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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Fusions
  • Foot Reconstructive Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Surgery Foot and Ankle
  • Tendon Reconstruction
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Ligament Strains
  • Ligament Tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
View all 12 Specialties +
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Biography

About Mark Berkowitz, MD

Mark Berkowitz, MD, is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, arthritis, fractures and sports injuries of the foot and ankle, at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Berkowitz completed a foot, ankle, and lower extremities trauma fellowship at Florida Orthopaedic Institute, in Tampa, Fla., following his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center, in Honolulu.

He graduated from medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland. Dr. Berkowitz sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
2019

Fellowship - Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Foot/Ankle/Lower Extremities Trauma
Tampa, FL USA
2009

Fellowship - Tripler Army Medical Center
Orthopedic Surgery
Honolulu, HI USA
2004

Residency - Tripler Army Medical Center
General Surgery
Honolulu, HI USA
2000

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1999

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle, sports injuries of the foot and ankle, arthritis of the foot and ankle, all conditions of the foot and ankle

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/28/2023, Dr. Berkowitz 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

335 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Berkowitz was professional, calm, thorough in his explanations, diagnosis and care. Answered all my questions and took time to discuss my concerns for the future use of my foot due to my hiking and biking activities. He was great! I'd definitely recommend him. He also didn't criticize the previous foot doctor, just listened.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Surgeon did a good job repairing my broken fibula. On a long road to recovery. Thankful for great care and skill of Dr. Berkowitz.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Berkowitz was very pleasant and thorough during my visit.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr Berkowitz spent a great amount of time going over the MRI results for my ankle and explaining the results which made the MRI much less scary. He also explained in detail the plan of action for treatment now and in the future.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz brought in Dr. Shook for another doctor to have an opinion on my case. Dr. Shook ended up taking my case and performing surgery on my toe. Both doctors teamed up to help provide an option for my best outcome and gave their opinions on what surgery would provide in terms of recovery. The professionalism and teamwork that both doctors showed regarding my case made me feel that my care was in the best hands possible.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz has been great from my surgery through my recovery. He explains everything, listens to my questions and provides me with all the answers.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

This is specifically about Dr. Berkowitz.I understand that the skill In the surgery is the most important thing to consider. However its the dismissiveness that he showed me. It bordered on disrespectful. And I guess because Adam the nurse modeled such a fantastic bedside manner it *kinda* makes up for it. And I'm suspect of the power or influence of a survey. But maybe just maybe you could share with Dr. Berkowitz that he's his own worse enemy. There's no reason ever to be dismissive of a patient. A patient IS the reason you do what you do. Patient healthcare includes emotional well being. Just be nicer.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

I most definitely would recommend and have recommended Dr Berkowitz.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I always had very good experience with all of the staff and doctors at Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I have already referred two friends to Dr. Berkowitz.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Mark's Team are fabulous and they work together like a well oiled machine. Felt complete confidence with their care and direction after surgery. Outcome exceeded expectations!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz is an exceptional clinician as well as a very compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Berkowits was wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Doctor was on time and got straight to the point which I love.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Berkowitz impressed me as both smart and friendly. Very positive guy

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Berkowitz has a horrible bedside manner. He spoke to me like he was annoyed and disgusted that I was there and I was wasting his time.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz was a very caring, genuine and thorough rough doctor. Every step was explained carefully, and no decision were not made without the input of me the patient and a thorough evaluation. Each and everyone of his staff members were polite and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz was abrupt, in a great hurry, and showed no interest in me.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Excellent physician in bedside manner, knowledge, and professionalism.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Very good experience from the cast room, to x rays, to seeing Adam and Dr. Berkowitz. Everyone is so nice and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz always gets straight to the point and never leaves out a detail.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

My experience was very good. I am so thankful for the doctors and nurses and everyone at cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

This is the second time I had to see berkowitz and the second time I'll be asking yo see someone else - he has no bedside manner, doesn't listen to your concerns - just waves away your concern because he sounds pompous and arrogant- I would never recommend this doctor and being that this is the second time I've had to deal with him I'm disappointed that the clinic still employees him- he didn't even look at my X-rays -Didn't care about what the ortho express doc said - only what the radiology report said except that the express doc found the break not the imaging tech - I had to tell him to look at my X-rays - when I asked to see someone else the front desk said I had to see him again - I would rather treat myself than ever go back to see that man.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Overall very satisfied with appt. Setter and the Doctor, intern and nursing staff.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz took extraordinary time and care explaining a very complicated medical condition of the foot to me. He eased me worry and anxiety by carefully detailing my options. He reassured me every step of the way. I ultimately decided on surgery which ended up positively changing my life. I feel 25 years younger and have my life back! Dr. Berkowitz is a credit to the Cleveland Clinic. He is humble, caring and an extremely skilled doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Doctor very knowledgeable and informative

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Great Doctor

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz is a consummate professional. I have confidence in his abilities.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz was very helpful.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

I have a lot or respect for Dr. Berkowitz. Always focused and concerned. Helped me many times and I have confidence in his approach to my problems.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

He is a excellent doctor made you feel you were in the best care possible

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz is a wonderful surgeon. He takes the time to listen and explain. The staff is great - they are friendly, helpful, and patient. I'm very grateful for the great care I received!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

All experience have been good. Dr. Berkowitz has been a real gem to work with. He did an exception job putting my crushed foot back together.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr Berkowitz has been very professional and seems very concerned for the correct healing of his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Doctor has always been courteous,attentive ,and helpful.Over the past 8 months he has given me advice ,which I followed , and it allowed my Achilles to heal properly

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

I was pleased with Dr. Berkowitz and he provided me with something for my right foot that no others had, which provided great relief.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr. _____ is very good at patient education. I learn something new with each visit. Follow up with phone calls or messages to check on my care & progression. Includes me in all decision making.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz has been very clear and open about my I jury and his expectations of my recovery. He has always listened to my questions and answered truthfully even is it has not been the answer that I was hoping for. He took extra time during surgery and it is obvious that he has high expectations of himself and his work.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Berkowitz to friends already.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Berkowitz was thorough In his examination of my foot. He was clear in his recommendations and kind.

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