Patrick Getty, MD, is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon and the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Chair in Orthopaedics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Medical Director, Musculoskeletal Oncology, UH Seidman Cancer Center. He has a joint appointment at UH Ahuja Medical Center. He also is the Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Associate Professor, Orthopaedics Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Getty is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. His special interest is pediatric orthopaedic oncology, including bone lesions and soft tissue masses as well as bone and soft tissue sarcomas and tumors and their treatment. He joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 1999.
Dr. Getty graduated with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Ill. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill. He served his orthopedic surgery residency and an orthopedic oncology fellowship at University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, where he also served a two-year research fellowship in orthopaedic and molecular oncology.
Dr. Getty’s research interest is adult and pediatric musculoskeletal tumors. He has published nearly two dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals about adult and pediatric orthopaedic problems and is a reviewer for Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He also is a frequent presenter and speaker on musculoskeletal oncology at local, regional and national medical meetings and conferences.
He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
Education & Training
1987, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Medical / Professional School(s)
1991, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
1992, General Surgery - University of Chicago Medical Center
1996, Orthopaedic Surgery - University of Chicago Medical Center
1997, Orthopaedic Oncology - University of Chicago Medical Center
1999, Orthopaedic Surgery - University of Chicago Medical Center
Bone Tumor, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer (Sarcoma), Bone Lesion, Treatment of Sarcomas, Bone Cyst, Soft Tissue Lesion, Adult Orthopaedic Oncology, Nodules, Soft Tissue Mass, Musculoskeletal Tumors, Adult Reconstruction, Pediatric Orthopaedic Oncology, Bone Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Tumor
Awards & Recognition
- Best Doctors in America, Cleveland Magazine, 2006-2014
- Inaugural chair holder, Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Chair in Orthopaedics, UH Cleveland Medical Center, 2012
- Inaugural Barbara Peterson Ruhlman Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2012
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Musculoskeletal oncology, Molecular oncology
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As of December 31, 2015, Patrick Getty, MD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.