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

  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Lupus
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Vasculitis
View all 15 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/8/2020, Dr. Brown 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

233 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

65 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Adam Brown is very good at what he does. He listens to his patients. He is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

dr Brown excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I would recommend Dr Brown to any of my friends/family that need rheumatology care.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

dr. brown is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Brown is a wonderful doctor. He makes me feel listened to, cared about and valued, and we'll taken care of. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Love love love Dr. Adam Brown!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I can't say enough good things about the staff and Dr Brown. All are outstanding at what they do.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

always a great experience with Dr. Adam Brown

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Great doctor. Good communicator.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

I am very happy with the Cleveland Clinic medical system. I live in Pennsylvania but would much rather make the drive to Cleveland to see a great doctor and not have to wait more than an hour.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr Brown is easy to talk to, gives feedback about care, wants my opinion, and explains alternatives great.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Brown is amazing in everyway. He is so professional, compassionate, and he listens to my concerns. He always takes his time during our visit and explains all options for a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Brown is very open to listening. He is easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

very satisfied with Dr Brown

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr Brown is very professional and knowledgeable

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

really impressed with the time and information the Doctor took to explain and inform me.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr.Brown is a wonderful doctor. He is very knowledgeable, possesses great empathy, & treats his patients with respect& dignity.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Brown is a great!!!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr. Brown is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

I feel lucky to have Dr Brown as my rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

So glad to find this Doctor!! he is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Dr. Adam Brown, as always, was a good listener, explainer and thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Brown is amazing! I drive 3.5 hours to see him and will continue to do so. This visit I was about 40 min early for my appt and he saw I checked in, his assistant was busy so he came out and got me himself early so we could start my appt. He listens to what you say and explains everything. And remembers details that you would think one would forget after a few months and seeing so many other patients. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a knowledgeable doctor with a great bed side manner!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Brown excellent

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr Brown is amazing

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Brown has a very good bed side manner. He doesn't talk down to me and will take additional time to explain treatment optiond.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Adam Brown was wonderful. He listened to me and did not hurry. He explained what he thought my problem might be, after giving it good and serious thought and consideration. Then he proposed two alternative treatments and helped me decide on the appropriate one at this time. Plus he was a pleasant guy, with a good sense of humor and a good caring attitude. I could not have been more pleased.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Brown is a great doctor! I hadn't seen him in a while because I had to cancel my last appointment but when I came it I expected him to scold me because I had stopped my medication. I had worried it was wrecking my immune system because I get sick a lot, but we both just agreed it was the best thing for me since I have 2 autoimmune disorders not just one and the inflammation that goes with them. I agreed to go back on the medication because he is really knowledgeable and what would be best in my situation.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr Brown is absolutely excellent, caring, and listens to what my concerns are, but my only issue is that when I text due to a change happening prior or after my visit which can be 3-4 months I email 1-3 questions for direction/planning and inevitably he only answers the 1st one.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Brown is an excellent caregiver who listens and informs. I'm very happy with the care I receive from him.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

I have never been seen so quickly by a doctor. I did not have to wait at all. It was perfect. The lab was fast too.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

I really appreciate Dr Brown's way of listening, educating, and working together to decide on treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr Brown is the best doctor I have ever seen by a thousand times of his next closest peer

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Brown is a true asset to Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr Adam Brown is great. he listens to me and is willing to go along with my decisions.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

I recommended Dr Brown to a friend and the first available appointment with him was towards the end of May. this is becoming a problem for me and other people.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr Brown is very personable and easy to speak with. His demeanor is accommodating and caring based on the treatment he provided. I highly recommend Dr Brown to future patients

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Brown made my first visit very comfortable and relaxing.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Great listening skills! I appreciate Dr. Brown's honesty confirming my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

I have already referred other patients. Dr Adam Brown is way above very good and how he cares for patients. Dr. Brown has several times over the last 2 and 1/2 years called me at home called me in the hospital I mean he has showed me that he truly cares about me and his patients in his practice. his knowledge is way above average I am blessed to have him as a specialist and a key individual in my care team while fighting anca vasculitis. he is communicated with me and the entire medical team in Toledo Ohio in charge of my care I am blessed to have him as a doctor thank you

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr. Brown is always genuinely concerned and compassionate.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019


Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr. Brown was so genuine and personable. he was thorough, listened to all my concerns, and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

excellent experience with Dr Brown. very prompt and great listener!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

The dr. and staff were top notch

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Brown was very caring

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Brown went over my test results with me and we decided to start Forteo injections. He was very helpful in discussing my health issues. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Even though though, I had bad news, he gave me hope.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr. Adam Brown is a caring and is very supportive and thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr. Brown is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Very good timing, we had very little waiting for the appointment and for waiting for Dr Brown

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr Brown is excellent at actively listening and following up with questions. I do not feel rushed. I feel well cared for.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Brown is amazing! I'm so thankful for him.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Brown and his staff are excellent. They take time to listen. They clearly read my chart before they enter my room which keeps me from having to constantly repeat myself. They actually care about me as their patient and it shows. They are a top notch crew and I am very pleased to have them helping me.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Brown knows my feelings about my treatment options and takes them into consideration.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr Brown really listens and I never feel rushed

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Excellent, would highly recommend my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

it's nerve wracking to change doctors but Dr Brown was very nice and courteous about my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

I really appreciate how Dr Brown listens and explains and works with me as a partner in my decisions about my treatment. I appreciate that I have never felt rushed- so important in this era of health care.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Brown takes the time to understand me as person. He explains and makes me apart of decisions.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I really appreciated the time, explanations that Dr. Brown showed. I will difanatly continue to see him and recommend others.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Brown's schedule is too booked that it makes it difficult to schedule follow up in the recommended timeframe.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Brown and his Fellow could not have been more understanding. I was so happy with both of them. They even helped us get to the correct doctors and helped with setting up the appointment. I just wish we could have gotten in much sooner, as waiting several months weighed so heavily on my mind. But he is a fabulous doctor, and would highly recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Brown is so professional and he listens to my concerns and questions. He is so easy to talk to~ very calming and compassionate. He always talks about treatment options, etc. and asked for my thoughts, opinions before we go forward. Awesome !

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr Adam Brown is the best. I made first my appointment about 3 years ago.and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I travel 71/2 hour's to come to Cleveland clinic because I trust Dr Brown 100%.he didn't stop until my needs were meet. thanks to him I'm doing great my medication is working for me. I now don't have to see him but once a year. I still will have blood work once a month to make sure my organs are still good. Thank you Dr Brown for your dedication to my health and well being.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr Brown is a great doctor. Very patient, caring and empathetic. He is very friendly and is a good listener. He is very honest, explains clearly and answers all your questions in details. I couldn't have been happier to meet him.

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