Brendan Patterson, MD – Appointed New Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery



Brendan Patterson, M.D., has been named the new Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, where he will lead one of the nation’s best and busiest teams of orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Patterson, appointed by the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors on September 26, will direct a team of 325 employees, including 85 staff physicians.

Dr. Patterson joined the professional staff at the Cleveland Clinic in 2017, after more than 25 years of service at MetroHealth Medical Center. He joined the faculty of MetroHealth in 1992 following an orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He served as Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery in the MetroHealth System for over 10 years, was promoted to Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2012, and was Executive Director of Surgical Services for the MetroHealth System for nearly five years. His areas of expertise include limb salvage, complex fractures and adult reconstruction.

Dr. Patterson graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College in 1981 majoring in economics and chemistry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and was elected as President of AOA in his fourth year. He received his Masters in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in 2000.

Dr. Patterson is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The MetroHealth Foundation and serves on the Boards of NewBridge and Apollo’s Fire. He is married to Dr. Elizabeth Patterson, a math educator and they have two grown daughters, Caitlin Haught and Nell Patterson.