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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
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • 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
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • HIV
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees in the Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 93 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 trained in 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

Residency - Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA

Internship - Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA

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

Undergraduate - Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, general rheumatology

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 3/12/2024, Dr. File 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.

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

219 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

59 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr. File is one of the best Doctors, by far. Clearly explains options for treatments.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

This is my second time seeing Dr. File in person. She is kind and helpful. Not only is she very knowledgeable, but she explains things in ways that are clear and conveys a true sense of caring.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

I have already been recommending this doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

I would definitely recommend Dr File

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Very pleasant experience. Dr File was very good at explaining what she is proposing to do.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Fine is patient and caring and very thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

If all doctors requested and permitted you to make the next follow up appointment before leaving I would be SO happy and not need to fret about getting another appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Have already recommended and the friend has already scheduled with Dr File.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr File is always relaxed, in no hurry, allows time for me to ask questions.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Dr. File is a wonderful doctor and person.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

My overall experiences with Dr. E. File in general were extremely positive

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

We are all going to die of something, but not on the watch of Cleveland Clinic doctors!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Physician is exceptional but it took months to get an appointment

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

I am grateful that I found Dr. File and wish I had years and years ago.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Not easy getting an appointment quickly with the provider you want to see but as long as you can wait a few weeks it's fine.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. File is so lovely! She is truly passionate about taking care of her patients!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. File is very well trained in her field of expertise and shared resources and research that well matched my needs. The video conference accomplished exactly what I had hoped!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr File was very friendly, knowledgeable, and understanding. Would recommend her to others without hesitation.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. File is a true professional, knowledgeable, experienced, and ever-concerned about her patients' current condition, as much as their "big picture" forecast.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. File treats the patient as if that patient were her own relative.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. File is a terrific doctor. She has shown genuine concern for my health and condition. She always listens to my problems and takes the time to be very thorough during my office visit

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr.File is outstanding! She is accessible and always responsive. She is knowledgeable, approachable and so skilled. I am so blessed to have her as my physician and wish there were more like her.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. File was very prompt in contacting me with lab results and explained everything.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr.File was fabulous she explained everything in detail, took her time & provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr E. File is not only a wonderful physician but a wonderful person!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr File asked questions about my family history to help me understand what care I needed to proceed with treatment for osteoporosis. She ordered several lab tests and x-rays, and we will have a telehealth apt to go over results.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. File is exemplary. Engaged, knowledgeable and caring. Excellent physician

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Filer is always very through in in informing me about what's going on with my health.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I came to Dr. File for a second opinion and am so happy I did. She is wonderful and I am switching to her care. Thank you!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

After this great experience I will look more at CCF providers for any future needs.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

The yearly appointments are made by Dr. Files office staff; very helpful and convenient.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

I am very grateful that Dr File is so proactive in helping ensure that my health is a priority She is incredible

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr File is thoughtful and engaging. The care of her patients come first

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. File was very patient and explained iv treatment very well. I was having a problem accepting it and she listened!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr File is a phenomenal physician, and is one of the best I've ever been to for treatment in all of my 70 years! Because of her vast knowledge of osteoporosis, her treatments have brought me out of the osteoporosis level, to the osteopenia level. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a physician for treatment for osteoporosis, or preventive care.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

This facility is above and beyond any I have ever been to. Dr File is a precious caring Doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr File is very thorough with her visits. She also takes the time to explain things and answer questions.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr File has ALWAYS shown the utmost concern and care for my medical issue. I feel fortunate to be one of her patients.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Making this long trip to see Dr. Elizabeth File is ALWAYS worth seeing her. A very kind and compassionate Person and Dr. I just love her and her office girls are soo nice.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Degree to which the provider cared for you...if there was a 10. I would give Elizabeth this. Well deserved.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. File is excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr File was punctual and our conversation was thorough

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr File is relatable and cares that I understand what we have talked about. She is amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. File is always responsive and accessible. Much appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. File is outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

I might have liked a longer time for the appointment since I had alot of questions concerning the step forward we were taking. But overall very confident with Dr. E. File's course of action.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Easy appointments on Zoom when I really don't need to actually see my doctors! This appointment was wonderful as Dr File is so knowledgeable, listens carefully to what I say, and answers my concerns so that I easily understand. Plus she is so nice to talk to and is very approachable. I can ask her anything no matter how small.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Love the way I am involved in decisions about my care. Dr File is excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

My Appointments with Dr. File are always informative and very Pleasent!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

The office personnel and physician are especially efficient.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. File is professional, knowledgeable and caring. She listens to my concerns and I feel she looks at the big picture of my overall health as well as addressing the specific concerns that fall within her area of expertise.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. File is a real gem. She really cares about my Health.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

I asked Dr. File a question on My Chart. She actually CALLED me on the phone, left a message and then CALLED me back because she had not heard from me in the morning. I have NEVER had such service from a health care professional. I am still in shock!!! THANK YOU Dr. File!!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. File is not only a prepared, informed and skilled professional, she is exceptionally attuned to her patient's "chart"! She is aware of other factors and I find that to not just be comforting but one less source of concern! She has a "human" component to her practice and that is priceless.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. File went out of her way trying to get the details from a test I had done with another provider. She also left me a detailed voice message regarding this.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr File is always very responsive to my questions, whether in person or via MyChart, and her sound advice has helped to improve my condition significantly.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. File always gives excellent advice.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

One could not ask for a kinder and more compassionate as well as competent provider!

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