Patrick Getty, MD
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.
- Adult Orthopaedic Oncology
- Adult Reconstruction
- Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer (Sarcoma)
- Bone Cyst
- Bone Lesion
- Bone Sarcoma
- Bone Tumor
- Musculoskeletal Tumors
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Oncology
- Soft Tissue Lesion
- Soft Tissue Mass
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Soft Tissue Tumor
- Treatment of Sarcomas
- 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
Patient Satisfaction Reviews
4.7 out of 5
Patient Comments (2)
Reviewed On 5/13/2018
Dr. Getty and his staff over the 6 year period of dealing with a Grade 3 Sarcoma was very professional while providing emotional support. I would recommend Dr. Getty to anyone requiring an orthopedic oncologist. I also felt that his office medical assistant ***** (sp?) was available if any question or concern arose.
Reviewed On 5/11/2018
I wish more specialized UH docrors also had an office or counterpart on the WESTSIDE. as one ages, it gets more difficult to travel from the far west to east.
- Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Research Fellowship | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - University Of Chicago Medical Center (1997 - 1999)
Fellowship | Orthopaedic Oncology
Orthopaedic Oncology - University Of Chicago Medical Center (1996 - 1997)
Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - University Of Chicago Medical Center (1992 - 1996)
Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - University Of Chicago Medical Center (1991 - 1992)
University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine (1991)
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign (1987)
Musculoskeletal oncology, Molecular oncology
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