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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 (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

336 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

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 10, 2023


Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Exceptionally good doctor

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Doctor staff is very good in returning responses to messages and arranging appointments when medically needed.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

For the first time ever in my many visits with Dr. Ulchaker I didn't get as much infomation as I would have liked, hence the 4's above instead of 5's. It actually left me concerned about the seriousness of what he found. My personal follow-up research has helped me understand the sitiation better about the BCG treatment and that it is the standard for the care of bladder cancer. It's entirely possible that Dr. U's schadule that day did not allow him the time to elaborate and that he knew I'd "work the issue of information" myself...

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Both PA Rob and Dr Ulchaker are great to work with

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr Ulchaker's approach to patients is excellent. You leave feeling you made a lifetime friend. Always walks me to the reception area . Very responsive with follow up questions

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr Alchaker is a very good doctor who cared about my well-being.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker is very complete, kind and a great listener.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker had thoroughly prepared for the meeting in advance, which is much appreciated.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker nicely allayed my fears about my prostate issues but correctly discussed my urinary retention issues.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr.Ulchaker personally called me regarding the appointment. He discussed all the issues and my concerns pertinent to my appointment. He was pleasant, professional, caring and reassuring. The office staff was efficient and accommodating and returned my phone calls promptly.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr.Ulchaker was excellent! He exhibited all the attributes of a caring, concerned physician. He was respectful, and his communication was exceptional. He discussed the relevant urological issues and procedures before the examination, and thoroughly reviewed the test results and plan of care upon completion .He welcomed my involvement in the decision making process and was reassuring .He exemplified the world class qualities of the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

I have been under the care of .Dr. Ulchaker for the past 15 years. I have ultimate confidence in his care for me.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

I think the whole staff is very nice and full of compassion for the patients and the doctor himself is really very nice and supportive thank you

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

I'm very satisfied with the care provided by the Cleveland Clinic staff of doctors and assistants.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr. Ulchaker was kind enough to answer any questions and did not seem to be rushing through things.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Wanted an appointment at main campus not readily available Saw cardio at main campus and traveled to Cedar St to see Dr Ulchaker

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

The entire care team was superb. Eric, Isabella and Dr. Ulchaker took great care of me.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

There is NO PLACE I would go!!! Dr. Ulchaker gave me a NEW LEASE on life!!! Keep him on your staff!!! There is NO ONE better!!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

World class service always from this doctor and his staff/team

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Living in Erie pa. With there poor healthcare it's a blessing to have this doctor and facility with in a two hour drive dr Ulchaker and his staff are always excellent

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!

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