Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery; Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


Dr. Hsu graduated with an honors degree in violin performance from Indiana University. Dr. Hsu received his medical degree, with Distinction in Research, from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis and completed a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Career Influence

Dr. Hsu’s orthopedic sports medicine fellowship was completed at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, where he worked closely with leaders in the field of sports medicine, including Dr. Frank Jobe, inventor of the “Tommy John Procedure.” As a fellow physician, Dr. Hsu also participated in medical coverage of professional teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels (MLB), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), and Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS).

Clinical Interests

As an operative sports medicine physician, Dr. Hsu will suggest conservative approaches first, whenever possible and safe for the patient. With expertise in surgery, Dr. Hsu also has the extensive training and experience to perform required procedures. Dr. Hsu is an orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon with extensive experience in minimally-invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques, with thousands of arthroscopic procedures performed, such as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder instability and labral repair, elbow ligament repair and reconstruction, including the "Tommy John procedure," ACL reconstruction, and arthroscopic meniscal tear treatment. Dr. Hsu underwent fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine and plays an active role in the Seattle-area athletic life. He has a passion for enhancing his patients' abilities to stay active at work or on the sporting fields.


Dr. Hsu sees pediatric patients ages 14+.

Personal Interests

Dr. Hsu has qualified and run in multiple Boston, Chicago, and New York City marathons. He finds his own effort toward the ever-elusive running improvement a constant reminder to empathize with his patients’ intense interest in their pursuits. He also tries to find time to play and attend music performances to gratify his lifelong interest in classical music and violin performance.

Practice Philosophy

“I strive to use the lessons I have learned from my training and experience, and from all my patients, to help you navigate the options for your care, with the ultimate goal of returning you back to health and back to your activities and pursuits.”


English and Mandarin Chinese

Hospital Affiliations


Community Involvement

Since 2005, Dr. Hsu has been volunteering his time and expertise at the sidelines of a wide range of athletic events in the community, including high school football games, roller derby bouts, and collegiate sports. He has worked closely with the team athletic trainers to provide injury treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation back to competition, for the athletes of Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood, Meadowdale, and Mountlake Terrace high schools in the Edmonds School District; Rat City Roller Derby; and Seattle Pacific University.

Professional Involvement

Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America.


Dr. Jim Hsu Discusses Internal Derangement of the Knee on KOMO radio
Stay in the game – two fall sports injuries to avoid


UW PRAISE Award (Patient Reported Assessment in Satisfaction and Excellence); Recognition for Service, Edmonds School District for providing athletics coverage at four area high schools

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