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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions of Biologic Agents on Site
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Gout
  • Gout Related Arthropathies
  • Lupus
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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

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Washington University
St. Louis, MO

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

See publications for Brian Mandell, MD, PhD.

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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 7/2/2024, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Wave Pharma

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

203 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

63 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Amazing experience, my first time there and was incredible to see, even the janitor was helpful and had a smile on his face. The approachability of Dr Mandell and his staff was welcoming and informative. Actually looking forward to my next visit

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Brian is one of the best doctors I've ever have I feel like he really cares about me and my health!!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

I have been very pleased with the care Dr Mandel has given me.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Dr.Mandel carefully listened to my complaints, examined and advised how to help with the problem.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

By far, the best treatment I have ever received from a doctor

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Scheduling appointments for Dr. Brian Mandel are always quick, easy, and efficient.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Brian Mandell is always professional, respectful, thorough, and seems to genuinely care for me and my condition. He always answers my questions, with thoughtful answers. I have referred multiple other people from Columbus, to see him.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Very caring and all around wonderful Dr.!!!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Very likely to recommend Dr. Mandell to others. He is a very caring individual.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr. Mandel and his entire staff were amazing from start to finish. He was so very helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

I felt comfortable and well informed at all times, Dr. Mandel made sure I understand what he was saying and took the time to explain in a way that I understood.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Mandell is extremely knowledgeable, pro-active and compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr. Mandell showed concern, listened without rushing or belittling. He also made me feel very comfortable and relaxed through this visit. It Is great to meet a Dr with such intelligence and common sense that also shows genuine concern and compassion.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

AMAZING Doctor!!!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Finest MD I have had professional contact with.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Mandell is a wonderful doctor who always makes his patients feel cared for. He listens and responds to all one's questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Brian Mandell may be the smartest doctor I see. He seems to know most of the other providers at the main campus and helps me with good referrals. He has my rheumatoid arthritis under complete control. He responds to my lab results within hours after they are posted. He responds to my emails the same day as I send it. He is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr. Mandell is an exceptionally fine professional who is knowledgeable and caring and I am grateful to be his patient!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr. Mandell is caring and responsive. He review my chart carefully and showed interest in my case. Even though I was not currently experiencing symptoms, he took my case seriously and showed a commitment to follow closely any further developments. Since then, I have experienced GI issues and he referred me to another provider immediately.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Provider's office called me to schedule a follow up appointment, which greatly helps me manage my care.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Excellent experience well worth the 3 1/2 hour drive each way. Dr Mandell was very thorough and explained everything very well. He spent over 2 hours discussing my case and never made me feel rushed. I appreciate his input and thankful for such an excellent experience.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Brian Mandell is an excellent caregiver - he is absolutely the best.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Mandell is such an excellent doctor, he is kind, understanding, a great listener and explains everything so clearly.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr. Mandell was exceptional is his thoroughness, communications style, and approachability.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

The convenience and safety afforded by the video visit option is wonderful and much appreciated. Scheduling in any specialty means a wait, but Dr. Mandell's expertise is worth it.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Mandell has always been very professional and compassionate. I feel that he understands my health concerns and he always very clearly explains my options. He treats me like a person.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Mandell took the time and was very thorough and caring for my initial appointment.His demonstration of being a knowledgeable and caring doctor made me feel hopeful in treating my condition.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr Brian Mandel was absolutely amazing and we are beyond happy with the care, compassion & treatment he provides us! He is absolutely second to none as a medical doctor as well as a person and we recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Excellent experience-thorough, professional, and very knowledgeable physician. Loved looking at those beautiful uric acid crystals under the microscope with Dr. Mandell.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Mandell is once of best doctors I've ever encounter. Could not ask for more in terms of knowledge, patience, ability to answer questions, and over welcoming bedside manner. Review left at HealthGrades.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Mandell is a very good listener.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Excellent provider highly rrcommended

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Mandell always finds away to see me when I need something. He goes above and beyond to make sure I am getting better.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Mandell has the best bedside manners in the entire world. He makes this world a better place!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Brian Mandell is the most understanding caring doctor I have ever had.He made me feel important in solving my health problems.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

I've been a patient of Dr. Brian Mandell for many years I never feel rushed during my appointments, he answers all my questions, and he explains different treatment options. I love him!! I've recommended him to friends that need to see a rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr Mandell is very caring; he has been my physician for many years.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Mandell is a gem. Knowledgeable, friendly and thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Mandell is an amazing physician. He genuinely cares for his patients. He takes the time and is never rushed. He explains everything so that it is understandable. Absolutely amazing!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

I absolutely love DR Mandell

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Mandell is very attentive and thorough and takes all the time needed to answer any questions that I have.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Mandell to other friends of mine.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Brian Mandell always goes above and beyond what is expected. He is courteous,kind and understanding.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Good experience, I love going to see Dr. Mandell . He really listens to his patients. He comes up with alternatives for my care . He has compassion for his patients

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Mandell was excellent at listening to me explain my symptoms and providing excellent follow up care.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Mandell is a great doctor; has been to me for many years. Looks beyond his specialty based on his analysis and refers me to other CC specialists. Amazing!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Mandell was the most professional and thorough doctor I've ever had the privilege of being cared by.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

As an old RN I judge Dr. Mandel as an intelligent,kind outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Awesome amazing Dr and staff travel 4 hrs each way to see Dr Mandell!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr.Brian Mandell and his staff are wonderful!!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Mandell is amazing and a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

This is one of the best doctors the Clinic has.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

It is of course better to see Dr. Mandell in person but the video appointment still worked out well overall because it saved a trip.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Mandell is the best at listening to what the patient is feeling and explaining the go forward plan.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

I am very happy with the care I have received from Dr. Mandell. He listens well and shows great interest in all our interactions. He engenders confidence and a feeling of being properly cared for.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Mandell went over and above when treating me.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Loved Dr. Mandell. With him for almost an hour and a half!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

I recommend dr Mandell highly

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

I have had excellent care with Dr Mandell office

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Mandel is an absolute amazing doctor. The time and patience he gives each of his patients is remarkable. The Cleveland clinic should be grateful to have a doctor on staff is knowledgeable and compassionate is Dr. Mandel.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

I enjoyed an outstanding visit with Dr. Mandell

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Mandell is the best. He is very kind, understanding and patient. He goes out of his way to make sure that you are taken care of.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Mandell in my opinion is a very knowledgeable doctor, very caring, and will listen to the patient concerns and give his medical advice to the patient in detail. Excellent.

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