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


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About Elisabeth Ray, MD

  • Rheumatology Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic
  • Internal Medicine Residency: Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals, Cleveland
  • Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Board Certified: Rheumatology
  • Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland Health System
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS USA

Undergraduate - Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/4/2018, Dr. Ray 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

230 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

Dr. Ray was one of the best doctors I have ever seen in her warm, kind, thorough and professional approach.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr.Ray and her staff were outstanding for being my first visit. Dr.Ray listened to my needs This was my first visit with Dr.Ray and I'm really impressed with her and hope I will continue to see her for my illness, my last doctor from the clinic I seen him for twenty plus years.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

dr ray is very positive in trying to find an answer to my problem. she listens extremely well and looks at me when I speak to her. I have been dealing with severe arthritis and for the first time in a long time, I feel that she might be able to help me. I give her very a lot of respect and feel she is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

Dr. Ray is thorough, patient, and knowledgeable of my condition. Always ensures my understanding of future expectations. Thankful to have her following my care!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

love Dr Ray.. she is genuine and wants to increase the quality of life for someone like me suffering from arthritis

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Since when does the CC allow dogs (other then service dogs) in the clinic. In the doctors waiting room a women had a dog on a leash who she allowed to jump up on the various chairs next to her as she waited for the spot. Is was surprised the receptionist did not say anything Not only do I think it is unsanitary for them to be on the chairs but for people with animal allergies to be put at risk UGH I do not mind well behaved service dogs sitting on the floor to be there ,other then that I loved my first visit with Dr Ray

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Dr. Ray is a very thorough and caring physician. She is excellent in her specialty and in treating my lupus condition.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

I always feel so much better after an appoint with Dr. Elizabeth Ray. My questions are answered and my concerns addressed. What more could a patient ask for!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2018

Renee sees patients first and then Dr. Ray comes in. What a great team ~ they work together flawlessly.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

My experience with Dr. Rey was exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Dr. Ray has always been a very thorough Doctor and most informative one on all aspects.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

The PA and MD were great!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

got a appointment in June 11 when I showed up I find out Dr Ray wasn't working that day. Had to reschedule soonest I could get in was Aug 13 I was not happy

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

I have the best doctor at the clinic. She listens, understands my needs and will go out of the way to help me with my pain. Give her a raise!!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Dr. Ray is a very caring person. She took a lot of time with me.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

Doctor. Ray was very helpful, with her advise and care I am feeling much better.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

I checked in at the kiosk and didn't announce my arrival to the people at the desk, so I think this was the reason for the delay when they called me back. Even so, most physician offices wait times are much longer than I experienced here.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

she is an excellent Dr. a great listener. you don't see that much these days.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

I emailed My Doctor about my concerns and she or some one set u appointment for me and every thing went very smoothly. Dr E. Ray is very caring and was very prepared for my appointment.Never had a doctor as pleasant yet perfessional.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

i like dr. ray. she has compassion and very nice. i would recommend her highly.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

provider was great at explaining everything to me about my condition & my medications for it.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2018

i always leave w written instructions and review of appt

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018

I never leave an appoint with Dr. Ray confused or unsure. She always gives me as much information as possible, despite the fact that we are still trying to figure out what is going on with me, health wise.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017

This Dr. is one of the best. Always openminded about your concerns and willing to treat you in the best possible way to aid in alleviating pain symptoms.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

Dr Ray is a great MD! She discussed options for changes to medications and then we decided on one together. Very thorough! She is always available thru my chart to answer questions

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