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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 11/27/2021, 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

347 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

54 Patient Comments

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 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!!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr. Saved my life - I am forever grateful

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr. Ulchaker is a most personal and competent doctor. He quickly gained my confidence for my care and took immediate action for next step treatment of my condition. I have great confidence in my care and appreciate Dr. Ulchaker's outstanding abilities.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

I could not be more satisfied nor pleased with the care of Dr. Ulchaker. He was extremely informative, honest, and very helpful when discussing my test results and prognosis.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Good experience. Great staff. Great physician

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Insignificant wait time. Always a pleasure to see Dr. Ulchaker.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr. was great.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Dr. Ulchaker and his staff are great

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Impressed with Dr. Ulchaker and Bob, his assistant.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

The doctor and staff are thorough and knowledgeable and respectful. A good team.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

I really liked both dr ulchaker and his PA

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Great team, great doctor who explained things clearly.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

The doctor was great. He took time to answer all of my questions and thoroughly examined me.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

I was very confident in the doctors ability to reassure me everything was fine

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

I have the the utmost confidence in Dr. Ulchaker. He's the best and I recommend him to amyone that is considering the need for a urologist.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr Ulchaker called me personally to inform me of scheduling changes.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

I wanted to see the doctor much sooner - however, it took a long time for an appointment opening. I was so grateful to get that appointment- but in the meantime was very anxious with my catheter being in for so long.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Dr. Ulchaker was a very caring doctor. Took time to show and explain the upcoming procedure. I am happy that he will be able to help me!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Great doctor but difficult to schedule. Best available appointment was 5 months following request downtown.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Ulchaker, is an excellent urologist. Explain to me my problem offered options for treatment and listen to my concerns. I highly would recommend others to Dr Ulchaker

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr. Ulchaker's physician assistant was very knowledgeable helpful and explained every step of my treatment plan with me. He took his time and I didn't feel rushed

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Had to wait too long for doc to see me.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Everything about the Cleveland Clinic and the MYChart is great. I like the interaction ability of sending an email and getting a response from my doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr. Ulchaker and Robert, both take the time to answer my questions and concerns. I like both of them

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. Ulchaker is the best. He explains things thoroughly and my brother really likes him.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

I have and would recommend this doctor, thank you.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr Ulchaker is exceptional.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

My experience with dr Ulchaker is excellent but my experience with the nurse was terrible

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Outstanding experience with Dr. Ulchaker and his staff. Very pleased with my care.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

The physician who saw me was excellent!

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