Jim C. Hsu M.D.

Jim C. Hsu M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Orthopaedics , Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine


Sports Medicine Center


Chinese, English


The Sports Medicine Clinic at Ballard

1455 NW Leary Way, Suite #350
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206.668.6100|Map It 

The Sports Medicine Clinic at Northwest Outpatient Medical Center

10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206.668.6100|Map It 


Dr. Jim Hsu is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in orthopedic sports medicine. He has a specific practice emphasis in arthroscopic/minimally invasive surgeries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. Dr. Hsu earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in violin performance from Indiana University, and his M.D. with Distinction in Research from University of Rochester School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, and a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Since 2005, Dr. Hsu has been volunteering his time and medical expertise at the athletic events for the four high schools in the Edmonds School District, and for the Rat City Roller Girls, the Seattle-area roller derby league. He also serves as a consulting physician for Seattle Pacific University athletics.

Dr. Hsu is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. Dr. Hsu has been listed as one of the “Best Doctors” by the Seattle Met magazine multiple times.

Patient Care Philosophy

The Sports Medicine Clinic, at UW/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, is the first ever clinic in the country with multispecialty focus on sports medicine. This is the most important reason I chose to practice here ever since the start of my career: we value and do provide a true multi-disciplinary approach to treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries and conditions, from primary care to podiatry to physical therapy to orthopedic surgery, with great colleagues to depend on for every facet of care to get patients back to action on the field, at work, or at play.

Personal Interests

I enjoy distance running and have qualified for and run in the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon. As a graduate of Indiana University majoring in violin performance, I try to find time to play and to attend classical music performances.

Clinical Interests

Knee: arthroscopic meniscus tear treatment, ACL reconstruction; Shoulder: arthroscopic rotator cuff, instability, labral repairs; Elbow: ligament repair/reconstruction, including “Tommy John” surgery

Research Interests

Minimally-invasive meniscal repair; throwing injuries of the shoulder.


Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic ClinicFellowship
University of RochesterMedical education
Washington University School of MedicineInternship
Washington University School of MedicineResidency

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery2007
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