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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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
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 4/9/2022, 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

255 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 5
Listens 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

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

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.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr Bryson has the best bedside manners. He discusses with me treatment options and and a wonderful human contact. He responds promptly to my questions in my chart. He is a wonderful physician and person

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr Bryson initiated the process. And it was very quick.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

My visit with Dr Bryson was very good. He listened, showed concern. As a doctor he is very calming and also extremely knowledgeable. The test he performed went very well because he talked to me while he was doing it. Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

After years of trying to understand what happened to my voice dr Bryson not only explained but showed me live my chords and their condition.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr Bryson has helped me so much. He is an awesome Doctor. Very kind and professional. He is definitely an asset to The Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr Bryson. I have had an awesome experience at The Cleveland Clinic. I am so glad I went there for a second opinion and saw Dr Bryson.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

I cannot say enough good about Dr Bryson and staff at The Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

I Feel he is a very good doctor. That is why I continue to go to him

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Doctor Bryson always is very attentive and listens to any questions you have. Gives you the answers and makes you feel at ease!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Excellent Care--Dr. Bryson And The Staff Are So Efficient, Friendly and Excellent

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

The staff is professional but friendly. The doctors I just can't say how amazing they are, they've become like part of my family

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

I needed to wait for more than two months to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bryson.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Best doctor ever! Accommodated me on the spot with exam and appt for surgery. It was worth the ride to twinsburg to see him!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

I really liked Dr Bryson very much!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Both doctors and staff were very nice and informative as they could be at this time.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Dr. Bryson is always very willing to do whatever he can to resolve my issue. Listens, makes sure All my options are clear to me. He is patient and the only Dr. Who has offered me treatment to resolve my issue.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

One of the best interactions I have experienced with a physician

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr Bryson is an exraordinary member of my health care team.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

All my doctors I have seen this year are excellent physicians.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Bryson and his staff are always professional and thorough. I appreciate him tremendously. He's the best!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Bryson always takes time to explain everything. He is very thorough and treats me with respect.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Bryson & his fellow did an excellent job of explaining all options available and allowing my wife and I the time need to make the best decision for my situation

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr. Bryson was sensitive to my concerns and explained everything in a manner that made sense.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

The doctors and the nurses at the visit were amazing!

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr. Bryson is an excellent doctor and person. I'm very grateful that he chose to practice in NE OH.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr Bryson is a great physician

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr. Bryson is a patients Dr. He is compassionate, understanding, and very attentive to the concerns and the needs of his patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Bryson to anyone experiencing issues in their neck or vocal cord area.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Great Doctor!!!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Dr Bryson is so very nice. Listens to me, discusses what will be done each step of the say. My comfort is his top concern. Excellent doctor. Five out of five stars

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Awesome doctor. Saved my life.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

*Dr. Bryson is so kind & sweet. He is always so caring.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

I really like Dr Bryson and Dr Claudio and their team. They are super friendly, very relaxed and always put me at ease!!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr Bryson & his staff are amazing! I travel from Louisville Ky to have the privilege of seeing Dr Paul Bryson.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr Bryson and his team are the BEST!!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr. Bryson is awsome!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr Bryson is great with good bedside manner he seemed to care I know that doesn't make him a good doc but it helps me cope with the diagnosis I want to see him again soon I do have an appointment

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Bryson is not only very kind and a great physician, but he never makes me feel rushed. He is willing to take time to discuss my cough issues and is willing to keep trying when treatments don't work.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Bryson was friendly and very courteous. He performed the laryngoscopy with skill. He explained everything in detail. One of best doctors I've seen at CCF. I have already recommended him to friends and family

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

I've never had a problem with anything and the doctors and staff are always very friendly. My procedure is done in a timely matter

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Again,Dr.Bryson answered my questions and explained everything to me in a kind and professional manner.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Bryson is an excellent doctor and does a wonderful job. He was very bothered that someone in his office did not get approval for the Botox Injections and he went out of his way to get the situation corrected.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Bryson was very helpful, came up with a plan and helped me the day of my appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

From my arrival, parking, checking in, procedure, I was so impressed with the staff and Dr. Bryson. They were all very professional, explained my options, and what they were going to do. I felt very confident and grateful something could be done the day of my appointment. I'm so grateful.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Staff was very friendly and helpful. My procedure with Dr Bryson is always a quick and easy process.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr Bryson is the best. Keeps me at ease and addresses all questions in a timely and understandable manner.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr Bryson is a great doctor. He truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

My experience withCleveland Clinic and Dr. Bryson and his associates we're all excellent

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr. Bryson went through the procedure according to my comfort and concern. He gave me options and did not make me feel rushedhe took time to talk to me before the procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr. Bryson always is the epitome of a caring and professional doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Doc was behind on his schedule. First time I had to wait an extended time.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr Bryson is incredible!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr. Bryson is one of the most caring and approachable doctors I have known. I completely trust his judgment and care and appreciate that he goes above and beyond what most doctors do.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr. Bryson explained everything really well. He was very respectful and nice.

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