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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.445.5559
Fax:
216.636.5827
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration of Injectable Medications for Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions of Biologic Agents on Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment for Joint Pain
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Onset Still's Disease
  • AIDS
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • HIV
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hips in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees in the Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
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Biography

About Emily Littlejohn, DO

Emily Littlejohn completed her undergraduate education at Georgetown University, where she received a B.S in Human Science. After college she moved to Boston where she received a M.P.H in Epidemiology from Boston University of Public Health. She then attended Medical School at Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) where she was awarded a research fellowship in the Department of Biotechnology. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL and Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Michigan where she worked closely with lupus patients and became interested in this complex and elusive disease.

She joined the medical staff in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at Cleveland Clinic in 2017 and holds a faculty position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She directs the Cleveland Clinic Lupus Cohort (CCLC), a longitudinal bio repository that banks blood and urine of lupus patients and is co- director of the Lupus Clinic.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan
Rheumatology
Ann Arbor, MI USA
2017

Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Maywood, IL USA
2015

Medical Education - Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA USA
2012

Graduate School - Boston University
Boston, MA USA
2007

Undergraduate - Georgetown University
Washington, DC USA
2006

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/11/2023, Dr. Littlejohn 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. Littlejohn receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

141 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Very grateful to have Dr. Littlejohn

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr.Littlejohn is always very professional,Caring,listens and pays close attention to my needs and I believe in her ability.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Very easy to schedule my appointments with Dr Littlejohn

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I felt very cared for. Dr Littlejohn is genuinely interested in my treatment and how I'm feeling. She's a blessing to me and my family.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr Littlejohn is amazing

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr Littlejohn is very caring

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr Littlejohn expresses concern and empathy toward patient medical conditions. She didn't rush me during my appointments and allowed ample time for me to explain medical problems and concerns. Dr Littlejohn is very knowledgeable about advancements in treating patients, takes time to discuss benefits and side effects of prescriptions, and orders labs that are appropriate for diagnosis.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr. Emily Littlejohn is a very good provider of care!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Littlejohn really listens to me. I feel like I can share any of my conerns with her and she will take me seriously.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Littlejohn was excellent. She was thorough, practical, empathetic, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr.Littlejohn, Is the Best understand my needs completely .

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

My care was by my Doctor and she is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

My appointment with Dr. Littlejohn was very good

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

She is always a very caring provider

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr.Littlejohn put my nervous mind at ease in telling me I came to the right place for care.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr Littlejohn is the best

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

I cannot express how happy I am to have Dr Littlejohn as my doctor. Has helped me regarding my Lupus.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Littlejohn is caring, compassionate, and attentive. She takes the time to get to know me as a person, and to carefully follow my flares and disease progression. I feel like a person and not just another number in her care.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Wonderful can't say enough about Dr. Littlejohn! Exceptional!!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

I feel extremely fortunate to have Dr. Emily Littlejohn as my rheumatologist. I find her to be very thorough and attentive to my health concerns. I feel that she respects my wishes and cares about me as a person. I know that I am in good hands with Dr. Littlejohn.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr is totally competent & caring.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr Emily Littlejohn is a very good,caring,and very professional in caring for me as her patient. She is very Knowledge in her profession. I will recommend her to my family and friend.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

Dr Littlejohn was gracious with her time and very informative.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr Littlejohn is fantastic. She is the third rheumatologist in the Cleveland Clinic network that I have been to and the first one I felt who listened to me and validated my symptoms. I felt such a sense of relief walking out of my appointment with Dr Littlejohn that I was finally going to get some answers to my symptoms.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

*Dr. Littlejohn is by far the best doctor I have seen so far. She listened, explained, ran appropriate tests,and eased my mind. Would definitely recommend her!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

After this appt., I am considering changing my GI doctor to someone at the Cleveland Clinic. The campus was easy to get around, everyone was helpful, and *Dr. Littlejohn was great!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

*Dr. Littlejohn was exceptional. She took time to explain my symptoms and gave me great advice and follow up plan.

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