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

255 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

45 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Care provider was professional and reviewed options. Used humor to help brighten my mood as it is depressing having a chronic and less understood disease.

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.

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