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

214 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 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr Mandell couldn't nicer or more thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

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

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 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 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

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

I saw Dr Mandela 15 minutes before my appointment time. very efficient

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Wait in exam room was over 30 minutes but that is always a trade-off knowing that the care and attention I receive from Dr. Mandell continues to keep my RA in check

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Mandell is one of my favorite doctors I've ever seen in my 23 years of dealing with chronic illness. He spends a good amount of time with me during my appointments and never makes me feel rushed or like I am a burden. He includes me in the decision-making process regarding treatment options. He seems to truly care about my overall well-being. Dr. Mandell makes it a point to let me know I can get ahold of him for any health issue in between appointments. He validates my feeling regarding my illness and makes me feel like I'm not alone while dealing with it.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

The wait time in lobby and exam room was lengthier than most other times I've been to other doctors at CC but I really don't mind because Dr. Mandell gives me (and his other patients) his undivided attention and time during appointments. I would rather wait a little longer while he's finishing with another patient to get the best care, attention, and time with my doctor than be rushed through.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018

Dr. Mandel is the best doctor I have ever had!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

dr mandell is fantastic

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

super doctor. Really took his time in diagnosing my illness and course of treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr. Mandell is an excellent doctor. He is caring, takes the time to ask me questions and to answer my questions during my visits or the (very) occasional email and besides all that has a great sense of humor - I quite enjoy my check up visits for all these reasons. I feel I am in the excellent hands of a top professional in the area of rheumatoid arthritis.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

I feel like I am getting the best care possible, experiencing much improved health and completely trust my provider.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

great communications and gives me writing instructions as well which works great for me! My provider is the BEST in every area of my care, I am very blessed & experiencing good results improved health!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Probably the single BEST office with any doctor, ever. He took a tremendous amount of time to listen to all of the issues I've gone through.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

The doctor was very informative. He was so kind and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018

Dr. Mandell was amazing. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a Rheumatologist. I had to travel from West Virginia to meet with him due to his expertise and I was so glad that I did. I feel much better about my health issues now and I believe that he would definitely aid me in the future if I need to visit him again.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

dr personally greeted me and took me to patient room himself!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

I think that I could have no better doctor than Dr Mandell,he cares, he knows what is happening and he explains it very well to me, he is one Dr that I know of who cares about your health issues I could not express how much he has helped me over the years what I was then and the life I have now is due to his knowledge of my health issues I could not Thank him enough

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Dr. Mandel is very thorough, is a good listener and spends as much time as necessary to address any problems or issues. He has all the qualities that you want in a doctor. He is also kind and humorous and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

Dr Mandell was very friendly, caring and thorough. he came very recommended.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Dr. Mandell is one of the best hysocians I have ever seen. He gives me all the time I need on my visits and has responded to my emails even when on vacation. He is the biggest reason my disease is under control. I think he is simply the best.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2018

waited in waiting room for an hour to get in to see my Dr.

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