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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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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 7/7/2021, 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.

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

175 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

The care provider was very professional and listened very well thank you

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Patterson was exceptional. I am very well pleased.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Excellent surgeon, for which I am very grateful thankful -but only average "doctor," where doctor (Latin origin of the word=docere) means "teacher." I highly value physicians who teach me what, how, why, what if.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

I liked Dr Patterson very much. I was a little nervous coming in but everyone made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr was easy to talk to, very responsive and helpful. I was impressed with his knowledge and willingness to discuss several different issues.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2021

All good *Dr. Patterson is EXCEPTIONAL!

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr Patterson truly listened to all of my concerns and questions. He has given meA lot of encouragement.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

I wish that there was a category above very good , because Dr Patterson would get those answers on every single question

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

VERY GLAD to have been referred to DR PATTERSON!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

We Love Dr. Patterson not only is he brilliant and a great orthopedic surgeon, he is easy to talk to and you can tell he truly cares about you.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr Patterson is extremely patient and kind. He thoroughly explains procedures and outcomes. Dr Patterson has a tremendous team from his secy Theresa and his nurse Donna. I would highly recommend Dr Patterson

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr.Patterson and his team always make you know that you are their priority and that really helps in the recuperation process

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Good experience. Dr. Patterson challenged me with my pre-op therapy, but I feel compelled to give it my best shot because he was so honest about the consequences of the surgery if I don't.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

This is the best place I have ever been to for my problems. The Dr and staff were excellent and very helpful in relating the issues with my issue. I would highly recommend this place for anyone who needs an expert opinion. THANK you

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Patterson performed surgery on me 12 years ago at another facility. I intentionally tracked him down when I needed similar surgery this year. In addition, he was able to read his operative note from the previous surgery in preparation for this surgery via a shared online record.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

I was pleased to leave my doctor visit with a surgery date in hand without having to wait out the weekend, wait for a secretary to call me, or for me to call a secretary.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Patterson is the best their is. He first fixed my leg at Metro hospital in december of 2002.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

the doctor was very polite and kind

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Patterson was wonderful. He gave me his time and patiently talked to me about a very difficult issue. He and his nurse, Donna, gave me peace of mind. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Very PROFESSIONAL Staff & Dr. Patterson. I was very impressed.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

My friends were so impressed by my quick recovery, they asked his name in case they needed him in future. The Dr. was very humble he also said it was due to my hard work however we all know that it has to be a successful operation for me to be successful!!!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

very good experience, Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

My experience with Dr. Patterson was great. I felt very at ease with him and talking with him about my problem I believe he had my best interest and concerns about my issues and I will waiting to see what my next appointment will be and what he will be doing to help me.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

The department ran extremely smoothly. From signing in, room assignment to the doctor visit was less than 20 minutes. I was impressed with the demeanor of Dr. Patterson and the time he took to listen to my complicated history. A few days later, I was fuzzy on some of his instructions, so I used MyChart so Dr. could refresh my memory. I was amazed at the quickness of his reply. He has given me great confidence in him for my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Patterson is a very caring doctor & was a caring heart & is conscious of the effect of the whole process on all the family members. Darn good man. Thank you for having him on your staff.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I am very grateful to Dr. Patterson and the entire Clinic staff for the care I have received.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I have known Dr. Patterson for about 25 years, and he has always given me excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021


Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

dr. patterson is a pleasure to have as my doctor and all the people in ortho are always polite and courteous.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

The meeting with Dr. Patterson was excellent...getting an appt. to see him was a problem. realize the Covid-19 has caused many problems so I took that into consideration.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr Patterson is extremely nice and takes time to answer any questions you have.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

dr Patterson is one of the greatest medical professionals I've ever experienced in my life

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr Patterson was an absolute blessing. He cancelled family plans for Christmas Eve and came in to do my surgery. We were incredibly lucky to have been connected with him. His explanation of what we needed to do made me feel confident that we had the best possible surgeon.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

dr Patterson took all of the time I neededhe was very helpful

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr Patterson performed trauma surgery on me back in 2000. As long as he is in practice, he will always be my doctor. He is a very dedicated and professional........overall great doctor

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