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

Richard E. Jacobs Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatology
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 8 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
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Problems
  • Hip Pain
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Painful Joints
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
View all 32 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 School - 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

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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 6/15/2018, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

175 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

The Dr. was never told I was in the exam room by the nurse, who was a floater. The appointment was a lot longer than it needed to be.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2018

My doctor was great. She covered everything and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018

Dr. Mathai is one of the nicest physicians I have encountered. She is warm and friendly. She takes time to listen. I see her because she is a specialist and I am delighted that I was referred to her. She is truly outstanding.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Susan mathai is a wonderful rheumatologist. she is smart, caring, efficient and beautiful. Pretty much in one person. I'm glad she's my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

my dr Susan Mathia is excellent. it took forever to get in to see her originally however she continues to exceed my expectations as a dr and she was worth the wait. I wish every doctor at cc was as good as she is, with her patiences.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Mathai is an outstanding provider. She is very knowledgeable and has mastered the skills required for excellent care delivery which includes all of the behaviors and attributes listed above.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr Mathai and her staff are awesome. They are responsive and thorough.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

My experience with this doctor was all good. Very professional and kind Glad she is my doctor.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

I receive Remicade infusions. My visits are in 8 week intervals. They are a formality and doctor Mathai is always very gracious and professional. I could not ask for a better rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

Great experience with Dr. Mathia and staff!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2018

Dr. Mathia and her staff were very helpful after my appointment. I appreciated all their help trying to figure out my care for osteoporosis.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2018

This aspect of care is very important to me due to several concerns I have regarding other illnesses I must remain cautious of. Dr. Mathai reviews these issues with me at each visit, answers all my questions and ensures that treatment strategies address all needs, concerns, safety and efficacy. She always includes me in decisions about my care.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2018

Delightful people. All very professional.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2018

I love Dr. Susan Mathai! She is very smart, kind and shows genuine concerns of all my health issues. I will always recommend her to anybody that are in need of rheumatology specialist.

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