Emily Littlejohn, DO, MPH
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Treatment & Services
- Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
- Adult Rheumatology
- Arthritic Knee Conditions
- Bone Density Testing
- Clinical Trials
- Cortisone injections
- Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
- Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
- General Rheumatology
- General Rheumatology including Lupus
- Hyaluronic acid (HA)
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Immunoglobulin Infusion
- 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
- Steroid Injections
- Therapeutic Injections
- Ultrasound-guided Procedures
- Viscosupplementation Injections
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult Onset Still's Disease
- AIDS & HIV
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Antiphospholipid Syndrome
- Arthritic Knee Problems
- Arthritis Of The Hip
- Arthritis Of The Knee
- Arthritis of the Thumb Base
- Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
- Autoimmune Disease
- Autoinflammatory Syndromes
- Behcet's Disease
- Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
- Buerger's Disease
- Calcification Tendinitis
- Central Nervous System Vasculitis
- Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
- Churg-Strauss Syndrome
- Connective Tissue Diseases
- Connective Tissue Disorders
- Elbow Arthritis
- Familial Mediterranean Fever
- Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
- Giant Cell Arteritis
- Gout Arthritis
- Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
- Hand and Wrist Arthritis
- Hand Pain
- Hand Problems
- Henoch Schonlein Purpura
- Hip Arthritis
- Hip Disorders
- Hip Pain
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Joint Pain
- Knee Arthritis
- Knee Joint Disorders
- Knee Pain
- Lupus Anticoagulant
- Lupus Nephritis
- Metabolic Bone Disease
- Metabolic Diseases
- Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Impairments
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
- Painful Joints
- Palindromic Rheumatism
- Polumyalgia Rheumatica
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Raynaud's Phenomenon
- Reactive Arthritis
- Relapsing Polychondritis
- Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Shoulder Pain
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
- Systemic Lupus
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Trigger Finger
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About Emily Littlejohn, DO, MPH
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 & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA
Medical Education - Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA USA
Graduate School - Boston University
Boston, MA USA
Undergraduate - Georgetown University
Washington, DC USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research & Publications
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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
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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 Mar 24, 2023
Dr. Littlejohn is an excellent provider. She listens, thoughtfully explains her rationale for decisions, and involves the patient in the decision making process. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking rheumatologic care.
Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023
Dr Littlejohn is the best
Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023
My only wish is that Dr, Littlejohn could be my doctor for everything. She is that GOOD!!!
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023
Dr. Littlejohn was personable, took her time to explain and was thoughtful in her recommendations.
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023
Dr. Littlejohn is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor. I feel she knows me well and listens carefully as we talk about my condition.
Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022
She was very good
Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022
Dr Littlejohn is an amazing provider. She listens to me and is very responsive. She has really taken the time over the last year + to get to know me, get to the bottom of controlling my disease, and collaborating with other interdisciplinary team members on my care. I truly can not recommend her enough.
Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022
During the appointments I've had with Dr. LittleJohn, I felt as if she rushed through the discussions. During the appointments, I didn't feel she had a genuine concern for me nor empathy for my condition.
Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022
Dr. Littlejohn is a professional with outstanding "bedside manners". She respects and listens to my concerns and offers all the help she can possibly give. I have the utmost confidence in her care.
Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022
We have never had a problem at the Clinic - everyone is very kind. The problem is the phone service into the doctors' offices.
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022
This was my first meeting with Dr. Littlejohn. I had been under the care of Dr. Gota who I liked very much since she diagnosed my condition after our first meeting. I had been having problems and done testing for 2 years. Dr Littlejohn is a good fit for my condition and she is quite personable as well. I had a good feeling I will be in good hands.
Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022
It took me 4 months to see a doctor.
Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022
Dr. Littlejohn gave me her time and helped me so much!
Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022
Dr. Littlejohn always shows concern for my questions. I asked a few questions and she always answers honestly. If they are not related to her field, she will tell me she does not know enough about it or that it isn't related, but she will always follow up with advice or a referral if needed.
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022
Dr Littlejohn is the best
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022
Dr. Littlejohn was informative and kind and made time for my extra questions with an in-depth answer.