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

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Onset Still's Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Myositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
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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 & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
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 - Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/17/2019, Dr. Littlejohn 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

126 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

I feel very comfortable and confident I'm getting the best care from Dr Littlejohn.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr Littlejohn really listens to me

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr Emily Littlejon, It's a very great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

staff n doctor world class response, communication n care

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Littlejohn listens, responds, n exhibits an informative, caring and courteous professional experience

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn is caring and an exemplary doctor. She always returns portal messages in a timely manner and I listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

By far one of the best doctors I have seen! She was thorough and professional yet very caring about my needs! I would rate her a "50" if I could

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

I never have a problem scheduling my appointments with Dr. Littlejohn.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

I love having Dr. Littlejohn as my doctor. I have Lupus and she has been helping with all the issues I am having.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020


Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

This doctor was incredible

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Doctor is above and beyond kind and caring...very smart and coordinates with my doctor in Michigan.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn is an excellent doctor! I would highly recommend her to my Family & Friends.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

I feel that I have a direct line of communication with Dr. Littlejohn. It gives me great peace of mind with my arthritis flare-ups. I know she is always an email or phone call away.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn is an outstanding physician, a patient could not ask for more.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

i couldn't be more happy with the clinics and staff i saw. I plan to ask Dr. Littlejohn to stay abreast of my case since i am in Mychart locally.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

I am really glad to have Dr. Littlejohn as my Rheumatologist. She is very thorough, professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I truly look forward to having her treat my condition as I know that I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

I love having Dr. Littlejohn as my doctor. She is wonderful. I know when she sees me all of her attentions are to make me feel better.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn has always exceeded my expectations of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating my care. I feel blessed to have such a great physician.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Best experience I have had with a doctor

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn Is an amazing physician even if I have a question after I leave my appointment she gets back to me right away when I sent her a MyChart message she is truly a gem

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn pays attention to her patients. I believe that I can be classified as a complex case, but she is doing everything in her power to get me to where I need to be.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn was annoyed to see me and dismissive. Autoimmune diseases are difficult to navigate and a little scary. I have no idea what to do next or what to do with my symptoms. She suggested I talk to my PCP...??

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

I feel like I'm getting excellent care from Dr. Littleton

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

I really like Dr. Littlejohn. She is forward thinking and cares about what my goals are regarding my RA. she hasn't become a "God".

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

she's an excellent Doctor.She knows how to get things done!So thankful for Doctors like her. Not many out there anymore.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Emily Littlejohn made me feel I was not just another hypochondriac. I felt and do feel so cared by her. my first impression was Thank God, someone who finally cares. After almost 4 months of doctoring I have a diagnosis. And, cared enough to call me with the results .

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

both the Fellow MD and Doctor LittleJonh both took time to examine me, ask about my health history, medical test results, etc, exam me and listened to me. Dr littlejohn sent me for additional testing before making any recommendations

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

the nurse and fellow doctor that took my initial information gave feedback to be to assure me that they were actively listening

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn is a great asset to your medical team. My care has always included a thorough assessment and plan of care discussed . My questions and concerns are always responded to in a comprehensive manner.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr Littlejohn is a great doctor who cares and knows what she is doing

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

I really like my doctor and respect her and how she takes care of me as a matter of fact I've never felt better

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

I love Dr. LilJon and her staff they are so sweet and understanding. Dr. LilJon is caring and willing to help me with whatever.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn could not have been a better doctor

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn was very polite & knowledgable

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn it is remarkable she always listens and genuinely cares about my health and outcome and I have already recommended her to several of my patients I work with in my doctors office

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn listened and cared. I genuinely feel like she is doing everything she can to help me. I cannot express my gratitude enough.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn was very kind and easy to talk to. I didn't, however, have a chance to talk to her about test results.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn and her staff are very friendly, attentive and make you feel comfortable. My experience has always been excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

The doctor was on point. liked her bed side manners.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn is extremely pleasant and friendly. Her manner creates a secure and comfortable feeling for her patients.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

I found Dr. Littlejohn to show interest in me as a person and not just as a clinical case. I felt very comfortable with her and very confident in her treatment of my medical situation.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

The appointment was very rushed. It was a 4 1/2 hour drive for nothing to be answered. The provider was rushing, didn't give any suitable diagnosis or reason I'm feeling the way I have for 7 months, no testing, and didn't seem compelled to even figure out a diagnosis. Disappointed would be an understatement if describing my experience with the provider.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

Dr. Littlejohn is the most caring doctor I have ever visited, she is an absolute God send

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