M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH

Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5632
Desk:
216.445.1853
Fax:
216.445.7460

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Rheumatology
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
View all 26 Specialties +
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Biography

About M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH, is Vice Chair of Rheumatology and Director, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center. She is a Staff Physician in the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Husni is also an Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.
 
Dr. Husni joined the Clinic in 2005 following a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital. She completed her internship and residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital at Harvard Medical School, and she trained in Rheumatology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Husni received her MD and MPH degrees at Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Husni's research interests include examining health outcomes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis, specifically in the area of cardiovascular disease. She is the current recipient of the Clinical Investigator Award by the American College of Rheumatology for this work. She is involved in a number of rheumatology clinical trials at Cleveland Clinic and serves on the Executive Committee of the PRECISION trial.

She also has a research focus on orthopaedic outcomes with a specific research interest in the use of clinical pathways in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty. She is a past recipient of the Physician Scientist Development Award by the American College of Rheumatology for this research. She is currently Director of Musculoskeletal Outcomes research and the fellow's research committee for the Rheumatology Department.  She is currently on the medical and scientific committee for the Arthritis Foundation of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter. She is also on the medical board of the Arthritis Foundation and the National Psoriasis Foundation Dr. Husni has had the opportunity to mentor both rheumatology and orthopedic research trainees and this has been one of her most rewarding experiences.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Rheumatology
Boston, MA
2003

Residency - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1999

Internship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1997

Medical School - Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1996

Graduate - Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1995

Undergraduate - Boston College
Psychology
Chestnut Hill, MA USA
1990

Additional Training

  • Masters in Public Health with a concentration in health outcomes research/health services research

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Treatment Center
  • Director, Clinical Outcomes Research

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint pain, use of complementary and alternative medicine for arthritis and health outcomes research

Awards & Honors

  • Physician Scientist Development Award
  • Clinical Investigator Award
  • Faculty award for excellence in tearching-Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/3/2016, Dr. Husni has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

74 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2016

first experience with staff and doctor exceeded by expectations!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2016

Dr Husni listened carefully, accurately summed up my medical history and current experience, and then explained the tests needed to determine next steps, concluding with a short term strategy that makes sense to me.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2016

Dr Husni's knowledge of RA is exceptional. The consultation was very through. I sincerely appreciate the care I received.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2016

Dr. Husni is amazing, wonderful doctor who listens and speaks in terms I can understand.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2016

Good, Dr. Husni always makes me feel I am getting great personal medical attention

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2016

I was very impressed with the doctors concern and her treatment of my issues

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2016

Dr. Husni was very concerned and took time to explain why she was ordering tests, x-rays, etc.

Reviewed on May 26, 2016

She is a wonderful Dr.

Reviewed on May 12, 2016

Dr. Husni is wonderful, a true asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2016

this caregiver has always shown concern for my welfare

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2016

Dr. Husni is very concerned with my care. If I need to call and talk to her or staff she returns my call promptly. He administrative staff sends messages to the doctor in a timely manner. I am pleased with the care and concern shown by Dr. Husni and her staff.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2016

good

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2016

Dr. Husni is always very friendly and demonstrates concern for your current problems.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2016

All staff members were professional.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2016

this was a first visit to Dr. Husni and the clinic. I was impressed with the efficiency and care of the doctor and staff in all the areas I had to visit. I would highly recommend the clinic to my family and friends.

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