Meet Our Teaching Faculty
Lutul D. Farrow, MD is a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon in The Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Farrow is a member of Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine and currently serves as the Executive Director of Sports Medicine. He is also Program Director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Farrow grew up in the city of Cleveland and attended South High School. After high school he completed his collegiate studies at Baldwin Wallace University where he was a Team Captain and Academic All-American for the Yellow Jacket football program. Dr. Farrow went on to earn his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Farrow is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Farrow also has specialized Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Farrow’s areas of expertise include Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy and athletic conditions involving the knee and shoulder. Dr. Farrow has extensive experience in the care of athletes at all levels of training ranging from recreational sports to Professional athletics. Since beginning practice, Dr. Farrow has served as a Team Physician for The NFL Cleveland Browns, Baldwin Wallace University, The University of Arizona Wildcat and Pima Community College Aztecs athletic programs, the Tucson Rodeo, and both the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies during their spring training in Tucson. Currently, Dr. Farrow serves as the Head Team Physician at Brunswick High School. He is an Orthopaedic Consultant for the MLB Cleveland Guardians and Toronto Blue Jays. Dr. Farrow’s research interests include the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee and elbow, healthcare disparities in sports medicine, and outcomes research. He has authored multiple book chapters in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine textbooks and 70 manuscripts in peer-reviewed Orthopaedic surgery journals. Dr. Farrow has also participated as a visiting lecturer and presented his research both nationally and internationally. Dr. is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Association, the International Patellofemoral Study Group and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Farrow has also completed the prestigious AOSSM-ESSKA traveling fellowship and is a member of the Magellan Society. Dr. Farrow enjoys spending time with his wife, Tenisha and their three sons. He is an avid runner and enjoys golfing and astronomy.
Mark S. Schickendantz, MD, Mark Schickendantz, M.D. is a Sports Medicine physician at the Cleveland Clinic and served as the Director of the Center for Sports Health from 2011-2020. Since 1992, he has been team physician for the MLB Cleveland Guardians (formerly Indians) professional baseball team and was named Head Team Physician in 2003, a position he currently holds. Additionally, Dr. Schickendantz was Head Team Physician for the NFL Cleveland Browns from 2010-2103. He currently serves as Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee for Major League Baseball and is a member of the Major League Baseball Research Committee. Additionally, Dr. Schickendantz is Past President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. He is a Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and serves as the Assistant Program Director for the Cleveland Clinic Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship. He has been recognized annually as one of Americas Best Doctors since 2009. Dr. Schickendantz specializes in the treatment of athletic shoulder and elbow injuries and has published and lectured extensively on the topic of injuries of the throwing athletes’ shoulder and elbow. His primary research interest is focused upon the medial ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow and he is widely recognized as a thought leader in this space.
Richard D. Parker, MD is currently the President of Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital. He is a Professor of surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Parker is also past Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Parker earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Parker completed his residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Following his residency, he completed his Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Salt Lake City Knee & Sports Medicine. Dr. Parker is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also holds Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Parker served as the Head of Sports Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center from 1987-1992. Dr. Parker joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1993. Since joining the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Parker has served in many leadership roles including Medical Director of Sports Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Program Director for the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Education Director for Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine and President of Cleveland Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Parker has participated as an AOSSM/ESSKA traveling fellow and is a member of the Magellan Society. Dr. Parker has served as the Head Team Physician for the WNBA Cleveland Rockers, Associate Team Physician for the NFL Cleveland Browns, and an Orthopaedic Consultant for Baldwin Wallace College and the WFA Cleveland Fusion. Dr. Parker is currently a Team Physician for the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers. Dr. Parker has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications. He is an original co-investigator for the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON). Dr. Parker’s other research interest include preemptive analgesia in ACL reconstruction and analysis of outcomes following perioperative infection following ACL reconstruction. For his research efforts as a part of MOON, Dr. Parker has received the prestigious Kappa Delta Donor Vaughn Award and Cleveland Clinic’s Innovator Award. Dr. Parker’s clinical interests include knee arthroscopy and complex reconstruction of the knee.
James Rosneck, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating sport related injuries of the hip, knee and shoulder. Dr. Rosneck graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine in 2002, completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic in 2008 and his sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University Hospital in 2009. Following his fellowship, Dr. Rosneck returned to the Cleveland area and joined the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Sports Medicine department as a staff physician. Dr. Rosneck serves as the team physician for Notre Dame College and assistant team physician for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is also the team physician for his alma mater, Wickliffe High School. Dr. Rosneck is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). He is affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine as an anatomy teaching assistant.
Paul M. Saluan, MD, holds joint appointments in the Center for Sports Medicine and the Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery within the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is the Director for Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine and Director of Clinical Outreach and Education for Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine. Dr. Saluan specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He is certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Saluan is the developer and Director of the Orthopaedic Arthroscopy Skills Lab Curriculum. He also acts as a Contributor to a Pediatric Outcomes Instrument being developed to assist in pediatric injury/disease-specific outcomes research.
Kurt P. Spindler, MD is an accomplished clinician-researcher, he is a true triple threat. . . . .great clinician, researcher and educator. Kurt completed his undergraduate training at Rutgers University. From there, Dr. Spindler went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of medicine. He stayed on to complete his residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Spindler completed his fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. After his fellowship, Dr. Spindler went on to a successful career at Vanderbilt University where he was the Director of Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician for Vanderbilt University. While in Nashville, Dr. Spindler established the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON). Kurt is truly one of the brightest minds of our time. The research he has lead as the leader of the MOON group has helped define how we manage ACL injuries. Kurt returned to the Cleveland Clinic in 2014. Dr. Spindler is a Kappa Delta Award winner and currently serves as the Vice Chair of Research at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Spindler recently completed his tenure as the 50th President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine at the 2022 meeting at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Salvatore Fangiamore, MD is a staff shoulder and sports medicine surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. He also serves as a team physician for the Cleveland Indians professional baseball organization, the Premiere Lacrosse League, and the Medical Team for Burton Snowboards and the US Ski and Snowboard Association. Dr. Frangiamore is a native of Northeast Ohio, and a proud graduate of John Carroll University. He completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at the Cleveland Clinic where he trained under leaders in orthopaedics and sports medicine and followed this with specialized training at the Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado, where he was exposed to advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive surgical techniques for the treatment of complex disorders of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and sports-related injuries. During this time , Dr. Frangiamore cared for professional athletes from the NFL,MLB, NHL, NBA, ATP/WTA, PGA and US Olympic teams, in addition to treating collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes. He traveled internationally serving as an event physician for the US Men's & Women's Ski and Snowboard teams and continues to provide medical care in that role today for the US ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). Dr. Frangiamore has written numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and surgical technique guides related to his extensive research focusing on baseball and upper extremity related injuries which earned him several accolades and awards including the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Neer Award, which is considered the highest honor in shoulder and elbow research. He has traveled throughout the US and internationally to present his work. Through the use of advanced open and arthroscopic surgical techniques Dr. Frangiamore focuses on restoring damaged joints, ligaments and bones through minimally invasive techniques to keep his patients active and healthy. Dr. Frangiamore and his wife, Meghan, are natives of Northeast Ohio and currently reside in Solon along with their son Sam. When not spending time with his family, he enjoys skiing, bocce, outdoor activities, exercise and golfing.
Michael J. Scarcella, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatological Institute in Cleveland, Ohio and Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine. Dr. Scarcella specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and sports related injuries in athletes and active individuals of all ages, with a specific focus and hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopic and open surgery. Dr. Scarcella is a native of Northest Ohio having attended and graduated from Padua Franciscan High School. After high school he completed his undergraduate studies at Baldwin-Wallace University. He completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at Cleveland Clinic, training under world leaders in orthopaedic surgery. Following his residency, Dr. Scarcella served four years in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and Orthopaedic Surgeon. He was stationed at Naval Hospital Bremerton Washington, and served a deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Throughout his active duty career, he provided operative and non-operative care for active-duty Sailors and Marines, veterans, and their dependents. He also completed training in Field Medical Service Officer training school. Dr. Scarcella received several honors during his time in service including, Alfred award for overall military readiness, Navy Achievement Medal in support of operation in Afghanistan, and Navy Commendation Medal for process improvement to total joint arthroplasty care paths and development of a multi-disciplinary Sports Medicine Clinic. Dr. Scarcella returned to the Cleveland area following completion of his service commitment and pursued specialized training at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine fellowship. During his training he was exposed to advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques for the treatment of complex disorders of the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip and sports-related injuries. Dr. Scarcella assisted in the care of athletes from the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Baldwin-Wallace University, as well as other collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes. He participated in multiple clinical research projects, and was lead author on the project that won Best Research Presentation, Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 30th annual research day. Dr. Scarcella will be continuing to provide medical coverage as an assistant Team Physician for Baldwin-Wallace University. He is Team Physician for Cleveland State University. He is also the Head Team Physician for St. Edward's High School and Bay Village High School. Dr. Scarcella is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), diplomate member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), and fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), as well as member of the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons (SOMOS). Dr. Scarcella enjoys spending time with his wife Sofina, and they currently reside in Avon Lake. He enjoys outdoor activities, fitness and cross training.
Joseph Tramer, MD, is a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Joe is a Northeast Ohio Native who was born and raised in Beachwood. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI where he gained early exposure caring for athletes including assisting in care of the Detroit Pistons and Detroit City FC. Following residency he completed the sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University in California, serving as a team physician for an area high school, junior college, Stanford Cardinal Athletics, the San Jose Earthquakes and Oakland Athletics. Throughout his training Joe has also authored numerous publications, earning recognition as an ASES Neer Award finalist and AOSSM O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award winner. Joe currently resides in Orange where he spends most of his time with his wife Molly and two sons Philip and Wesley.
Emeritus Teaching Faculty
Dr. John Bergfeld