Raymond Rackley, MD

216.444.5600

Raymond Rackley, MD

Appointed: 1995

Raymond Rackley, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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Raymond Rackley, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code Q10-1
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Raymond Rackley, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Mail Code Q10-1
2570 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
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Raymond Rackley, MD
Department: Cancer Biology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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Raymond Rackley, MD
Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.445.5378
WorkFax:216.445.1894
Surgeon:
Yes
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Raymond Rackley, MD, is Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and Staff in the Center for Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery within the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute. Dr. Rackley earned his biomedical engineering degree from Duke University and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed a urology residency as well as fellowship training in voiding dysfunction and female urology at Cleveland Clinic. He currently holds Staff appointments in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Lerner Research Institute as Director of the basic science Urothelial Biology Laboratory.

Dr. Rackley’s primary focus is on the clinical care of people with pelvic health disorders and the education of those who serve to improve pelvic health. In addition to his full-time clinical responsibilities, he actively manages an NIH and extramurally funded research laboratory for reconstructive and basic science investigations of the lower urinary tract.

During his leadership tenure within the Center of Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery, the Center has evolved as one of the premier centers for national and international educational forums for residents, fellows and postgraduate physicians pursuing expansion of their basic science and clinical knowledge supporting their practices in pelvic health. Dr. Rackley’s programmatic developments for the Center includes formal preceptorships and CME courses held annually for urology residents, fellows and postgraduate urologists, as well as guest preceptorships in clinical practice development and surgical training in pelvic health. He enjoys formal and informal didactic, as well as live, surgical telecast training forums of traditional and minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic approaches to pelvic reconstruction.

Dr. Rackley serves as the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on NIH grants, as well as other extramural foundation and society grants that focus on bladder health and pelvic organ reconstructive developments. He has also authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in clinical and basic science topics in pelvic health and urology including numerous chapters in the leading textbooks on urology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. He serves as a reviewer for the leading peer-reviewed national and international urology and gynecology journals, grant reviewer for foundations such as the National Kidney Foundation, and a committee member for the Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the NIH Clinical Research Trials Network for Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain and the Bladder Advisory Council of the AUA Foundation. He was recently elected to the Executive Board of the Society of Female Urology and Urodynamics.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neurourology and Female Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1996
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Urology
Cleveland, OH USA
1995
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1990
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1989
Undergraduate - Duke University
Biomedical Engineering
Durham, NC USA
1984

Certifications

  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Bladder retention; Complex or previously failed incontinence conditions including males; Interstitial cystitis; Laparoscopic and robotic female prolapse and reconstructive surgery; Neuromodulation for bladder and bowel dysfunction; Neurourology; Regenerative and stem cell based therapies for incontinence, prolapse, and interstitial cystitis; Complex UTIs;

Memberships

  • American Urological Association
  • Society of Female Urology and Voiding Dysfunction
  • International Continence Society
  • Society for Basic Urology Research

 

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Intramuscular Injections of Botox in the Bladder
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neurourology
  • Regenerative And Stem Cell Based Therapies For Incontinence
  • Robotic Female Surgery
  • Sling Procedures For Urinary Incontinence
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of The Prostate)
  • Urodynamic Studies
  • Urodynamic Testing
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology
  • Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 11/25/2013, Dr. Rackley has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Rackley receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

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