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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 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
  • 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 98 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 5/9/2022, 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

164 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

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Love this dr. Cannot say enough good about her. She is sympathetic and diagnoses are always spot on and I leave feeling totally relieved that I am in the best hands possible.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

She is a great physician.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr Mathia is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Doctor thorough & caring.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Doctor Mathai and Doctor Timothy Bohn are two of the best doctors that I've ever encountered in my 30+ years as a Cleveland Clinic patient.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Nurse and visit with Doctor was so wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Loved Dr Mathai!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr Mathai & her assistants area always so very accommodating

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr Mathai is very good at what she does.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

I love my Dr. MATHAI and the entire staff, all attentive, kind and patient.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

I'm a big fan of *Dr. Mathai. She is very caring & explains everything, I never feel rushed during my visits.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr Mathai is the most caring and kind person I have dealt with. I wish every experience with a doctor could be the same

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Annie Tan contacted Dr. Matai and between them, they made SURE I got in to see Dr. Matai, despite this being a "Fit-In" appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Annie Tan was so, so wonderful. She LISTENED, is always detail-oriented and kind/caring. She realized there was a very urgent medical problem and immediately got in touch with Dr. Matai and the Cole Eye Clinic with Dr. Hwang. Dr. Matai was simply wonderful! She was kind, caring, detail-oriented and made sure I knew what she was telling me about my current health condition and worked in tandem so well, with Dr. Tan and Dr. Hwang. I am so appreciative.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

I have a wonderful doctor she is very caring understanding and very loving person she has try to help with my illnesses that I have which there is no cure I am blessed to have her in my life but I have to say the illnesses that I carry in me is getting very worse and is taking a very bad toll I am blessed to have Cleveland Clinic as a part of my destiny have a blessed and safe day thank you for everything God bless

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Daycare providers are some of the most wonderful people there

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

I would reccomend this care provider to my close friends and family.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr Mathai is terrific. Great listener and had an excellent understandable care plan and other suggestions.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr. Mathai is the primary reason for the Very Good review

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Originally appt was sched way out til February "22. After bloodwork from Dr Park came back appt was moved up to Oct 29. Resulting in a very wonderful and comfortable visit with Dr. Mathai. Very personable and promptly addressing the urgency of the issue. And is staying in contact with us .

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr Mathai hit a homerun out of the park. We felt as tho she honestly cared about the care and outcome of the diagnosis presented.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

First time with dr. Very good meeting

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Dr. Mathais is very generous, amazing Doctor. Very helpful, my visits to her where no problem at all. Shes the best at what she does. Other then her beauty Dr. Mathais is definitely the best in Avon

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

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