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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration of Injectable Medications for Osteoporosis
  • Blood Tests
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
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About Ambreesh Chawla, MD

Dr. Ambreesh Chawla, MD is an Associate Staff Rheumatologist at the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati in biomedical engineering and received his medical degree from St. George’s University. After medical school, he completed his internal medicine residency at Rutgers University (St. Barnabas Medical Center) in New Jersey. He subsequently completed his subspecialty fellowship training in rheumatology at the University of Central Florida, where he served as chief fellow. 

He manages a wide variety of complex rheumatic conditions and has been formally recognized for excellence in patient education and clinical care. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Chawla enjoys partaking in a variety of rheumatology related community outreach programs. He has authored multiple publications and presented his scholarly activities at national rheumatology meetings across the country.

He is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Chawla has a strong clinical interest in managing autoimmune and connective tissue diseases. He values patient education and open communication to optimize the well-being and quality of life for his patients. In practice, Dr. Chawla utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure delivery of quality patient care.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL United States

Residency - Rutgers NJMS- St. Barnabas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Livingston, NJ United States

Medical Education - St. George's University
Great River, NY Grenada, W.I. (Archived)

Undergraduate - The University of Cincinnati
BS, Biomedical Engineering
Cincinnati, OH United States


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 - 2023 - Teacher of the Year – Cleveland Clinic Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
  • March 2022 - Staff of the Month – Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • June, 2020: University of Central Florida Graduation Banquet: 2019- 2020 Excellence in Patient Education Award
  • June, 2020: Most Outstanding Performance on the Rheumatology In-Service Exam
  • September, 2019: Posters Awarded stipend for 2019 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology-West 
  • June, 2019: Most Outstanding Performance on the Rheumatology In-Service Exam
  • May, 2019: Posters Awarded stipend for 2019 North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/29/2024, Dr. Chawla 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

276 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

81 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2024

Dr. Chawla Is thorough and listens to you without interrupting; he makes sure you are comfortable with information.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2024

Ambreesh Chawla MD if great I would recommend him to all my family and friends who has Rheumatoid problems. He is excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2024

Dr. Chawla is a wonderful and conscientious provider and an asset to this amazing hospital.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2024

I'm soo much happy for the medication and care by doctor and team. I personally appreciate doctor for his follow up and care:

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

Dr Chawala was very thorough, listened to my concerns, and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

Dr. Chawla is an amazing doctor!

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

Dr. Chawla is so caring and a very thorough doctor. Thanks Dr. Chawla for helping guide me in the right direction

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

I have the highest respect for Dr Chala. He is a caring and thorough Dr. He made my RA manageable.

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr. Ambreesh Chawla is a wonderful rheumatologist. He is kind, caring, and very thorough.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

The doctor showed interest in what he said to me. He offered suggestions.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Everyone from the front desk to the nurse and Doctor were friendly, but very professional. They're a top notch group. Dr. Chawla has been concerned, thorough and taken time so I can receive the best treatment for my disease.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Chawla is an excellent Rheumatologist. He takes his time to explain every detail of diagnosis and treatment. I've had two other Rheumatologists in Orlando. Neither one of them had the dedication and knowledge that Dr. Chawla has. As a patient I'm finding out new things about my disease.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr. Chawla is very easy to talk with and takes the time to explain matters relating to your condition. He welcomes questions and answers them fully. I am happy to be a patient of Dr. Chawla.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Excellent Doctor, thank you

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Took the time to gather information for me regarding my elbow

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Chawla spent a lot of time discussing all of my health concerns, discussing different options for new medications, making recommendations and suggestions

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Doctor Chawla greeted me and asked how I was doing since my last visit. He went over my history and explained what test results from last visit were and explained that things were moving in a positive way.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Excellent doctor. I have recommended him to friends.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr Chawla is an excellent Dr and an even better person. In the past all of his coworkers have also modeled his behavior and attitude.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

We have never experienced such two of the most genuine, kind, professional, and educated doctors before. They literally looked through every issue husband had and discussed it.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Thank you Dr. Chalwa and staff for an exceptional experience.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

This doctor goes above and beyond any doctor I have. He truly cares for his patients and does anything to help you.Truly an asset to CC

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

I already recommended him to a friend

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr Chawla is one of the best physicians I have ever had to care for my health care needs

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr. Chawla has been wonderful to work with

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr. Chawla is always attentive and thorough. He is very proactive with my DM, which I appreciate very much.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Chawla is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr Chawla's service was outstanding. He took the time to explain my condition. In addition, he showed extreme compassion towards the resent loss of my husband.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Chawla is so kind and compassionate. Always listens and does a great job making sure I feel heard.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

I really liked Dr Chawla - he took time with me and asked a lot of questions to try to get to the bottom of my problem

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Top notch doctor with a very attentive staff. Always leave knowing I am in a good office .

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Really explained what is going on with my lupus and so patient with me. It's wonderfull to have a doctor who cares.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

One of my best doctors, awesome bedside manner, very thorough and informative. I live in Cincinnati and still continue to see him

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Chawla is one of the best rheumatologists Ive ever met. He's very prompt, listened carefully and answered all my questions and suggested very appropriate treatment plans.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Excellent. All above, more importantly, a gentleman. An asset to the Cleveland Clinic Fortunate to have Doctor Chawela as my physician.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr chawla was very helpful. He let me ask questions and did not rush me. He was very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr Chala is a very skilled doctor with a wonderful personality.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Ambreesh Chawla is an outstanding rheumatologist. He is very knowledgeable, kind, and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I appreciate the time and patience Dr. Gives for questions and explanations. Very important.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Chawla is an amazing doctor he really listens and is always willing to help as much as he can. His assistant Hailey is also an amazing caregiver

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Can't say enough good things about Dr. Chawla

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Chawla was very thorough going over my progress from my last appointment. He listened to my concerns about a different issue that I'm having that wasn't an issue at my last appointment. He ordered bloodwork and a X-Ray, to determine what issue I might be having.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

I've been dealing with ongoing pain in my elbow for over a year. I've seen multiple doctors and Dr. Chawla was the first doctor to make me feel heard and make progress with a diagnosis. He was kind and respectful and also personable. Couldn't have asked for a better doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Really like Dr Chawla

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Considering he is keeping with all the doctors working on my problems...he's doing an awesome job!!!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

I'm extremely happy with the care I receive from Dr. Clawla. He is very personable and does a great job of making me feel comfortable with my diagnosis. A real professional!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Chawla is by far the best doctor I have seen through the Cleveland Clinic. His attention to detail, concern for my well being, and level of care is impressive and unmatched.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Doctor made me feel seen and heard during the visit, he gave me hope that my other providers will come up with a treatment plan for me. Even though he was only a temporary advanced practice provider for me, I wish he could be my permanent doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

He's a great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Chawla is great and his staff always respond to my messages.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Chawla is an excellent doctor that take his time on answering all my questions

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Outstanding physician! We really liked him, his manner, his communication style, his knowledge, his compassion, his advice, and his kindness. He's a keeper! :)

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Outstanding doctor! My question is why excellent is not an option.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

I have recommended Dr Chawla to others

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Always a great experience at the office. Office staff are always so kind and pleasant. Dr chawla is the best !!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Chawla is so kind and compassionate. I could never say enough about what an amazing practitioner he is. He isSo knowledgeable and always takes the time to explain everything !!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I have given Dr. Chawla s name to numerous people who have rheumatoid arthritis !

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Very good doctor who made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr.Chawla is the best

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Chawla provides excellent care for me. He has clearly reviewed my records and test results before I see him, and he asks questions to ensure he understands any relevant information to my health. He is also an excellent listener, which is important in a health care provider.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Chawla is a very caring doctor who always listens.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I thought Dr. Chawla was great

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

I wanted something closer to home like Beechwood but was unable to get in based on the time frame the Dr wanted to see me.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

I have recommended Dr Chawla to several friends. He is a VERY outstanding example of everything a bright, well-trained , caring Dr. Should be!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Care provider was so helpful in explaining my disease, what tests I had to get, and being supportive.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Ambreesh Chawla is an outstanding rheumatologist. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. I am thankful he's my physician. All the Cleveland Clinic staff at Beachwood are outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr. Chawla was very thorough asked me to explain from the beginning of my condition. He checked all my previous tests procedures and bloodwork. Explained the symptoms I was having and determined his diagnosis and recommended treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr Chalwa was excellent. One of the best providers I've had. He had read through my chart thoroughly, was very thoughtful with his plan and I felt very listened to. Excellent MD

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

I'm very satisfied with Dr Chawla & his staff.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

One of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and having care for me

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Chawla was very thorough, professional, and knowledgeable. He was familiar with my health and very detailed with his explanations.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

My doctor is amazing! I have already recommended all my doctors at Cleveland Clinic. They are my cheerleaders!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

The great doctors are really hard to get an appointment. I was very lucky to get the appt for Dr Chawla!!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Chawla is the first doctor since Dr. Gota, she started the process Dr Chawla has taken it many more steps that helps me understand what I'm dealing/living with.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Excellent provider

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Chaula is a joy to work with, very courteous and thorough with his diagnosis and explanations. I highly recommend him whenever I am asked. He is very professional and easy to talk to and review my case.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Chawla was very good. He explained everything and all the blood work he was going to do and what it was for and gave me reading material in case the outcome was different than we thought, just to brle prepared. He really listened, with concern about what I had to say. I was very happy with him.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Dr. Chawla is excellent!!!! Super caring and listener!!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Was referred to Dr Chawla by my stepson and I am extremely grateful

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Chawla always go above and beyond with all my questions and concerns.

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