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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Japanese
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Orthopaedic Surgery

Lutheran Hospital

1730 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113


Orthopaedic Surgery

Euclid Hospital

18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid, OH 44119

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Non-Operative Orthopaedics
  • Non-Operative Treatment of Fractures
  • Non-Operative Treatment of Sprains
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Arthritis
  • Orthopaedics
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • 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
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries
  • Hand Problems
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Leg Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hips in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees in the Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Shoulder Problems
View all 23 Specialties +


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About Yuji Umeda, MD, PhD

Yuji Umeda, MD, PhD, came to Cleveland Clinic in 2010 fromKanto-Rosai Hospital in Japan where he was Director of Orthopaedic Surgery andChief of Division of Hand and Upper Extremity.   


After receiving his medical degree from the University ofHirosaki, School of Medicine, in Hirosaki,Japan.Dr. Umeda completed a comprehensive surgery residency at theAomori Prefectural Central Hospital in Aomori, Japan.


He completed an orthopaedic residency at University ofJuntendo School of Medicine, in Tokyo, Japan, where he also received his PhD.Dr. Umeda completed his Hand & Research fellowship at the University of NewMexico, Albuquerque, NM, followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at HuronHospital, Cleveland, Ohio. After becoming board certified in Internal Medicine.Dr. Umeda completed an Orthopaedic Medicine Fellowship at Lutheran Hospital, aCleveland Clinic hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.


Dr. Umeda is practicing in the Orthopaedic SurgeryDepartment for Upper Extremities.


His special interests include treating patients with hand,wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries or conditions. He also has interests insports injuries as he was a physician for a professional soccer team in Japanfor 13 years.


Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Lutheran Hospital
Musculoskeletal Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Huron Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Huron Hospital - CCHS
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of New Mexico Health Science Center
Hand Research Fellow Dept. Ortho & Rehab
Albuquerque, NM USA

Medical Education - Juntendo University School of Medicine
Bunkyo-Ku Tokyo,

Medical Education - Hirosaki University School of Medicine


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Non-operative care of degenerative joint disease, prevention and treatment of orthopaedic injuries, treatment of hip, knee, hand, elbow and shoulder problems

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/8/2023, Dr. Umeda has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

186 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Umeda was on time. He treated me with kindness & respect. I appreciate his expertise.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

I loved Dr Umeda

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr Ahmedabad is a very wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Umeda is one of your Greatest professional, thanks.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Umeda is a wonderful doctor, very empathetic, very thorough is his examination of my joint issues in my hand.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

One of the best experiences I have had with a physician

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Umeda is a wonderful physician. He is highly skilled, compassionate, caring, and encouraging. Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have him as a member of staff, and his patients are blessed to have him as their physician.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

The Dr was Awesome! Really trust him and his staff

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Umeda was very thorough in analyzing my MRI. He explained and showed me with aides what condition I have, then layed out my personal care regime for the future. He ensured I understood how to deal with my shoulder condition going forward. Dr. Umeda was also very friendly and personable.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr was was very nice an knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr Umeda was quick and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr Umeda was friendly enough, however, his explanation of my injury was not very clear. It's possibly due to his accent.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Doctor was very pleasant, kind and efficient!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

I was very pleased with my Dr. And treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Umeda is an outstanding physician. He is knowledgeable and always takes the time to explain the process of the injection. In addition he provides other options if the injection fails to provide relief.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

He or a very caring doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr. Umeda is a highly-skilled, kind, and compassionate physician who is dedicated to the quality treatment of his patients. I feel privileged to be under his care.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr. Umeda was very kind and honest and took my opinions and questions seriously.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Very professional office visit Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

I was impressed with Dr. Umeda because he wanted to examine me after showing me what was wrong and confirming that I needed surgery. To me that showed he wanted to be better at determining the type of injury that I had sustained with future patients - that shows a dedication to his craft and the want for better.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr Umeda took his time assessing my condition and took even more time explaining what and why I really appreciated his care Thank you

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

I was very pleased with Dr. Umeda's understanding of the amount of pain I was in. He gave me four cordisone shots at the base of two fingers in both hands. He was very professional while understanding that the shots were painful. I also have been wearing my finger splints and wrist support each night, and am feeling much less pain, which means my sleep is of a higher quality.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

It's a real gift to see a doctor that has a real understanding of the arthritis I deal with because of Sjogrens. It was a relief to talk with a doctor that wasn't just in a hurry. I felt as if he really heard me.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Umeda is absolutely amazing. He is always so kind and he is like a wizard when he gives his injections.

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