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

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthroplasty
  • Deformity Correction
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Osteotomy
  • Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Trauma Treatment
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About Brendan M. Patterson, MD

Dr. Patterson recently 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 Assoication 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 School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Amherst College
Amherst, MA USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/21/2018, 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

121 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 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

I was very fortunate to have Dr. Patterson as my care provider. I thank him for the care he has given to me and all the instructions that he provided. I have a more normal life due to his care.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Patterson gave me his undivided attention, answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns thoroughly, seemed genuinely concerned about me and my condition. I did not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

This was an advisory session about possible knee replacement surgery. Dr. Patterson provided an excellent diagnosis and consultant advice.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

Dr. Patterson is wonderful. He's the reason I am still able to walk today. He listens to his patients, explains things well in a non medical fashion and is warm and compassionate. An excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

*Dr. Patterson spent a lot of time with me & gave me answers to all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

A very smooth process from start to finish. The Dr. took time to get to know me and explained things thoroughly. The staff were courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

I am very fortunate to have Dr. Patterson as my Care Provider. His knowledge and experience is outstanding and I am so happy to have him. He makes me comfortable about my injury. Everything he has told me about my injury improvement has come true. He prescribed early exercise which has helped my recovery tremendously.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Really enjoyed Dr.Patterson exam but I wish he would have explain why I couldn't get knee medication. He just said that would make my pain worse.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

After I broke my foot and dislocated my ankle last year, Dr Patterson was my surgeon. He took very good care of me, and after this last visit, he informed me that this would be my last visit with him. I thank him for his professionalism and his kind smile, that he always greeted me with. He also has an excellent listening ear. He's definitely a keeper!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

been to 12 doctors, he is the first to give me a clear explanation of my problem. I find him very compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

I have known this provider for a long time. He cared for my injury 25 years ago. Dr Patterson is the one doctor I trust for any issues with my knee. The visit went well with only one problem...for whatever reason, my x-rays were not available to review. He surmised my problem with a suggestion of taking Tylenol for pain. He did say he would call me on the following Monday to explain my x-rays in full. Unfortunately I did not hear from him. I did see my x-ray report on MyChart but would appreciate an explanation in laymens terms. What to do if pain persists or gets worse. With my past history what options would be available.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

I wasn't checked out. The doctor said bye I said bye and we parted ways.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018

love Dr. Patterson. Treated me like a person not a number. Verykind and spent a lot of time with me. I am happyhe is my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018

doctor Patterson is a very considerate doctor

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