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
- Immunology of Infectious Diseases
- 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
- Therapeutic Injections
- Ultrasound-guided Procedures
- Viscosupplementation Injections
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- AIDS & HIV
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Antiphospholipid Syndrome
- Arthritic Knee Problems
- 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
- 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
- Foot & Ankle Arthritis
- General Infectious Diseases
- Giant Cell Arteritis
- Gout Arthritis
- Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
- Hand and Wrist Arthritis
- Hand Pain
- Hand Problems
- Henoch Schonlein Purpura
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- 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
- Polyarteritis Nodosa
- 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
- Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
- Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
- Systemic Lupus
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Trigger Finger
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences University of Health Sciences
Kansas City, MO USA
Undergraduate - John Carroll University
University Heights, OH USA
- R.J. Fasenmeyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
- Theodore F. Classen, DO Chair in Osteopathic Research and Education
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Vasculitis, HIV/AIDS, Rhematic aspects of viral infections Vasculitis, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C
Awards & Honors
- Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
- Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for humanitarianism
- Phillips Medal of Public Service, Ohio University
- American College of Physicians
- American College of Rheumatology
- American Osler Society
- Clinical Immunology Society
Research & Publications
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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 8/15/2021, Dr. Calabrese 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. Calabrese receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Crescendo Bioscience, Inc.
- Sanofi Pasteur Inc.
- GlaxoSmithKline plc.
- Johnson & Johnson
- AbbVie, Inc.
- Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Genentech, Inc
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.
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42 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021
Dr Calabrese has treated my condition for several years. He has been personable and respectful in the past. My problem started as a result of a vaccine injury 10 years ago. Thus I have concerns about the Covid vaccination. Immediately when I saw Dr Calabrese he attacked me for not being vaccinated. I tried to redirect the conversation to my vasculitis issue, but he was persistent. I told him that I had Covid and have natural immunity which was confirmed as good as vaccination based on Cleveland Clinic's own study. Regardless he tried to use his authority as "a world class expert" to dismiss any concerns I had. I kept my composure and he eventually calmed down. We both agreed to disagree and I left the clinic on good terms. Maybe Dr Calabrese had a bad day, because I haven't seen him like that before, but I don't really want to go back to the clinic and felt belittled. I'd have a hard time recommending his clinic to any of my friends.
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021
We feel very, very fortunate to have Dr. Calabrese as my physician (I say "we" because he makes sure my husband is included and informed throughout the appointments). He is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. I have been a CCF patient for over 30 years with at least a dozen doctors, and Dr. Calabrese represents what CCF strives to achieve the best.
Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021
Dr Calabrese and Betsey have always been so fantastic. I could not have asked for a better care team. It is clearly evident how much they care about me & I feel it every visit.
Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021
Dr Calabrese went above and beyond in helping me get a diagnosis. I have been to multiple specialists, including 3 other Academic institutions and they provided little to no guidance and a missed diagnosis in all cases. Dr. Calabrese was kind, patient, and extremely empathetic. I am in the medical field and honestly have never encountered someone so caring and knowledgeable.
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021
Dr. Calabrese is extremely empathetic. I feel grateful to be under his care.
Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021
dr Calabrese is so caring and helpful.
Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021
excellent doctor have recommended him to several people. wonderful bed side manner and knowledge and expertise
Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021
I can't find enough words to express my happiness with Dr. Calabrese. He has brought me through so much! I don't know what I would do without him and his staff.
Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020
Dr. Leonard Calabrese was thorough with his explanation and any proposed changes in care and elicited our questions.
Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020
I felt listened too. Things were explained to me in a manner I could understand. Felt like the Doc was there for me as a person as well as a patient.
Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020
Dr. Calabrese and his staff,l nurse practitioner Betsy and his nurse took alot of time to discuss my health. He is personable, caring, concerned and very thorough. His expertise if evident in his field
Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020
Dr Calabrese is the BEST!
Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020
Dr Calabrese and Betsy Kircshner are amazing intelligent kind people!
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