Orthopaedic Surgeon in Solon, Ohio (OH)

Robert F. McLain MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • St Vincent Charity Hospital, Center for Spine Health
    33001 Solon Road, Suite 112
    Solon, Ohio, 44139 - United States
    Phone: (440) 248-1297

About Our Practice

Dr. McLain is a fellowship trained spine surgeon with expertise in adult and pediatric spinal deformities, low back pain, infections, trauma, and tumors of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Recruited to The Clinic in 1997, Dr. McLain is trained in both microsurgical and minimally invasive techniques. Before coming to the Clinic Dr. McLain was Director of the Spine Care Center at the University of California, Davis, and Chairman of the Back and Neck Subcommittee for the Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence at UC Davis.

In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. McLain is recognized as one of the outstanding young researchers in the area of spinal disease and reconstruction, and directs the Spine Research Program at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He has written over 80 articles for scientific journals and textbooks, and he serves as an Associate Editor for Spine, the international journal for spine surgery.

In 1992 he was awarded the North American Traveling Fellowship, and in 1995 he received the prestigious American-British-Canadian Exchange Fellowship of the American Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. McLain is a member of the North American Spine Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Association.

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Trauma
  • Tumor / Infection
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health
University Affiliations
  • Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
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