Paul J. Favorito, M.D.

Paul J. Favorito, M.D.

Dr. Favorito is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in the treatment of all shoulder disorders and is recognized as a regional expert.  He has specific interests in the treatment of shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, arthritis and fractures.  He also treats selective sports medicine and dance medicine related knee injuries.

Dr. Favorito has been a team physician for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Cyclones and Cincinnati Swarm. For 10 years, he served as the co-medical director for the ATP and WTA tennis tournaments in Mason, Ohio.  He currently serves as the medical director for the Cincinnati Ballet and has been their company physician since 2000. He is active in his community as a member of the Medical Executive Committee (2015-2016) at Mercy Anderson Hospital and the team physician for Anderson High School since 2004.

Dr. Favorito is actively involved in teaching.  He was a professor with the Wellington Orthopaedic and University of Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship from 2000-2015. He has served as a Master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and as a chairman or course instructor for more than 50 shoulder courses nationally and internationally.

Dr. Favorito is actively involved in research. He has multiple publications (see links below) in peer reviewed journals and has co-authored 1 book chapter.  He has been invited throughout the world to share his experience and surgical outcomes.  He has served as invited international faculty at the:

  • Pune Shoulder Conclave (Pune, India 2014)
  • International Forum of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy (Shenzhen, China 2015)
  • ArthroLatarjet India (Mumbai, India 2015)
  • Combined Orthopedic Meeting of the Commonwealth (Cape Town, South Africa 2016)
  • Chinese Shoulder and Elbow Society (Beijing, China 2016).
  • Congresso Internacional Do Centro De Traumatologia Do Esporte (Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2017)

Current research projects include:

  • Perioperative pain management following shoulder replacement
  • Clinical review after arthroscopic Latarjet for glenohumeral instability
  • Evaluation of a bio-inductive bovine implant for rotator cuff tears
  • Evaluation of surgical treatment following acromioclavicular joint stabilization.

Other scholarly activities include:

  • Membership in multiple orthopedic societies including the invitation only, American Shoulder and Elbow Society.
  • Manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Manuscript reviewer and Editorial Board member for the Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery.
  • Consultant for several orthopedic companies assisting in the development of both shoulder instruments and products.



  • The Christ Hospital Bone and Joint Institute and University of Cincinnati Shoulder and Sports Medicine Fellowship
    August 1, 1999- July 31, 2000


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    July 1, 1995- June 30, 1999


  • University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    General Surgery
    July 1993- June 1994

Medical School

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine
    June 1993


  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
    Bachelor of Arts
    May 1989


  • Dr. Favorito is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.


  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine and the Ohio Orthopedic Association
  • International Association for Dance Medicine and Science
  • The Ohio Orthopaedic Society


7575 Five Mile Road
Cincinnati, OH45230
Clinic: 513.232.6677
After Hours Clinic:


4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road
Cincinnati, OH45245
Clinic: 513.753.7488

Dr. Paul J. Favorito completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  While there, he received the Peter Casagrande award for outstanding orthopedic resident.  He was then a fellow at the The Christ Hospital Bone and Joint Institute and University of Cincinnati Shoulder and Sports Medicine Fellowship.  He then accepted a position with Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicince in 2000.  He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Favorito’s clinical practice has evolved to the treatment of primarily shoulder disorders and selected sports related knee problems.  He treats the full spectrum of shoulder disorders including shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, biceps disorders, labral tears, arthritis and fractures.  He has performed more than 1500 arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and 750 shoulder replacements.

To provide a patient focused experience based on the principles of empathy, education and individualized treatment

To advance and improve the treatment of shoulder and sports medicine disorders by critically examining available research and my own results

To combine education, research and clinical experience to offer the most successful treatment for my patients

To educate present and future generations of physicians so they may provide the highest level of care for their patients

To assist health care healthcare organizations provide the most effective, value based care for my patients.

He adheres to the standards of professionalism (

Excerpts Include:

  • An orthopaedic surgeon shall, while caring for and treating a patient, regard his or her responsibility to the patient as paramount.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon, or his or her qualified designee, shall be available to provide needed and appropriate care of a patient.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon shall safeguard patient confidentiality and privacy within the constraints of the law.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon shall commit to life-long medical and scientific learning.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon shall provide only those services and use only those techniques for which he or she is qualified by personal education, training, or experience.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon shall make a reasonable effort to ensure that statements made by an academic institution, hospital or private entity on his or her behalf are not false or misleading.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon, when advertising his or her services to the public, shall not advertise false or misleading certification levels.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon, when advertising his or her services to the public, shall not make false or misleading claims or personal representations, including volume of procedures performed and the nature and level of academic appointments and affiliations.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon, when advertising, shall not misrepresent or falsely state his or her role in the development or study of a particular surgical procedure.
  • An orthopaedic surgeon shall disclose to the patient any conflict of interest, financial or otherwise, that may influence his or her ability to provide appropriate care.

Dr Favorito is consultant for several medical device companies. His primary role is to educate other physicians about techniques associated with the products

He participates in the management of the Mercy Anderson Hospital outpatient surgical department, Mercy Anderson Hospital inpatient orthopedic service and The Christ Hospital outpatient Surgical Hospital (link). His input contributes to care which is value based, more efficient and higher quality for all patients.

He is a core faculty member of the Mercy Hospital Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship (link). All donated funds from individuals or industry are managed through the Robert S Heidt foundation, which has 501C3 status. The funds are used for fellowship expenses and research support

Prior to arrival

  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled time
  • There will be paperwork to complete related to insurance, medical information and your specific disorder
  • Complete paperwork relevant to your visit


What to wear

  • Shoulder patients-tank op or camisole.  It will be necessary to have an unobstructed view to your shoulder, neck and upper back.  We will provide gowns if needed
  • Knee patients- bring short or wear pants that can be pulled up to the mid thigh. We can provide shorts


What to expect at your first visit

  • You will arrive and be greeted at or front desk
  • There will be paperwork to complete
  • You may need x-rays and if so, you will be escorted to the x-ray department
  • You will be brought to an examination room
  • You may be first evaluated by Physicians Assistant before Dr. Favorito evaluates you

Outpatient procedures (arthroscopic procedures, some fractures)


Inpatient Procedures (Ex. shoulder replacements, select fractures)

Narrated surgical videos from Dr. Favorito can be found here.


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