Department Education Institute
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 School - New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical School - 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 10/30/2018, 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:

  • Genentech, Inc
  • Horizon CME, 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

198 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Dr. Brian Mandell was very informative and friendly he's awesome

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

no cure for what ails me . . can be managed to a certain degree , , doctor said keep on doing it and add swimming

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

First visit with Dr. He spent a great deal of time with me explaining & answering questions. I am very happy with the care & concern. He made sure when I come back for tests that everything will be done in one day since I have to travel a distance. Overall I am very pleased with Dr & his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

everyone was very kind , and dr mandell took time and listened to me and was very thorough. he was recommended to me by a friend.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

Dr. Mandell has been amazing at getting back to me when I have questions. He took the time to get to know me, my medical history, and my health issues. I didn't feel rushed. I feel like he is genuinely concerned with the issues I am experiencing and will figure out a reason for them. I couldn't ask for a more compassionate and confident doctor.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

I was checked in and sent to the exam room early so I waited about 30 mins. I was fine with this after I saw the amount of time and care Dr. Mandell gave me and I'm sure all his patients.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr. Mandell is very thorough, always explains his treatment plan for me in easy to understand terms, taking into consideration all my health issues. I am extremely satisfied with the services he has provided.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

excellent experience with dr mandell he was patient. kind. took his time answered all questions very thorough

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Dr Mandell goes the extra mile. it's worth the 3 1/2 hr drive.

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

this Dr was so understanding of my condition and needs I loved the service he provided me

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

I had a great experience with my appointment and I have recommended Dr.Mandell to my friends. He was thorough with the exam and he answered my many questions to my satisfaction.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

Great experience. Loved Dr. Mandell. It's just too far for me. I need a rheumatologist closer to where I live.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

This was my 1st visit at clinic so some of these questions I couldn't really answer well. I went to see a neurologist and he recommended I see a rheumatologist. There happened to be an available appt. in an hour so we stayed for it due to living approximately 3 hrs away, also for the fact we wouldn't have been able to get in to one until July. I was very happy we were able to get the doctor we did, due to him spending a lot of time with me and trying to figure out what is going on with me.He couldn't have been nicer! I know we kept him over his office hours due to no one left in office when we left. I hope now he can help me with problems that I've had since 2010 , have gone to other doctors and haven't had success.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017

We always have excellent discussions regarding my medical history

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