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
  • Laryngology
  • 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 31 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 - 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

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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.

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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

243 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

73 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr Bryson has the best bedside manners of any physician I have ever met and I'm one myself. He LISTENS and gives valid, expert advise wrapped in an envelope of EMPATH. Simply and amazing scientist and a terrific Huam Being

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Absolutely amazing visit, during the video session it felt as if I was talking to Dr Bryson in person, not only that but as if we know each other for years!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Thank you Nina for getting me in sooner. Dr. Bryson and your clinical staff are the best and they don't take all day.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Since beginning this treatment in the voice clinic, I have always been impressed with the courtesy and care I receive from Dr Bryson and Dr Milstein. I am so glad I came to CC for treatment since not too many other places know about this condition.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

love Dr Bryson very professional, and compassionate . highly recommend

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

When any of my provider's with the clinic I always am given the extra time I need because of my disability. I commend the clinic for the effort it makes to allow me to speak for myself.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

DR.BRYSON has been my DR for 4 years and in the past to the present has really helped me more than he can me he is the very best... and listens to everything you have to say. THANK YOU!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I have a friend who is also being treated by Dr Bryson and his staff. We discuss our experiences and both feel very fortunate to be treated at the Clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr. Bryson is a very good doctor, he listens to the patient, uses common sense which I find very important and comes up with suggestions for treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I have recommended Dr.. Bryson to anyone will listen - even to issues way outside his speacialty

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

*Dr. Bryson is so personable. He treats you like a friend.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Bryson is amazing. He is super nice, included me in the decision-making process when comping up with a treatment plan, and made sure that I got out as much as possible out of this appointment despite my insurance not working with the Cleveland Clinic to cover the procedure I was scheduled for.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Bryson made me feel very comfortable and at ease before a procedure that is typically stressful for me.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Bryson's confidence, expertise, and honesty about my diagnosis and available treatment options and procedures has been impressive. My quality of life has greatly improved as a result.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Dr. Paul Bryson is fabulous!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

I love my doctor's!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Great doctor who really cares. He does everything he can to help me.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Bryson's office staff were fantastic through the entire process, from the scheduling of the surgery, post surgical visits and follow-up.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Bryson spent a considerable amount of time with me explaining everything about the surgical process, and we watched together the video with complete explanation of the how i am progressing in the recovery process. A patient could not ask for a better experience. I come from FL for treatment at the Clinic, and i look forward to each and every visit, even when travelling 1000+ miles.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Bryson takes time to answer all my questions and I can tell that he genuinely cares about his patients

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr. Bryson is always very pleasant and takes the time to listen to my concerns. He explains each step of the procedure and shows a great amount of care in making sure I'm comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

I have already referred people to Dr. Bryson and Dr. Milstein's practice.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Bryson and his staff are AMAZING!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Bryson was kind and gentle with my daughter. he explained everything to her and made she she was comfortable and calm. He was wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Cleveland Clinic, most importantly, Dr Bryson's staff is always excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr Bryson has been my physician for 8 years. He is one of the kindest, patient people I know. He does much to help me, and takes time to listen. Though I now live in Indiana, I make the 5hr. trip back b/c there is no one I trust more for my care. I'm blessed to have him as my doctor for a very rare condition.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Bryson addressed all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. Bryson and Michelle Adessa are both very good active listeners, and make me feel very much at ease!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Doctor Bryson is an amazing doctor and fully explains everything and listens to you. Very assuring having to deal with this rare condition!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Being a patient of the Cleveland clinic has truly been a blessing in my life. I started seeing Dr Paul Bryson many years ago for dysphasia, and with his single examination he felt that there was more wrong with me than just dysphasia. With further examination he felt that I had a brain tumor with further examination it was found out that I did have a brain tumor I had paragangliomas malignant of the brain and not just of the brain of the lungs and in the lungs had stage 4 but through a much treatment and therapy I'm still here today to claim that Cleveland clinic is the best hospital in America. not just him but Nina as well and all the other nurses has just been wonderful. Thank you. Cleveland clinic for the best care.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Bryson and his staff are always professional and always attentive to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr. Bryson is an excellent Dr. my favorite & unfortunately I have too many doctors. Knows his specialty & always in kind (human side) & explains in easy to understand words.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

I feel very fortunate to have Dr Bryson and his team as one of my health care providers in every respect!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I love mychart. I use it when needed to converse with my doctors. excellent application.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Bryson is a WONDERFUL doctor. He is not only talented/skilled beyond belief, but he has a wonderful warm way of making you feel you are the only one in the room and you have his undivided attention. He is compassion and knowledgeable. He recommended treatment for my condition, some minor medication, and referrals for what was not his area of expertise. A+++

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Bryson is the best

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Bryson provides excellent care from my perspective. Grateful for his service.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Bryson has the best bedside manners I have ever encountered. I totally trust him

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. Bryson gave me step by step explanations of the procedure and what I would experience. He was so compassionate and genuine. He described risks, outcomes, further interventions. I was impressed with his clinical skills, his incredible knowledge as well as how kind he was to me.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr Bryson is an awesome caregiver

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr.Bryson and his staff are always very kind and courteous.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Paul Bryson is a very good doctor and very patience with me my condition is very senitive . thank God for him he takes his time. Very painful.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr Bryson is an excellent physician & very knowledgeable. .

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

great experience, scheduling with Nina and the Dr had all my concerns covered

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Helena on G-81 Autumn in Dr Bryson office was great!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr Bryson and his entire team was great

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr Bryson, Autumn, Melanie are greatHelena , Tina and Tamia on G81 are great

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr Bryson is caring, professional, and gives the highest level of service. I am truly pleased being under his care and have faith in his decisions.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Bryson is always such a pleasure to deal with. Not only is he obviously very knowledgeable in his field but he is always so kind.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Whether in-person or virtual, my visit experience is always great with Dr. Bryson.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

can't say enough about Dr Bryson. so Glad was. able to have him take care of my throat. and me. thank you. and really LISTENs to you

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr. Bryson is amazing! He shows compassion and is very thorough in assessing and treating voice disorders. I love how he uses a team approach; including a Speech-Language Pathologist to help his patients with voice concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Bryson and his team!

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr Bryson has earned my trust and confidence.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Dr. Bryson is an awesome ENT Doctor he tries his best the help with any problem you may be having. he calls and checks on his patients to make sure that we are doing better. And if not he'll try his best to confront us. I will highly recommend any one I know that's having a problem to see Dr. Paul Bryson. thank you for being such an amazing Doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Dr. Bryson does an excellent job. I realize this is an unprecedented time for us all and am quite willing to be as flexible and cooperative as possible. I appreciate the efforts and hard work of the staff.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Dr Bryson listened to all my concerns and took the time to answer my questions! He is a blessing!!

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

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 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 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.

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