Robert Duerr

Robert Duerr, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physician
4.7 out of 5
  • 60 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 26 Patient Comments

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About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon, I specialize in operative and non-operative management of sports-related injuries and conditions of the knee and shoulder. I treat patients of all ages, from the high school athlete to the weekend warrior. I have a special interest in joint preservation and treatments for early arthritis of the knee through my training at the Cartilage Repair Center at Harvard University. I plan to use the treatment strategies I learned in Boston for my patients at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

My favorite part about working at Ohio State is the team-based approach to care. I enjoy working closely with physical therapists, nurses, researchers, physician assistants and other physicians to ensure that our patients are receiving the best treatments resulting in the best outcomes.

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time outdoors, watching movies and attending Ohio State football games.
  • Most outstanding resident research project, Allegheny Health Network, 2017
  • Nominated to attend the American Orthopaedic Association resident leadership forum, 2016
  • Community high school team physician
  • I’ve trained with surgeons from around the world including Germany, Brazil and Japan
  • My research interests include orthobiologics and robotic-assisted surgery for early arthritis

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Joint Capsule Release
  • Tenodesis
  • Tenotomy
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Shoulder Joint
  • Patellar Dislocation
  • Menisci, Tibial
  • Synovitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Cartilage
  • Knee Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Arthroscopy

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Allegheny General Hospital

Brigham & Woman's Hospital

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology)

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

60 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 05, 2019

    Dr. Duerr is very thorough, caring, detailed, and professional. I couldn't ask for a better surgeon.

  • Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019

    Dr Duerr's the best doctor I've ever had. He fixed me. I reccomend him to everyone.

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019

    I was not given very much time and I left with lots of questions unanswered

  • Reviewed on Aug 07, 2019

    Dr. Duerr has been great. I have a couple different health problems effecting one another. Dr. Duerr is the first physician that has been able to see & understand how it is effecting me.

  • Reviewed on Aug 04, 2019

    My regular doctor misdiagnosed my life threatening blood clot and he took appropriate actions and it was diagnosed and now I am working on getting back to health. I am extremely grateful he did his job properly, I had been told my pain was due to a pulled muscle.

  • Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

    This was my first visit with this provider and I was very pleased. He explained things very well, was patient with my questions and answered them. I didn't feel like he was rushing through the appointment.

  • Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

    Everything was fine.

  • Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

    Excellent care by employees who seem to be very happy in their jobs. From the first pre surge appointment to this most recent follow up, everyone has been wonderful. Have recommended the Crane Center to many people.

  • Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

    Dr. Duerr listened to my concerns & ordered MRI based on that - my recent appt. was a follow up for surgery performed based on those results. I am extremely grateful to have been taken seriously & to have such good results from the follow-through.

  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2019

    my care provider is very caring & explained my prognosis in easy to understand language. He is a good listener, honest, & made me feel at ease.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Duerr has reported no relationships with companies or entities.