Dr. Craig B. Frey

Dr. Craig B. FreyDr. Craig B. Frey is a fully licensed foot and ankle surgeon in the state of Ohio. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association.


Dr. Frey currently serves as the System Director of University Hospitals Cleveland, OH Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. He is also the Fellowship Director at University Hospitals Advanced Limb Salvage and Reconstruction.  He is also the Residency Director; University Hospitals Cleveland, OH Podiatry Medicine and Surgery.


Dr. Frey was born and raised in Solon, OH, he attended both the Solon public school system and graduated high school from Gilmour Academy. He then went on to attend Washington and Jefferson College, where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science. Dr. Frey then attended Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine where he graduated in 2012 with his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his reconstructive foot and ankle surgery residency training at Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Mercy Regional Medical Center in 2015 where he served as Chief Resident. 


Dr. Frey has surgical interests in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and management, specifically in limb salvage and charcot via both internal and external fixation. He has advanced training in biologics, stem cell treatment, and muscle flaps. Additional areas of interest and expertise include the treatment of athletes and sports injuries, fracture care, trauma, pediatric foot, and ankle surgery, as well as bunion and hammertoe surgery. He has advanced training in foot and ankle arthroscopy as well as nerve reconstruction and repair of the lower extremity for chronic pain and muscle impairment.


Dr. Frey serves as an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University’s Podiatric Medical School. In medical school, he served as President of the school’s academic fraternity and served on the board of the Ohio Medical Podiatric Student’s Association. He currently lectures at regional medical conferences and symposiums.


Dr. Frey is still heavily involved in his community. He serves as an ex-officio Trustee on the Board of Trustees at his Alma Mater, Gilmour Academy. He was elected into the Gilmour Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.


While attending Washington and Jefferson College, he played and served as captain of the collegiate hockey team. He was a member of Team USA World Inline Hockey Team, winning both a gold and silver medal.