Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatology
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Lupus
  • Myositis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyositis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Brian Mandell, MD, PhD

Brian Mandell, MD, PhD, is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. He is Director of Scholarly Activities of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Cleveland Clinic, and serves on the Clinic's Board of Governors, the Graduate Medical Education Council, Continuing Health Sciences Education Committee, and Education Governing Group.

Dr. Mandell is also Editor-in-Chief, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Internship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Undergraduate - Washington University
St. Louis, MO USA

Additional Training

  • Stanford University Clinical Teaching Faculty Development Program

Professional Highlights

  • Editor, Rheumatology and Allergy Sections, The Merck Manual (home and professional editions)
  • Chair of Annual Scientific Meeting American College Rheumatology
  • Chair of Annual American College of Physicians Annual Meeting


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Vasculitis, gout, systemic lupus, myositis, multi-system involvement in autoimmune disease

Awards & Honors

  • Cleveland Best Doctors list for many years


  • Association Program Director of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow American College of Rheumatology
  • Fellow American College of Physicians
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/2/2019, Dr. Mandell has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Mandell receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc.

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

205 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr Mandell always takes a great deal of time with you discussing your concerns and issues. He is friendly, professional and very caring with his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Called Clinic on a Monday and was seen on Monday. Dr. Mandell and his scheduler fit me in on a very busy day and I am so thankful for that.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Mandell has set the bar extremely high as to how physicians should interact with their patients. He is extremely attentive and takes his time to listen to every single concern. He is very compassionate and understanding to every worry and concern. I am so thankful that I have him as my doctor. He is the best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Mandell took care of any future problems of contacting him.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Had a great experience with Dr Mandell. He clarified my concerns and set proper expectations for my treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

My experience with Dr. Mandell has always been excellent. He has clarified my concerns and has been reassuring. This was my fourth visit to Cleveland.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

I am VERY fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Mandell! His care and caring has helped me manage RA and allow me an active and mostly healthy life.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

when i first went to Dr. Mandell i was in so much pain he was able to get me alife back i will be forever Thankful to him for the the life i have to day there is so very much to be Thankful for, to me he is the BEST there is

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr. Mandell took the time to ask questions and wasn't in a rush to get me out of the office. I felt comfortable and at ease with him. He showed genuine concern.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Dr. Mandell is truly one of the greatest doctors the Clinic has.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Even though we decided that my problem was vascular, Dr Mandel showed interest and concern. He talked to me for over an hour and listened to my concerns. He's personable, funny

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Very Knowledgeable, excellent listener to questions and concerns. Clearly explains pros and cons of treatment options. Although I recognize him as an expert in his field, I appreciate him including me in a discussion/partnership rather than in a one way conversation and order. He is very personable and caring. I appreciate having him as one of my care providers.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr Mandell is a excellent doctor. He is very caring, nice, smart & funny . I've been seeing him since 1995. He is an excellent rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr.Mandell was excellent.... he answered all my questions and was kind and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr Mandell couldn't nicer or more thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Brian Mandell provided a very professional yet personal experience for me. He immediately made me feel very comfortable and addressed all of my concerns. I left totally confident with his directions for my care. Thank you Dr. Mandell.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr B. Mandell is the best Provider` I have ever had. He is always looking for updated treatments that has let me live a fairly normal life. I recommend him to everyone! He is the best of the best!

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr Mandel is always very thorough and extremely helpful. Never feel rushed.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr Mandel is the best! Knowledgeable, caring, AND with a great sense of humor! I am lucky to have him as my RA doctor.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Mandell has always been extremely caring. Has always taken the time to ask questions and listens to my answers and concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

This department is consistently amazing and Dr. Mandell always goes above and beyond for his patients, even making himself e-mail accessible and responds sooner than anyone would expect.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Mandell is the very best physician I have ever known. He is brilliant, down to Earth, and humble. I would and have recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Doctor was outstanding, compassionate and listened intently to me and heard me. I didn't feel rushed as with other Doctor appointments.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

dr Mandel is just wonderful. explains. treats. cares. kind.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

I'm grateful I have dr mandel as my doctor can't say enough

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Mandell is really great with his care and providing treatment. I would say he is the best of all the physicians I have seen at clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Mandell is EXCELLENT in addition to being an outstanding communicator!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr Mandell is the best of the best. I have and will always recommend him, he is a caring, brilliant physician!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Mandel is the ultimate in professional care with courtesy and compassion!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Mandell is agreat physician. He is up to date on the RA treatments and meds. He discusses with me the interaction of his prescriptions and those from my other doctors. I have been concerned about my BP and he talked to me about various meds and risks. He has my RA in remission and together we are working to keep it that way.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Mandell is excellent in regards to getting back to me with questions or concerns. His response time is usually within minutes.I find he is very thorough at every visit and is bound and determined to make me feel better.I've never had a better doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr. Mandell was extremely professional, helpful, knowledgeable and courteous when it came to my care. He answered every question thoroughly and with great care. His attitude and demeanor showed true concern for my health and well-being. When I left the appointment I felt more at ease about the future of my health and had answers for the next steps to take in my treatment. I would highly recommend Dr. Mandell to any and all family and friends who are in need of a Rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Best Dr I have ever visited.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

This visit was with Dr Brian Mandel at main campus Cleveland. Your rating scale does not go high enough, as he is excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I am beyond pleased with Dr. Mandell as my physician...

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Brian Mandell was more than I could ask for in a health care provider.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr Mandell was wonderful! So grateful for his expertise, time, and compassion!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Mandell was wonderful! Very helpful!

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018

great first experience at the Cleveland Clinic! Dr. Mandell was wonderful with listening to me and taking notes on things and discussing options.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

Dr Mandell always polite and sometimes, including this time comes out of the office to meet me and my family in the waiting room.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr. Mandell was very empathetic and sympathetic to my issues. Excellent demeanor

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

was never told of any lengthy wait after I checked in. Waited about 30 minutes before being seen. Another 20 minute wait before the Dr. came in. Dr. Mandell was excellent, but it would have been nice to know of the length of the wait.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

Dr Brian Mandell is an asset to CCF. he's the best!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

the doctor was wonderful. I would recommend him to any of my friends. I was shocked at the amount of time the doctor spent with my wife and I answering all of our questions

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Very pleased that Doctor listened and gave me advice that has been most helpful in addressing my ailment.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Excellent Doctor: Knowledgeable, personable and helpful and gave realistic advice.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Mandell takes all the time necessary & makes sure I am educated on my care

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