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

Willoughby Hills Fam Hlth Ctr

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Medical Management of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
View all 22 Specialties +


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About Augusto Hsia, Jr., MD

Augusto Tan Hsia, Jr., MD,CCD is on Staff at 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 , Door County Memorial Hospital Wisconsin

His clinical interests include acute and chronic back pain, failed back surgery syndrome, spondyloarthropathies ,lumbar canal stenosis, metabolic bone disease/bone optimization for spinal deformity

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

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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

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

Internship - Medical Center Manila
General Medicine

Medical Education - Saint Louis University College of Medicine

Undergraduate - Saint Louis University
Baguio City, Phillipines,

Additional Training

  • Certified in Clinical Densitometry(CCD)

Professional Highlights

  • Staff Physician Center for spine health 
  • Associate Clinical Professor Case Western Reserve Medical School
  • Board Certified in Rheumatology


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

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


  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • American Society for  Bone and Mineral Research
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/28/2023, 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

274 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

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

He had read my file from another medical provider and was well versed before the visit. He listened and came up with a plan. He is open to including other medical professionals if needed. I appreciate his time and effort. He listened and took action where my medical team at home didn't. I feel that my medical issues will be addressed

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Doctor was 15 minutes late coming to exam room because he'd been in a meeting. We were very irritated, but in the end felt comfortable with Dr. Hsia. His explanations were easy to understand and he had several recommendations.

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

She was excellent as well, very professional and thorough

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

Jackie Brown receptionist and Shelly Lehman nurse did an excellent job in making a good first impression for the office. Dr. Hsia was very thorough in examining me and took the time needed to answer all my questions and discuss my options with me.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Doctor Hsia is very caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Appointment was easy to make, and Dr. Hsai Did an excellent job

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

I am pleased that dr. Hsai is my spine doctor

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr. Hsia is excellent. He has both an excellent grasp of his work and a pleasant personality.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

What a kind person! He listened to all my concerns even though I hadn't come back to see him in several years.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

The Dr. Was interested in any problems I was having with my back.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr His was very y,in his examination of me. He informed me of his plan for my continuing care. He is such a nice man. I felt relaxed and comfortable during my visit.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Hsia was very good with me. I was very pleased with his attention

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Nurse and doctor very knowledgeable am very pleased working with them.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Overall satisfied with my appointment but wish that someone would have told me there was a fellow so I could have anticipated a longer appointment time. Both providers were thorough and helpful but it would have been nice to know.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr Haia was great listened to what I was experiencing with my back problems .

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Hsia was very friendly and understanding. He answered all my questions and concerns. He informed me of all the aspects of my care for this visit.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Getting and appointment with Dr Hsia usually takes 2-3 months for an in-person appointment. I understand he's very popular and this can't be helped.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Great Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Hsia was very thorough in pursuit of any spine aspects of my condition. He was very honest in hi evaluation in that there was no treatment required.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Polston is an excellent provider of care and support.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Hsia was very proficient at explaining the source of my lower back and leg pain. He offered very good solutions to the problems I am having. I am currently following up on his referrals for further treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Hsia was kind even though he was running 40 minutes behind.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

The Dr was very thorough and listened well. He apologized for the wait and was very kind and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

First time I did a Zoom call, I didn't do some things right but Dr Hsia was very understanding.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Overall outstanding visit with a superb doctor

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Hsia had very good bed side manner, listened to my concern and explained his plan of care.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Hsia is a very good doctor. Hard to find doctors like him. Thank you Dr Hsia

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

I would highly recommending either of these doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Excellent! My daughter mistakenly scheduled my appointment with Dr Hasia in thoughts he was a neurologist. Regardless he and his staff were more than willing to explain all the surgeries I have had previously and a proper course of action with my needs. Grateful to have found such kind and compassionate health care providers.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

It was a good experience, and I am really pleased with Dr. Hsia! look forward to my next visit. Thank you.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Hsia cares about my specific problems and my overall health.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr Hsia was so kind and wonderful. Truly a rare occurrence with the medical field, in my experience.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Good Dr. He listens to his patience

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr Hsia is very patient, and makes sure all questions are answered thoroughly

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

We were very pleased with Dr. He was very nice and Explained everything to us and made us feel comfortable. Will recommend him to my family and friends

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