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 5/19/2019, 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

241 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

I have not had a problem with getting ahold of dr. Chatterjee when I have had questions or concerns.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr.Chatterjee wants to make sure his patients are informed. he gave me "homework" last time we spoke and wanted to discuss options and what I felt was the best treatment for myself before giving his input! which as a patient is very important to me

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr Chattergee is a wonderful doctor. I am so thankful to have him as my physician and would highly recommend him to others

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee is a wonderful doctor! He is very compassionate, caring and knowledgeable. I also feel that I can count on him to help me with any concerns that I have.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I have seen Dr. Chatterjee in his office two times and have corresponded with him via email and he makes you feel as you are his favorite patient. He has suggested ways in which to help me with my arthritis and also about my shoulder that is bone on bone. I have already suggested Dr. Chatterjee to several friends and family memebers. I always say the drive to Cleveland Clinic is so worth the care and treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr Chatterjee is the best Dr I have ever worked with Hoes above and beyond in patient care

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr Soumya Chatterjee is the best doctor I have ever had. I have been a patient of his for 12 years and the quality of my life before him was very bad. He has greatly improved the quality of every day life for me in a way 10 doctors before him couldn't even come close. He is very personal which I believe allows him to treat the whole problem and not just the symptoms. As a patient I love Dr Chatterjee and will remain his patient as long as he practices.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Chatterjee's knowledge about my PMR, his thorough explanations and attention to the many details of my medical history and the unhurried way in which he handled my appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Superior physician. Excellent skills . Dr. Chatterjee is a true ambassador for his patients and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

My experience was a great one. Dr. Chattergee is very thoughtful and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee is always humble, empathetic, informative, and kind.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Meeting with Dr. Chatterjee was enjoyable. He spent ample time with me discussing my condition and answering my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee is a very knowledgeable, professional and thorough doctor with a great personality. He is very interested in the history and dynamics of my autoimmune disease. We ordered blood tests to get clearer idea of my overall health status. He and his assistant asked me a lot of questions about when I began experiencing autoimmune symptoms and my life in general. I really appreciate that he is genuinely interested in me as a person and patient. I would like for him to be my Rheumatologist and able to see me every third month.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr Chatterjee is so thorough in going over everything at my visits nothing is missed and all my concerns are addressed

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Amazing doctor that trulycares about his patients and takes all the time needed! Womderful experience!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Chatterjee was worth the wait. He is an exceptional doctor. He explained things thoroughly and gave me information to take home. He took a lot of time with me and made me feel like he really cared. I was very pleased with the appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Was very pleased with Dr. Chaterjee.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

he is the most caring dr I have ever went to.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Felt completely at ease. Dr. Chatterjee was wonderful at getting to the important information. He made me feel confident and hopeful!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr.Chattergee is one of the most thouro I have met.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

I've been seen by Dr. Chatterjee for fifteen years. He is a brilliant and very compassionate man.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr. Chatterjee was hands down the best Dr I have ever had an appointment with. He listened fully to my questions, concerns and history!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018

Dr. Chatterjee is always very caring.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Dr Chatterjee is the reason I am alive now.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

Dr Chatterjee is an excellent Rheumatologist. He covers all areas from psych to physical to sleep, meds, etc. He always pushes for the Educational piece -- patient responsible for being knowledgeable on condition, meds, education programs available for patient to attend. GREAT DR !!!!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Dr Chatterjee has a sense of humor and always brightens my day...he is always very thorough and takes the time to really connect and offer whatever suggestions and tools he has in order to make my health better...

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Dr. Chatterjee is the friendliest, most knowledgeable, caring doctor that I have ever seen. He is explained my health concerns in such a detailed and accurate way. He listened to every question and concern that my husband and I had. It was truly a blessing to have had the opportunity to meet with him.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Dr. Chatterjee is the best in the business for my Scleroderma and associated diseases. I look forward to seeing him, he is always upbeat even when we face challenges together.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

My PCP recommended a specialist, but most of the appointments were 2-3 months away, and I needed to be seen as soon as possible. I tried to get appointments with several doctors before a kind appointment specialist found one for me (the only reason I got one was because of a cancellation). There is just too long a wait to see a doctor.

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