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Jochen Son-Hing, MD

Jochen Son-Hing, MD



53 Ratings 12 Reviews


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Tuesday, Mar 21


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  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Jochen Son-Hing, MD, FRCSC, is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center. He also sees patients at UH Westlake and UH Mentor health centers. He is Assistant Professor, Orthopedics and Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Son-Hing is board-certified in orthopedics and is certified in advanced trauma life support. His special interests include pediatric orthopedics and correction of pediatric scoliosis and other pediatric spinal deformities. He joined the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital staff in 2006.

Dr. Son-Hing graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from McGill University in Montreal and earned his medical degree from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of British Columbia followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. He received further subspecialty training in spinal deformity surgery at Washington University, St. Louis.

Dr. Son-Hing’s research interest is the surgical correction of scoliosis. He has published over two dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals, primarily on scoliosis, and authored or coauthored 10 textbook chapters on pediatric orthopedic problems. He is a frequent presenter at medical meetings and conferences in the United States, Canada and internationally, speaking on innovations and outcomes in scoliosis surgery.

Honors and Achievements

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2005
International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) Scholarship, 2005
Edward Kampschuur Award (UBC Division of Orthopaedic Trauma), 2003
AONA Basic Fracture Management Preceptorship, 2003
Chinese Canadian Medical Society (BC) Scholarship, 2000
Medical Research Council Summer Research Award, 1998
Appleton & Lange Medical Publications Prize, 1998
Parke-Davis Prize (Medicine), 1998
Dorothy and Arthur Holt Scholarship, 1998
Samuel Diamond Scholarship, 1998
Louis Lipsey Toohill Scholarship, 1998
Florence E. Heighway Summer Research Award, 1997
Dr. John S. Monteith Prize in Family Medicine, 1997
Joseph David Stringer Memorial Scholarship, 1997

Research Interest



  • Children's Orthopaedics
  • Fractures
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Scoliosis
  • Pediatric Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Spinal Deformity


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Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Ahuja Medical Center

1000 Auburn Dr
Beachwood OH, 44122

UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

UH Perrico HC Ste 300

4176 State Rt 306
Willoughby OH, 44094

UH Mentor Hopkins Health Center

9000 Mentor Ave
Mentor OH, 44060

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

70 Ratings

Patient Comments (19)

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
I love my doctor she calls me to check on me before I have a chance to call her if something is wrong or she feels something is wrong wouldn't trade her for another doctor don't want another doctor if possible

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
My experience has always been excellent , with Dr. Tsushima.

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
I have recommended Dr. Tsushima to several friends who need endocrinologists. She provides excellent care and explains medical issues very well. I respect her tremendously!

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
I love my new doctor and with her assistance [...]

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
I had the most wonderful experience with this provider!

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
The staff was very friendly and professional. The doctor is always very friendly, knowledgeable, explains things to me clearly, gives great recommendations, and she always follows up with me.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Listened well, seemed to be concerned about my health, gave good feedback, knowledgeable, courteous, pleasant experience

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
She was very attentive to all my questions and a very concerning manner to everything I had to say and very explanatory . I would highly reccomend her to anyone needing her expertise.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
This doctor is very very good at explaining what she says in ways that you understand. I love her. My diabeties numbers are better than they have been in at least 5 years. She cares an explain fully your situation. I am so happy that my primary doctor suggested that I see her

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Very good experience

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr Tsushima is personable and takes time to listen and answer all question. She explains medical challenges in a way that is thorough and easily understood. I am grateful for her care!

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
I was very comfortable with Dr. Tsushima. Should I decide to go on meds for my condition I will be back to work with her. ***

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
The front office was very friendly and welcoming. The medical assistant was very pleasant, courteous, friendly, and knowledgeable. The doctor is always very informative, caring, understanding, and respectful.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr Tsushima is an excellent dr. She explained what was going on with my planned treatment and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I really liked her and I was a new patient.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
First appointment and so impressed/comforted by Dr. Tsushima's expertise, patience and care.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr. Tsushima was very kind and very sweet, I instantly felt comfortable when she entered the exam room. Very knowledgeable and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand considering medical terms are pretty crazy. I would definitely recommend seeing her.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Excellent experience!

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Excellent provider.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
She took a good deal of time answering my questions and concerns. Also explained upcoming tests and the dates I needed to know to schedule them. I'm very appreciative! Wonderful physician!!

Research & Publications

Research Interests

diabetes treatment, risks associated with diabetes

Certifications & Memberships

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Fellowship | Endocrinology
Endocrinology - Cleveland Clinic (2019 - 2021)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - Mount Sinai Beth Israel (2016 - 2019)

Medical Education
Shiga University Of Medical Science (2013)

Cornell University (2008)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Yumiko Tsushima did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.