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 3/9/2019, 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.

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* 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

300 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

73 Patient Comments

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

Dr. Bryson has always been very informative

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 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.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

probably the best dr I have ever come in contact with ever!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Bryson is excellent (always), staff I consider a+. I have in the past recommended him & will do so again & again.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

best experience with the best doctor. Dr. Bryson and Dr. Milstein treated my voice disorder and made me feel so comfortable. they were highly empathetic, professional, and kept me in the loop with what they were going to do! I am so thankful for them both.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr Bryson could not be more professional or caring. I would very highly recommend him to anyone....without hesitation.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

dr. Bryson & staff are very responsive and super helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

We adore Dr. Bryson. He thoroughly explains everything and is very caring. He even has gone out of his way to coordinate procedure with another dr to avoid unnecessary anesthesia

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Bryson was helpful and wanted to help me find help for my coughing,

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

provider listened to my concerns and symptoms. also the resident was responsive and inspires confidence

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

I have never had a bad experience while coming to the clinic. Dr. Bryson has always made sure I understand what is going on and will sit with me for as long as he needs to in order for me to be comfortable with the information I have been given during the appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I messaged Dr. Bryson's department viavMy Chart to get an expedited appointment. He was able to accommodate my request and add me to his schedule. I was very grateful.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr Bryson was very easy to talk to. he explained all the was going on with me in a way that I could understand. He also was very kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr Bryson is truly the most caring doctor I have ever gone to and I feel so lucky to have found him. I really trust him & know he really cares about my health.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr. Bryson is one of the finest physicians I've ever worked with. His skills are world class, yes he's still extraordinarily caring and compassionate. So fortunate to have found him!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Good visit, Dr. Bryson listens and includes you and gives back. Compares progress from other visits.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr R - knowledgeable, caring and very competent

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Resident performed laser treatment with guidance from Dr. Bryson . He was competent in his performance.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Always a very comfortable experience with Dr. Bryson; excellent physician with terrific bedside manner.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Everyone is very nice & courteous. Dr Bryson is the best. He seems very caring & takes time to listen & explain to you.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Dr Bryson is the best. I have a rare birth defect in vocal cords & Dr Bryson seems to be very knowledgeable & very kind in trying to do what is best for my situation.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

I seen Dr Bryson a few years ago & the visit was usually on time. He had an emergency once & that's understandable. He was running behind this visit but I know he is an awesome Dr & is very busy.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Bryson's for several years. He is the best doctor I have ever had - his personal care and easy going manner make my visits enjoyable. He gave me my voice back - literally! - and for that I will forever be grateful.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

I absolutely love Dr. Paul Bryson. I recommend him often to many family and friends. I would never change doctors.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

I can only reiterate that I believe Dr. Bryson to be outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

DR DRYSON did explain my treatment and very complete about my issue.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

Dr. Bryson was warm, compassionate, and incredibly knowledgeable. He understood the challenges I was facing and spent extra time taking care of me. I could not have been more pleased with the care I received.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

Spent a long time at the office as Dr. Bryson was able to work in a procedure I needed but was not scheduled for. Very grateful!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

The Dr. had to deal with an emergency situation in the office which made the wait time to see him longer than it should. I was informed of the situation and the delay.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

Dr. Bryson is the BEST, always takes time to explain & make certain I understand. Well respected & an overall GREAT human being. I have recommended him to other family members & feel so confident in his ability to solve health issues for me. A keeper, don't lose him.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Almost every time I call doctors or for an appointment I get through in a very short time and am able to set up times that will work with my schedule. My last appointments with Doctor Bryson took a little longer but it was worth the wait and he always has taken as much time as it would take to answer all my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend him and his assistants.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

I have always had Dr. Bryson or one of his associates answer my questions within 24 hours of my inquiry.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

I have a severe voice problem and communication is challenging. everyone in the otolaryngology was compassionate and respectful. Dr Bryson and his team were very focused And collaborated together for my benefit. I have not seen much success yet but we have a good plan.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

My condition requires I make choices on the direction of my treatment. The doctor team was extremely good at helping me arrive at decisions I am comfortable with.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

*Dr. Bryson is an excellent doctor that really cares about helping me!!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

My experience has been commendable. Thanks to Dr. Bryson and his staff.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

All of my experience with Dr. Bryson has been excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

awesome experience. super friendly and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018

I've had this condition 3 years and *Dr. Bryson is the only one to do anything!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

It taken 3 months to get an appointment due to the fault of no one. doctor being so busy.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

Dr. Bryson is n excellent doctor and surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Bryson.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Dr. Bryson is an excellent surgeon, and he is very kind, courteous, and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

Dr Bryson does a great job of communicating issues, options and possible outcomes when discussing any treatment. He takes the time to listen, has a good understanding of my health background and works to provide a solution - sometimes involving other health providers if he feels it will help. He makes the effort to offer creative approaches to addressing any health concern that I discuss with him. And he is an excellent surgeon.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018

Dr. Bryson is the best! I have referred three of my friends and they also loved him. He's thorough and very smart. He's one of your best! He makes you feel like family. Just love him!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

I waited so long for an appt. it was cancelled due to Dr. Bryson being out then I finally had the appt and had to wait 40 minutes. Everytime I go to this office I have to wait. I left without being seen and will not see this provider anymore.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

doctor has limited hours at suburban satellite office. scheduled appt was canceled meaning I had to take a vacation day to go to main campus. two hour wait to see doctor. liked seeing interns and residents but adds time to visit.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

I have been Dr Bryson's patient since 2012. He is always professional, answers my questions- sometimes with diagrams- and works hard to try various solutions to help me. Dr B never gives up and never shows frustration relating to my case. He is the very best doctor I have.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

I live about 3 hours from the clinic. So it is not a convenience. But I choose to come see Dr. Bryson. He comes highly recommended. I have seen him twice and I have not been disappointed.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

Dr Bryson and the staff are very courteous, very professional and very knowledgeable about my case. They treat me like a queen and make me feel at ease all the time!!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Wait time in office would be the only area for improvement; however, it seems to be a trade off since I don't feel rushed at all when I am the patient speaking to Dr. Bryson. I feel heard.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

Dr Bryson is a good doctor . he has been very kind to me .

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr. Bryson is a great person then a fantastic surgeon.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Thanks to Dr. Bryson I can eat without worrying about choking on everything I eat.

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