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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Orthobiologics
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Onset Still's Disease
  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • 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
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • 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 And Knees In The Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
View all 94 Specialties +


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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
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 6/10/2020, 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.

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

116 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

I love when I went to emergency for a blood clot all my doctors can together and was talking to my mom she was so concerned cause I have a lot of health problems

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn is amazing. She took away from family time on a holiday to visit with me.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Great, I love my Dr! I love the treatment I get there . Dr. Little John is awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

During this time I was very impressed with how fast I was able to see my provider. I was in severe pain and Dr Littlejohn sent a prescription to my pharmacy to help in alleviating my pain.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn and her staff always respond promptly to my inquiries.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn has always treated me with great respect. I feel like she is part of my family. She is honest with me and truly concerned about my arthritis issues.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

it was one of the best doctor appointments i've ever had they listened and seemed to know what was going on and what they will be calling to let me know what is going on.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn is always open to listening to my ideas, concerns, etc. I feel like we have a very good relationship, and she always takes my concerns and beliefs into consideration.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn is fantastic. She asks questions, listens, provides solutions and is very friendly. I highly recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

i love Dr Littlejohn she very responsive and always makes time for me.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn has taken time to explain disease process and plan of care. Well organized in the delivery of care. Always available for necessary changes in treatment when condition changes.Well informed regarding advanced treatment alternatives. Empathic and compassionate physician in a very large facility.I feel fortunate to have her as a physician!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Multiple attempts to change an in person appointment to a virtual appointment was not a smooth operation. 3 phone calls from myself and still a struggle for the appointment to be processed. I do not believe any of this was the result from Dr. Littlejohn. Dr. Littlejohn has been nothing but outstanding and professional for my appointments.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn has been an outstanding Dr. and resource for me.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn was very pleasant, kind & efficient

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Things went well as expected, this is Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Littlejohn so I knew it would go well

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr Littlejohn listens and give direct answers. her bedside manner was fantastic

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

I feel Dr. Littlejohn gives me great consideration and is concerned about whatever I say.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

My doctor is great with helping me dealing with my lupus. I would not anyone else.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

I can not give Dr. Littlejohn enough praise for, not only her professionalism as a Doctor, but she listened, was patient with me and provided valuable information regarding my case, as well as several treatment options...I would, without question or reservation, recommend her to anyone with RA.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn really listens and cares.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr. Littlejohn is fantastic.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

I was very happy with Dr Littlejohn! She was very thorough in her assessment, took time to answer any questions I had and never made me feel rushed. She explained the next steps and what to expect including contacting me by the end of the week which she did via phone and email. I'm very pleased with the care I received!

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


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