Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Adolescent Orthopaedics
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Knee Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
  • Complex Shoulder Surgery
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Injections
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Labrum Tears
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patello-femoral Knee Surgery
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Platelet Lysate (PL)
  • Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Proximal Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Revision Shoulder Surgery
  • Revision Surgery
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Knee and Hip Arthroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Second Opinion
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 81 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Problems
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Heel Spurs
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Disorders
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Labrum Tears
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Tendon Injuries
View all 40 Specialties +


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About Brett McCoy, MD

Dr. McCoy is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Miami University and earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He went on to complete his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Northwestern University and his Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Cleveland Clinic. He was named to the American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program. Dr. McCoy has subspecialty Board Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of knee and shoulder conditions, as well as fracture care.

Dr. McCoy has presented research both nationally and internationally. He has authored multiple book chapters and published research in peer-reviewed orthopaedic surgery journals. He has provided team and event coverage from high school to professional sports. His recent work includes the Parma City Schools, North Royalton High School, Holy Name High School and the Cleveland Monsters.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Northwestern University Memorial Hospital
Orthopedic Surgery
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Knee ligament reconstruction, arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, total knee replacement, fracture treatment/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 4/22/2020, Dr. McCoy 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

210 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 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr McCoy is kind and caring. I recommend him to everyone. His nurse, Joanne, is very knowledgeable and helpful as well

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. McCoy was excellent. This was my 2nd appt with him within 6 months.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

After my visit with Dr. McCoy, I had a much better understanding of the issue with my left knee. He answered my questions, and was very congenial. I am very happy that I was able to get an appointment with him.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

I would definitely recommend Dr. Brett McCoy to my friends

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I absolutely love Dr. McCoy! I would not have surgery or any orthopedic procedure from another doctor. In fact, I followed Dr. McCoy from another practice to the Clinic. Have recommend him to other people several times. Thank you Dr. McCoy for everything you have done for me.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr McCoy is wonderful. very caring and takes the time to explain everything thoroughly and answer questions. very approachable and puts you at ease.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

sent friends to. Dr Mccoy

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. was very informative and explained everything in easy to understand terms so I completely understood every detail

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr. McCoy was great. Very informative and helpful

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

I have already recommended Dr McCoy to others!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. McCoy was great! He explained my knee injuries and showed me the results of my MRI.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

felt very comfortable entering office and was greeted by my name. felt very much at ease. dr McCoy was excellent

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Brett McCoy is excellent. He answered all my concerns I had. Was very kind

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Brett McCoy to several people including my husband which he changed doctors to come to Dr. Brett McCoy

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

loved the physician!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

McCoy is a great doctor and very personable.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr McCoy made room in his busy schedule to fit me in as it was unexpected. I appreciate him and his staff. Excellent dr thank you for having him on the Cleveland Clinic team.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. McCoy is amazing, would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr McCoy is a great Doctor, he listens well, and communicates his treatment plan to me well. I wouldn't go to anyone else. He is a great orthopedist!

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr MCCoy is a great doctor to have

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

dr was respectful and answered my questions and concerns. good visit.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

I like Dr. McCoy he always makes you feel comfortable and I trust his opinion. Great doctor ..

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Doctor Mccoy, made me feel very comfortable about my up coming surgery. well manner and spoken seem very concern in helping me get back to a normal life. I look forward in his guidance to recovery

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr. McCoy and his office staff are always accommodating and flexible

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Dr. McCoy is highly professional and personable. Would recommend him without hesitation.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Very good experience. Dr. McCoy was very respectful and able to answer my questions. I didn't need any returned phone calls.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr McCoy has a great bedside manner, answered questions clearly , set up a series of tests to diagnose my problem and initiated treatment program, with patience and charm

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Brett McCoy was great. Excellent communication, listened well and reviewed the medical history I brought with me. He took the time to explain treatment options, and overall, did a tremendous job. I was quite impressed and would absolutely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. McCoy was fantastic!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr McCoy is a class act. One of the best. Really listens and does whatever he can to help.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

very happy with service provided by Dr McCoy and his staff!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr McCoy was great!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. McCoy as assistant was great

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

i'm already telling people about my experience with Dr. McCoy and His staff

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr McCoy and the support doctors were wonderful. Kind, understanding and quick. There was very little waiting or down time.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr McCoy was recommended to me. I will do the same. His on line video showed me how caring he is about his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Yes I will recommend Dr McCoy and his staff. I can tell they all genuinely enjoy their jobs and working together.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

*Dr. McCoy was excellent with our son; took the time to fully explain options as they uniquely impacted our situation.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

it was a very good experience. Dr. McCoy explained options and next steps to me.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

dr McCoy was very good, he listened to all my questions

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

doctor was very knowledgeable and professional

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