Robert M. Carlisle II, MD


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4.8 / 5 (Based on 85 Reviews)

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Orthopedic surgery has been my career goal since middle school. After suffering an orthopedic injury while playing sports, I was introduced to an orthopedic surgeon who subsequently became my mentor throughout medical school, residency, and fellowship. Growing up playing sports and even playing football in college, I initially thought I would specialize in sports medicine. While I still love sports, especially my Cleveland Browns, I realized during my residency training that arthroplasty was my passion. Since entering the field of medicine, I have always enjoyed interactions with patients. Everyone has a unique story to tell, and I felt being a total joint surgeon gave me the chance to hear patients’ stories from all different walks of life. The preoperative optimization, the surgery, and the important rehabilitation aspect of total joints offer several opportunities to relate with patients while truly getting to know them and their families. Being a part of someone’s journey out of pain and back to an active lifestyle is by far the most rewarding aspect of total joints.

The technical aspect of total joints interested me from the start, and I think my background had a lot to do with it. I grew up in a small town in northeast Ohio on a big family farm. So, I was no stranger to working with tools while on the farm fixing or building fences for our cattle and hogs. For years, my summers were spent working with my 4-H project animals to show at the Portage County Randolph Fair. I hope to begin raising animals again in the future and maybe my children will show animals someday.

When I wasn’t working with the animals, I was playing sports. I played football, basketball, and baseball growing up and I continued playing football at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. I started at tight end for three years after converting from the quarterback. While my competitive playing days were over after college, I have always enjoyed watching Cleveland sports and The Ohio State Buckeyes. I am a pretty big Browns fan and I’ll never turn down a chance to chat about the Browns. While I never played golf growing up, I have come to enjoy it even though I am not very good. During my training in South Carolina and Mississippi, I was introduced to sporting clays and loved it!

As an avid Cleveland sports fan, it was difficult being away from my teams for so long. I had to endure Clemson fans during my residency training in Greenville, South Carolina. Then, I had to contend with Saints fans, Ole Miss fans, and even Mississippi State fans in Jackson, Mississippi, for my year of total joints fellowship. My family and I could not be more excited to be back in Ohio! I met my wife in 7th grade, and we’ve been together ever since. We now have two children, Xavier and Alayna. I wouldn’t call us foodies, but my wife and I are huge fans of trying new restaurants and other places to eat. I am especially interested in craft beer. Home-brewing has been intriguing, but I have not gone all-in on that hobby just yet. Nonetheless, trying the various Ohio craft beers since we have moved to Sandusky has been a lot of fun. We are excited to explore Sandusky, see the Lake Erie shores, get involved within the community, and finally put down roots at our new home!







Areas of Interest

Total knee replacement | Total hip replacement | Partial knee replacement | Same-day discharge total joint replacement | Robotics and computer navigation


Year began practicing: 2021

Year joined staff: 2021

Year began practicing in specialty: 2021


Greenville Health System, Orthopaedic Surgery


Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Orthopaedic Surgery

Graduate School

Northeast Ohio Medical University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • South Carolina Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting Research Competition 2nd place, 2019
  • Orthopaedic Surgery research "Gold Star" award, 2017/2018
  • Alpha Omega Alpha - Zeta Chapter, NEOMED 2014
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society - The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, NEOMED Chapter 2014
  • Allegheny College Student-athlete of the Year Award 2011
  • Allegheny College Cornerstone Award 2010/2011
  • ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Football Academic All-American First Team Tight End 2010
  • First Team Tight End All North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) 2010

Provider Review Comments

Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 85 Reviews)
June 16, 2022
Care so far is Good!
June 15, 2022
I liked working with *Dr. Carlisle.
June 10, 2022
I had no idea what to expect with *Dr. Carlisle, but I am thrilled with everything about him. He is kind, patient, funny, very friendly, makes eye contact. Excellent practitioner. So glad he is my doctor for this problem.
June 02, 2022
It was a pleasure meeting Dr Carlisle and discussing my problem. He gave me good news about not needing surgery and explained to me how I could work out my problem with visits to the Firelands Cedar Point Physical Therapy Center. I am happy to say that his recommendation is working out very well!
April 22, 2022
Dr. Carlisle was excellent. He thoroughly explained what was wrong with my knee and the treatment options.
April 02, 2022
Dr. Carlisle was the best.
March 16, 2022
Recommended *Dr. Carlisle to a friend.
March 11, 2022
He listens not all dr.'s do.
February 25, 2022
*Dr. Carlisle is great!! He explained what my problem was - gave me the options, listened to me and seemed very concerned.
February 12, 2022
Have already recommended *Dr. Carlisle to others -
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