M.elaine HusniDirector | Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. M. Elaine Husni is Vice Chair, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center and a Staff Physician in the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. She is currently Director of Clinical Outcomes research and the fellow’s research committee for the Rheumatology Department.
Dr. Husni is an assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Husni joined the Clinic in 2005 following a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital. She trained in Rheumatology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School and received her MD and MPH degrees from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Husni's research interests include examining health outcomes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis, specifically in the area of cardiovascular disease.
She is the current recipient of the Psoriatic Arthritis Discovery Grant by the National Psoriasis Foundation. She is the past recipient of the Clinical Investigator Award by the American College of Rheumatology for this work. She is involved in a number of rheumatology clinical trials at the Cleveland Clinic focusing on osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Husni also has a research focus on orthopedic outcomes with a specific research interest in the use of clinical pathways in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty.
She is a past recipient of the Physician Scientist Development Award by the American College of Rheumatology for this research. Dr. Husni has had the opportunity to mentor both rheumatology and orthopedic research trainees and this has been one of her most rewarding experiences.