- 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 Satisfaction Reviews
4.5 out of 5
Patient Comments (8)
Reviewed On 8/4/2020
Dr. Cheng responded immediately to my visit request, and was very attentive to my condition needs.
Reviewed On 8/4/2020
She is very patient, understanding, pleasant, doesn't make you feel rushed, caring, listens, and is very informative. Very pleased with her.
Reviewed On 3/22/2020
Very Patient and Professional !!
Reviewed On 3/8/2020
Dr Chang is an excellent surgeon and answers all of our questions. She is the only provider I saw that took my symptoms seriously and did everything she could to get me diagnosed and scheduled for sugery as soon as possible.
Reviewed On 2/14/2020
Dr Cheng provided excellent surgical care and took my situation seriously and made every effort to ensure she was able to diagnose and treat my condition appropriately. I am grateful to her for her urgency in correcting my condition.
Reviewed On 12/28/2019
Great physician and person.
Reviewed On 12/14/2019
I had very good experience with Dr. Christina Cheng..very positive experience!
Reviewed On 11/22/2019
very very good
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.