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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Primary Location

Willoughby Hills Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Neck Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 21 Specialties +


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About Augusto Hsia, Jr., MD

Augusto Tan Hsia, Jr., MD, is on Staff in the Center for Spine Health at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. He accepted that appointment in 2006 after being the chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and a physician of internal medicine and rheumatology at North Shore Medical Clinic, Door County Memorial Hospital in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. since 2003.  

His clinical interests include acute and chronic back pain, failed back surgery syndrome, spondyloarthropathies and lumbar canal stenosis. 

He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from St. Louis University in Baguio City, Philippines, and completed a postgraduate internship at Medical Center Manila, Philippines. Dr. Hsia completed a residency in internal medicine at New York University Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical transplant at University Hospital of the State University of New York, Stony Brook, N.Y. He completed two fellowships at Cleveland Clinic; one in rheumatology & immunology, and the other in medical spine. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Medical Spine
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Stony Brook University Hospital
Renal Transplant
Stony Brook, NY USA

Residency - New York University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Internship - Medical Center Manila
General Medicine

Medical Education - Saint Louis University College of Medicine

Undergraduate - Saint Louis University
Baguio City, Phillipines,


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Acute and Chronic Back Pain, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Lumbar Canal Stenosis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/3/2022, Dr. Hsia, Jr. 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

189 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr Hsia. Has the best follow through I have ever had. Not only did he follow thur but provided the best care possible!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Extremely pleased will definitely stay with this doctor

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr. Hsia is patient.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Hsia is very thorough, knowledgeable, and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr Hsia is a very attentive and compassionate physician. I respect him.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr Hsia was very interested in my care going forward.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr. Hsia is a very caring and nice doctor looking out for his patients welfare,

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Hsia is great - he listens and makes very good treatment options

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr Hsia was very knowledgeable and helpful. He explained my back problems so that I could understand.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr. Hsia is wonderful! He is very patient and attentive.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Dr Hsai was one of the best Dr's I've seen. He is attentive & extremely informative.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Great doctor and staff !!!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Dr Hsia was great, he listened to me and explained everything to me so I understood.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

It was a very good experience. Dr. Hsia was very attentive to me and addressed all of my concerns. Thank you!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Doctor Hasia was very informative, explained all my options and made recommendations to my best interests.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Doctors are great some nurses need to care. Not all but some. Overall great service.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr Hsia was very kind, a good listener and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr HSAI is a thorough, and compassionate provider - a good listener. He certainly listened to my concerns and questions and decided to order cervical and lumbar MRI's for more objective information gathering - my symptoms have escalated and I am experiencing more fatigue, more discomfort/pain and sleeping poorly.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr Hsia was very nice, took his time asking questions, and was very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr. Hsia was very informative and detailed in his information. I appreciate his thoroughness. I felt very adease with him. Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Dr Hsia spent a good amount of time asking good questions about when my back pain began, and how it has gotten slowly better. He listened to my responses to his questions and answered mine in depth. He advised me on every aspect of my recovery.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr. Hsia was very thorough with what I needed to do, so I can get my back surgery done.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

I would recommend this doctor to all my friends and relatives.

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