Jim C. Hsu M.D.

 Jim  C. Hsu M.D.
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  • Chinese
  • English


  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine


Dr. Hsu is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. His practice primarily involves arthroscopic rotator cuff and instability repairs of the shoulder, ACL reconstructions and meniscal surgeries of the knee, and "Tommy John" reconstructions of the elbow. After graduation from the University of Rochester School of Medicine with a medical degree and with distinction in research, Dr. Hsu completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO, and a fellowship in sports medicine/arthroscopic surgery at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA, where he worked with esteemed sports medicine pioneer, Dr. Frank Jobe, the inventor of the "Tommy John" procedure. He served as fellow/assistant physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lakers and other professional teams. Since 2005, Dr. Hsu has volunteered his time and expertise as a physician for athletics at the four high schools of Edmonds School District. He also serves as a consulting physician for Seattle Pacific University athletics and as an event physician for the Rat City Roller Girls. Outside of his medical life, Dr. Hsu is also a violinist and a marathon runner. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and the King County Medical Society.

Patient Care Philosophy

I am devoted to helping patients overcome injuries and return to an active lifestyle. At The Sports Medicine Clinic, I work to provide and facilitate the best treatment options, both nonoperative and surgical, to help patients achieve that goal.

Clinical Interests

Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder: rotator cuff repair, instability and labrum repair; arthroscopic surgery of the knee: meniscus tears, ACL/ligament injuries; Surgery of the elbow: arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction ("Tommy John surgery"), biceps tendon repair; other procedures of orthopedic sports medicine.

Research Interests

Throwing athlete injuries; meniscal repairs; cytokine and cell interactions.


Institution Credential Year
University of Rochester Medical education
Washington University School of Medicine Internship
Washington University School of Medicine Residency
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Fellowship

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery 2007