Title Department Chair
Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthroplasty
  • Deformity Correction
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Osteotomy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Revision
  • Leg Lengthening
  • Management Of Early Hip Disease
  • Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Trauma Treatment
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Brachymetatarsia
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Trauma
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Lower Extremity Deformity
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteonecrosis
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Brendan M. Patterson, MD

Brendan M. Patterson, MD, has taken the helm of the Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute’s 325-person Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. An experienced leader in orthopaedic surgery whose specialty areas include limb salvage, complex fractures, adult reconstruction, hip and knee replacements, Dr. Patterson joined Cleveland Clinic in 2017. 

Dr. Patterson joined the professional staff at the Cleveland Clinic after 25 plus years of service at MetroHealth Medical Center. He joined the faculty of MetroHealth in 1992 following an orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He served as Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery in the MetroHealth System for over 10 years, was promoted to Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2012, and was Executive Director of Surgical Services for the MetroHealth System for nearly five years. His areas of expertise include limb salvage, complex fractures and adult reconstruction.

Dr. Patterson graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1981 majoring in economics and chemistry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and was elected as President of AOA in his fourth year. He received his Masters in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in 2000.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and an active member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. His academic contributions are related to limb salvage and complex lower extremity fractures. He was site principal investigator for the LEAP Study, funded by NIH. Dr. Patterson is a past at-large member of the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and is currently its Chief Financial Officer. In 2009 he led the establishment of the Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Advancement, a 501(c3) organization whose primary mission is to develop funding for the education of orthopaedic trauma fellows. In 2010 he helped to orchestrate the development of the Northern Ohio Trauma System and served as its Chair for three years during which time trauma mortality in the region was lowered by 40%. He is also a member of Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association and is an instrument rated pilot.

Dr. Patterson is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The MetroHealth Foundation and serves on the Boards of NewBridge and Apollo’s Fire. He is married to Dr. Elizabeth Patterson, a math educator and they have two grown daughters.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA USA

Residency - Hospital for Special Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
New York, NY USA

Residency - Case Medical Center
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - Amherst College
Amherst, MA USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/2/2020, Dr. Patterson 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

192 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Patterson is a. very good doctor, friendly and explains everything thoroughly!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Wonderful doctor. Exceptional man. With a manner about him that is strikingly calm, caring and confident. Top notch surgeon and a even better human being.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Patterson has been wonderful from the initial visit and all follow ups...he has a caring,genuine bedside manner. He even held my hand in the OR at the start of my surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Patterson's staff was terrific in every way.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

I absolutely would highly recommend Dr Patterson. He is extremely caring, knowledgeable, and showed me xrays and explained everything going forward to resolve the problem. He totally answered all my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

my whole experience with Dr Patterson and his staff was first rate. I couldn't be happier.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Patterson is very detailed and thorough. He goes the extra step to call patients frequently to check up on them

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

*Dr. P_____ was terrific and answered all of our questions.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

*Dr. Brendan Patterson is wonderful, kind, considerate, understanding & takes time to listen. I will recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr Patterson is one of the best doctors I have ever had dealings with.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Patterson is awesome! I am very happy with him so far.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Greatly appreciate Dr. Patterson's expertise and care/concern, we know he is looking out for the best outcome now and in the future.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Patterson not only did nothing to help me, but seemed to make a decision on my condition by watching me walk a very short distance, but not listening to a word I said. After driving 3 1/2 hours (one way) and hearing how great Cleveland Clinic is, I was shocked! He didn't address my main complaint, then went on to recommend that I should take 2 drugs that I can't take due to other meds I am on, then recommended 2-3 drugs that I already take - obviously didn't pay any attention to my chart! I really don't think he cared at all how well I faired. Not what I expected or we hoped for. I am in severe pain, in my knee from a tkr in January 2018! All that Dr Patterson would talk about was why my tibia hurts, both of them hurt, so he is wrong anyways. I really need help. He said it would be another year or two of pain. I can't live in this pain, which is getting worse constantly, for that much longer!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Patterson was well prepared for the visit and had reviewed my information before meeting with me. He took his time discussing my problem and options with and was not hurried or rushed. He listened to and answered all of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

dr. Patterson is terrific!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

as i told Dr Patterson i wanted to thank him for accepting me as a patient and what an excellent job he did. My recovery was complete and quick. i would recommend him to anyone who asks me.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

very impressed with attention of doctor

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

*Dr. Brendan Patterson is the best in all respects.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

I ( only ) wish I had Visited CCF Main Orthopedics Pre & Not Post Total Knee Replacement . Dr. Patterson explained % and compared x-rays of 4/2019 CCF visit to July 2019 visit & explained my question of " What should I do now " Very Clearly A+

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

I think I've been very fortunate to have I've been assigned to dr. Patterson

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Greatly appreciate the attention from Dr. Patterson and all of his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

We so appreciate all that Dr. Patterson has done. He's been very attentive, caring and gracious with his time.....and most importantly is one of the best surgeon's anyone could ask for. So appreciate the quality, care and outcome of this very complex total hip replacement surgery pre, during and post.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Dr. Patterson is wonderful......not only as an expert surgeon but in caring for the long term. We so appreciate all he has done here.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr.patterson was a wonderful concerning doctor. He showed me my XR and explained about my fx femur.He gave me plenty of time to ask questions and answered them clearly.Myappt was on time and was seen right after my XR. I'm so thankful to have my appt with an excellent dr . I also enjoyed all the orchids i that waiting room- great mood uplifted . I was told Dr. Star donated them . Please thank him.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

DR. Brendan Patterson is excellent. He was very thorough in discussing the issues involved in my hip surgery. The staff helped me get an early date for the surgery. I'm very pleased with this doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

I would for sure refer Dr. Patterson to my family and friends

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr. Patterson was very caring and knowledgeable of my condition. He took a lot of time explaining things and helping me

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

*Dr. Patterson, in addition to his technical expertise, is a caring and compassionate human being. I feel blessed to have him as my surgeon.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Patterson is, by far, one of the greatest physicians I have had the privilege of meeting let alone having as mine. I make sure I give him a hug before I leave every time. I hope that your clinic knows how lucky you are to have him as part of your staff.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr. Patterson is my hero

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr Patterson was most understanding and was the best doctor I've ever gone to who explained everything that was happening to my leg in great detail.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Very Professional . First thing Dr. said was " How Can I Help " A +

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

The doctor's nurse and the doctor gave me the chance to ask all questions I had and answered all of them. I really appreciate what doctor Patterson did for me.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Patterson was very polite and gave me the chance to ask all of the questions and answered them.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

It was a great Experience and Dr. Patterson was very nice very knowledgeable of what was going on with my leg and he was very helpful I was amazed to see how big Cleveland clinic is and how everybody was kind a nice and considerate

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019

Dr. Patterson is a wonderful surgeon. He has been excellent to deal with during my six months + recovery. Felt very comfortable asking him questions.

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