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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
  • Office Palatoplasty
  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Voice and Larynx Surgery
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aerodigestive Tract Disorders
  • Chronic Cough
  • 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 19 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

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Laryngeal Surgery
Boston, MA

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

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

Undergraduate - Denison University
Granville, OH


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/2/2024, Dr. Bryson has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

372 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
Time Spent with Patient 4
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

106 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2024

I will, and have already, highly recommended Dr Bryson to others.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2024

Absolutely outstanding physician who displays, courtesy, compassion, and competence.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2024

Dr. Bryson's manner was exemplary.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2024

Dr. Bryson epitomized everything a good doctor should be: knowledgeable, friendly, caring, unhurried and patient.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2024

Dr. Paul Bryson is one of the best physicians I have ever seen. His listening, caring, and ability to brainstorm approaches with my condition is remarkable. I feel heard, seen, and respected. He is a delight.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2024

Dr Bryson is a very good doctor but the wait time is not pleasant

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

I had a problem come up with a procedure I had and Dr. Bryson called me HIMSELF to find out how to fix it. He is a great doctor and a wonderful human being. So glad I found him!!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2024

Dr Bryson was very courteous and answered all my questions that I had in a very informed manner.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

My hero along with Dr Miilstien. Thank you God bless Five Stars!!!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

I would definitely recommend Dr Bryson. He really listens to you and offers several possible solutions for your problem.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

My doctor is awesome. He listened to me and my concerns, answered all my questions and took the extra to make sure I was happy.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr. Bryson is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

I have had only wonder experiences with Dr. Paul Bryson. He is very professional, kind and caring.He has a great "bedside manner".

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

I cannot say enough about the excellent care provided by Dr. Bryson, and he is always kind and caring. There's none better!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Bryson took the time to answer questions and discuss my future treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr Bryson has a excellent staff

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

My experience with the Doctor very well appreciated

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Doctor has a very nice atitude that helps a lot his whole staff is very attentive and respectful

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr. Bryson is one of best physicians I've ever had. He is a brilliant clinician, and also incredibly warm and patient and kind. He really listens and takes the time to answer questions and outline options. I am grateful to be under his care.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr. Bryson is the best out there. He is Very knowledgeable and always current with the latest research.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Always smooth process. I make my next appointment on way out. Sometimes, with my travel schedule, Dr Bryson goes to the desk with me and gets me something that works!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr Bryson is my savior I couldn't go through this disease without him. So supportive

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr Bryson sets the standard for what I hope for in a health care professional. While I would be lying if I said I looked forward to the visits (after all, it is a reminder of...), he and his staff are kind, sincere, well organized, and very very professional. All of this leaves me feeling that my health is in the best of hands.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Love Dr. Bryson wouldn't go to anyone else he is top notch . He is extremely knowledgeable and always very professional .

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

I saw Dr. Bryson over 10 years ago and I recall he was very nice. I was simply blown away by my experience with Dr Bryson and his staff. They made an awkward procedure feel totally normal and I did not feel any anxiety. I felt totally comfortable with the staff and I felt that they truly listened to my concerns and were able to answer all my questions. I didn't feel rushed or like I was just another "billable". They provided a white glove service level.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

I am a professional singer and a voice coach. I will recommend my students directly to Dr Bryson and his staff at the voice clinic going forward for their knowledge, service, and kindness.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Bryson is an excellent doctor and person. He listens ask question, and was not in a hurry . He answers all my concerns .

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr. Bryson is absolutely outstanding. Intelligent, thoughtful, informative, and personable.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Bryson is a wonderfully sensitive listener, care giver, and knowledge provider.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Have already recommended him to two other perspective patients

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I was very happy with my visit with Dr. Bryson.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr Bryson is the very best as far as I am concerned. He listens and he wants the best care for me,

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr Bryson and his whole office staff goes above and beyond every time. My heartfelt thanks to you all!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Outstanding physician. Very thorough with excellent communication and bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

I have been a patient of Dr. Paul Bryson for 10 years now. He is the best doctor I have had contact with in my lifetime. He is an excellent physician!

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr Paul Bryson is An Excellent Dr I would surely recommend him to other people he Is great, awesome,intelligent very attentive.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Always a great experience with Dr Bryson. He's very knowledgeable, friendly and professional

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Bryson had shot Botox into the strap muscles before, with some good effect. This time that substance was shot into the vocal chords as well, which so far (one week) has had a negative effect. Neither he nor Dr. Milstein nor I thought to mention possible problems. That said, I do appreciate that the docs were trying something different for my tough vocal problem..

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

No, I saw Dr Bryson, not others. Dr Bryson is priceless..!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

I am always treated with the up most of respect and there staff members. When I visit with any of my providers that are on my care team.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr . Bryson is a fantastic provider. He Is caring and compassionate and extremely talented as a doctor and surgeon.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

I was quite impressed with the doctor and experience with the clinic on every level. I have nothing to offer in suggesting any improvement.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

I am extremely pleased with my care from Dr. Bryson & his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr Bryson has an incredible ability to balance professionalism with courtesy. I do recognize the need to mitigate delays yet I am very thankful of the time Dr Bryson takes to explain the procedure and answer questions

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

The team work amongst the care providers was impressive

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr.Bryson is easy to talk with and a good listener. He is respectful with your concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

The doctor's and those who were assisting were all very professional, very caring, and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Bryson has always been easy to talk to, understood my problems or asked for clarification, and seemed to truly care. He promptly responds to messages on My Clinic which makes me getting proper and responsive care easy.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

I am soo happy that I found Dr. Paul Bryson! His personality makes me feel better. I Immediately felt a great trust In him from the first time I met him.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Bryson could not have been more tuned in to my concerns. I feel like I'm finally in the right place.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Both doctors were great. Took time to listen. Help me make appointment for a neurologist.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr Bryson was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and caring. I can't speak highly enough about him.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Bryson is an exceptional doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Bryson continues to do a superb job of demonstrating competency with regards to the procedure while also demonstrating impeccable patient care. Dr Bryson is truly a special care provider

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

I cannot overstate how caring and knowledgeable Dr. Bryson is.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Had no trouble with connecting with Dr. Brison.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

As always Dr. Brison was professional and caring. I would and have recommended him as well as Cleveland Clinic to friends in need of medical care.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr Bryson always goes the extra mile. He is so compassionate and kniwledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

He is definitely the best dr in his laryngology , very humble he answered all my question I swear by my life no one like him on the medical world , I wish if I were the person who has authority to give him the best promotion he deserve .

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr Bryson the best the top dr on whole world without any doubt

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Bryson is great.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Perfect, I have much confidence in Dr Bryson. He explained everything clearly. I learned all necessary. He is cordial and puts patient at ease.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Best experience with a Doctor

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

I felt that Dr. Bryson listened to what I had to say and gave me some good options for my treatment. Explained procedures and took his time with the appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I cannot enough about Dr Bryson, He took his time to explain the issues he was seeing and provided very detailed information. Dr Bryson is very caring and compassionate and very knowledgeable with common sense applied. I would highly recommend Dr Bryson to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Bryson is the best doctor I have ever had! Very thorough and comfortable to talk to.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr Bryson is wonderful! He took as much time we needed to discuss all concerns. His explanations were easy to understand. He's very friendly and pleasant. So happy he's my doctor !!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

My overall experience with CC was amazing. So happy my local doctor recommended me to see Dr Bryson. Being out of state was not an issue for me. Would go back to CC for any future needs.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

The Dr was amazing and it have never received better care anywhere else. He was the best!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Bryson & staff are very caring & friendly! It's a pleasure being in their company & also very comforting knowing they have my best interest at heart!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I am very comfortable with Doctor Bryson

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Bryson is excellent in all respects. From his bedside manner to his knowledge and professionalism. I have had very good results with Dr Bryson.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Bryson and his staff are the best. Dr Bryson goes beyond the call of duty taking care of me.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Bryson has been one of my Doctors for a long time, he Is excellent In all ways & matters.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Bryson & his staff to anyone who has a voice problem.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Doc was able to get me into see him very quickly. Much appreciated.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Bryson and his team set the bar high in terms of care. He explained everything in detail and was really patient answering the questions I had. I was very confident in having the procedure due to his experience and care.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Bryson is a kind and down-to-earth physician whose skill and talent would give him every reason to be elitist, which he is anything but!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr Bryson is awesome!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr.Bryson is amazing and was able to help me get my voice back when other mds couldn't

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Great patient doctor connection, always makes sure I understand my progress. Tries to help me schedule conveniently .

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

I would recommend Dr Bryson and his team to anyone needing his care.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Doctor was very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Very professional doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

I was very impressed with the nurses and Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Doctor and associates were very informative, encouraging and helpful. I am looking forward to future treatment & support with Dr. Brysion.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr Bryson is so kind and compassionate. I can tell he really cares for his patients

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr.Bryson always listens to my heath concerns and takes time answering my questions and concerns about my health care issues. He's a wonderful Dr and I recommend him to anyone with sinus or throat problems!

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 24, 2023

Dr Bryson instills confidence in the patient through his genuine concern for the patients overall well being. Dr Bryson is a superb listener and with that, truly understands what the patient is conveying

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

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