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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 and 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 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.

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* 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

254 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

55 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 2, 2023

Outstanding Doctors

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Everyone was helpful. Dr. Seems knowledgeable about my hip. He explained what was important to me.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Patterson. He explained the situation with my medical condition, the precautions I needed to take, and what to expect in terms of my recovery. He was very professional snd put me at ease on every visit.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

It was a great visit with dr. Patterson, he explained everything down to our level so we can understand what was going on with my knee. I will recommend the Cleveland clinic and dr. Patterson to anyone that needs help with knee problems. Thank you dr. Patterson for your professional opinion and putting me at ease.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Patterson is charming as well as most professional. Great combination

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Patterson was very nice but just didn't think he took the time to really understand why I was there. I was really hoping I would get some answers and hope of getting some relief concerning my knee surgery. It was my 3rd opinion and I left so disappointed.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Patterson is awesome

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr. Patterson was caring, thorough, and a very clear communicator. His detailed explanations of my x-rays were very reassuring, and his descriptions of the force on the knee when using stairs was new to us and was very helpful. His suggestions In changing over the counter medications have made a difference. But more importantly, he asked questions about lifestyle that needed to be addressed and no one else had mentioned. My husband and I are very grateful for our time with him.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

This was my first post-op appointment after a knee revision surgery he performed on 2/28/2023. I find Dr. Patterson to be an excellent surgeon and very concerned in his patient's care. I would highly recommend him to others needing revision surgery. He welcomes questions and provides clear concise answers. I am blessed to have found him and am thankful for his personalized care! The Cleveland Clinic needs more orthopedic surgeons like Dr. Brendan Patterson!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

As mentioned previously, Dr. Brendan Patterson is an excellent, knowledgeable, kind, supportive surgeon! I would recommend him highly to anyone needing orthopedic surgery!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr. Patterson and all the Cleveland Clinic Staff are always ready to help me.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr Patterson and Joanne were both kind and professional and explained their plan so we understand. Excellent care and we're lucky to have them on Mary's care team!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Couldn't say enough about Dr Patterson. I'm so thankful I'm here

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

He is the best!! Cared for me with my initial trauma/accident at Metro 1993. I have nothing but praise for Dr Patterson!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Would totally recommend Dr Patterson and the Clinic without a doubt.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Patterson and hospital staff were thorough in my care.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Patterson's knowledge and expertise really helped a lot for the surgery n recovery so far. He and his surgical team was excellent

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Extremely pleased with this Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Very happy with doctor accomodations and surgery .Thank You

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Patterson is wonderful!!He listened to my concerns and examined me with care. He went as far as showing me, anonymous x-rays to compare mine. Doing this gave me a much better understanding of what he was telling me.I walked out of my appointment thinking that I wish Dr Patterson also worked on backs, because I would have seen him. That's how much he Impressed me!!!Thank you Dr Patterson for taking your time to make sure I understood what you were saying!!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

This was the most wonderful experience at the Clinic that I've ever had.From the people in a Red Coat, to the woman who checked me in, to Dr Patterson and his staff: I received excellent care!!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Patterson very personable and was very attentive and listened to my problem with my knee

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Great Dr very courteous and listen to me and my husband about my problem

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Patterson was very specific when explaining the process of surgery. Answered all my questions and was very helpful with suggestions for recovery.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Patterson provides excellent care and information. No question I had went unanswered.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

I LOVE these folks! The entire team is always on top of all my needs, n concerns. My previous care was handled by a UPMC group, without the help of Dr Patterson, and his team, I would have a leg that doesnt bend, and a lifetime of pain. I stiil have a long haul ahead of me. But thanks to the team at CC, I have hope for a much brighter outcome

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

People are getting tired of hearing me give praise to the CC organization. Simply the best level of care I have ever experienced, at any facility. THANK YOU Dr P, and team!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Cant say enough good about my time in the care of Dr Patterson, and his team.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr. Patterson was very patient and a good listener. He was encouraging and made me feel like he trusted me to be the expert about my own body.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr Patterson is excellent surgeon with awesome bedside manner

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Was seen right away once I arrived for appointment - consultation with Dr. Patterson was very helpful Appointment was scheduled in a very timely manner

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Patterson took the time to listen and answer my questions and celebrate in my accomplishments thus far. Wonderful person and physician.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Patterson was very professional and informative. This is a follow up visit to schedule a knee replacement surgery (March 14). Other answers for scheduling were good this time, better than otherwise.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

*Dr. Brenden Patterson LISTENS excellent care with all pain med docs & in OR.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

I was able to get scheduled to see Dr. Patterson within a day.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Have already recommended care provider to others.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr Patterson took on my case, and did exactly what he said would, and could do. The UPMC Drs I came from, would not touch this case for at least one year.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2022

The Doctor was very through. He went over everything. Explained everything. He was very kind

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr. Patterson is awesome! Very patient listens to my concerns I never feel rushed or dismissed excellent bed side manner!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

We advised Dr Patterson we would highly recommend him to our friends and neighbors or anyone that ask us.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Extremely great physician

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

I came to Dr. Patterson for a second opinion. While I was pretty sure I need a hip replacement, the initial physician told me that was my only option, that it would be done by direct anterior approach and recommended I begin taking a narcotic to manage my pain. I appreciated that Dr. Patterson discussed my images, quality of life and essentially involved me in the decision. I was also glad that he took time to explain the pros/cons of the different surgical approaches to find what will be best for me. And, finally, that he understood I need to manage pain but really wanted no part of narcotics.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Couldn't ask for any better care by the doctor and his staff.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Doctor was not very helpful once it was determined that surgery was not an option. I wasn't thinking of getting surgery but hoped that options would be presented in a better manner or a recommendation of another Physician would be offered. Aleve, Voltaren and Lidocaine patches are not cutting it.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

It was very difficult getting return phone calls from Dr. Patterson's nurse.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Patterson is, without question, the most effective, compassionate, thorough, knowledgeable physician; I feel blessed to be in his care.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Very disappointed that Dr. Patterson would/could not help me with my problem. I am very very impressed with the ease of operation at the CC. Also quite impressed with Dr Patterson himself. I have had to visit and become a patient of quite a few drs in the last few years, he rates right at top.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Never felt rushed or anxious, and the time the doctor spent with me explaining every question/concern was astounding! Said to my husband our meeting with the doctor was like sharing a pleasant luncheon with him!!! So personable!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Patterson provided me with new answers and Information my other doctors had not given me before. I left his office with a new perspective and understanding.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Very good experience with Dr Patterson he's a great person not only a great person he's a excellent surgeon!!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

This Doctor is Outstanding !

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr Patterson was very concerned about my swelling in my knee 18 months post op. He listens unlike Peter Brooks who told me there was nothing that could be done and was very condescending!

Reviewed on May 28, 2022

Thanks *Dr. Patterson & team.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr. Patterson is the epitome of what the true essence medical practice is. Exquisitely skillful, experienced, patient-aware and caring. I was fortunate to have Dr. Patterson as my surgeon. It doesn't get better than having Dr. Patterson as your doctor.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Again; I repeat: Dr. Patterson is the epitome of what the true essence medical practice is. Exquisitely skillful, experienced, patient-aware and caring. I was fortunate to have Dr. Patterson as my surgeon. It doesn't get better than having Dr. Patterson as your doctor.

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