Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Bengali, English, Hindi
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Rheumatology
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Soumya Chatterjee, MD, MS, FRCP

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 an Associate 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, and 2017.

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¬†


  • 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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As of 5/9/2020, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

247 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

64 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr Chatterjee is the most knowledgeable Dr. He is kind and compassionate, with a sense of humor that really helps the patient relax.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I've been seeing Dr. Chatterjee since 2008 for scleroderma. His expertise and knowledge, but more importantly his compassion for his patients, have helped me maintain a positive attitude through many "losses" due to the disease. He also works closely with the gastroenterologist and pulmonologist I need to see regularly.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

very nice doctor and very informative and helpful.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is an excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Chaterjee is a very good doctor and I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

excellent doctor

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

very happy with doctor and clinic

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is great!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr Chattergee is always concerned for me and very caring.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Remember I was called, and I feel Dr Chatterjee went above and beyond to reach me!

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee went above and beyond to hear my symptoms, run tests and get me scheduled with appropriate referrals.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

All excellent. Will be my dr forever.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

the Dr was pro-active in referring me to a specialist for as quickly as possible appointment and was able to be scheduled within 2 weeks rather than 3-5 month wait period

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

he is the best dr in world need more like him . he is funny and loves his job

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr Chattergee had a friendly excellent personality and took the time to answer all my questions. He's a very good and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Very nice doctor and informative.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

I was most impressed with Dr. Chatterjee's staff.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr Chatterjee is one of the most caring, compassionate doctors we have ever interacted with.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

I am seeing Dr. Chatterjee for more than 10 years and he is one of the best doctors I have ever met. He always spends enough time and listens to my health issues and comes up with plans to tackle the pain and my conditions. He goes above and beyond in answering all the questions. Thank you so much Dr. Chatterjee.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Eh, Dr actually told me I probably Google everything and he kind of was upset he "always" has to tend to other areas of the body instead of his focal, rheumatology. Felt like a burden. And doesn't know any other Dr tht does it. Sort of weird to say to a patient...

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

excellent doctor and staff. very attentive. returned calls promptly. on top of test results and getting patient help asap

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

dr chatterjee is a wonderful compassionate doctor and person. he is a very thorough and careful doctor

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

he is the best and most Caring doctor I have ever gone to I would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

We were blown away by Dr. Chatterjee! He was so thorough and he tied so many pieces of my health together. He was kind and not intimidating, but brilliant in his questioning and his way of putting things together and helping us feel seen. He took so much time with us and explained so many things. This is the most confident I have felt about a doctor in ages!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

I was seen on 1/27/20. I received all of my results through My Chart but I still have not heard from Dr. Chatterjee about any treatment I can expect.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee was great!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

I've been seeing Dr. Chatterjee for 12 years and feel he is knowledgeable and caring--traits especially valued by someone with a rare chronic disease.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Wonderful doctor! Very thorough and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Chartered was extremely personable and showed a genuine concern about my medical issue.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

DR. Chatterjee is a very good doctor, explains everything well to me so I can understand.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

I wish every patient who visits the Cleveland Clinic would have an opportunity to be Dr.Chatterjee's patient just once! He embodies all that is professional, excellent diagnostician, compassionate, he has a wonderful sense of humor and truly cares about his patients & the staff that works with him! He's a wonderful doctor not just because I think he's very skilled but also because he's a wonderful human being with the best sense of humor of any doctor I've ever met!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

The Cleveland Clinic provides the best of care to its patients from the doctors to the staff and front desk! I'm grateful to live in proximity to receive my care at the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee is a wonderful listener and is always so attentive to my questions/concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

My currant Dr.Chatterjee, always go over my chart with me and explains what I'm unsure of and advises me the directions I need to respond to keep my health plan on good status.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

dr spends a lot time with each patient

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

dr Chatterjee is amazing

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

A very caring physician who is totally up on my condition. Have seen him over 7 years, would not change anything.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

My physician collaborates extremely well with other Cleveland Clinic physicians who also work with me on my medical condition of scleroderma

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Chatergee is in a class by himself! I can't even describe adequately what a professional yet down to earth repor we shared. He was excited that I followed his instruction to help myself get better, and genuinely happy that I have become so much better. he is efficient yet takes time to listen, explain things thoroughly, and truly shows a sense of joy regarding my progress. he makes me feel 20 years younger, and I will continue my self care from now on. I am blessed and honored to be his patient!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Chattergee is very professional and friendly. I enjoy seeing him every year for my check up.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee was and always has been the best care provider

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

I had to wait 4 months to be able to see Doctor. I wish I could have gotten in sooner.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I have considered Dr Chatterjee the best and have no intentions of changing to someone new. I am always raving about him to others and give him my strongest recommendation

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr Chatterjee's entire staff is outstanding in terms of customer service etiquette

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr Chatterjee spends time explaining test results and medications, and durable equip supplies. He prints off handouts. My other specialists do not go into detail and show the x-ray films. Chatterjee demands I attend Education seminar because the better informed a pt is, the better their health & compliancy with treatment. He "verbally contracts" his pt to the treatment plan.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

best doctor I have ever met. is an expert on scleroderma

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee really listen and cares. no other doctor like him.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

the doctor is very funny and knowledgeable and spent lots of time with me!

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

I think Dr Chatterjee is an excellent Rheumatologist! He is a very compassionate and caring physician.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee is a brilliant practitioner. More importantly, he LISTENS and looks at you while considering the best diagnostic treatment approach .

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

doctor was the nicest doctor we have ever seen. over the last 10 years we probably saw 20 doctors for different reasons and dr. chatterjee was by far the best, his attitude and care for the patients is how everyone patient should be treated!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

since Dr. Chatterjee is so popular it took a long time to get an appointment but it was very nice to be put in the waiting list made it easier to see the doctor sooner.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee was amazing. I felt very comfortable with him and his team. He was very thorough as well.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr Chatterjee is awesome! I know he teaches med students etc...but it is very distracting with all those people in the room. The patient tends to get lost and not as focus is on the patient. It seems the data entry is more important then the actual data.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee is all of the above and that is why I travel quite a distance to see him.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

I could not have been more pleased nor felt in better hands than with Dr. Chatterjee. He is simply put, the best!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Staff was top notch as well and the doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee is a wonderful doctor! He cares, he listens and he is compassionate. He always takes his time and has helped me when I've needed to see other specialists.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee is the best. He took his time and was very thorough in his exam and questions. He has a great personality and is caring. I waited several months to see him because he is so busy. He took care of my mother for years and is why I wanted to schedule with him. He is 5 stars!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr Chatterjee was kind, concerned, clear in questions and diagnosis. printed me copies to explain diagnosis and medicine so I totally understood! also so kind, joked with us, totally made us feel welcome!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Excellent Doctor, listens to you, takes his time with you.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

I recommend Dr. Chatterjee to anyone who needs help with fibromyalgia.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

I love this Dr. and he is normally grate but I felt very rushed and cheated just because I was a few minutes late as I said earlier. He is normally grate at answering my questions and concerns and I WILL without any question continue to see him!! But we all need to be treated fairly he took another patient ahead of me that was scheduled after so he basically swapped us yet I was still rushed and didn't get to ask about some meds I wanted to ask about and now don't get to see him again until Dec. 4 I have to see Patty Travis 09/25 and still won't get to ask about changing meds.

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