Eric Parsons, M.D. is a native of Northeast Ohio, having graduated from University School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University before attending The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Parsons received his orthopaedic surgery training in Boston at the Tufts Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program working at Tufts Medical Center and the renowned orthopaedic specialty hospital New England Baptist Hospital. Upon completion of his orthopaedic surgery residency, Dr. Parsons returned to Ohio where he completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, treating the athletes of the championship Buckeye sports teams.

Throughout his orthopaedic surgery career Dr. Parsons has developed a special passion for the shoulder and the arthroscopic management of shoulder disorders. He was the first surgeon in Northeast Ohio to perform an all-arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction, a cutting edge technique to surgically restore shoulder function to patients with no repairable rotator cuff tissue remaining. Dr. Parsons has been an invited speaker at the Ohio Shoulder and Elbow Society annual meeting where he has shared his technical expertise and served on panels discussing the surgical management of complex rotator cuff problems.

Dr. Parsons is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an accredited fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Ohio Shoulder and Elbow Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Patients' Choice Award 5 Year Honoree

Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

Dr. Parsons is a Patients’ Choice Award 5 Year Honoree (2013-2018) according to, the leading online review website for doctors. This is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients. He is also a Compassionate Doctor Award 5 Year Honoree, which recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

Dr. Parsons has recently been elected by his peers as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Lake Health.