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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
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

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
  • Office Palatoplasty
  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Voice and Larynx Surgery
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aerodigestive Tract Disorders
  • Chronic Cough
  • Difficulty with Vocal Range
  • Dysphonia
  • Effortful Singing
  • Effortful Talking
  • Geriatric Communication Disorders
  • Hoarseness
  • Immobile Vocal Folds
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngology
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Fatigue
  • Voice Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Paul C. Bryson, MD, MBA

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.Most recently, Dr. Bryson completed and graduated from the Weatherhead School of Management with an executive MBA at Case Western Reserve University.

His specialty interests encompass the full range of voice, airway 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. He also performs office based steroid injections for subglottic stenosis.

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 currently serves as the Chair of the Laryngology and Broncho-esophagology Education Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Bryson is also the host of our Head and Neck Innovations podcast

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Executive MBA Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Laryngeal Surgery
Boston, MA USA

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

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

Undergraduate - Denison University
Granville, OH USA


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Paul C. Bryson, MD, MBA.

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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 6/22/2023, 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

375 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Time Spent with Patient 4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

91 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr.Bryson has a very good bedside manner,which puts the patient at ease during a procedure. I appreciate that being a nurse knowing not all doctors have that demeanor.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Bryson & team were the best.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Bryson always takes the time to listen to my concerns about my condition. I feel he truly cares for my well-being.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Bryson is truly amazing

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Always a pleasure and a great experience with Dr. Bryson and his staff!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Bryson is the very best in his field.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr Bryson has been beyond amazing

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Bryson and his team are definatley the very best.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Bryson was very professional, informative and provided a much needed procedure that I didn't know was possible. Very pleased with him and his work.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Bryson proposed follow up procedures/appointment. He was open to discussion and agreement to proposed follow up and issued the appropriate orders. A very understanding, pleasant and professional physician.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Very friendly and professional physician. He explained all of the procedure before and while he was doing the procedure. I trust this doctor. His staff were considerate and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I have never had a better doctor than Dr. Bryson in my 56 years of life. Dr. Bryson is knowledable, kind, collaborative, quick to respond and help. I was worried when Dr. Lorenz left but I feel like I hit the jackpot with Dr. Bryson!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Bryson is wonderful the reception area needs a lot of work unfriendly

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Bryson was willing to work me into his schedule and provide me with a procedure that allowed me to use my voice again.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Bryson and his staff are always wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Bryson is excellent regarding patient care and understanding!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Bryson is the best, he never gets tired of my odd questions nor does he dismiss my anomaly of a case

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Overwhelmingly satisfied and encouraged by Dr. Bryson's attentiveness.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

My treatments with DR.BRYSON was very pleasant and very satisfying!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Bryson is very kind

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Extremely pleased with Dr. Bryson's show of respect and concern

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr. Bryson consistently provides exceptional health-care services. He is informed, professional, caring and extremely knowledgeable, listens to my concerns and answers my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr.Bryson cares about his patients; He listens; shows compassion; and is very attentive.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Bryson is extremely competent and compassionate. He discusses rx options and has wonderful bedside manners

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

In the pass I was pleased with Doctor however upon my last visit he spent a bit more time with me which enabled me to make my future decisions

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Bryson squeezed me in in order to take care of my needs.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Paul is a great doctor, he really takes time to listen to your concerns and you do not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Bryson and Dr. Millstein are two of the most caring and special doctors that I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Outstanding physician and care team. Very professional, thorough, and competent. Felt completely comfortable and at ease.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

I am a professional singer and I recommend Dr. Paul Bryson "Dr. B" To all of my colleagues. He is simply THE BEST there is!

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Bryson I really like his bedside manner and his listen too you

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Bryson has a very good team

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

The Resident assisting Dr Bryson was also very good.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Very prompt appointment. Dr. Bryson was very good at listening to my problem. So far his answer has been working.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Doc Bryson is the best!

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr. Bryson is a wonderful doctor, very patient and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr Bryson's office and Dr. Bryson have always been very responsive and have given me the utmost quality care.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Top care always doctor and all staff.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr Bryson and Dr Ferraro were very helpful and informative.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

It's explained very well. Also Dr Bryson often thinks out loud and I hear possibilities. He also has other doctors with him and they have talks. I love it.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Bryson and his team are very caring and accommodating and I feel fortunate to have a provider as Dr. Bryson.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Bryson is an amazing doctor he has saved my life if it wasn't for Dr. Bryson I wouldn't be here today thank you Dr Bryson your the best

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr Bryce and speech therapist Michelle were wonderful very caring

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Doctor Bryson went above and beyond. He was extremely quick to respond to initial contact and was able to schedule a time to meet immediately.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr. Bryson was able to carefully explain all options. He took the time listen to all of our questions and concerns and not rush us through like cattle. Needless to say my wife and I were very impressed and felt much more comfortable in the entire process.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Will highly recommend Dr Bryson and his staff.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Bryson interacts very effectively with patients. He is an excellent communicator and teacher based on what we observed in his work with fellows.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

I felt very satisfied with the care, concern, and down-to-earth manner the doctor expressed.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

I'm am not just hitting very good... Dr Bryson and his team are fantastic

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr Bryson is the best! He fit me into his already full schedule 2 days after this appt for a procedure I needed and was only in town for a few days.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr Bryson did a great job. Would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr Bryson and his staff were excellent! Dr B has probably been the best CC physician I've seen since moving here from Washington DC. He was thorough, he took time and listened.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Very conscientious respectful caring provider

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Everyone from Doc Bryson to the resident Doc to the other young lady assisting were great!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr Bryson is wonderful. He discusses every step as he does the procedure. He asks and listens to your concerns and always makes you feel comfortable which is something when he's putting a needle into your neck.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

He was very upfront, willing to talk about all options, asked my opinion, and was just overall one of the best doctors I've had regarding my transitional needs. Was willing to talk about all 'risks' and why a second option might be better, and overall again, some of the best communication I've had with a Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Lorenz is so patient and takes a lot of time to explain his recommendations.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

I always recommend the doctors, this new ENT for me, was fabulous

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Both doctors and nurses in the procedure room was very kind , explain everything to me .

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Bryson and his team are GREAT!!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Bryson is amazing. He is kind, caring, explains everything thoroughly, answers all questions, and endures that you understand everything about your treatment plan.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. Bryson is an outstanding physician. Personable, knowledgeable, trustworthy

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Very good.The nurses were very good to me. And the doctor was good about explaining everything.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr Bryson is a wonderful and professional doctor who always puts me first, listens to me, and communicates well so I understand what he is explaining. He has excellent customer service skills and wants me to have a good experience at the clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

My experience has been great lovely staff and doctors

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr.Bryson always listens and never seems in a hurry. If I have questions takes time to discuss them. We discuss my treatment and options.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Staff and Doctor always respond promptly... Thru emails and phone calls, courteous, respectful, very caring, exceptional professional - best doctor care I ever had....

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Bryson was well prepared Dr my visit and discussed new treatment with me

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

As with my previous visits with Dr. Bryson I felt very important and fortunate being In his care. He went out of his way to give my treatment expediently. My wife agrees with my survey entries

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

I have referred a friend with similar symptoms to Dr Bryson.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

I wish there was an option for 10 Excellent because that would be my choice for Dr. Bryson and his staff. 100%

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

My experience with DR.BRYSON has been the absolute very best.....including the team members that were very influential with me.......................THANK YOU!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Very good doctors

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Bryson not only has the best bedside manner, shows an interest in me as a person,but h? also thinks "outside the box" to tailor my treatment for an uncommon problem. I totally trust and appreciate his care

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Bryson, has always been an excellent physician, I consider him the best doctor I've had in all my years. He listens, takes time to talk to you about what your issues are and genuinely CARES!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr. Bryson is very gentle, thorough, and kind. During this and every other interaction I've had with him, I felt heard and respected, and I felt that he prioritized giving me the time I needed to feel comfortable. I never felt rushed or that he didn't have time to answer my questions and chat honestly about my concerns. My procedure was skillfully done as well.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

- I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with Dr. Bryson , and his associate. He was approachable , and gave me a thorough examination. I felt privileged to have been assigned to the Director of the Voice Center. - I had reviewed his video on your website. This is a nice feature , being able to see , and listen to the provider before your visit. - I value his opinion , and feel comfortable that I am dealing with my vocal chord illness the right way!!!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Bryson and Dr. Milstein are always concerned, attentive, respectful, and thorough. They're my favorite Doctor's in the whole world!!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr. Bryson & his technical assistant were both friendly and positive. It was my first time in this clinic and I was very impressed!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr Bryson has an excellent ability to listen and respond to the patients questions. He has earned my complete confidence with receiving care from him

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr.B did an amazing job and willing to go above and beyond for his patients and I can't thank him enough for the fast and speedy process of figuring issues out.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Exceptional Dr & staff. Dr Bryson has relieved my pain & improved my quality of life so much!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

As always, Dr. Bryson was great.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

I feel priviledged to have Dr Bryson as one of my key health care providers!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Bryson and Michelle Adessa are swell!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Bryson is the best physician-I wish he could be cloned!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Bryson and his Speech Language Pathologist were extremely professional and knowledgeable. I went to 8 doctors before I came to Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Bryson was able to help me after struggling for 7 months.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

I have been really impressed with everything at Cleveland clinic. I really like Dr. Bryson and fis assistant. They were really helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Dr. Bryson is probably the BEST physician I have ever had. Wish I could give him a million rating!!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Excellent experience all around. Dr Bryson and his team are all so competent and so kind.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Dr. Bryson was gentle, patient, informative, attentive, and plain-spoken. He put me at ease and instilled a lot of confidence.

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