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Title Rheumatology Education Program Director
Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration of Injectable Medications for Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • 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
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • HIV
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees in the Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
View all 85 Specialties +


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About Soumya Chatterjee, MD, MS

Dr. Soumya Chatterjee, MD, MS, FRCP(UK), FACP, FACR is a Staff Physician in the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He is also a Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is board-certified in rheumatology and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology, and the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Dr. Chatterjee joined the medical staff in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic in 2004, following a faculty appointment at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Chatterjee brings with him extensive clinical experience in rheumatology and internal medicine. After his undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in India, he had further postgraduate training in internal medicine in the United Kingdom. His former training in rheumatology was also in the United Kingdom, where he completed 3 years of rheumatology fellowship training after obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1993. His training in the US was at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan where he completed an internal medicine residency, chief residency in internal medicine, and then his second fellowship in rheumatology. In 2003, he also obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan. Dr. Chatterjee is a general rheumatologist who sees patients with complex, multisystem rheumatologic conditions. He takes care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and myositis. His special interest is in scleroderma (systemic sclerosis). In 2005, the Cleveland Clinic Scleroderma Program was established under his leadership, and he has been involved in several research projects in scleroderma. He also participates in a weekly rheumatology-pulmonary combined clinic where patients with various autoimmune rheumatologic diseases (such as scleroderma, lupus, polymyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.) who have pulmonary complications (interstitial lung disease or pulmonary hypertension) are evaluated and managed, in conjunction with two pulmonologists. Dr. Chatterjee enjoys and spends considerable time teaching and mentoring internal medicine residents and rheumatology fellows. He was awarded 'Teacher of the Year' by the Cleveland Clinic rheumatology fellows in 2006, 2010, 2017, and 2022.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Michigan School of Public Health
Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Fellowship - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Residency - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Fellowship - Northern and Yorkshire Region Health Authority, United Kingdom


Medical Education - Calcutta Medical College
Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Residency - Calcutta Medical College
Internal Medicine
Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Internship - Calcutta Medical College
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Medical Education - Reference Source

Additional Training

  • Master of Science, Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, University of Michigan, School of Public Health

Professional Highlights

  • Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, 2006, 2010, 2017, 2022 


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, myositis

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of the U.K.
  • Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology
  • Received the Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanistic Medicine in 2018.


  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom
  • Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium
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 4/17/2023, Dr. Chatterjee 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

212 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

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr Chattergee is just the absolute best

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr.Chatterjee has been my doctors for years he has help me so much. He is a very loving caring doctor I just love him

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I absolutely love Dr.Chatterjee. He always listens and answers all my questions and makes me feel comfortable. He's the only Dr I am not nervous about seeing.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Chatterjee is the best dr. I drive hours just to have Chatterjee to treat my RA

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr. Chatterjee is an excellent Dr. Good bedside manners.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr. Chatterjee is so knowledgeable! I am very happy I made the decision to see him for my care.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

I have recommended at least 5 people to Cleveland for care. I'm truly amazed each time I come by the doctors.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Provider listened and allowed me to describe my symptoms as well as asking questions and doing a through exam

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Amazing Doctor !! He was not only attentive but explained, questioned & was very interested! I have had several health issues & Dr. Chetterjee goes above & beyond! Thank you to him & his staff!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Chatterjee always is kind and listens well. He makes good suggestions that will help me.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr C is always wonderful. He cares about me.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr. Chatterjee was friendly, professional and offered good medical advice

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr. Chattjeer listens he's kind and I feel comfortable talking to him

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

First Doctor I-have had at the Clinic that cared to look at my concerns, fullly read my chart and make a heartfelt response.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Been coming to Dr. Chattergee for many years. Fly infrom Nashville to see him. He hAas made the quality of my life better

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Best doctor in my 67 years of seeingdoctors

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr Chatterjee is one of the best physicians I have ever received treatment from. However, due to his many responsibilities at CC, it is difficult at times to schedule a visit with him.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

My two visits to date with Dr Chatterjee were excellent. His teaching skills, questions, and Rheumatology training and current treatment knowledge make each visit well worth my trip to CC.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee is amazing! When I first came to him in 2009, I was very sick with multiple u explained waxing and waning symptoms. He always listens to me and we work together to develop a treatment plan so I can feel my best.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Love Dr Chatterjee

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Only my 2nd time seeing him and he was ver encouraging and came up with solutions that will be important in my health moving forward

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Chatterjee is the most thorough doctor I have ever seen. He is concerned about every aspect of you. Also he is pleasant.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Chaterjee is the most thorough, compassionate, and respectful Dr I have Ever had. He is an amazing Dr and I hope He doesn't retire for a very long time

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

There should be an VERY EXCELLENT button .Dr.. Chatterjee is very knowledgeable and cares about my well being. He's a great listener. He's an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

I was very impressed that Dr. Chatterjee was able to get me in so quickly.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee is very knowledgeable but extremely busy all the time. If seems that he has less time to fully discuss options than some of my other physicians.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

He's been my physician for 19 years and I wouldn't trade him for anything.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

It took almost 4 months for me to get into see Dr. Chatterjee. I understand how busy everyone is, but it is frustrating when you are feeling unwell.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

My doctor is very knowledgeable and privides me with all relevant information related to my health condition.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee is an excellant doctor. Because he is so knowledgable about my disease, it makes me feel so much more calm and prepared for whatever the next stage will bring.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee addressed issues my GP did not. He made recommendations to help me.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee always provides a high degree of concern with the patient and listens intently to issues identified. He is very good at looping in other physicians to ensure they are aware of planned way ahead to ensure no issues with others course of treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

*Dr. Chatterjee was knowledgeable about my rare disease & easily conveyed the information to me. I especially appreciated the kindness & compassion he showed me. My anxiety level dropped from knowing I'm at the right place to treat my disease!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee and his team did an awesome job. I am completely satisfied with his services.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

I've been seeing dr chatterjee for RA for almost 14 yrs. He is the kindest most caring and knowledgeable physician I've ever had the privilege of caring for me. Always professional with a marvelous sense of humor. There is no one like him!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee is a very caring doctor. He always shows concern for my overall wellbeing as well as my medical conditions. He takes the time to explain his proposed treatment plans and possible side effects. He takes time to listen to your questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee always explains everything to both the patient and resident in an upbeat and informative manner. I feel lucky to have him as my rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

MD is highly skilled and knowledgeable in his field. He treats patients with the utmost respect and care knowing this disease is rare, painful and downright awful. His courtesy towards his patients and concern for their well being is that of the highest regard.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Wonderful office visit with Dr. Chatterjee.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr Chatterjee listens, explains options in my care. Educates me and makes me an active participant in my care. Follows up either from him or his staff with any questions or concerns in a timely manner

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