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Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations


Beachwood Family Health Center

26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122



Independence Family Hlth Ctr

5001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brachytherapy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Elevated PSA
  • Prostate Cancer
View all 3 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Past-President, Ohio Urological Society


  • Urology

Specialty Interests

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

Awards & Honors

  • America's Best Doctors, 2022

Innovations & Patents

  • Improvements in laser and other¬†technologies for BPH -- investigations current and ongoing


  • Past-President, Ohio Urological Society
  • Past-President, Cleveland Urological Society
  • Past-President, North Central Section, American Urological Association
  • Advisor, Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Board of Director,¬†American Urological Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for James Ulchaker, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 3/22/2024, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

485 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

58 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Excellent customer service, and the doctor and were very thorough with my examination.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I have recommended Dr. Ulchaker to several friends.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

The doctor and staff very professional very receptive to your needs.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr Ulchaker and his PA are very patients answer to my questions very patiently . I appreciate it very much. Sorry to hear that Dr Ulchaker may retire this year.Wish him best . He is a great doctor and wants to help his patient in every possible way to address his special needs.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

I will gladly recommend Dr Ulchaker and his team to anyone having prostate issues.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

No new proposed treatment required. Dr. Ulchaker is great! He's very easy to talk to, professional and patient.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Ulchaker is the best , he really knows his stuff ! If you have plumbing problems he is the go to Guy !

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Ulchaker also in a hurry.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr ulschaker genuinely cares for you as a person and devotes the time to explain the situation

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Ulchaker is excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr. Ulcheker was excellent. Would strongly recommend

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Excellent health care provider

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

I am so very grateful that Dr Ulchaker took care of me - great surgeon, great care provider, so grateful for the results.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Ulchaker has been treating me for over 24 years and he has always been kind, courteous, knowledgeable and professional

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr was extremely good at explaining my condition and the options I had. Would never consider going any other urologist.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr Ulchaker has treated urological issues for number of problems with highest expertise.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

The PA and MD were excellent, answered all questions, very personable

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr Ulchaker has a great bed side manner.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Ulshaker is the best. I have been a patient for a long time.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Most complete confidence in my Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Busy Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr. Urlchaker and his Physicians Assistant were both excellent. They listened to any questions and concerns I had and answered them with both empathy and understanding. Seriously, they are best.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Very good. Dr. Ulchaker and nurse Robert explained procedures for all my questions. Very pleased with both of them.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023


Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker is an exception to the usual hassle of getting an appointment at the Clinic

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Good doctor

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Great physician and staff

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr Ulchaker and his staff were very good at relieving nervousness and putting me at ease. All questions were answered very well. I thank him for making a visit to the urologist less stressful

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Wonderful doctor and team.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I regard Dr. Ulchaker as one of the best doctors, if not the best, at the Cleveland Clinic that have treated me. He's extremely knowledgeable, sincerely cares about his patients, and listens carefully about your concerns. Robert, his assistant, his also very good. I feel very fortunate that I chose Dr. Ulchaker to advise me and oversee my prostate issues.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr Ulchaker has been my urologist for 20 years. I am very pleased with his professionalism and customer concern

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Jim Ulchaker and Robert Dolinga are excellent health providers

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Ulchaker is one of the best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker is extremely busy so getting pp'ts is difficult

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Excellent professional staff, very cordial and respectful. Robert was great answering questions & explaining everything and Dr Ulchaker was great offering and explaining options which may be available after some testing. I couldn't be more pleased with Cleveland Clinic treatment which is why I travel from the Cincinnati area for care. My trust is with this team !

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Excellent experience doctor and assistant put me at ease with explanations friendly nature of both of themMade some small friendly chit chat which made my concerns disappear

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Robert and Dr Ulchaker were both very professional along with being personable. They're the best!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Can't say enough good about Dr Ulchaker and the team around him.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

The doctor was great. Talked to me while having the procedure, it was a good distraction and made time go by faster.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker and his staff are very caring, courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Incredible experience. PA Robert and Dr. Ulchaker were very reassuring to me about my recent diagnosis and plan to manage.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

This doctor is really funny and cool I really like him

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker is the best , always listens , is respectful , and his knowledge and recommendations of my problems is always right on .

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Ulchakers office employees are always friendly, professional and helpful

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker is a great doctor. We are so very fortunate to have found him. We drive 4 hours to see him and spend the night at Intercontinental Hotel on campus

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

The best doctor!!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Very great ful for dr Ulchaker help

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Ulmshaker was very professional and courteous .I was very pleased with his care

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Robert and Dr Ulchaker were very thorough and helped dig though my issues and problems

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker is the ultimate professional. Very courteous and explains everything in plain English. I feel he truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

I like the high professionalism.kindness and humanity of the doctor.Thanks a lot

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

We love Dr James Ulchaker

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Great Doctor very nice to me.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Very very happy with my first appointment with Dr Ulchaker and his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker, the PA, the nurse and receptionist were all very warm. The care I received was exceptionally superb.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr and PA both did an outstanding job with care and respect!!

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Excel the nurse I am happy how Dr and P A treated me!!!!!!

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