Joseph Lock, MD


Joseph Lock, MD

Appointed: 2000

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Joseph Lock, MD
Department: Community Pediatrics
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code BD10
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Professional information:

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.

Personal information:

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

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Euclid Hospital, 1988–1994
  • Member, Neonatal Resuscitation Team, Euclid Hospital, 1989–1994

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN USA


  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

adhd/school failure, Asthma, Birth Defects, General pediatrics, Sports Medicine, teen issues

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 

Additional Training

  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association


  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Childrens Primary Care
  • General Adolescent Care
  • General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators

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