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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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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 9/1/2020, 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.

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

223 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

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I was very impressed with the doctor - first time meeting him, and the person suggesting him to me was very truthful.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

My physician was very smart and followed along with my explanation of what all has happened to me very well.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Shaw spent a great time with me and covered every aspect of my lumbar problems, he was pleasingly definitive.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr Hsia was very good and thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

He really is a kind and helpful doctor. With the prescriptions he gave me I'm feeling so much better, and the pain is almost gone.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr Hsia also made sure to squeeze me in his schedule for my follow up. they meant a lot to me. says s lot about him.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Hsia was awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

A talented person, and a good Dr. He did easily listened to my problem description. The conversation was mutual. Sadly the base of my skull is not going to leave me alone.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

dr was very understanding to my problem. he diagnosed and examined me carefully checked my x rays and came up with a plan.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

my first zoom doctors visit went extremely well and better than I thought it could be other than an in person visit.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

excellent, Dr. and staff were very helpful answered all my questions!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Hsia was wonderful. He was very thorough and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Hsia was very informative and explained in detail what my back issues are. Very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Hsia was very professional and explained my options very well.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Love Dr Hsia... he is excellent at diagnosing, describing the process steps, and providing care!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Hsai listens, understands and trys to alleviate my pain.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Received Dr Hsai name as a referral from PT at Hillcrest Hospital outpatient. She described Dr Hsai as an excellent in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal issues. I was very impressed on all above areas.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

good the doctor explained everything real well to me. in terms that I could understand.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

My experience was very positive and Dr. Hsia was very attentive and tried to address all my concerns. I will be back for a follow up in November.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

doctor was excellent and took his time with me. Felt like he truly cared about my overall health as well.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Harder and harder to reach CCF for an appointment since they have gone to a central scheduling. Dr Hsia was very personable, listened to my concerns and made a great plan for treatment. Great experience.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

The doctor could not help me with my back problem.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

amazing doctor

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

I always feel educated when I leave Dr. Hsai's office because he does such a good job explaining things. He's also attentive with a pleasant personality.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Hsia is very sweet & patient.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr Hsia was very concerned and respectful, he did not blow me off or consider me wacko, agreed my complaints and pain was justified

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

This care provider has always listened to my concerns and answers my questions to my level of understanding.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

The convenience of a video visit for a minor issue was wonderful because it saved driving time. Also, because I have had in-person care from this provider in the past made me feel comfortable for a video visit.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Doctor Hsia is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr Hsia is a caring and knowledgeable physical who provides quality and compassionate patient care!

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

Dr Hisa 5 stars

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I left my appt feeling like my doctor really listened and thoroughly examined my situation.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

The Physician and staff were exceptional. they were professional courteous I cannot say enough about them and Dr Hisa was very kind and considerate which helped tremendously as I was very concerned about what my exam would show.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

absolutely I could not wait to tell my relatives and Friends how wonderful this physician was.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Hsia was very attentive and took my concerns and symptoms seriously. I immediately felt at ease with him.

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