care from *** and I'm glad I did


Overall great experience with Dr. Voos and his team of PA's in the room. ***


Outstanding ultra professional experience.


Dr. Voos was amazing and glad I had him as my car provider.


Excellent care


Had no problems with this appointment. Dr. Voos Is clearly exceptionally talented.


I am happy with the information and the way the doctor acted towards my concerns.


I received excellent care at UH. Every member of the clinical team from the registration desk at *** to the nurses and PA who took care of me to the anesthesiologist and anesthesiologist nurse, and Dr. Voos took great care of me, explained the details of procedure, scheduled follow up appointments, and provided detail discharge instructions. I'm very grateful for such great experience, and would recommend UH to everyone.


Pete had an excellent experience with Dr Voos. He imparted confidence that the upcoming surgery would resolve the injury.


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!!


The doctor and nurse were very respectful and attentive. The receptionists were rude and on their phones instead of taking care of the patients.

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As of December 31, 2016, James Voos did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.