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

Euclid Hospital

18901 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid, OH 44119
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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Medical Orthopaedics
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non-Operative Adult Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedics
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • 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 And Knees In The Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • 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 7/9/2020, 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

131 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

my husband saw Dr.Umeda for a shoulder problem as well as me seeing him for my finger problem. we both liked him. pleasant, informative

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

I was pleasantly surprised that he did not shame me for taking so long to go to the doctor. (My injury happened last year at this time.) I felt very cared for and listened to even though I was not in pain.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Umeda was very effective at gaining my trust. He was observant, thorough, respectful, and empathetic. He answered all my questions and explained his rationale. I left with a very high opinion of him.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

very excellent. I love the Dr. He took care of me with love.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr Umeda is excellent

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

I absolutely love Dr Umeda

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

At first, it was very difficult getting a timely appointment. but the ombudsman got me one with a different doctor after I complained.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr Umeda was exceptionally professional and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

there's no dr./patient relationship with this guy. tells you his opinion and ignores everything all else.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Umeda was very attentive and took more than enough time to examine me and ask clarifying questions to be able to make the right diagnosis. I wasn't able to understand and comprehend everything though because English is a 2nd language for both of us.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. is only in on fridays.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Umeda is a very kind and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Omeda was so patient and gentle with my pain and concern and sooo thorough. I had no pain from the shot in my hand.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr. Umeda is a very caring doctor. He has been very attending to my hand that has bone spurs. His treatment is very explained to me.I am so glad I have him as a Doctor.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

I have referred Dr. Yugi Umeda to family and friends.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Umeda called me quickly to discuss my problem

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Very patient doctor

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

Dr. Umeda has always shown concern for my needs He made sure I saw an occupational therapist for adjustments to my brace to help relieve the pain I've had since we moved to the Cleveland area. I'm now able to domost activities with little or no pain.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr Umeda was very kind and professional He took all the time necessary to explain the why and hows of my care He is professional and well versed in his specialty

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

This wasn't my first time seeing this care provider , the very first time we met he was very caring and concern...wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr.Yugi Umeda was a a amazing doctor who took time and listens to all my concerns. So very pleased!!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

I am already speaking and recommending Dr.Umeda to my family as.well as.frienda.I look forward to my next visit in 6 weeks for my follow up

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