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Patrick Getty, MD

Patrick Getty, MD



64 Ratings 2 Reviews


Orthopedic Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery

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Primary Location

UH Ahuja Medical Center
1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood, OH 44122

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  • Associate Professor
  • Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery

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

4.7 out of 5

64 Ratings

Patient Comments (2)

Reviewed On 12/12/2018
Dr. Getty is great in lots of ways. *****

Reviewed On 12/10/2018
It was very good.

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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