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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
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone Injections
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • 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
  • Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • HIV
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees in the Elderly
  • Paget's Disease
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica with Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthritides
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
View all 93 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 7/31/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Amgen, Inc.

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

189 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

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

The code for the virtual appointment was not provided because I did not complete the pre-visit questionnaire. Therefore I could not attend the appointment. I very much appreciate Dr. Brown taking his time later in the day to contact me.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

I really like Dr. Brown. I always feel that he takes his time with me, I never feel rushed. He answers all my questions and seems genuinely concerned for how well I am doing.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

I don't think it was the doctors fault- but this was not a good a good experience.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Brown is very caring and through with is examination. He listens and is very concerned about me, as his patient.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Brown is an outstanding Doctor. He is kind and patient. Most of all he knows his profession. I can't thank him enough!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Brown is amazing and took the time to answer all of my questions and address all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Brown is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Brown was great. Addressed my issues, explained my medications and showed a genuine concern for me.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr. Adam Brown is an outstanding Rheumatologist. He is very knowledgeable, courteous, caring and professional. Could not have asked more from my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

I originally had an appt with Dr Villa Forte but she had to cancel last minute. I had driven all the way from indiana. Took off work and got a hotel. The scheduling staff worked hard to get me in. I had to stay an extra night but it was with it because Dr Brown was e celebrate and who I was meant to see I believe wholeheartedly!!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr Brown really listened to my concerns. He was very thorough and gave me a hopeful course of action!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Brown is one of the most compassionate, professional and caring doctor I have had in my life....and I have seen a lot of doctors!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023


Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr Brown is always concerned and listens to my concerns. He is an amazingly smart doctor and is always up to date on my issues. He is always prepared when I visit and makes me feel as if I am his only patient.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Brown is the most caring dr I've ever seen I appreciate him for understanding listening and caring

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Brown was understanding and kind. He showed concern and knowledge of the low quality of life I have been stuck living at a young age due this syndrome before I even described anything to him. I appreciated that he truly grasped where I am physically, mentally, and emotionally due to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I appreciated his relaxed attitude and posture during our discussion and how he allowed me to ask some questions more than once for clarity. 10/10 recommend.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Totally pleased with Dr. Brown.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Have and continue to recommend! He's phenomenal!

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

This is a nice way to visit with Dr. Brown and was very easy to set up

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Brown is a very helpful doctor and guided me as what I should do to treat my issue

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr Brown is one of the nicest and most thorough physicians I have ever seen!!! I would give him an AAA Plus!!

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

We drive 6 hours to see Dr. Brown. He is a very caring doctor.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Brown is the best. He's on top of the latest research and handles each person as an individual and always has time to answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Brown was AMAZING! He finally gave me answers & a diagnosis that I have been looking for for over 30+ years! He has a wonderful bedside manner and explains everything so well in a way everyone can understand

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Great experience with Dr. Brown, he is incredibly pleasant every visit!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

He has the best description of hEDS Ive heard but he's very negative about possible help with treatment as he said braces and lifestyle changes were all he could suggest I've found more on my own for the pain

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Brown is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Honestly, Dr. Brown has been one of the best doctors I have ever been to. I'm very impressed and even boasted about him in a support group on Facebook.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Doc Brown was great in all aspects, couldn't feel better about him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Brown is an amazing doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Very pleased with Dr. Brown

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Called to make an appointment with Dr. Brown, nobody ever called me back. And then lo and behold I had an appointment in my chart I was never contacted.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

I've found Dr. Brown to be a very good listener and very responsive to my needs. He responds promptly to questions his MyChart.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

We're still trying to work out a diagnosis. The doctor seemed so caring and engaged with where we were headed. He propose new medicines and gave me options of what I wanted to try. After asking questions that he answered very well we made a great decision together. I really appreciate him involving me in making choices.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

I definitely like seeing my doctor face-to-face but for this particular purpose video visit was definitely the way to go. And being able to not have to drive, downtown is definitely a plus in my book. But when needed I would definitely drive for Cleveland Clinic care.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

One of the best patient/doctor experiences I have ever had. I really feel Dr. Brown cares and is passionate about his science.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr Brown was great. I'm a very complicated case and he had reached out to me Ahead of time for clarification. I appreciated he had taken the time to understand what was going on even before I got to the appointment. He patiently listened to me and discussed with me what tests he was doing, what he was looking for and how I could be treated. He's fantastic and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Brown is a empathetic listener and problem solver. Never makes you feel rushed.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr Brown is great to work with and thoughtfully considers all myquestions.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

I love love love Dr. Brown. He always listens and want to know the story before he gives an opinion.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr. Brown is the best. He listens, he's thoughtful in his replies and he remembers (from months ago) information that is helpful in explaining and understanding my disease.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr Brown was very informative and I felt comfortable with his care and concerns moving forward with my health and care..

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Zoom works well with Dr Brown because of his interpersonal skills and ability to "know" the patient and listen well. Often providers lack these skills in the office let alone zoom. He is a remarkable physician.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr Brown was wonderful and very accommodating. He took our time into consideration which saved us about 2 hours

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

He is excellent. Wish I had him all the time.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Originally I could not get in to see Dr Brown for six months for a followup appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

I presented the doctor with a lost of my issues asked for help improving my quality of life in dealing with all of them. He focused on 1 diagnosis, for which he said that there were no treatments. He offered zero answers to my concerns and zero ideas for treatments, medications or therapies. He didn't even tell me to contact him with any questions in the future.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dr. Adam Brown is an excellent physician who takes the time to get to know the patient and genuinely cares about the overall well being of his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

I have recommended Dr Brown for my mother.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr Brown has a wonderful bedside manner and makes feel he genuinely cares about helping me.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Great doctor

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