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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

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 12/1/2022, 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

271 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Staff and Dr. Ulchaker are very efficient and professional.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

The absolute best Dr. & P.A. Combo I've ever expirienced!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Ulchaker' office is wonderful as he is

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr. Ulschaker was wonderful throughout his testing and consult

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Dr. Ulchaker is very good doctor who is knowledgeable, doesn't have a big ego, and is spot on with his diagnosis. Down to earth and gets the job done.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr Ulchaker is very understanding and caring person . He took great interst in my issues and provided a path forward to investigate them futrther . He is very assuring and helpful .

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr is very kind and helpful

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Avon is very convenient for me. Main campus costs $4.00 for parking!! Dr. Ultshaker is in high demand.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr Ulchaker is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

It took longer than expected for the appointment. But the Dr. Ulchaker was worth the wait.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Very thorough discussion of options. Dr. Demonstrated strong interest in my understanding options.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr. Ulchaker is outstanding. He explains all findings and treatment options completely.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

The Dr is very efficient and aware of his procedure to a tee

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

An incredible experience! Every single person in Dr. Ulchakers office introduced themselves, had a smile on their face and possess good positive energy. The appointment was well organized and thoughtful, and as a patient they were more than willing to listen to Your questions and provide good feedback.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Ulchaker is excellent. He is thorough, knowledgeable, experienced and personable. I pups highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Ulchaker is a wonderful doctor! He truly cares about his patients!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Doctor Ulchaker took the time to explain my condition & my option so that I understand my situation. The doctor & the staff working with him were wonderful,

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Great experience. Saw the doctor, his PA and nurse. All were exceptional in their concern and efforts to review and explain my options.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Very happy with Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Happy with visit to Dr. and staff

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Excellent service from doc and his staff

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Will recommend doc and hospital. Already have.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

We appreciate all the time and care Doctor and staff gave me. We appreciate that all of our questions and concerns were addressed and solutions were given before we left.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

In my opinion Dr. Ulchaker is amazingly knowledgeable, compassionate, responsive, skilledand I could go on and on. You get the idea!

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

I really like Dr. Ulchaker. I've been a patient of his for a long time. I have the utmost confidence in him, based on my past treatments and experience.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Scheduling to see the doctor was extremely difficult. I am very GRATEFUL that the doctor was brave enough to give me his personal cell number if I have future issues or concerns. The PERSONAL touch shows EMPATHY, CARING, and PERSONAL CONCERNS

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

Dr ulchacker is the best

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Doctor gave me back s quality of lifeHe is the reason I chose CCF

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Ulchaker is very nice & professional. Explained things well.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Sometimes we wish for better outcomes and become disappointed,which in turn is reflected on our care giver.My doctor is very professional and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Dr. Ulchaker speaks in "layman's terms" to explain complicated medical procedures and treatment options. He hand drew a number of illustrative diagrams, and his use of sports related analogies is great. It helps you relate and feel at ease.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2022

Now that I've completed my initial appointment with Dr. Ulchaker and some follow up tests, I look forward to our next appointment with him, and possibly some other specialists, so we can define the treatment I will receive so we can get it scheduled.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Robert and Doctor were very professional and caring

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Ulchaker and staff are the very best .

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

I consider Dr. Ulchaker to be the best in his field. I am very comfortable with him. I believe he has genuine concern for my well-being.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

The doctor and his asst Robert were terrific. Finding the location of the office was a nightmare

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

What a GREAT doctor!!

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