Program Overview

The South Pointe Orthopedic Surgery residency program offers a unique opportunity for residents to grow and master this surgical field. Throughout the 5-year program duration, the resident is exposed to a wide breadth of surgical cases that fully encompasses the field of orthopedic surgery. With the Cleveland Clinic as our sponsoring institution, the resident will have the opportunity to obtain competency in managing complex orthopedic issues in conjunction with leading edge orthopedic treatment modalities.

The program is based at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, a community-based hospital on the east side of Cleveland and part of the Cleveland Clinic integrated health system. The hospital is equipped with a state-of-the-art surgery center, 24-bed ICU, and emergency department. It also has a physical and virtual library that allows residents to expand their knowledge through various articles, textbooks, and other resources. The hospital sponsors several other residency programs which emphasizes its commitment to medical education and the advancement of the future of healthcare.

While South Pointe hospital is our base institution, educational opportunities exist at other hospitals and surgery centers within the Cleveland Clinic system. Hillcrest Hospital is a Level II trauma center where our residents spend a large amount of time at. In addition, at Hillcrest you will have the opportunity to evaluate and treat adult and pediatric emergency department consults, and floor consults. An additional rotation at Hillcrest includes spine surgery.  Our other rotations generally occur at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus including adult reconstruction, pediatrics and musculoskeletal oncology. Other rotations occur at the surrounding community hospitals and surgery centers.  As a third year, our residents do a pediatrics rotation at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio. While in our fourth year, we have a unique opportunity to rotate at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood Colorado for our Level I trauma.  For several of our rotations, we collegially work alongside the Orthopedic Surgery residency and fellowships at Main Campus Cleveland Clinic. This gives the opportunity to further grow in our orthopedic knowledge with joint educational opportunities. Please see our curriculum tab ( for more information about our various rotations.

We are fortunate to have a close-knit family of residents and attendings at South Pointe Orthopedic Surgery. Being a tight-knit group of 15 residents and 4 core attendings allows us to work efficiently as a team to fulfill our clinical duties and continue to expand our medical knowledge and surgical skills.

For information regarding an audition rotation, please click here. (

Please contact me with any questions regarding our Orthopedic Surgery residency program.

Ron Peirish, DO
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Osteopathic staff

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