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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As of 7/2/2019, 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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* 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

232 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

42 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Berkowitz's honesty, professionalism and concern for my situation.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

I came armed with a ton of questions and concerns. Dr Berkowitz was very patient an thorough in proving answers. I felt my input was valued.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr Berkowitz is a great doctor. Very thorough, informative, kind. I received excellent care with him

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

The doctor was very attentive and focused on my problem and knew my prior history (I was refereed to him by another doctor). He encouraged my questions and was not rushing at all or showed any impatience with me (as doctors sometimes do). I look forward to my follow-up visit when the doctor will discuss the MRI and treatment plan, but he certainly earned my trust in this initial appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

was quick and easy to get in for a consult and get scheduled for surgery. I had a bad fracture and Dr. Berkowitz got me in quickly and did an amazing job. I am still in amazement at the skill and level of detail from Dr. Berkowitz that my surgery required.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Fantastic doctor. very knowledgeable and explained everything so I could understand it. highly recommended him!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

dr Berkowitz is an exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Berkowitz. Having just seen another Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic doctor a I had little help for any improvement for my condition and did not receive a diagnosis based on the x-ray, but more from a guess based on my symptoms. Dr. Berkowitz listened well to my symptoms and laid out a plan that had substance to it for correction of my problem.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr Berkowitz considered my concerns and offered options to explore. He also prescribed a medication I'm comfortable using.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr Berkowitz patiently explained the procedures and options, even though my husband tells me that I asked the same question several times in different sways.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

l feel that the doctor was a little short with me and wasn't really listening to me.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Berkowitz . He is patient, kind, extremely thorough , and very down to earth.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz is excellent as well as his team.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

This was my first meeting with Dr. Berkowitz. I was very impressed with his caring manner, patience in spending time to understand my problem and explanation of his approach to correcting my issue. I appreciated that Dr. Berkowitz did not rush through my appointment. I feel confident moving forward with surgery and all that will be entailed in my care over the recovery time period.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz and his team is excellent. The overall Orthopedics Dept. at CCF is very good.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Doc couldn't get xrays uploaded right away as they were form outside CCF provider. he got frustrated and was forced to make dx and tx plan without xrays. Had someone told me about 24 hr delay in uploading xrays I would have taken them to CCF the previous day. I sent doc a my chart message to please read xrays and I have not heard back from him. I do not feel like he heard me about my pain level related not to my fx but to my foot arthritis. I suppose he can address it in future appts.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

When doc got frustrated with computer his nurse came to help him/ me

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

As busy as the doctor was, he always had time to answer any of my questions. He was highly recommended and he lived up to the great expectations I had for him.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr Berkowitz is understanding, respectful, courteous, skilled and driven to provide best possible outcomes. Very grateful to have met him and his team! I often recommend his services .

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz was very thorough and explained the issues and the options I have.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz was her thorough. He explained the issues, and explained my options very clearly. I respect his expertise, and am confident in his care.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr Berkowitz explained the surgery in detail. He told me what could happen so I knew everything before surgery. He explained how long recovery would take. So I knew exactly what was going to happen. I really liked his honesty.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Berkowicz has always taken the time to explain procedures, risk, expected outcomes, alternative intervention and answers questions in detail . My ability to communicate with him is very important to me. I am very grateful for his talent and expertise

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr. Berkowitz and Cheryl are very professional and courteous and a dream to have as my team.

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