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Dr. Soumya Chatterjee, MD, MS, FRCP(UK), FACP, FACR is a Staff Physician in the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He is also an Associate Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is board-certified in rheumatology and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology, and the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom.
Dr. Chatterjee joined the medical staff in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic in 2004, following a faculty appointment at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Chatterjee brings with him extensive clinical experience in rheumatology and internal medicine. After his undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in India, he had further postgraduate training in internal medicine in the United Kingdom. His former training in rheumatology was also in the United Kingdom, where he completed 3 years of rheumatology fellowship training after obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1993. His training in the US was at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan where he completed an internal medicine residency, chief residency in internal medicine, and then his second fellowship in rheumatology. In 2003, he also obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan.
Dr. Chatterjee is a general rheumatologist who sees patients with complex, multisystem rheumatologic conditions. He takes care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and myositis. His special interest is in scleroderma (systemic sclerosis). In 2005, the Cleveland Clinic Scleroderma Program was established under his leadership, and he has been involved in several research projects in scleroderma. He also participates in a weekly rheumatology-pulmonary combined clinic where patients with various autoimmune rheumatologic diseases (such as scleroderma, lupus, polymyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.) who have pulmonary complications (interstitial lung disease or pulmonary hypertension) are evaluated and managed, in conjunction with two pulmonologists.
Dr. Chatterjee enjoys and spends considerable time teaching and mentoring internal medicine residents and rheumatology fellows. He was awarded 'Teacher of the Year' by the Cleveland Clinic rheumatology fellows in 2006 and 2010.
Scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, myositis
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