Speakers & Bios
Brian Donley, MD
Dr. Donley is the President of Lutheran Hospital of Cleveland Clinic Health System and the Director of the Center for Foot and Ankle within the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 1996 and has previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, the Director of the Foot and Ankle fellowship and currently is Chairman of the Professional Conduct Committee for the Cleveland Clinic. Most recently, Dr. Donley served as Vice President of Surgical Operations at Lutheran Hospital prior to becoming President of the Hospital on January 1, 2012. Dr. Donley graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He serves as an orthopaedic foot and ankle consultant for the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Donley is very active with research, education and innovation. He teaches medical students, orthopaedic residents, and orthopaedic foot and ankle fellows. He has published over 75 scientific articles and has made over 200 presentations internationally, nationally and regionally. Dr. Donley serves as Editor in Chief of Arthritis Advisor and has served as Assistant Editor for both Foot and Ankle International (FAI) and Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy (KSSTA). He is a previous member of the Board for the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Donley served on the development team for the Salto Talaris ankle replacement and performed the first surgery in the world with this ankle implant at Cleveland Clinic in 2006. He has 3 patents granted and presently works on the development of a novel intra-osseous minimally invasive implant fixation system for the distal extremities.