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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • 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
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • 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 And Knees In The Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
View all 93 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 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, 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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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 4/18/2021, 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

295 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

83 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Best doctor at clinic

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Best doctor at clinic Give him a big raise

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Chatterjee does an excellent job asking questions about my condition and is helpful when checking on my reactions to medications.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Chatterjee is an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr Chatterjee is an amazing doctor. His knowledge is endless. His bedside manner is excellent. He shows compassion with honest concern for your whole life. He has a sense of humor, which is another reason I chose him as my rheumatologist. He puts you at ease in times that could be very serious, while getting to the bottom of your problems.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr Chatterjee made me feel relaxed and he listened and truly cared

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr called me on Sunday before the actual appointment to facilitate an appointment at a time friendly to west coast. He took the time out of his weekend so I don't need to wake at 3am my time Monday morning.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

He has been one of my care providers for 17 years.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Already have recommended Dr Chatterjee to others

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Soumja Chatterjee is a very good Dr

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

The best doctor that I have came across hands down

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

I have never been to a better hospital. I never had a more involvrled doctor trying to help

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

I am patient of Dr. Chatterjee for almost 15 years now and I have always found him very caring, knowledgeable and helpful. He always talks about new medication/methods that might help us. Dr. Chatterjee Is a excellent doctor and can't thank him enough for everything that he has done to make my health better.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

my Doctor is a very caring doctor

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

I saw a nurse practitioner and she scheduled me to see Dr. Chatterjee and his team. i received the BEST care there. All were empathetic and kind.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

I have already recommended Dr. Chatterjee in the Cleveland clinic to various people. Your facility is a true gift to those with illnesses.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Fantastic medical professional - would not want to change a thing. I am blessed to have this physician.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

it seems the physician already had his mind made-up that I did not have any type of scleroderma after I did not present with the most common symptom of skin hardening on the fingers....even though I have one of the next most common conditions. (raynauds phenomenon)He did not do a full body exam. He did not look at my feet, did not look in my mouth nor abdomen. He never even asked me to lie down

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

The Doctor was extremely knowledgeable and explained my issues in clear language that I readily understood. He was very thorough in his analysis and ordered tests immediately. I was very pleased with his questions and the overall visit.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Dr. Chatterjee is a wonderful doctor who listens to patients and is very respectful. I was diagnosed in less than a week and I had two previous doctors over the past eight years and had never figured out what was going on.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Chatterjee is always wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr Chatterjee always takes time to ask how have you been doing and explain any treatment, how it works, what it does both good and bad. And he his a great personality, he's quite funny.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Chatterjee is awesome. I do not think I have laughed that much or that hard during a doctor's appt. He also used the time to engage the resident, to test his knowledge as we discussed my condition. I have not seen that with any other Dr. Just awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

I love the doctor and assistant.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

excellent dr. and assistant

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

I love the dr he is the best he goes about and beyond dr chatterjee

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

he is excellent dr and funny

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Chatterjee is a very good and caring doctor. He is always smiling and willing to listen. Thank you Dr. Chatterjee !

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. C. always impresses me with his expertise and genuine concern for my care.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I have never experienced any problems with Dr. Chatterjee returning my emails or calls. he is a wonderful and caring physician. all staff at Cleveland Clinic have treated me very well. I love going there for my visits as it is hassle free.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Great place and Dr. Chatterjee is all so nice and cheerful...

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

my encounter with doctor Chattergee was the best experience I have had in years as I cope with multitude symptoms of various autoimmune issues and a rare disease. doctor Chattergee was well acquainted with my lengthy med rec and got right to the point in talking about my issues. He emphasized the need for extensive testing to pinpoint a diagnosis and identify a treatment plan. this is the first time a doc has spent 45 minutes with me to explain causes, symptoms, and connections of my medical conditions I have been living with for many years. he has a very engaging bedside matter and is passionate about helping me. I highly recommend Dr Chattergee.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I have been to several Drs including other Rheumatologists and until seeing Dr Chatterjee, I felt completely lost. I can't express enough how highly I think of him and his expertise!!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I never feel rushed with my appointments with Dr. Chatterjee. He will answer and explain all questions /concerns . He is sincere and makes patient feel at ease

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

A very through Physician listen to you and, explains the plan for you on getting better.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

A very good experience. Dr was on time

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

The doctor really took his time to thoroughly listen to me and fully understand my issue.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Chatterjee picked up right away on my emotional stress and physical pain. He included me in on his treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Appointments for further testing and future appointments were made then and there. I did not have to wait. Dr. Chatterjee is a very caring doctor and eager to help find out what is wrong with me.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Chatterjee is a very great doctor. Very easy to talk with and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

dr C, is one of the best doctors I've been toI am a transplant patient and have may Doctors, he's the best!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I've been seeing Dr. Chatterjee since 2008 due to Scleroderma. He is always informative, concerned, and compassionate.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is the best Dr. I have interacted with. EXTREMELY intelligent and very kind. If I could rate him 10 stars I would. Awesome visit. I am so impressed.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is exceptional in knowledge and demeanor.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr.Chatterjee is excellent. very thorough and very informative. Would recommend him to all family and friends.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

I was very impressed with Dr. Chatterjee. He listened attentively to all my concerns and was very thorough in his assessment of me. His good sense of humor helped put me at ease. He's a genuinely caring person and was interested in getting to know me as a whole person, not just in the context of my disease. I finally feel like I am in competent and caring hands.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee, was very respectful and courteous. he was very attentive and caring to my needs! I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

Of the 8 Specialists I met in my two days at CC, Dr Chatterjee was the most impressive in terms of his care and concern for a brand new patient, followed closely by a good many others

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee always asks and answers questions and explains everything thoroughly. He clearly enjoys his specialty and patient care. He brings a smile to all of the appointments.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Love Dr. Chatterjee, his staff & schedulers

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is the Greatest doctor-I Love him as Mine's!!!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

dr chatterjee is beyond amazing and attentive. he's always willing to coordinate care to Michigan and make things work. He has been hands down the best doctor I've ever had

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is absolutely the best!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is very professional and personable. He is also very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

caring and patient friendly doctor

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Can't get a better doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

always feel Dr is very knowledgeable about my condition

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is an excellent physician! He is extremely knowledgeable and is an expert in his field. He is very personable, kind and compassionate. He is genuinely concerned about you, as his patient, and thorough in his approach.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

competent, Calm & good sense of humor with MD and myself, I felt like part of the team

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

It was a great first experience at Cleveland Clinic. I feel most would dread going to a doctors appointment, but, I, on the other hand, look forward to my next appointment! Staff was super kind and Dr. Chatterjee made everything I'm going through a little brighter.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

I can't thank Dr. Chatterjee enough for shedding some light into everything going on currently in my life in regards of my health. Outstanding bedside manners, can make you laugh when you know you don't want to, and I can tell he sincerely cares about his patients. I look forward to any appointment with Dr. Chatterjee and am eager to help him find a diagnosis for me. I would 10/10 recommend him to anyone needing a rheumatologist, even if someone wasn't exactly close locally. He is worth the drive!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

I know I have many visits to come, but my first visit gave me insight and a feel of how any other visit will be here in my future. I felt like I had no worries being in Cleveland Clinic's Rheumatology building. The staff is positive and determine to help, which I appreciate immensely. It eases my mind knowing there are people who care and thoroughly seem to strive to make those as comfortable amd happy (given any circumstance) as possible.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee has been my Doctor for 15 yrs or longer I highly appreciate him. If I was sad when I got there I was not when I left he always brightens my day. And he really knows who I am he doesn't have to read about me before entering the room. If he saw me in the grocery store he would know me.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

dr Chatterjee is amazing. so consistent and skillful and a great sense of humor. he could teach others how to relate to patients

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is one of best doctors I have come across. He is very caring, knowledgeable, joyful and always helpful. I am glad to have Dr. Chattetjee as my rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Excellent! Dr Chatterjee is the best Dr I have had and I mean the best! He really listened to me and was so thorough as I really don't know what I am up against. So I hope he can help.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

glad I have him as my doctor

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

very professional doctor who listened ans explained

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

I am so pleased with the Facility, Staff and Physicians

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is my Blessing!!!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr Chatterjee is wonderful! He makes me feel at ease and is extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is amazing. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He shows kindness at every visit, and treats me like I think he would treat a family member. He is by the far the best and most caring specialist I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Chatterjee 100 percent!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

love him hes the best physician in the clinic

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee is one of, not the best doctor I have been too. Very helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Great Doctor and never a bad experience!!!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Chatterjee is an excellent physician, but it is hard to get in to see him. it was worth the wait though. he is awesome.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Chatterjee has always taken the time to listen, explain and discuss any concerns and answer my questions. I've always felt that he was genuinely interested in me, as a person, and my condition and visits always leave me with a feeling of confidence and trust in his care. Also, Dr. Chatterjee has a warm and friendly personality that allows me to feel comfortable to speak freely about my condition. I enjoy his levity and usually leave his office with a smile and maybe even a chuckle.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

dr. Chatterjee is the very best and so easy to talk to!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr Chatterjee is very through. He spends time explaining test results,going over symptoms and does a great job answering my questions. I appreciate his time and thoughtfulness.

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