Adam Elisha, DO, Rheumatology, Duluth, MN, St. Luke's Hospital


Rheumatology Duluth, MN

Crystal Related, Spondyloarthropathy, Vasculitis


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  • Dr. Adam Elisha is a practicing rheumatologist in Duluth, Minnesota.

    Dr. Elisha attended the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario for his undergraduate education. Dr. Elisha majored in neuroscience, political science, and psychology. He was awarded an Honors Bachelor of Science (H.B.Sc) degree as well as Dean's List distinction.
    Before attending medical school, Dr. Elisha spent two years teaching physics to underserved teenagers in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

    Dr. Elisha attended Midwestern University (Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine) for his medical education.
    Upon completing medical school, Dr. Elisha continued his medical training as an internal medicine resident in Spokane, Washington at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, a University of Washington affiliate program.

    Dr. Elisha completed his training as a rheumatology fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

    Dr. Elisha is passionate about preventative health care and assisting his patients to achieve both short and long-term optimization of their health and well-being.

    Further, Dr. Elisha has a keen interest in chronic arthritic pain and the potential for the development of substance abuse disorders. This has led to further interest in addiction medicine and harm reduction approaches to combat the growing opioid epidemic in the United States and Canada. He recently completed additional training and received certification from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is authorized to prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone) for those suffering from opioid addiction.

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterFellowship, Rheumatology, 2017 - 2019
  • Sacred Heart Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 2014 - 2017
  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Arizona College of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 2014, D.O.
  • University of TorontoBA, Psychology and Political Science, With Honors, 2003 - 2007

Certifications & Licensure

  • MN State Medical License
    MN State License 2019 - 2021
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State License 2019 - 2021
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State License 2017 - 2018
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State License 2017 - 2019
  • OR State Medical License
    OR State License 2016 - 2017
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Rheumatology
  • American Heart AssociationAdvanced Cardiac Life Support

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American College of Physicians, 2020
  • National Gold Pin Recipient Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, 2012
  • Scholarship Recipient Scaife Foundation, 2011
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


  • Heroin and Proteinuria
    Elisha A, American College of Physicians Regional Meeting, Seattle, WA, 11/2015
  • Another Case of Low Back Pain
    Elisha A, Grand Rounds, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA, 1/8./2017
  • Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Elisha A, Grand Rounds, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA, 1/20/2016


  • Another Case of Low Back Pain 
    Spokane, WA - 2/8/2017
  • Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 
    Spokane, WA - 1/20/2016

Press Mentions

  • St. Luke’s Rheumatology Associates Welcomes Dr. Adam Elisha
    St. Luke’s Rheumatology Associates Welcomes Dr. Adam ElishaJuly 15th, 2020

Grant Support

  • Scholarship RecipientScaife FoundationPresent


  • President, Midwestern University Psychiatry Club 2011 - 2012

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hebrew

Hospital Affiliations