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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.2606
Desk:
440.260.3744
Fax:
440.239.0979

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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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

Residency - Tripler Army Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Honolulu, HI USA
2004

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

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA
1995

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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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 6/18/2020, 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

260 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Cheryl is great. Dr. Berkowitz very good surgeon.

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.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr Berkowitz was knowledgeable, helpful, & took the time to listen & answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is a top surgeon whose skills definitely made the difference in whether my foot could be saved or not! I owe him more than words can describe!!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Really liked Dr Berkowitz. He took the time to answer all of my questions and concerns and offered to help us however he could on the path of treatment we decide to take. Very good patient interaction.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

It's obvious the provider knows his stuff and how to communicate in an easily understandable manner. They offered, and explained, options. Felt treated as a peer.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Provider was extremely friendly and open about his thoughts regarding my current situation. I truly appreciated his honesty, integrity, and sincerity that he displayed during my visit. I wish we had more providers like him out there.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is so great about explaining everything he sees and all of his proposed courses of action!

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is always very thorough and helpful.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

dr. Berkowitz is the most Genuine Doctor i have ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

good experience in finding the right doctor for the problem.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr B was clear about the problem and honest about the solution.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

He is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz is outstanding. He is worthy of special recognition.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz. has been fantastic with my care. He asks how I am doing overall as I have several injuries from a fall and have had several surgeries including the one with him.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr Berkowitz was very thorough explaining my options and possible procedure

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Appreciate the doctor's knowledge and showing me what to expect after surgery.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr.Berkowitz was very Understanding and informative about my Cronic Condition..Great Bedside Manner. I'm Very Greatful to have had him as my Doctor..

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Berkowitz goes above and beyond to address my needs, answer all my questions and give me detailed instructions on how to proceed.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

I think Dr. Berkowitz is an excellent doctor & very straightforward. But, my wife was alittle concerned about his abruptness, in an already upsetting situation.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Berkowotz is a kind and caring physician. He was professional & respectful throughout my consultation. He took time to be sure explanations were understood and answered every one of my long list of questions. I am confident I have received the best care and recommendations possible for my toes & feet.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

like doc. , just felt rushed. I come in 1 year and had to ask about x-ray. Pain increased since last year. did not get to inform. doc. x-ray decided after in clinic room. had to ask nurse to call doc back to inform me of results. just felt rushed.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. went above and beyond explaining and answering questions. I feel he gave me a adequate amount of his time and of course was very professional.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz is the best ortho doctor - or any phycian I have ever seen. He was very specific in explaining my issue - how it would be resolved - the time frame- expectations. He did a "perfect surger" in repairing my tendon in my ankle. I was blessed to have him do the surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz was great! very informative and compassionate!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

waited for 45 minutes for Dr to come in for the examination

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr.berkowitz has always been very nice and explains everything and what he thinks would work better for me.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr Berkowitz is a fantastic provider. I knew I was in good hands when he told me that if I couldn't explain what he was going to do in surgery then I needed to ask more question. To me, that meant he really was concerned about my understanding of what was going on.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz is excellent. He knows his stuff and includes me in making decisions regarding my treatment .

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

highly recommend Dr. Berkowitz and his staff

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Getting a medical opinion from Dr. Berkowitz was important to me because of his reputation in addressing foot pain. He also has an Orthotist working in his practice, who has been instrumental in my medical care, providing me with the brace on my left foot. Having similar symptoms now on my right foot, I wanted to address the pain before my condition became worse. My previous Orthopedist has left CCF. It took several attempts to get this appointment. CCF is MY HOSPITAL, and we come to Cleveland specifically to receive medial care. I spend considerable time scheduling appointments for both my husband and myself d/t barriers getting through the scheduling system.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

This appointment provided me with exceptional medical care. It was my first time meeting the doctor and he was an excellent communicator, had wonderful eye contact, listened intently, provided me with several options for interventions and was respectful of why I selected the option I chose.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

best care i have received from a Dr. at the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz , his nurse Sheryl and all of the cast room techs have been excellent in caring for my injury.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz is very serious about his work, and I need him to be. He offered me a detailed analysis, which I value. I am a person who wants to know the specifics, and he showed, in detail, what my x-rays captured. He explained procedures to me in a way that I could gain a clearer understanding, blending medical terminology with common phrases. He answered multiple questions with clear answers. He provided options and gave me a clear path to pursue. He was patient and extremely thorough. This is what care should be.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

One of the best doctor I have ever seen in my 67 years. Excellent surgeon and explained everything and look directly at me when explaining and discussing my issue. Never talked to me while typing at the computer. He had an assistant who did the typing.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz was very professional, kind, patient and helpful with my medical issue.

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