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Reuben Gobezie, M.D.The Cleveland Shoulder Institute treats patients with all types of shoulder and elbow disorders resulting from traumatic injuries, arthritis, instabilities, rotator cuff and sports-related injuries.


The Institute is led by internationally recognized Orthopedic Surgeon Reuben Gobezie, MD, Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, University Hospitals. Dr. Gobezie specializes in advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to restore damaged joints, ligaments and bones and manages all types of shoulder conditions. In 2015, he was recognized on the Top Doctors list nationally by Castle Connolly as well as Cleveland Magazine.


Dr. Gobezie is a pioneering shoulder surgeon having developed the first cartilage transplant procedure for the shoulder performed arthroscopically. He has also developed advanced new techniques for treating biceps and tendon injuries in athletes. Along with Dr. Laurent Lafosse, a world leader in arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction, Dr. Gobezie developed a minimally invasive total shoulder replacement in France. In 2015, Dr. Gobezie received the NEER Award, the most prestigious international research award in shoulder surgery. He lectures at many prestigious venues nationally and around the world.


In 2010, Dr. Gobezie was elected to American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the most prestigious specialty society in the United States for shoulder and elbow surgeons. He also received the Patients’ Choice Award, given to physicians who have received near perfect scores as voted by patients. Dr. Gobezie is a five-time Patient’s Choice award winner, an honor bestowed upon less than 1% of physicians nationally, and the result of online patient ratings of their medical care.


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