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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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
  • Orthobiologics
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 31 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
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • 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
  • Spondyloarthritides
  • 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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About Elizabeth File, MD

Dr. Elizabeth File, MD is a staff physician in the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. She was trainedin rheumatology of osteoporosis. She currently practices in the Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Department at Cleveland Clinic main campus specializing in the treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA USA

Internship - Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA USA

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, general rheumatology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Elizabeth File, MD.

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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 7/8/2022, Dr. File 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

124 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Dr File is a very personable physician. She is very kind and considerate.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

I had questions about arthritis pain in my hand. Dr File seemed to be focused entirely on osteoporosis. When I asked her about getting a cortisone injection in my hand she couldn't recommend anyone.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

My experience with Dr. File has been outstanding. She's very patient, listens to all my concerns, and offers me options.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Dr File and rest of staff outstanding and I trust her judgement and care decisions.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

I'm unable to speak, and I had lots of questions. Dr. File was incredibly patient as I typed out my questions, as well as being very thorough in her answers and explanations.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr. Elizabeth File provides excellent care. Her demeanor is absolutely wonderful- pleasant, calm. She has taken it upon herself to personally call me to share lab results and the interpretation behind them. Dr. File also explained the plan moving forward (after lab results) during a phone call. She takes time to acknowledge all of my questions during in office visits and never acts as if they are an Inconvenience to her or that they are not important. During my second office visit with Dr. File, she entered the room remembering what I did for a career and immediately asked how the year went with it. She genuinely cares about her patients beyond their medical diagnosis. The care I have been given from Dr. File has been wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr File was wonderful!

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr File is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. She always gives expert advice.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

Dr File is one of the most caring doctors I've ever had

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Extremely pleased with Dr. File. Very knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Very kind and caring Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Most caring and knowledgeable physician! So confident that l am in good hands!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

My care provider, DR. Elizabeth File, was outstanding!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

I had surgery for Ovarian Cancer in Washington, DC, and Dr. File was very caring about my condition--and glad for early detection and helpful in getting my RECLAST infusion done here in DC, too.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr File is absolutely the best physician I've been seen by at the Cleveland Clinic since 2005. She was attentive, interested, offered options and contacted me afterwards. I cannot praise her ability enough.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. File has my utmost respect and confidence. Very fortunate to have her as my physician. Best experience with a Cleveland Clinic physician since 2005.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. File is always so involved with my care. She is so caring and very meticulous. I feel so well cared for.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Elizabeth File is excellent. I would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Doctor File is a verry good Doctor,and a careing person

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr. File is outstanding! She is a great listener, never rushes through the appt, answers all questions and always replies to MyChart questions very promptly.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Extremely impressed with Dr. File. She immediately came over as caring, competent, and as a thoughtful, thorough partner in my health care.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Fine is exceptional. She is professional, obviously knowledgeable and well aware of my medical history. She is also personable, attentive, gracious and warm. She is truly what Dr. Barney Crile would have called "a real healer."

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr File was very good . She listen carefuuly and took care of my problem,

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

Dr. File was very helpful and everything else was as it should be.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Cleveland Clinic is my "gold standard," both for access and their EXPERT care givers like Dr File. Traveling from California Is a testament to the high regard I hold for Dr File and my 2 other CC specialists.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

As always, whether in person or virtual, Dr File has the expertise and qualities all physicians should possess.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

She is an excellent doctor very caring and she explains everything very clearly.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Popular placemy first appointment with a different provider at Cleveland Clinic was not until January. I was able to get in to see Dr File within a week!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. File was concise but thorough in her explanation of possible treatment choices.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Dr. File is a very good doctor and provide excellent care of me

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

I'm not very compliant when it comes to taking the medication Dr. File has prescribed for me. She is very patient and understanding with me.

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