- Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Christina W. Cheng, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and University Hospitals St. John Medical Center. She also sees patients at UH Westlake Health Center and UH University Suburban Health Center. She is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng joined the UH Cleveland Medical Center medical staff in 2018.
Dr. Cheng specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. She has a special interest in degenerative spine conditions, spinal trauma, spinal deformity, disc herniation and metastatic spine disease.
Dr. Cheng earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, cum laude with Distinction in Research, from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. She earned her medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, N.Y. She completed her internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center and a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle.
As a physician, Dr. Cheng strives to ensure that her patients and their families have an adequate understanding of their spinal issues, expected outcome and prognosis. She is a strong believer of using a multidisciplinary approach in managing spinal disorders and employs all possible nonsurgical treatment options prior to offering surgical treatment when possible.
Dr. Cheng is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AOSpine, North American Spine Society and American Orthopaedic Association.
- Cervical Disc Herniation
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Cervical Stenosis
- Lumbar Disc Herniation
- Lumbar Stenosis
- Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Fractures
- Spinal Trauma
- Spinal Tumors
- Spine Surgery
- Thoracic Disc Herniation
Patient Experience Reviews
4.4 out of 5
Patient Comments (8)
Reviewed On 3/1/2022
The Doctor was very friendly and talked about what she was doing thru out the meeting
Reviewed On 3/1/2022
I liked the physician who saw me. I thought she was pretty straighforward in responding to my questions. ***
Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Gave me a sense of confidence in her.
Reviewed On 1/1/2022
She was super smart and very thorough
Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr Christina Cheng is the best doctor I've had in a long time. She helps me a bunch and she cares about her patients. I love her. And the staff are amazing. Great help and very patient. I'd recommend Dr.Cheng and University Hospital to anyone in which I already have. I have change my mom brother and my children doctors to UH.
Reviewed On 12/1/2021
I'm happy to say, I believe I am in very good hands with this provider.
Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Everything has been outstanding
Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Cheng was awesome and made me feel good about my appointment with. highly recommend her!
- Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship | Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery - Harborview Medical Center (2017 - 2018)
Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Uh Cleveland Medical Center (2012 - 2017)
Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Uh Case Medical Center (2011 - 2012)
University At Buffalo School Of Medicine (2011)
Cornell University (2004)
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As of December 31, 2016, Christina Cheng did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.