Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5632
Desk:
216.445.1853
Fax:
216.445.7460

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Orthobiologics
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • 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
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ligament Strains/Tears
  • Lupus
  • Muscle Aches/Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Scars
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
View all 38 Specialties +
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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 USA
2003

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Boston College
Psychology
Chestnut Hill, MA USA
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 6/17/2019, 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Husni receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Lilly USA, LLC

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:

  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • UCB, SA
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

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

93 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

I was expecting to receive some sort of treatment (shots, perhaps?) for my knee problem, but that didn't happen. Dr. Husni was very kind, very professional, but I was left somewhat in suspense about the next steps for treating my pain. Therapy was suggested, but that doesn't bring immediate relief.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Very professional, very personable physician

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr Husni listens attentively, reviews and explains lab results and reasons for treatment based on both labs and history. I then not only understand the plan but feel included in the decisions made about medications etc.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

I was able to see Dr earlier so I didn't have 2.5 hrs between scheduled appts

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Husni is always courteous and respectful. She is easy to talk to and listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr. Housni is kind caring and insightful. She takes the time to explain things and listens. Since I began seeing her I've lost 10lbs--needed to-and feel dramatically better. Her wise advice has improved my health and well being significantly!!!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr Husnai discussed what I need to do and was very helpful

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

Dr Husni is superb.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

Dr. Husni always takes the time to investigate my problem and comes up with a plan.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

Dr. Husni is very conscientious about promptness and respect towards her patients.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

I very much appreciate the care I receive from Dr Husni.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr Husni is the best. Listens, explains everything and I recommend her and the CC when possible.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Dr. Husni provided the best medical experience I've ever had. She took time to explain my test results and ask questions to understand my symptoms. She was kind and patient. I truly enjoyed my experience and felt confident in her advice. Dr. Husni is a tremendous asset to the Clinic

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

I always have a great experience with Dr. Husni

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

this doctor is delightful! so willing to help you.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

very good experiences with Cleveland Clinic. I was early for this appointment as I live near Yoingstown, Ohio and the Dr. saw me early.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

Dr. Husni is caring professional and follow-up in regards to medications and general healthcare. Whenever, I have a health concern, she either calls or have her staff follow-up with me and then have an appointment scheduled to address the issue. she has been my Rheumatologist for over 12 years and has been an excellent physician. Her staff is also vigilant in follow-up with labs and records.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

My visit with Dr Husni was excellent. She listens attentively to what you have to say and gives you her recommendations or options.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Longer than usual wait. They were double-booked. I felt rushed once I saw the doctor.

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