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Department Center for Pediatric Neurosciences
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Department of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Skin Biopsies
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
  • Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC)
  • Alexander Disease
  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Batten Disease
  • Canavan Disease
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Hallervorden-Spatz Disease
  • Holoprosencephaly
  • Hydranencephaly
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Infantile Spasm
  • Joubert Syndrome
  • Krabbe Disease (Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy)
  • Leigh's Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Lissencephaly
  • Lysosomal Disorders
  • Megalencephaly
  • Menkes Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
  • Microcephaly in Children
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Myoclonus (Muscle Twitch)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Niemann-Pick Disease (NP)
  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy
  • Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pediatric White Matter
  • Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease
  • Pompe's Disease
  • Porencephaly
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Refsum Disease
  • Sandhoff Disease
  • Seizures
  • Seizures - Febrile
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL)
  • Wilson Disease
  • Zellweger Syndrome
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Kennedy Krieger Institute
Neurology, post-doctoral fellow
Baltimore, MD USA

Fellowship - Massachusetts General Hospital
Neurology Research Gene Therapy
Boston, MA USA

Fellowship - Boston Children's Hospital
Child Neurology
Boston,, MA USA

Residency - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Undergraduate - The John Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA

Additional Training

  • Fellowship: Kennedy-Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Md.

Professional Highlights

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institutes Postdoctoral Fellowship.


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Specialty Interests

Pseudotumor cerebri, leukodystrophies, lysosomal storage disorders, Pediatric Neurology Child abuse Factitious disorders

Innovations & Patents

  • Patent Number 5,998,149.  Issued December 7, 1999.  Inventors: Hsich Gary, Kenney Kimbra, Gibbs Clarence J., and Harrington Michael G.  “Method of detecting transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.”  Patent for the detection of 14-3-3 proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid as a diagnostic tool in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Gary Hsich, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 8/6/2023, Dr. Hsich 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

42 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
4.4 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

The Dr was amazing and kind. I felt he was tender and very knowledgeable. I appreciate him and the staff.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

The provider was clear, concise, and listened to our concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

One of very few pediatric consults we've ever had where I feel the provider took the time to really listen to concerns and seemed like he cared. Thank you!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Hsich listen to us and made recommendations based on our concerns. He was respectful of our opinions and willing to work with us. He is very knowledgeable and honest with his opinion. We appreciate his candor and ability to incorporate both our expertise with our son and his expertise with care/medications. My son is doing much better.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

The Doctor was very helpful, compassionate, and sincere.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

I feel as if the physician could've been more thorough in his examination, There was not much assistance with the root of my visit. This can be improved .

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

I believe that the physician could have done more addressing my concerns, also to be more thorough in examining me and not generalizing my issues redirecting points of reference to previous patients health concerns. In the future this physician should make patients feel understood and have more empathy and compassion for assisting in the care of a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Hsich is an icrediable doctor! He is warm, welcoming and kind. He listened to all my concerns and addressed them accordingly.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Hisch is very thorough. He does a wonderful job of speaking with my son and making sure knows what to expect as he approaches the age of 18. He answers all of our questions very thoughtfully and thoroughly. I also appreciate his quick follow up

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

We were so impressed by Dr. Hsich. He was kind, patient and attentive. He thoroughly listed to our concerns and gave a detailed explanation of his opinion. He bedside manner and knowledge were both top tier.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

*Dr. Hsich is exceptional. If all your doctors were as kind, knowledgeable, and patient as *Dr. Hsich, medicine would be a better place & have a better reputation.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Had a very great experience. The Dr made us feel as though he was with us personally and not a video visit. That's was a very good thing.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Hsich was extremely attentive and answered all of our questions

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Love Dr Hsich and the PTs

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