Treatment & Services
- Bone Density Testing
- General Rheumatology
- General Rheumatology including Lupus
- Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
- Joint Aspiration
- Joint Injections
- Pericardial Diseases Center
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- 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
- Behcet's Disease
- Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
- Central Nervous System Vasculitis
- Churg-Strauss Syndrome
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Giant Cell Arteritis
- Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
- Hand and Wrist Arthritis
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Kawasaki Disease
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
- Rheumatoid Vasculitis
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
- Systemic Lupus
- Takayasu's Arteritis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Rheumatic & Immunologic Disease
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - American University of Beirut
Fellowship - American University of Beirut
Residency - American University of Beirut
Internship - Strong Memorial Hospital of The University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA
Medical Education - American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
New York, NY USA
Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
- Fellowship in Rheumatology at the American University of Beirut
- Direct the Multidisciplinary Central Nervous System Vasculitis Clinic
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Vasculitis, uveitis, central nervous system vasculitis, systemic inflammatory diseases
Awards & Honors
- Alpha Honor, Alpha Omega, 1998
- Aadel Askari Memorial Award, Arthritis Foundation, 2002
- Who’s Who in America, 2007
- American’s Top Physicians, 2007
- Clinical Research Award, American Heart Association, 2008
- Teacher of the Year Award 2014-2015<
- Fellow of the American College of Physicians
- Member of the American College of Rheumatology
- Consultant for the Vasculitsi Foundation
Research & Publications
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Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Hajj-Ali receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- AbbVie, Inc.
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161 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||4.7|
|Knows Medical History||4.4|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
15 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 3, 2019
Dr. Hajj-Ali was wonderful. Very helpful,kind,and professional. Gave clear explanations and addressed concerns.So glad I was able to see her.
Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019
Dr. Hajj Ali is an acceptional MD with an exceptional staff of excellence, as is Dr. Simpfendorfer, those are unusual in any hospital
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019
Dr. Hajj-Ali is an amazing physician. I've never met a person who can diagnose a rare disease just by talking to a patient, and then have the diagnosis verified by subsequent medical testing. She has a very personable demeanor, and I always enjoy my visits with her. I'm not sure what I'd do without Dr.Hajj-Ali!
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
Dr. Hajj Ali is a very considerate and practical care provider, however, she is always over-booked. For all the excellent care that she has given me, I have less faith in her Nurse practitioner. The likelihood of my referrals getting an appointment is probably nil.
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019
I have been seeing Dr. Haj -Ali for many years and she has helped me so much. I have recommended her and the Clinic to people and will continue to do so.
Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018
DR. Hajj-Ali spent as much time as needed to fully understand my condition and medical history. I did not feel rushed and she seemed concerned about mu overall health and current condition
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018
great dr. appreciate her caring attitude and knowledge of illness. she is special and would recommend her to anyone.
Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018
Dr. Sunil Suresaca is amazing. very personable, approachable, and found the cause of my issue right away when other doctors could not over 11 years.
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018
I have never had a health care provider show more care or listen to me like this doctor. She listed at least 12 medications available to me and discussed every one. She spent more time with me in one visit than my previous doctor did in three years put together. She listened to me and ran tests to make sure there wasn't a secondary problem. I have NEVER met a doctor like her and I have told everyone about her.
Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018
sat in exam rion over 40 minutes. When the doctor came in, no apology.
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018
I was experiencing a side effect for an injection I was given at my visit. I was able to speak to my doctor about it easily. I was very pleased with her checking up on me the very next day to see how I was doing and if the medicine she prescribed for the side effects was working, even though it was a Saturday.
Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018
she was amazing!! she showed nothing but compassion for me and the pain i am dealing with. very personable and thorough. if you are having doubts about this dr. please dont and go.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018
I did not feel the provider listened to or addressed my concerns
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018
dr is very smart, attentive and compassionate. last year went to multiple drs and dr hajj Ali is the best.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018
Dr Rula Hajj Ali was very knowledgeable-easy to talk to-kind and through . I felt I was heard and given hope for recovery.
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