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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
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

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Conservative Treatment of the Foot
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Foot And Ankle Fusions
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Heel Injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Orthobiologics
  • Reconstructive Foot And Ankle Surgery
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Surgery Foot And Ankle
  • Surgical Treatment of the Foot
  • Tendon Reconstruction
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Broken Bones
  • Bunions
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Heel Spurs
  • Ligament Strains/Tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Shin Splints
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
View all 15 Specialties +


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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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

Residency - Tripler Army Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Honolulu, HI USA

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

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA


  • 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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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 5/14/2021, 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.

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

240 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 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Berkowitz was a great help to me. He helped me to understand the etiology of my problem, explained all the issues and treatment options available - and allowed me to choose the treatment option I felt/feel most comfortable with at this time! I very much appreciated his counsel and would not hesitate to reschedule with him in the event of further need.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr. Berkowitz was very through and gave me options to try before having to go through surgery and a lengthy recovery

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

He is an Amazing Doctor! I feel so privileged to be under his care.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Thank you Dr. Berkowitz. You spent time and took care to explain injury and to come up with a treatment plan. I appreciate your thoroughness.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr seemed a bit aloof. His PA much more personable and I appreciated that.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Berkowitz is always professional and personable. He answers all the questions I have and shows me why he is proposing the next round of treatment. This is the second surgery I have used him for and would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Berkowitz was wonderful. Very compassionate and informative.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr Berkowitz and his staff are just amazing they've helped me out greatly with my physical things that were going good for me and the Cleveland clinic is just overall makes me so happy

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Berkowitz was polite confident and respectful

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr. Berkowitz went above and beyond to care for me when an infection developed, even coming in on Sunday to operate. His care for me throughout this ankle replacement has been excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Overall, I had an excellent experience with dr.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Can not say enough positive things about Dr. Berkowitz. He is laser focused and I have total confidence in his decision making process..

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. and Cheryl nurse showed my most care for my health I have ever seen. The treatment error-ed on the safe side and I felt in good hands leaving the Dr. Office.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Working with Dr. Berkowitz's office was a pleasure.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

My care by and association with Dr. Berkowitz are heading into the seventh month. His concern for me has been reassuring and encouraging.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

dr berkowitz is amazing. thankful for his expertise

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

great doctor, very kind

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

This is the second surgery with Dr. Berkowitz and he answered all my questions, showed and explained my x-rays and explained exactly what the procedure and recovery would entail.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

like a doctor like him. very positive. and very informative. plain and simple

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

doctor knew. what was going on with. me.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

I think Dr. Berkowitz is an excellent surgeon, but he doesn't convey a lot of warmth. But skill of the physician is the priority for me.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is very good at explaining exactly what should and needs to be done and was patient with going through all avenues before having my daughter go to surgery.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

always a good experience with Staff and physicians

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is always thorough and detailed in his explanations!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz was excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr Berkowitz was very thorough & answered all my questions

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

very good experience with Dr berkowitz

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Cheryl is great. Dr. Berkowitz very good surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

very happy with my doctor

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

I was happy I saw the doctor not a assistant

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Was very knowledgeable and explained very well.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Everyone at Dr Berkowitz Orthopedic is very kind and nice easy to talk to especially when explaining what's going.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. came in and basically told me all about recovery and how long it is etc. before even looking at my foot or finding out any of my concerns. so at one point after he informed me of the very long recovery period I said so I shouldn't get the surgery??? And at this point he tried to act like no he wasn't saying that but that I needed to be aware of the recovery. and then he actually looked at my foot and gave a brief description of what he would have to do for surgery. But at this point I was well aware that I would not be choosing him for my surgeon. I asked two questions and then left.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Only good and positive things to say about my doctor and his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr showed me my X-ray right away. He took time to explain about the break and took time. I was very impressed.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

I felt like I was inconveniencing they provider by even being there and asking questions

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is a good doctor, but he could improve on his "bedside" manner. I felt he had a sort of disinterested attitude and make little eye contact with me during our visit he did not seem to exhibit any concern for me as an individual. All very clinical and impersonal.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

dr. Berkowitz was thorough and his examination clear and concise on his instructions for my care, and had a very pleasant and engaging demeanor. Very professional and likable

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

I was very pleased that I was able to get an appointment with Dr. Berkowitz in a very short period of time after requesting to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is an awesome surgeon and accomplished what seemed looking me the impossible when we started!!!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is great. When It's time to do the surgery on my foot even though it's almost 4 hours away he'll be the man to do it. Both my wife and I really came away with a great feeling from the whole experience.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

I finally found out what was wrong with my foot after 20 years Dr. Berkowitz was fantastic and gave me three options to help me

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr Berkowitz and Cheryl RN have been amazing

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is knowledgeable and the best at what he does. I have had a traumatic injury and without Dr. Berkowitz and his staff I am unsure of where I would be with my recovery. I truly am thankful that I had the opportunity to have Dr. Berkowitz attend to my care

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

great doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Berkowitz took time to explain the issues I was having, the likely reasons and the treatment options. this is of course expected but the clarity of the discussion and time he took was simply excellent and much appreciated.

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