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 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 5/31/2019, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

444 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr McCoys staff and himself are very knowledgeable, friendly and caring. they are awesome.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. McCoy is an exceptional doctor. I wish there were more doctors like him. He listens, cares, explains things so you can understand the treatment or surgery.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

This is the third time I have accessed the services of Dr. McCoy, and I would not go to another ortho doc if I could help it. He is the best: very professional, caring, takes his time, listens, is very competent.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

very impressed with this doctor. Showed me X-ray and explained the results. Pleasant demeanor. Included me in care plan . I am a CCF nurse and I expect the world class care we advertise.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr McCoy was great! He immediately prefer a scan & the same day diagnosed my leg injury and advised a course of treatment. Ten days ago I couldn't walk and this morning I'm just getting on my bike for a long ride! Thanks Doc!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

nice doctor

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Had a wonderful experience. Dr. McCoy was very knowledgeable and professional. I would refer him to other patients.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I saw another orthopedic dr. prior to this one who misdiagnosed and minimized the pain I was experiencing. Dr. McCoy, listened, took time with me, treated the condition and explained next steps in a caring, informative and knowledgeable manner.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr McCoy. And staff were very kind and eager to listen and explain all our questions.I feel that I will be well cared for at my upcoming surgery...This team is an asset to CCF.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

one of the best overall medical staffs I have ever dealt with. Tremendous doctor..did a fantastic job on my shoulder

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr. McCoy was AWESOME! He took the time to go over my MRI and explain what he was seeing in easy to understand language. He was honest in his assessment and clear in how he we measure the need to move forward with surgical options versus waiting. He even offered possible suggestions on how to possibly improve my knee health by some lifestyle changes and diet. I can not recommend him enough!

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

everyone at the office was kind,courteous,and very helpful.i would recommend dr.McCoy to anyone that would need his kind of service.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

Dr Brett W McCoy is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. besides being so knowledgeable and professional he is kind and patient with his patients which is a great combination.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr.McCoy was outstanding!!! He listened, explained everything, it was to the point and I left there feeling really good about seeing him. I had heard nothing but GREAT things about him!!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. McCoy was friendly, knowledgeable and skillful. I could not imagine a better visit.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

loved dr. mccoy

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Brett McCoy is a very caring doctor who listens and explains things so you can understand. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

dr McCoy and his office is exceptional.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I would recommend Dr. McCoy to anybody.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

excellent doctor who was personable and trustworthy.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Dr McCoy is very attentive. I had a wonderful experience with the entire office!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

very good doctor. answered all my questions. never felt rushed. have referred several people to dr Brett McCoy.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

I have had good experience with Dr McCoy. He is an excellent listener and a good communicator. As a "senior" who is active and wishes to remain so, he is very understanding and supportive of those needs.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

everybody at the doctor's office including doctor McCoy and was extremely helpful and polite

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

*Dr. McCoy was kind, compassionate and very professional. Explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Great experience. Dr McCoy treats me with utmost respect and listens to me. He and the staff are awesome.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

It is always a pleasure dealing with Dr. McCoy.He truly cares about his patients He always makes you feel that you are his only & main concern.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. McCoy and Joanne are attentive, patient, took time to explain and answer all questions. Thorough and knowledgeable. I'm in the best hands for my care.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I trust and would recommend Dr. McCoy to anyone. He is extremely professional and skillful.IOne of the best doctors I have ever dealt with in my life

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr.McCoy was very compassionate and answered all my questions. He really showed that he cared for me as a person. I would definitely recommend him to my coworkers and friends.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

The doctor was very friendly and reassuring.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Our family highly recommends Dr. McCoy. Both my husband and I have seen him for knee and elbow issues. He's professional, friendly, knowledgeable, caring, and well-organized. The outpatient surgical procedures are very well organized and communicated in terms of color coding for the various stages a surgical patient may be in from pre-op to post-op. We've been very pleased with Dr. McCoy's care and highly recommend him, along with the medical staff that works with him.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

dr McCoy is the best. he's staff is great. reception is subpar, never pleasant to interact with and no one ever answers the phone. dr McCoy did a phenomal surgery for me and is kind, patient, and empathetic.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Dr. Brett McCoy is the best. He explains things, and his bedside manner is amazing. I've been a patient of his for almost 4 years, and followed him to his current practice. He gets to know his patients, and makes you feel at ease. He is straight to the point about conditions, treatments, etc and always gives multiple options and possible outcomes for each. He has great communication with patients, and ensures that you know exactly what the plan is. I like that he never pushes you to have tests or treatment that is unnecessary, and he tries to stay conservative with his treatment plan and only getting tests done when absolutely necessary.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr McCoy was very warm, professional, kind, patient and up front. I am lucky to have him for my surgeon. At the hospital, he sat with me and made sure I was comfortable and calm. He went thru the surgery with me and really put me at ease. He has a beautiful bedside manner. Thyou Dr McCoy!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Felt very comfortable & assured with *Dr. Brett McCoy.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

*Dr. McCoy described & explained my treatment & prognosis.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

Dr McCoy and staff were wonderful. Very knowledgeable and friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr. McCoy & his staff were very professional, considerate and made me feel comfortable& well cared for. They all listened carefully & addressed my concerns (and fears)

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Some people say Cleve. Clinic doctors have only 15 minutes to see a patient--no more. I think in those 15 minutes everything was explained to me in detail; as they had all the x-rays and info from the ER at Marymount. All my questions were answered & suggestions were offered.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

This was the first time I was at this location and I was helped right away. No long wait to see Doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

I had the pleasure of Dr. McCoys expertise a couple of years ago and thought of him immediately when needing help again. I would highly recommend him. His bedside manner is also thee best!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Excellent Doctor, considering having him Total Knee Replacement. Very intelligent, kind, & compassionate.

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