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

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

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

Fellowship - Tripler Army Medical Center
Orthopedic Surgery
Honolulu, HI

Residency - Tripler Army Medical Center
General Surgery
Honolulu, HI

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


  • 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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/2/2024, Dr. Berkowitz has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

361 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2024

A phone call to some providers takes 45 minutes or more to be answered! This shouldn't be! There is NO excuse for this.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

We did not have a video visit. The doc phoned me earlier and we spoke, which was satisfactory.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr. Berkowitz is fantastic!

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr Berkowitz was very good with the surgery and follow-ups.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Still don't understand why I'm still in pain and total amount of time spent speaking with him was probably 15 min.

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr. Berkowitz gave thorough and clear instructions and advice on a complicated ankle issue. He did not push surgery and gave reasons why that option would not be in my best interests. He took time to listen and answer my many questions. His assistant was very prompt with responding to MyChart messaging. I would highly recommend Dr. Berkowitz for your complex orthopedic concerns.

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

I was very disappointed with this doctor! My podiatrist, and whomever read my MRI both noted that I have no cartilage in my ankle. This guy looked at the MRI for half a second, which in his opinion was terrible, and why would I have an open MRI, and decided all of my cartilage was fine. He told me that there was no reason for my ankle hurt where it does and just sort of blew that off. He then prescribed me the exact medication I had just told him does not work for me. This was a total waste of time and money!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

He is a excellent doctor the clinic definitely has the best in this one

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Berkowitz was very knowledgeable and great in caring for the foot problem. His advice saved the toe and checking on it one week later was appreciated so much. We did what he advised and everything is working out well. His office staffers would like to see patient back in two weeks to keep an eye on the healing process. Was extra pleased with his advice and recommendation.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

All went well x-rays and Dr. Visit

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

My experience was great. Dr Berkowitz explained everything in a way that was very clear and I wish I came to him months ago. He did morefor my foot that my treating physician in town

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Great Doctor. Explains everything very well.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Very professional liked him very much

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr berkowitz, was very quick to not listen to my concerns. Took one word I said about my injury and made it all about that. Wasn't concerning to a solution for me at all. Basically blamed it on getting old. Very unhappy!!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Berkowitz was terrific - He was honest on what I could accomplish. He heard my concerns on long-range goals and talked about how I could achieve them safely. He gave me great suggestions and strategies, encouraging me to continue the successful therapy and said I could come back anytime for a followup whenever I needed to see him.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr was very inpersonal. Never touched me throughout the visit. Not even a handshake when entering. In and out in 15 mins. I expected more Of a discussion concerning my AVN re: future, any treatment, research etc. I drive from Detroit and expected a little more. It was a wasted trip. I thought Ortho dealt with AVN and Cleveland Clinic was listed as a place for AVN treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Excellent dr. Came to him because of his excellent reputation!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. Berkowitz is an amazing surgeon. He listened to my concerns, answered my questions thoroughly & gave detailed explanation of how complicated a surgery on my foot would be & exactly what a long recovery would look like. He also gave me a referral for a new neurological procedure to explore as a possible alternative to him performing the surgery. I read a few reviews regarding Dr Berkowitz not having a good bedside manner. After Dr B gave me twice the amount of our scheduled time I understand the commitments. He is a professional, highly specialized, highly successful & experienced surgeon. I do not need him to hold my hand & make me feel good! I need him to be what he is. A Great Surgeon!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Berkowitz has done two of my surgeries and I'll say this, he not only is a craftsman and takes pride in his work, but he's personally changed over the years. His bed side manners have significantly improved. I only say this because everyone at CCF knows him for his abilities, but the reviews focus on his attitude. He's the best surgeon and truly does care about you.

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

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