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James Ulchaker, MD

216.444.5600

James Ulchaker, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q10-1
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.445.1786
WorkFax:216.636.4492
James Ulchaker, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code Q10-1
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.445.1786
WorkFax:216.636.4492
James Ulchaker, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Mail Code Q10-1
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.445.1786
WorkFax:216.636.4492
James Ulchaker, MD
Department: Urology
Location: Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Mail Code Q10-1
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, OH 44011
WorkAppointment:216.444.5600
DeskDesk:216.445.1786
WorkFax:216.636.4492
Surgeon:
Yes
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Professional Highlights

  • President, Ohio Urological Society

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Urology
Cleveland, OH USA
1997
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1991
Undergraduate - Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, OH USA
1987

Certifications

  • Urology

Specialty Interests

Bladder cancer, enlarged prostate/benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer, photoselective vaporization of the prostate, elevated PSA

Awards & Honors

America's Best Doctors, 2007

Innovations & Patents

Collaboration with BioLitec: Improvements in laser technology for BPH -- investigations current and ongoing

Memberships

  • President, Ohio Urological Society
  • Chair, Young Urologists Committee, American Urological Association
  • Past-President, Cleveland Urological Society
  • Health Policy Committee, North Central Section, American Urological Association
  • Advisor, Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Treatment & Services

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Urology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/1/2015, Dr. Ulchaker 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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

  • ForTec Medical, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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