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Margaret Tsai, MD


Margaret Tsai, MD
Department: Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Location: Lorain Family Health Center
Mail Code LN12
5700 Cooper Foster Park Road
Lorain, OH 44053
Margaret Tsai, MD
Department: Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Location: Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Margaret Tsai, MD, is an Associate Staff Member in the Department for Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease. She earned her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio and an Adult Rheumatology fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
She is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Tsai has presented and participated in research on a variety of adult rheumatology subjects, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA
Internship - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA
Medical School - Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH
Undergraduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Adult rheumatology and osteoporosis

Treatment & Services

  • Rheumatology
  • Viscosupplementation

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As of 7/1/2016, Dr. Tsai has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Tsai receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, Inc.

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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