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Patrick Getty, MD

Patrick Getty, MD



59 Ratings 17 Reviews


Orthopedic Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Ahuja Medical Center
1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood, OH 44122

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  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Director, Musculoskeletal Surgical Oncology, UH Cleveland Medical Center

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
  • Nodules
  • 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


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Office Locations

UH Ahuja Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

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UH Mayfield Health Center Orthopedics

730 Som Center Rd
Mayfield OH, 44143

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

4.9 out of 5

59 Ratings

Patient Comments (17)

Reviewed On 1/22/2020
Dr. Getty was very attentive, personable, and knowledgeable about my issue. He was also very helpful about the choices I had to consider to continue dealing with my health issue. My wife and were very impressed with his manner.

Reviewed On 1/20/2020
Excellent bedside manner and informative

Reviewed On 1/17/2020
This was my final visit with Dr. Getty. He has been monitoring a condition I have for the past two years, he is satisfied that the condition no longer needs monitors.

Reviewed On 1/11/2020
So far the experience has been good. Wish all the providers were like this.

Reviewed On 1/3/2020

Reviewed On 12/21/2019
Excellent experience with this provider

Reviewed On 11/17/2019
Dr. Getty is absolutely one of the best physicians I have encountered in my lifetime. He is thorough, compassionate, quite patient, and very knowledgeable. I have the utmost confidence in his care of me.

Reviewed On 11/1/2019
Everyone in office and especially the doctor were professional, courteous, and empathetic to me as I fight this cancer.

Reviewed On 10/12/2019
Dr Getty and his staff are caring and compassionate people. I have every confidence in his ability. He is a cancer surgeon. And made me feel everything would be alright.

Reviewed On 10/11/2019
always a great visit

Reviewed On 9/23/2019
I have complete confidence in the Physician [...]

Reviewed On 8/18/2019
No exam, just handshake and introduction to his [...]. He looked at the file in his hand, and said " no changes". My husband asked a few quick questions, they were answered. There was an explanation of again of what he is watching, and since there has been no change in the 18 months I've been seeing him, I will only need one more visit in 6 months.

Reviewed On 8/18/2019
Dr. Getty was wonderful, as was the physician assisting him [...] Both individuals were professional and had read up on my extensive health record before my appointment. I get as though they were truly concerned with my case as an individual. Dr. Getty understands and supports my desire for additional eyes on my overall healthcare and was very accepting of that potential partnership. He was extremely informative and thorough in his explanations of the path we will take and the options (and risks associated with said options). I was extremely pleased with the overall appointment and Dr. Getty.

Reviewed On 8/13/2019
I saw Dr. Getty for some pain I was having. He diagnosed the problem and I was prescribed [...] He is very compassionate and easy to talk to. As I have an underlying condition he again, made sure I am aware of being watchful.I am pleased with being sent to Dr. Getty.

Reviewed On 7/26/2019
Dr. Getty does a great job of getting quickly to the source of what is going on! Great energy!

Reviewed On 7/24/2019
Provider was very concise in explaining what he felt was my problem. He explained what needed to be done and was reassuring that the the problem would be resolved favorably.

Reviewed On 7/24/2019
Would highly recommend Dr. Getty. Excellent care provided.

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Research Fellowship | Molecular Orthopaedic Oncology
Molecular Orthopaedic Oncology - 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)

Medical Education
University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine (1991)

University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign (1987)

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal oncology, Molecular oncology

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Patrick Getty did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.

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