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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone injections
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • EGPA (Eosinophilic granulomatosis with Polyangiitis)
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Paget's Disease
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthritides
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
View all 96 Specialties +


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About Adam Brown, MD

Adam Brown, MD is a staff member of Cleveland Clinic’s department of rheumatic and immunologic diseases. Dr. Brown is board-certified in both rheumatology and internal medicine and did additional specialty training in vasculitis. He has an interest in general rheumatology as well as a special interest in vasculitis, susac syndrome and autoimmune inner ear disease.

Dr. Brown is involved with teaching trainees about the field of rheumatology. He is the author of the book Rheumatology Made Ridiculously Simple which is a textbook designed to teach medical students and residents about the field of rheumatology. Dr. Brown also hosts a podcast entitled Rheuminations which is heard around the globe and discusses rare diseases, interviews other experts in the field and focuses on the history of rheumatology.

Dr. Brown is originally from New Mexico where he did his medical school at the University of New Mexico, then went on to Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. to do his internal medicine residency, then he did his specialty training in rheumatology and vasculitis at the Cleveland Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Georgetown University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC USA

Medical Education - University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM USA

Undergraduate - New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Adam Brown, MD.

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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 4/26/2022, Dr. Brown 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Brown receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Chemocentryx

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

139 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

It is very difficult to make an appointment with Dr. Brown. He has made every effort to have me come in if I just need a shot.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr Brown is very thorough, kind, and respectful. His bedside manner is outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Brown is what I visualize as an excellent individual. I only wish he could be a model for all doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Dr. Brown was so very thorough and helpful. In years he is the most knowledgeable doctor I have seen and it was a pleasure meeting him. I look forward to his continued management of my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Dr. Brown always makes me feel at ease and that he cares about my various aches and pains.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Good. Dr. Brown answered all of my questions that I was concerned about.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

My experience has been very good here with Dr. Brown and his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Brown listens to me and is helping me deal with my arthritis, I'm feeling much better.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

I've had Lupus for over 20 years and only recently began seeing Dr Adam Brown. Wish I had begun seeing him years ago. He is patient centered, takes his time, listens, is thorough and very, very knowledgeable. Cleveland Clinic Is fortunate to have him on staff.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Have already recommended a friend to Dr Adam Brown and she is now scheduled to see him.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Impressed with Dr. Brown's knowledge about my condition.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

I'm so excited that Cleveland Clinic finally has an EDS doctor.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Brown is an outstanding doctor! He took the time to listen to my concerns and addressed each one of them.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Adam Brown saved my life. When I got to Cleveland Clinic I was on so much medicine for RA that I was heading for a hospital stay. Dr. Brown worked with me and took me off the things that I shouldn't have been on in the first place and now I am nearly pain free. He is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr Brown was great.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr Brown was amazing. He spent considerable time with me discussing my condition and formulating a game plan which is all I could ask for. He was very inquisitive and answered all my questions while most importantly genuinely listening to my feedback. Couldn't be happier.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

I was very impressed with Dr. Brown. This visit was for second opinion. He said my dr was on the right path. Also gave me alternative meds in case orencia doesn't work. Also stated a few I should not take. Very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

From Day 1, Dr. Brown has always been receptive and attentive to whatever condition(s) were happening at the moment. He's a curious kind of spirit always wondering what the next best option would be...

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

Dr brown was very easy and assuring to talk to

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

No two patients are the same. I appreciate the individualized care that Dr Brown Provides

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Adam Brown is awesome and I hope he never leaves the clinic

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr Brown is awesome

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr. Brown is very knowledgeable and also a great listener. He understands that everyone's fight with arthritis is different.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Dr. Brown is a outstanding physician, I am very thankful he is my doctor. He is very kind, knowledgeable and caring physician who listens to my concerns. The personal attention Dr. Brown gives me make me think I am his only patient and that I am very important to him. I have and would recommend him to anyone who needs a first class doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr. Brown was amazing. He answered any questions I had regarding my care.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr Brown spent time with me and addressed and discussed all my health needs!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

I think Dr. Adam Brown is terrific. He listens to me, and takes his time in talking with me; he cares about my health and treatment (and shows me that he cares); and is always focused and intelligent in his dealings with me. I could not ask for a better fellow to consult with, and I am very grateful that I was referred to Dr. Brown. And, in addition to the above, he is a pleasant guy, good sense of humor, has a light touch, but is serious when need be. To repeat: I think he's terrific.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Top notch physician

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr. Brown is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. Brown clearly prepares for my visit by reviewing my record. He includes me in the treatment decision by offering options and soliciting my thoughts.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr. Brown is so professional and kind. He listens to my concerns and doesn't make me feel inferior or stupid for asking questions. He is the best rheumatologist I have ever had in the 8 years I have been dealing with issues. He always includes me in decisions and outcomes.

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