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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 & 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
  • Batten Disease
  • Canavan Disease
  • Cephalic Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Concussions
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Dandy -Walker Syndrome
  • Essential Tremor Resources
  • 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)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • 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 Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Pediatric White Matter And Multiple Sclerosis
  • 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
  • Tension Headaches
  • 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 9/7/2020, 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

38 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr Hsich is an excellent doctor and always treats myself and child with respect, concern and validation

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr. Hsich. He is very attentive, understanding of child needs and is very thorough in explaining the plan of care.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Very happy with the care given to my daughter by the whole team. Scheduling was a breeze with the help of Dr. Hsich's secretary.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

We were very happy with the care we received from Dr. Hsich. It was hard to hear our child has epilepsy, but he made it less jarring than I'm sure others could have. Made us feel like this is something that we can handle and will get through together.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Was VERY impressed with *Dr. Hsich. He is clearly an excellent clinician, but he also was fantastic communicating, interacting both with me and my son and his follow up was fantastic.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

hands down one of THE BEST doctors I have interacted with at CCF

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

*Dr. Hsich spent good quality of time listening to my son and me and addressing his migraine problem in a concerned way.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

I would recommend *Dr. Hsich to anyone.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

The doctor and his fellow doctor were very respectful, kind, knowledgeable and helpful to give my son the best treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

We love Dr Hsich.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

The staff and Dr Hshish were all extremely kind and helpful! very prompt in returning calls and set my mind at ease when I was stressed about my child

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

I would 100% highly recommend Dr Hsish to anyone coming to the Cleveland clinic for neurological testing. He is outstanding!! could not have been more satisfied with the time he spent with us.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

I was impressed with the Dr. and truly appreciated his time and level of interest and insights.

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