• Director, Spine Fellowship Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, Orthopaedics, CWRU School of Medicine


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Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

Education & Training


1992, Yale University

Medical / Professional School(s)

1996, Harvard Medical School


1997, General Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital


2001, Orthopaedic Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital


2002, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery - Rush University Medical Center


Adult Spine Surgery, Cauda Equina Compression, Degenerative Disc Disease, Hernitated nucleus pulposus, Myelopathy, Adult Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal instability, Burst fracture, Spondylosis, Radiculopathy, Cervical Spinal Disorders, Spine Fracture or Dislocation, Neurogenic claudication, Adult Spine Disease, Spinal Arthritis, Spinal cord compression, Spinal Tumors, Herniated disc, Lumbar Spinal Disorders, Spondylolisthesis, Thoracic Spinal Disorders, Post laminectomy syndrome, Nerve Root compression

Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Orthopaedics
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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UH Ahuja Medical Center
1000 Auburn Dr
Department of Orthopaedics - Kathy Risman Pavilion, Ste 210
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Patient Comments

Reviewed on 5/13/2018
Dr. Ahn did for me what other spinal surgeons said was not possible.

Reviewed on 12/11/2017
always feel my concerns are taken seriously

Reviewed on 11/6/2017
Dr. Ahn explained exactly when he thought was wrong and refered me to another Dr. *****

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, Nicholas Ahn, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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