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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
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216.444.5632
Desk:
216.445.1853
Fax:
216.636.5280

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration of Injectable Medications for Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • 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
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • HIV
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Ligament Strains
  • Ligament Tears
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Muscle Aches/Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hips in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees in the Elderly
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scars
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
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Biography

About M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH

M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH, is Vice Chair of Rheumatology and Director, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center. She is a Staff Physician in the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Husni is also an Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Husni joined the Clinic in 2005 following a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital. She completed her internship and residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital at Harvard Medical School, and she trained in Rheumatology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Husni received her MD and MPH degrees at Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Husni's research interests include examining health outcomes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoarthritis, specifically in the area of cardiovascular disease. She is the current recipient of the Clinical Investigator Award by the American College of Rheumatology for this work. She is involved in a number of rheumatology clinical trials at Cleveland Clinic and serves on the Executive Committee of the PRECISION trial.

She also has a research focus on orthopaedic outcomes with a specific research interest in the use of clinical pathways in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty. She is a past recipient of the Physician Scientist Development Award by the American College of Rheumatology for this research. She is currently Director of Musculoskeletal Outcomes research and the fellow's research committee for the Rheumatology Department. She is currently on the medical and scientific committee for the Arthritis Foundation of the Northeastern Ohio Chapter. She is also on the medical board of the Arthritis Foundation and the National Psoriasis Foundation Dr. Husni has had the opportunity to mentor both rheumatology and orthopedic research trainees and this has been one of her most rewarding experiences.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Rheumatology
Boston, MA
2003

Residency - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA
1999

Internship - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA
1997

Medical Education - Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
1996

Graduate School - Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
1995

Undergraduate - Boston College
Psychology
Chestnut Hill, MA
1990

Additional Training

  • Masters in Public Health with a concentration in health outcomes research/health services research

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Treatment Center
  • Director, Clinical Outcomes Research

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint pain, use of complementary and alternative medicine for arthritis and health outcomes research

Awards & Honors

  • Physician Scientist Development Award
  • Clinical Investigator Award
  • Faculty award for excellence in tearching-Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 9/22/2023, Dr. Husni has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Husni has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • UCB Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

73 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 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr Husni is the best!

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

The Doctor was Thorough and very professional.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr Husni is very busy but she is extremely accommodating. Truly fantastic!!

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

She is a very interested and caring Dr with a fine sense of Humor.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr Husni was extremely thorough and attentive to my health problem. I feel very confident in her

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Husni Is very thorough. She apologized for my wait time, even though I was the one who was early for the appointment. The care I received is excellent. She involves me in my treatment plan and decisions surrounding it. She really listens to what I have to say regarding my pain levels and medications and how those are working to make my life better.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

I have multiple allergies and Dr. Husni wanted to prescribe a different medication there was a conflict with. She said she had to check with the pharmacy to work around that and see if there was an alternative. Though I have not heard back from her office since my appointment and I do not see her for 6 month, I assume I am to remain on my current medications established by Dr. Perhala. I appreciated verification by Dr. Husni that not a lot has improved in the treatment of joint laxity and osteoarthritis. I have suffered for years and so has my family, yet researchers still do not have drugs to slow osteoarthritis deterioration or stem cell research to help advanced joint damage.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

She was wonderful. I've gotten used to mediocre or dismissive providers and Dr. Husni totally exceeded my expectations. She listened, took every question seriously, and spent a lot of time with me

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Husni went out of her way and complicated her schedule to help me with an unplanned injection

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr Husni listens to my concerns and explains my options. I appreciate and trust her expertise and understanding of my health.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

We absolutely LOVE Dr. Husni. She has been such a special part of our lives and health.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Husni, as always, was very thorough and went through my pre-visit checklist and asked many questions regarding my answers and concerns and made some recommendations on things I can do or try to help improve my health.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Husni Is very patient and is a good listener. I felt heard as a patient suffering from Psoriatic Arthritis. She explained treatment, expectations of the disease and made me feel like she wants the best for me as her patient. I feel that I am in the greatest care in the world! I researched her before meeting her and her credentials are outstanding!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr Husni is one of the best Dr's I've ever seen. Her knowledge , skill, attitude , she is an outstanding Dr who cares and takes time with patients ..

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Husni is the best- amazing Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr Husni is superb. She is genuinely concerned for me, explains everything in a way the patient can understand and she gives as much time as needed in my care.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

I appreciate the personal care and support we get from Dr. Husni. She is always great about taking care of all of the men in my life that need her support and making sure we are able to come together to our appointments.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Husni listens. Interacts. Takes time to offer suggestions. Dr. Husni is an outstandng practioner who epitimizes the highest ideals of patient care. I actually look forward to appointments with Dr. Husni. Dr. Husni Is a warrior! She offers strength to heal, compassion to understand, relates well with patients, and reflects a deep rooted faith in herself to overcome challenges brought before her.

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