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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

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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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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Laryngeal Surgery/Voice Rehabilitation
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

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

298 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

85 Patient Comments

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

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 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 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.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Dr. Bryson has been more than helpful to me throughout. I've had surgery performed by him, along with many visits. I had some concerning symptoms recently, and he scheduled me between his surgeries, to get me in as quick as possible. Dr. Bryson is quite possibly the most caring physician I have visited, and I am very thankful for his help.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

he's a great person and Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr Bryson is an amazing Dr.! He actually listens to his patients concerns and treats his patients in a timely manner!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

I love that Dr Bryson actually listens to me. I drive 4 hours each way to get there. I feel it's worth it

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr Bryson explained the changes in my treatment very completely and personably.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

The efficient scheduler who had to reschedule my scheduled appointment, due to my illness, fit me in between appointments on Dr Bryon's next day in the Botox clinic. She kindly informed me that I might have to wait longer than usual on that date, due to the situation. I very much appreciated her and Dr Bryson's willingness to fit me in.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Dr Bryson is the greatest! He is unsurpassed in his medical skills and he has a great concern for the overall well-being of his patients and is very easy to get along with. I actually look forward to my appointments with him!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr Bryson was great! he was informative, patient and answered all my questions...then once he said I needed a surgical procedure he explained that too and put my mind at ease!

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr. Bryson is very dedicated to his patients. text to his office are answered promptly with a response or call. i see him at the Twinsburg office and his team there is very supportive to their patients and is a well trained team.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr. Bryson is an exceptional care provider. With any plan of care he has always discussed options and given choices. his knowledge base and national network of colleagues is vast, and a benefit to my care.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

absolutely love love love dr bryson! would and have recommended him to multiple people!

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr Bryson is awesome! He is a very caring, attentive, personable Dr.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

dr. Bryson is fantastic with excellent communication skills

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Bryson is very personable. cancer diagnosis can be scary but he has been wonderful

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Bryson is a great doctor and an asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Every physician should have the care for patients as Dr. Bryson does. He is the only physician that I truly trust! I tell people I would travel across the country to have be under Dr. Bryson's care.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr Bryson is a great doctor and person who cares about his patients he is very caring and compassionate and one of the best doctors I have been too.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

I have been with Dr Bryson for almost 8 years he is the reason I can still talk

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Bryson is fabulous. I never felt like I was rushed when speaking with him, he gave me clear and easy to understand information. I really felt like I was included as part of the team when it came to my care.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr Bryson is the most caring, kind and compassionate doctor I have ever had. he truly takes his time with his patients to make sure I was comfortable with my situation. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

as stated before I felt that Dr Bryson is in a very high class of which few drs are in. He is such a kind doctor and I have told a friend about him.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

I felt like I have been going to Dr Bryson for a long time. That is how comfortable I am with him.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Bryson is a fantastic doctor who has a great team behind him. His team is the best

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Bryson. He was very personable, took his time with me and explained everything well.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr. Bryson explained any questions I had. He was exceptionally concerned, which I felt very goo about, as I had a lot of questions.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr Bryson is my favorite doctor and him and his staff are always helpful and pleasant

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

A very kind and compassionate doctor. He wants to see his patients make progress and is willing to listen to them!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Bryson has always been very informative

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

As a new patient, Dr. Bryson demonstrated excellent knowledge of my past record and tests. He is extremely personable and thorough. Excellent bedside manners!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

*Dr. Paul Bryson took excellent care of us.

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