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

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
  • Radical Cystectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Urology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Elevated PSA
  • Enlarged Prostate/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Facts About Bladder Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • President, Ohio Urological Society


  • 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


  • 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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 12/3/2018, 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:

  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • 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

381 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Wonderful doctor & staff

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Between the nurse and Dr. Ulchaker another person entered the room and asked me several questions but I'm not sure who he was or why he was there.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

Provider ordered a "procedure" scheduled for what seems an unreasonable length of time after initial exam

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

Dr. Ulchaker was very thorough and knew all about my case when I first met him. I am confident he knew what he was doing.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

dr ulchakar was great

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018

Nurse, doctor and physicians assistant were all courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Dr Ulchaker and his staff are the very best , would not consider seeing any other .

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

receptionist and physician assistant also very courteous and helpful

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

caring and knowledgeable doctor and Staff.Courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

great experience with doctor, very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

could not get a surgery date for a long time. Dr. Ulchaker had a very busy schedule and had to wait for 1 and a half months for surgery

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Excellent responsiveness, professionalism, and quality service provided - highly recommend this provider/office

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018


Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

Dr U very concerned about me & brother

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Very pleased with the service provided so far with Dr. Ulchaker and his staff

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

Dr. Ulchaker sets the bar for Urologists. I couldn't have had a better experience, and have already recommended him to others. He explains technical issues in plain English, and runs a tight ship when it comes to scheduling. The results of my Rezum treatment have greatly improved my quality of life, and I can't thank him enough for that.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

Dr. Ulchaker explained all of my treatments options, pros & cons, side effects, etc. and then let me make my own decision. I was quite relieved when he said he "totally agreed" with my choice. Everything about the procedure, from start to finish, was exactly how Dr. Ulchaker said it would be.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

A "Top-Draw" Doc . . . Operation and Office . . . : ) !

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

the physician was quite professional courteous and knowledgeable regarding my visit and medical history. Very easy to speak with and provided recommendations for my condition. Very good "bedside" manners. Overall a good experience with a competent and caring physician.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

always on schedule , nice and friendly , everyone takes interest in you , and Doc is the best . would not go to any other doctor for my condition

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2018

3 tests were suggested. I had to ask for details. They were skimmed over. I never learned the purpose of these 3 tests. The doctor seemed to avoid all that type of information.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2018

I am very pleased with DR. Ulchaker's care and attention to my problems. In fact it is easier and actually more timely in getting to him that to my 'primary physician'

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2018

Dr. Ulchaker is a excellent doctor. I am extremely pleased to have him as my physician.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

It should be noted. I live in Pittsburgh. I traveled 250 miles to see Dr. Ulchaker. If necessary, I would have traveled 2,500 miles.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

It would be unrealistic for staff to provide the same level of care, concern and courtesy as the physician in question. Having said that, I again want to reemphasize that the staff was very good.

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