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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 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
  • 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 91 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, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

170 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee is the best he listens and explains everything he is very patient with you and makes sure you understand what he is doing and why, I love this doctor he is great.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

We Love Dr Chatterjee he is the absolute best!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Great Dr & Staff

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee is an outstanding doctor! He goes above and beyond the call of duty. He is extremely knowledgeable, kind and thorough. He takes the time to listen and is very caring and compassionate. I'm very grateful to have him as my doctor. He's amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Overall a very good experience, particularly with Dr Chatterjee. The notes prepared by the scribe had some inaccuracies and could have been written up more clearly.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee is a truly caring doctor. Always very informative also.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr Chatterjee seems extremely busy, and appointments are much shorter and rushed than in the past. Otherwise, he extremely knowledgeable about my conditions and responsive.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr was wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Very good.Great Doctor.Very satisfied .

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

I love dr Chatterjee, I have very few of my original doctors left who really know me and my case

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Appointment was on time and I was grateful for Dr. Chatterjee's suggestions.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

I cannot begin to tell you how competent Dr. Chatterjee is. He is caring and eager to help also.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr Chatterjee is a very caring, compassionate person. Knowledgeable in so many areas. His " bedside" manor is 1 reason I continue to come back.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr Chatterjee is amazing! Very kind, and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Give him a raise best doctor at clinic

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Very caring doctor that's easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr Chaterjee is a caring, funny and excellent doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable about my condition and provides excellent care. He is the main reason I drive 2.5 hours to Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Chatterjee. He is professional, attentive, and thorough. He always listens and responds in an understandable way. He is simply the best.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Doctor was very pleasant listening to my concerns and answering my questions and explaining my condition very well so that I under what's going on

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee is amazing and I am so thankful for him

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Chatterjee is very caring provider. I am seeing him for almost 16+ years and I am extremely happy with his diagnosis and treatment. He has a very good sense of humor. He always listens, spends enough time and explains everything very nicely. Thank you so much Dr. Chatterjee.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Chatterjee is one of the best MDs who I have met with in the past decade. He asked a number of questions about my RA history and provided in-depth education about RA and what next steps are. He was caring and politely firm about need for new medications.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

It was a good experience considering all the other patients wanting to see doctors for treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

I felt the doctor l listened to the questions my wife and I asked and answered them in terms we understood.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

The visit was one of the very best experiences I have had with a Cleveland clinic doctor. Dr. Chatterjee demonstrated a high degree of professionalism. He showed an interest in answering all of my questions and explained the possible diagnosis and treatment options. I left the appointment knowing that I was in good hands and that open communication was encouraged between doctor and patient.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr chattergee was and always is very very nice personable listens and explains beautifully

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Great Doctor. I have recommended 2 people to him.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Chattergee went over and above to address my health issues. He put together a comprehensive plan to allow me to move forward in a very beneficial way.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Excellent care. Dr Chatterjjee has great ideas and a compassionate heart.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

The physician was excellent and caring. He answered every question.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

I always enjoy my visits with dr Chattergee

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

My experience with Dr Chatterjee is always positive. He has helped me a great deal in reducing my arthrtis pain and his humor is appreciated. Making someone smile or laugh has its own way of making a person feel a bit better.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr. Chatterjee is one the most caring doctors I have experienced. He cares about how you are feeling and listens to all of your concerns. He doesn't rush you during you appointments. He is very responsive when you reach out to him with issues you are having. I feel lucky to have him on my care team.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Very happy with physicians services

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Waited 4 months to see Dr Chatterjee

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Perfect dr and had all qualities a dr should have in the the made me feel that my being there was important. He will be my husbands rheumatologist dr when and if needed in future as well.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Best of the best, have had 4+ rheumatologists in the last 7 years and Dr Chatterjee Is by far the best I have encountered.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Dr Chatterjee was exceptional

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr. Chatterjee has been excellent in directing my care.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Doctor spent a lot of time with me and was very thorough

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

The excellence of this provider is one of the main reasons for staying with the CCF.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Dr. Chatterjee is always a pleasure to visit with. He always shows great concern and is so willing to spend time with me addressing any questions I may have.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr. Chatterjee listens to you & explains everything so well. He's a very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

I do recommend Dr. Chatterjee and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

I hesitate to recommend my physician due to his already over loaded patient load. If I recommend him, I will have a more difficult experience making an appointment.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr Chaterjee was friendly, thorough and informed. He took time to explain results and discuss options.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

So thankful for Dr. Chatterjee.

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