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Title Section Head, Laryngology
Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.8500
Desk:
216.445.6468
Fax:
216.445.9409
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cosmetic Botox Injections
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • Laryngeal Electromyography
  • Laryngeal Framework Surgery
  • Laryngeal Function Assessment
  • Laryngeal Physiology
  • Laryngeal Sensory Testing
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aerodigestive Tract Disorders
  • Chronic Cough
  • Cough
  • Difficulty with Vocal Range
  • Dysphonia
  • Effortful Singing
  • Effortful Talking
  • Geriatric Communication Disorders
  • Hoarseness
  • Immobile Vocal Folds
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal-Sinus Disease
  • Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Septal Deviation
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Strep Throat
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Symptoms from Reflux
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Fatigue
  • Voice Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
View all 30 Specialties +
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Biography

About Paul C. Bryson, MD

Paul C. Bryson, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Voice Center and Section Head of Laryngology, is an otolaryngologist who specializes in voice and swallowing rehabilitation

Dr. Bryson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2004 with honors. While in medical school, he decided to pursue a career in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and completed his residency training at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After completing his training in North Carolina, he completed a fellowship in laryngeal surgery and voice rehabilitation at the Harvard Medical School Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for laryngeal surgery and voice rehabilitation.

His specialty interests encompass the full range of voice and oropharyngeal swallowing disorders including: medical and surgical care of the professional/performer's voice, benign vocal cord lesions such as nodules or polyps, vocal cord dysplasia or early cancer, vocal cord papilloma, vocal cord paralysis, neurolaryngological problems such as spasmodic dysphonia, Zenker's diverticulum and cricopharyngeal dysphagia. Dr. Bryson also sees adult patients with airway problems such as subglottic stenosis or bilateral vocal cord paralysis.

Since being recruited to the Cleveland Clinic in 2010, Dr. Bryson has expanded the scope of office-based procedures offered to patients including: vocal fold injection, laryngeal botox, trans-nasal esophagoscopy, videostroboscopy, and office based laser procedures for papilloma and vocal cord papilloma leukoplakia/dysplasia.

Within the Cleveland Clinic Voice Center, Dr. Bryson works collaboratively with speech-language pathologists who specialize in voice and swallowing disorders to offer patients a multi-disciplinary approach to their voice, swallowing, or airway problem.

Within otolaryngology, Dr. Bryson is a member of several professional societies including: The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO), The Triological society, the American College of Surgeons, and the Voice Foundation. He serves as a committee member of the airway and swallowing committee of the AAO.  He is on the executive council of the American Broncho-esophagology Association. He is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Laryngeal Surgery/Voice Rehabilitation
Laryngology
Boston, MA USA
2010

Residency - University of North Carolina Hospitals
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Chapel Hill, NC USA
2009

Medical Education - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA
2004

Undergraduate - Denison University
Granville, OH USA
2000

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

Laryngeal Surgery, Voice and Swallowing rehabilitation, Care of the Professional Voice

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/15/2020, Dr. Bryson has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

256 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Bryson has the best bedside manners I have ever encountered. I totally trust him

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Bryson gave me step by step explanations of the procedure and what I would experience. He was so compassionate and genuine. He described risks, outcomes, further interventions. I was impressed with his clinical skills, his incredible knowledge as well as how kind he was to me.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr Bryson is an awesome caregiver

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr.Bryson and his staff are always very kind and courteous.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Paul Bryson is a very good doctor and very patience with me my condition is very senitive . thank God for him he takes his time. Very painful.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

great experience, scheduling with Nina and the Dr had all my concerns covered

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr Bryson is an excellent physician & very knowledgeable. .

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Helena on G-81 Autumn in Dr Bryson office was great!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr Bryson and his entire team was great

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr Bryson, Autumn, Melanie are greatHelena , Tina and Tamia on G81 are great

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr Bryson is caring, professional, and gives the highest level of service. I am truly pleased being under his care and have faith in his decisions.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Bryson is always such a pleasure to deal with. Not only is he obviously very knowledgeable in his field but he is always so kind.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Whether in-person or virtual, my visit experience is always great with Dr. Bryson.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

can't say enough about Dr Bryson. so Glad was. able to have him take care of my throat. and me. thank you. and really LISTENs to you

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr. Bryson is amazing! He shows compassion and is very thorough in assessing and treating voice disorders. I love how he uses a team approach; including a Speech-Language Pathologist to help his patients with voice concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Bryson and his team!

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr Bryson has earned my trust and confidence.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Dr. Bryson is an awesome ENT Doctor he tries his best the help with any problem you may be having. he calls and checks on his patients to make sure that we are doing better. And if not he'll try his best to confront us. I will highly recommend any one I know that's having a problem to see Dr. Paul Bryson. thank you for being such an amazing Doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Dr. Bryson does an excellent job. I realize this is an unprecedented time for us all and am quite willing to be as flexible and cooperative as possible. I appreciate the efforts and hard work of the staff.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr Bryson listened to all my concerns and took the time to answer my questions! He is a blessing!!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr Bryson has been good to me for over 7 years. He is always caring, trusting and patient. I live in Indiana now and will travel the 5 hrs just to meet with him as he's taken such great care of me and my rare condition.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

I love Dr. Bryson. He actually spend as much time with you that is needed. I was very happy with him. I really believe that he cares. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Bryson is extremely kind, easy to talk to, willing to help, and knowledgeable. Unlike previous specialists I have seen for this problem, I feel Dr. Bryson is committed to helping me and willing to try various options to achieve results.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Had to wait few weeks for initial appointment but that is a testament to Dr. Bryson.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Bryson and his staff are top notch! I've been to UPMC in Pittsburgh and there is no comparison. I pay extra for my health insurance so I can go to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

We love Dr. Bryson! We wish every doctor could be as concerned and helpful as he is. He is very professional, yet down to earth. He shows great concern for you and your problem. I would highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr Bryson and the team are outstanding in all ways. He is clearly committed to the whole person,m. He is an active listener and very responsive to what I explain. The team as a whole is caring, knowledgeable, and thoughtful. I am very lucky to have them as part of healthcare.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Bryson was amazing! He was very kind and concerned with how I was feeling before, during and after my procedure. He took the time to explain everything to me in detail which eased my nerves. I would highly recommend Dr. Bryson!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Due to an insurance change it was a bit of a process getting an appointment, but everyone I spoke to were more than willing to help. I've been seeing Dr. Bryson for a few years now. He is incredible!!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

I thoroughly trust Dr. Bryson with my care

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

After the procedure, *Dr. Bryson reviewed the recorded views of my vocal cords, answered my questions, and discussed his interpretation of the results. He took steps to make the procedure comfortable for me.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

About 30 minute wait after scheduled appoint time, but I plan on delays. Dr Bryson is fantastic.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Excellent experience. Dr Bryson was thorough and efficient and the Speech Therapist Zoe was fantastic as well.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Bryson is always very kind and very courageous.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

absolutely LOVE Dr. Bryson and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

I have always recommended Cleveland clinic and DR.BRYSON to others.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Doctor Bryson is an outstanding doctor and always takes the time to explain everything with you and makes you feel more comfortable!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Bryson and his colleagues are always so friendly. They address concerns and make a positive plan for future procedures. I feel as though I am in the proper care when I am at Cleveland Clinic and look forward to my surgical procedure at the end of January. Thank you all!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Bryson offered probable solution. Explained upcoming surgical procedure thoroughly.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Bryson is fantastic. He is attentive, kind and thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Bryson is accommodating and thorough. He is very informative and answers any questions that arise.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr.Bryson is one of the best specialists that I am presently seeing at the main campus. He takes the time to discuss options etc. Truly listens to what you have to say.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

very good service the DR . spent time with me to go over my concerns

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr.Bryson and his staff are exceptional.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Both doctors listened carefully to me, and I feel confident in the course of treatment .

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

I was very impressed with the entire staff at Twinsburg and I have already recommended the facility and doctor to people.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

I have always been able to get an appointment with Dr. Bryson whenever I have needed an appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr.Bryson and his staff are always accessible.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Bryson and I have very open conversation regarding the direction we take with my prognosis.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Bryson's office staff contacted me for appt.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Bryson is a wonderful doctor.Thorough, professional, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr Bryson is a real professional

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

it takes way too long to get appointments, especially when you have a problem that makes everyday very hard to get through. it is very hard to talk so people can understand. Dr Bryson is awesome. I liked how thorough he explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Fantastic experience. Dr. Bryson was both professional and personable. I would rate him as the best doctor I have ever seen, as well as the most practical and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Bryson was able to squeeze me into his schedule. I will be forever grateful for that since he provided top-level care for my vocal cords I would not have received elsewhere.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

very good .Dr Bryson is on top of things. He's very good, easy to talk to,answers guestions,very throuel.I would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr Bryson is professional and very kind. His expertise was self evident as he proceeded to explain the steps he would perform in my procedure and then again in performing the procedure. Very kind and gentle. Because of his professionalism and kindness my anxiety was completely eliminated. I would trust this man to do anything he deemed necessary for my care.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr. Paul Bryson is a caring and awesome doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr Bryson is great. Apparently everyone else agrees, because it's quite hard to get an appointment!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Love the way Dr Bryson and not-Dr Adessa work together as a team.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr. Bryson is an exceptional person and doctor. I have appreciated everything he has done and I am glad I met him.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

dr Bryson is very thorough and takes whatever time is needed to discuss concerns, and questions

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Bryson was everything you want in a doctor: concerned, relatable, helpful, thoughtful and knowledgeable. I have been to many, many doctors over the years for my voice problem and by far this was the best experience I have had with a voice specialist in twenty years. I really appreciate all he did for me.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr. Bryson is an excellent doctor and communicates with his patients on every aspect of the process

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Doctor Bryson is an excellent doctor in listening and assistance with your questions!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

In the pursuit of treatment for my voice disorder I have attended at least 4 Physicians both in the United States and in my country, The Bahamas. Unequivocally, the care and genuine concern that I received from Dr. Bryson was second to none. Dr. Bryson in my view, and experience with other physicians, went far beyond what I expected from a physician. In contradistinction to my past experience, he made me feel not only comfortable, but most importantly, as a professional voice user, he appeared intent on exhausting all avenues to ensure that my voice is restored. Thank you Dr. Bryson!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Bryson is an excellent physician who is also personable and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

I feel that I can ask or discuss anything I feel necessary to my care and Dr. Bryson is always there to help figure out what or where we go to next in terms of my medical care for the situation I find myself.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

I have been seeing Dr Bryson for my condition for several years. He is a wonderful doctor and person. He listens, He cares and I feel like there is no one better out there to treat my rare condition. This doctor literally keeps me alive. I have two children and I believe I'm getting to watch them grow up because of the care I'm receiving. To say I'm grateful he is on the Cleveland staff is an understatement

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr Bryson coordinated with an Endocrinologist for me so I could receive care from that doctor while minimizing exacerbation of my condition I see him for

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Bryson is awesome, he is one of the best doctors I've ever had, would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr Bryson was great, very knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Bryson is absolutely wonderful. I am very grateful for his caring attitude and medical talent. I had seen numerous other physicians, multiple times, both inside and outside of the Cleveland Clinic during the last three years. None found anything that helped correct the problem I was having.....and then I saw a pulmonary specialist in Lansing, MI. After several tests and two office visits he said he had no idea what was wrong with me ...... but he knew a doctor who would. He referred me to that doctor.....Dr. Paul Bryson. Before I left my first appointment with Dr. Bryson I had a diagnosis and a treatment protocol. Most importantly, the prescribed treatment worked perfectly! I have no more incapacitating cough!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr. Bryson was great! kept me calm through my procedure and encouraged during the procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Bryson treated with kindness respect and professional care.

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