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
  • Synovitis
  • Menisci, Tibial
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Cartilage
  • Knee Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Arthroscopy

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Coral Gables, FL
8/1/2008 - 5/30/2012


Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2017


Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

7/1/2017 - 7/30/2018

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Interventional Cardiology)

Academic Information

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.

103 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 Oct 07, 2020

    He listened very sincerely. He was careful in choosing the next step.

  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2020

    everything went well

  • Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

    very nice

  • Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

    Not rushed at all. Most professional and thorough in evaluation. Explained options and then went through proposed surgery, risks, complications and expected outcome. Detailed instructions given and surgery scheduled within reasonable timeframe. Most impressive.

  • Reviewed on Sep 07, 2020

    professional honest caring knowledgable

  • Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

    The provider seems to give answers that are not always definite. Uses "sometimes", "probably" and "maybe".

  • Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

    He showed me my x-rays upon request and explained my problem and treatment options clearly. He also gave me two possible physician referral names and information about each which helped me select the best specialist for me. Very personable and knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

    I was uncomfortable for some unknown reason. I felt more at ease at the second visit. I suppose I felt he wasn't concerned with my opinion. As I said the second visit was much better.

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2020

    Excellent experience regarding my care provider "Dr. Robert Duerr."

  • Reviewed on Apr 08, 2020

    Dr. Duerr is a very caring and professional dr. & very knowledgeable.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Duerr has reported no relationships with companies or entities.