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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Primary Location

Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center


Additional Locations

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
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • 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
  • 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
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • 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
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 100 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - PSG Institute of Medical Science & Research

Internship - PSG Institute of Medical Science & Research
Internal Medicine


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

General rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Susan Mathai, MD.

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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 4/15/2021, Dr. Mathai 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.

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

182 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

First time with dr. Very good meeting

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

This doctor isv xcellent

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Mathai, is one of the best doctors I have ever worked with. She is intelligent, kind, caring, explains everything completely, and easy to talk with as well as understanding.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Happy to have a good doctor

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Excellent doctor!!!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

She is a wonderful physician!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr. Mathai Rocks!!!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

I had a few questions days after the appointment and Dr Mathai called me back in less then 2 hours!!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr Mathai is one of the best doctors I have ever had, she is very compassionate, good listener and always positive.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr Mathai is an excellent clinician!! Very thorough with physical exam and hearing my concerns! I was very comfortable with her and her diagnosis.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr Mathai has always been an on time, answers questions and has taken good care all the years I have seen her.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr.Mathai explained in detail the disease process and remedies to take control of the disease.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

The only reason I've given Dr. Mathai a "4" and not a "5" is that she is part-time and I understand that all her appointments fill quickly.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr. Mathai is a very special caregiver; she is respectful, extremely knowledgeable, down to earth, and obviously someone who cares deeply about her patients.Jennifer, who gave me my prolia shot, was very friendly and upbeat.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

She was very attentive. She acknowledged my symptoms and thoroughly explained that I may have a negative lab result and still have the disease whereas other NP/MD that I have seen on the past have blown off my concern. She was very kind and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

never felt more comfortable with meeting a doctor keeping her around she is awesome!!!

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Dr. Mathai is amazing!

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr Mathai goes above and beyond to make sure all your concerns are addressed. she is so kind and caring and a blessing to the medical profession

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Mathai is very caring and explains things well!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

wonderful experience! Dr. Mathai spent a lot of time with me, and asked many questions and talked about options for moving forward

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

No problems at all. Dr. Mathai made me realize that I was taking the wrong medicine, as I had taken a different one recently. you can't take both at the same time.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Mathai and all staff were fabulous and very medically strong

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

she was one of the best doctors I have ever seen so caring, talented, kind and so knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr. Mathai is very respectful and really listens to me. I in turn have the utmost respect for her.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Mathai was wonderful. She asked all the right questions and listened! She took particular care when addressing an issue that I have been suffering with for a couple of years. I actually am looking forward to working with her. I am an advocate for my health care (for better or for worse), and she truly comprehended how I approach my health. At the same time, she advocated what she felt would be best without being patronizing. She sincerely seems to want to work WITH me - how refreshing!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr mathai is by far the best. I wish all dr could be like her and I have been to many

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Seeing Dr. Susan Mathai is always great!! She is extremely attentive to my needs in a way that makes feel very comfortable. She is such a lovely doctor with a great personality...she's the best!!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr Mathai has been excellent during my medical crisis... I really appreciate her!!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Very pleased with the Doctor and the staff

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I love Dr Mathai she is respectful and always listens and answers my questions so I understand what's going on and what's going to happen next.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Susan Mathai is very knowledgeable about my health and takes very good care of me. She always takes into consideration my other medical issues before recommending any new medication or procedures for me.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr Mathias and her whole staff are wonderful caring people.. every procedure or medication is thoroughly explained.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

I think Dr. Mathai is terrific!

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