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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Chinese, English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
  • Complex Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Shoulder Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Scapular Winging
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Tendon Reconstruction
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Problems
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Shoulder Deformity
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Infection
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Intra-Articular Injury
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
View all 28 Specialties +


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About Jason Ho, MD, MS

Originally from the state of Utah, Dr. Ho attended the University of Pennsylvania earning a bachelor's degree in bioengineering with a minor in mathematics. He then pursued a master's in physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University, subsequently earning his medical degree at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. After medical school, he trained at the Cleveland Clinic for his orthopaedic surgery residency, and then pursued an extra-year of fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Ho's interest in shoulder and elbow surgery include primary and revision joint replacement, arthroscopy, fracture care, sports injuries and complex reconstruction.  Dr. Ho is very active in shoulder and elbow research and has authored numerous publications, book chapters, and presented at many regional and national meetings.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, dog, traveling and enjoying the outdoors and food Cleveland has to offer.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Georgetown University
Physiology and Biophysics
Washington, DC USA

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Shoulder joint replacement and arthroscopy, rotator cuff tears and other tendon and ligament problems, instability, sports injuries of the shoulder, trauma to the shoulder, revision surgery of the shoulder. Elbow trauma and replacement. Clavicle fractures and injuries, scapula fractures and injuries

Awards & Honors

  • Resident Excellence in Teach Award 2015-2018 - Cleveland Clinic Graduate Medical Education
  • Dean's Award - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Jason Ho, MD, MS.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/1/2023, Dr. Ho 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

284 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr Ho is punctual, efficient and friendly. He's prepared for my visit or phone call. He makes me feel confident in my treatment and I like it that he has a sense of humor !

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Ho is an excellent doctor, I would highly recommend him to anyone with shoulder problems,

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Dr. Ho does a very good job in listening and explaining -- an asset to the Cleveland Cllinic

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Was making a pre surgery appt for February 29 after 10 min the gal said he is free for a March 1 appt NOT!! She appeared flustered went back n forth with doctor area came back n said the doctors office will call u No call after 3 weeks then dr Ho nurse called "ARE YOU STILL HAVING SURGERY ON FEBRUARY 29 with Dr Ho???? Told them I was waiting for a call from his office per the appt scheduler telling us that dr Ho not available now on that day so my surgery is now March 28 SHE CLEARLY DOES NOT BELONG IN THAT JOB AT THE APPT DESK

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr Ho was delayed and his office kept me in the loop. He called me and we connected on a different video platform. I was able to get answers to my questions answered.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

In all the years I have worked with Cleveland clinic doctors, Dr Ho is one of the best well rounded doctor I have ever dealt with on all the years

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Ho and his staff was very professional and very knowledgeable about what was going on with my situation. He laid out all the options and the pro and cons of each.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Doctor was caring and a good listener. The injection was quick, painless, and effective

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Live Dr. Ho and his NPC

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Ho is remarkable.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Ho has been VERY caring, considerate and took time to answer all my questions. Dr.Ho has been the best doctor I have ever had. I trust him completely with my care!!!!!! You are fortunate to have him on staff-in my opinion.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

I tell everyone how wonderful Dr Ho is in providing snd explaining my care. The Clinic is lucky to have him on their dtaff!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Great doctor...friendly

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Ho made me feel comfortable and did not make me feel rushed. He explained things, we discussed things and we made a plan

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Would highly recommend Dr Ho

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Both Dr. Ho and his resident, Dr. Patel, were exceptional. Professional, informative, thorough, caring. Very positive experience.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Very impressed with Dr Ho and his staff

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr Ho is fantastic!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Ho is awesome! I've already recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Wonderful surgeon, caring provider.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

I feel Dr. Ho is an excellent doctor as well as he listens to all concerns

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Ho thoroughly answered all my questions in addition to the attention to the detail of the xray and post surgical plan forward.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Jason made me feel at ease and was genuinely concerned about the issue. He informed me of possible solutions going forward. I am so glad to have Dr. Ho in my corner the ultimate professional can't say enough good words about him and his staff. Top notch!!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I so enjoy Dr Ho's staff

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I already have recommended Dr Ho to a friend. He is so easy to talk to, he listens and explains information in a way that is easy to understand.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Is very professional.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Ho respects my questions and careful considers my opinions in response and treatment plan

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

My Dr. HO is the best in his profession!! Very caring and professional! Happy I chose him to do my surgery!!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Ho was excellent. His staff was responsive to our calls and questions to set up the call and follow up.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Ho provided a well explained list of my options, answered my questions, and never made me feel rushed. Most impressive of all was when I began crying. Dr. Ho got a box of tissues, pulled some out, and handed them to me. When I apologized for crying, Dr. Ho said, "No. You have a lot going on." It was a short, simple response that comforted and touched me. I never would have expected that from a surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

The entire appointment was very good. I really liked the doctor. Very informative

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Attentive, explanatory, compassionate, sincere, informative, patient with my many questions, great bedside manner & overall extremely satisfied with my decision in choosing Dr. Jason Ho to be THE Orthopedic Surgeon to do a Total Reverse Right Shoulder Replacement for me. I have condidence in him!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr Ho was terrific

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

I like that at all my visits with Dr Ho, he sits down and talks to me. He answers questions and explains things. I am sure he has lots of patients, but I have never felt rushed during my visits.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Ho was first rate, consistently, through a complicated and very successful treatment process. Dr. Ho's nurse, Melanie, was also excellent. A bad fall required a complex surgery to restore my right shoulder and arm. I have full use and flexibility again and most of my strength, and I am continuing to regain additional strength. I feel very fortunate to have been treated by Dr. Ho and his colleagues!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

I cannot say enough about the outstanding care I have received from Dr. Ho. His professionalism, knowledge, expertise and above all his ability to relate to and connect with his patients are just a few of the characteristics I admire.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

I had a wonderful visit with Dr Ho. He listened and answered questions ND concerns. He explained thoroughly options with pros and cons. He made me feel in control of my health decisions. I so appreciate Dr Ho and his staff, since I have had experiences to the contrary.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Ho is through, informative and has a wonderful bedside manner. I have already sent him 2 new patients.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr Ho is great. Such an enjoyable combination of knowledge, enthusiasm, sense of humor and ability to explain his treatment thoughts and plan. I'd recommend him always.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr has chosen an excellent staff .

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Ho is excellent. He's personal, engaging and informative. I would absolutely refer him to anyone with like injuries.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Ho made a thorough examination and explained everything very clearly and gave me a plan of action. I appreciate having the Cleveland Clinic available for health care. Everyone from the top down seems to go the extra mile in terms of patient support

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Love Doctor Ho. Explains everything in detail. Took all the time I needed to answer every concern and questions

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Ho has taken the best care of me. I can't say enough about him and his staff.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr Ho and his nurse are the best ever!!!!

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

I have had a great experience with Dr. Ho from my first office visit, to surgery and through my last office visit with him. He did a great job repairing my injury and was easy to work with. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr. Ho and Melanie go above and beyond in their care, interest and concern.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr Ho has always been kind and thoughtful when I go to see him he is always open and willing to discuss what is going on with my case

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr Ho was very kind, informative, and receptive to my questions. I appreciated the transparency and directness he showed.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr Ho was simply outstanding in his thorough exam and in his surgery and follow up visits.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

From initial consult to surgery to follow up- excellent care by Dr Ho and his whole team !

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr. Ho described the results of the MRI as he showed us the pictures. He then presented different methods of repairing my right shoulder giving pros and cons of each method. With my wife and Dr. Ho present I chose to have the shoulder replaced. Then Dr. Ho explained the procedure again and told me how to begin the process of surgery. He was very friendly, competent and confident that there would be a good outcome of the procedure.

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