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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 Foot and Ankle
  • 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
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • 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 97 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

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 4/11/2021, 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:


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

225 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

52 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Brown is one of the kindest doctors I've ever seen, very thorough & easy to communicate with.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I liked how Dr. Adam Brown listened to me. He seemed to be "present" and not hurrying to get done.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr. Brown is awesome!! He listens and explains everything so well. Beyond grateful!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr. Brown has always shown concern, listened to, and offered recommendations for my particular care. In addition to, Dr. Brown asked if I wanted my annual flu shot. At the end of the visit I did indeed get the shot.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr Brown is outstanding as a Doctor and as a listener. I have full confidence in him.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Dr Brown was excellent snd took sufficient time to explain and andwer sll questions

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Brown provides excellent care.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr. Brown is exactly what I needed. He was very helpful and understanding about my health problems related to medication I am currently prescribed by my PCP. He spent an hour with me which is outstanding. The changes in health care, one being a metered time spent with patient.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr. Brown was very helpful addressing my concerns and listening to all of my health issues.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Rown always listen aandDr.Brown always Iistens and Involves me in moving forward with my

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

It was a thorough and productive appointment - confirming some things we already knew and validating many of the cognitive and emotional issues that are a part of my EDS diagnosis. Feeling heard and having symptoms validated, after so many years being dismissed as "anxious" by my primary care doctor, made me feel heard within the medical community. Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

I drive approximately 6 hours one way to see Dr. Brown so that tells you how much I like and respect his opinion.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

The medical profession could learn many things from Dr. Brown

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Brown was one of the most thorough, thoughtful, and knowledgeable physicians I have ever seen. He clearly looked at my medical records ahead of time, something some care providers never seem to do, and came prepared with questions and suggestions for my care. He addressed any questions or concerns I had and made me feel comfortable and confident in my care plan. I would highly recommend him to friends and family. I wish more care providers took the time and care he does.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

I did have to wait a long time to get an appointment, but I realize that is not Dr. Brown's fault. It's a risk I was willing to take when I knew I was getting a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr. Brown is a world class physician. I am very lucky to be his patient.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr brown is exceptional in all of my appointments I have had in the last 3 years he is a valuable doctor to the clinic

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Dr. Brown is the first doctor in a while who took time to listen to me and work through a diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Brown showed alot of care and concern

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

as always I have had a very pleasant appointment with my bDr. and staff.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Received a voice mail saying insurance was rejected so please call. over an hour on hold. never did get thru. called my ins and was told office visit not rejected so went to appt anyway. At hospital everyone so very helpful and courteous. Couldn't be more pleased with Dr Brown. Feel very confident that he will be on this journey with me.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr Brown was certainly worth the wait!I am so very pleased to be under his care.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Excellent experience as always. I couldn't be happier with the quality of care I have received from Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Brown.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Office has rescheduled my in person apt twice and now my in person apt is pushed out from March to September. Dr. Brown worked with me to get a teleheath visit to discuss my health and treatment options.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr Brown seems to be a good caring doctor. This is only the second time we have seen him.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

I like this service in when you HAVE to use it. I would rather see the doctor in person. This seems very impersonal.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Experience was excellent in every aspect listed above. Doctor Brown is very knowledgeable about symptoms outside his area of specialty. Rare nowadays.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Brown was exceptional. Very informative.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr. Brown is such a wonderful doctor. He is very knowledgeable and truly cares about you.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Very happy with Dr. Brown

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr Brown is always happy and cheerful and he has a beautiful bedside manner I would recommend him to everyone who needs a rheumatologist

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I would recommend Dr Brown to anyone he is always happy, friendly and glad to serve his patient. His bedside manner is awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Dr. Brown and the Clinic was amazing. I have been to a few doctors in regards to my Raynauds and he was the only on that made sense on what is going on and how to handle it. Best doctor hands down. I cant tank him enough for giving me a sense of ease.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I am very pleased with the care I get from Dr. Brown. He explains things very well, listens to your concerns, and he really knows what he is doing. The only problem that I have is if I contact him after my appointment it takes a couple days to get a reply. I realize that he is a busy man and he is dealing with a lot of patients.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

I felt like Dr. Brown really listened even more so than any time I have seen him so far. I felt like I was not rushed and that he listened to all my concerns. I felt like he was determined to find out what is truly going on with my body.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

grateful for amount of time spent with the provider (one full hour)

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

This was my first visit with Dr. Brown and I was pleased with my visit. Dr. Brown was very easy to talk to and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

Time was taken by Dr Brown to answer all my questions and concerns. Appreciate that in a doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

great physician! I'm so thankful to have him as my rheumatoid provider.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

very happy with Dr Brown

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

I thank him for being so patient and understanding explaining everything to me and just caring since day one he's been a awesome doctor

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

I had a very good appointment with Dr. Brown. it was very easy to talk to him about my Health conditions. He is very helpful and understanding.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Would highly recommend Dr Brown, very patient and thorough reviewing history and symptoms. Very knowledgeable on subject

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Brown is a great listener. He takes time with his patients, always makes me feel valued and part of the decision making and solution. He is a very compassionate provider who also tells the truth in a direct, but gentle way.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

always good to visit Dr.Brown

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

always a perfect experience when we come to see Dr Brown

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr Brown is the best doctor hands down that I have ever encountered

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

as stated, my previous in person visit with dr brown was great. I have many issues that need addressing and it just wasn't possible

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

I really like Dr. Brown. He is willing to listen to me and include me in decisions regarding medications.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr. Brown listened to my concerns and answered all questions.

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