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 6/6/2019, 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

135 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.1
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Umeda only has certain dates in Strongsville and his calendar is fairly full. Not a complaint, just a fact of life. thus, it is difficult to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

overall experience was great the Dr was very thorough in exposing my injuries and explaining plan for healing

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

dr was very good

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

I had to put extra effort for the doctor to pay attention to my problem.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

everything was smooth and everyone was very professional. I liked Dr. Umeda very much

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

I felt very comfortable and confident with Dr Umeda

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Umeda listened carefully to everything I said. I felt he cared about my problem and wanted to help me heal.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Care provider demonstrated genuine interest in my concerns and treatment

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Good doctor and friendly staff

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Umeda is perhaps the kindest, gentlest, caregiver I have had the pleasure of meeting. He took the time to fully explain my condition, offered options for treatment, and supported my decision.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

very thorough explanation and i truly appreciated it. Highly recommend this doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Umeda is great! I very much enjoyed having him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

the dr umeda is a very good doctor my whole family goes to him.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Umeda was very attentive and explained my injury very clearly. He also explained next steps.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr was fantastic, very thorough and informative. I received AWESOME care

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Doctor Umeda wore a mask and has treated me with the utmost respect.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

doctor was very knowledgeable and gave me options about my treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I was very satisfied with Dr. Umeda And the care I received from him. My appointments were timely and Dr. was kind, gentle, and genuinely Concerned that I have a favorable outcome. Thank you Dr. and the clinic for your care.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2018

Dr. Umeda is a very nice doctor who is Professional, knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. He showed his great care about my situation and explained in great details about my case and the way to care.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

didn't matter whether the time I spent and the waiting are exam room was fair good or excellent the fact was the doctor did not treat me nor give me any options other than therapy for a broken bone which does not allow me to move my left hand or wrist without extreme pain therapy is not going to set a broken bone

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

When the doctor says, see the scheduler on your way out - then to save $$ the clinic has that desk closed and one has to wait in line AGAIN in the reception area behind 6 people - IT"S FRUSTRATING!! Ortho is a busy place - you NEED a scheduler there - NOT make patients wait in the same line they already waited in when they first arrived for their appointment. I was simply trying to get into OT - as soon as I could - and had to wait another 10 minutes (and during those 10 minutes OT DID have an opening... and I missed it because I was in line AGAIN!!!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr. Umeyda is excellent. I had to really focus to be able to understand him, but he had a friendly disposition and put me at ease right away. Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr. Umeta treated me with respect. I am 78 years old. Some providers do not want to treat persons of my age for problems such as rotator cuff injuries. He examined me thoroughly on my initial visit and on the follow up and carefully explained my options as well as my progress.

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