I was born and raised right here in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from St. Ignatius High School I attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, earned my medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, and completed my pediatrics residency training at Cleveland Clinic. I then practiced pediatrics and adolescent medicine for 22 years with Euclid Clinic/University Mednet before joining the Cleveland Clinic staff in the summer of 2000.
During my years with Mednet I served as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Director of the Newborn Nursery at Euclid Hospital. I was a member of the newborn resuscitation team at Euclid Hospital and was an instructor for the American Heart Association Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
I am Board-Certified in Pediatrics and have satisfied requirements for Maintenance of Certification in Pediatrics. I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I maintain certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. I am interested in all aspects of child and adolescent medicine with special interests in sports medicine, asthma, the special-needs child, and ADHD/academic failure.
My wife, Patricia and I are married for 40 years. Together we nurtured and guided our four children into adulthood. Being a father is both the most difficult and the most rewarding endeavor of my life. Along the way I enjoyed serving as den leader and cub master of the local Cub Scout pack, assistant scoutmaster of the Boy Scout troop, and team physician for the school football teams.
On a personal note, I keep active. My wife says I never stop moving. My sporting avocations include bicycling, camping, backpacking, bow hunting, fishing, snorkel diving, weight training, and long-distance running. My official 1987 Boston Marathon time was 2 hours, 59 minutes, and 56 seconds. In 2013 I placed first in my age group (60-65 years) and 67th place overall in the Race for the Place/Gathering Place 5 K run in Beachwood with a time of 21 minutes 55 seconds. In 2006 my wife and I climbed to the top of Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park. In 2010 we backpacked the Four Passes Loop near Aspen, a one-week backpack trip that involved ascending four 12,000-foot mountain passes. Other hobbies include auto repair (I like fixing things), gardening, reading adventure novels, and chess. I have served as team physician for the Lake Catholic High School wrestling team and have tutored math and science to high-school students with learning disabilities.
----Joseph Lock, MD