Orthopaedic Surgeon in Cleveland, Ohio (OH)

Alan R. Gurd MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Head, Section of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk A41
    Cleveland, Ohio, 44195 - United States
    Phone: (216) 444-2606

About Our Practice

Dr. Gurd was born in Ireland where he was educated at the Methodist College in Belfast. In 1958 he entered Queen’s University of Belfast’s Medical School where he graduated in 1964. After becoming a doctor Dr. Gurd then trained as a general surgeon, receiving his F.R.C.S. in Edinburgh in 1967. At that time he began orthopaedic training in Belfast followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at H.S.C. in Toronto, Canada. Concurrently he received a M.Ch. for a thesis on “Fat Embolism” in 1969.

After 2 years on the staff of Belfast’s teaching hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, he and his family immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1976 where he became head of Pediatric Orthopaedics at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation where his wife is also employed as a pediatrician.

Apart from work, and family, Dr. Gurd spends time in Ethiopia and Haiti teaching and operating.

His professional interest is managing children with orthopaedic problems, especially disadvantaged children and those with spinal deformities. Dr. Gurd is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in addition to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Hospital Affiliations
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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