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
View all 5 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

  • 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 12/7/2020, 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

352 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

60 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Exceptionally helpful. Dr. Ulchaker and Robert went the extra mile for us! Much appreciated!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Great doctor and assistant !

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

I liked Rob and Dr. Ulchaker very much. They were personable and took the time to answer my questions, and I felt they gave me good information. I did not feel rushed even though I know they were busy.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Great office. Dr. and staff the best.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

doctor Ulchaker always gives me very personal care as well as Robert

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

recommended three person from Erie, PA with my same issues to Dr Ulchaker

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Obviously an in-person visit is best. Howevergiven that the video visit helped eliminate the need for making a 2-day long distance trip in the midst of increased spread of Covid virus , plus my age and heart condition...I was very pleased with the outcome. Dr Ulchaker was most accommodating and gave me his dedicated attention.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

I'm totally satisfied with my experience at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ulchaker MD and his staff did me a great service.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Both Dr. Ulchaker and his PA went above and beyond in making a diagnosis, relieving my discomfort, and proposing a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker and his team have been taking care of me for over 15 years. They are the best.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

care was excellent. dr ulchaker is fantastic. would have given all 5's save for the response delays during the time leading up to getting the procedure scheduled. I was quite frustrated but understand there were some extenuating circumstances. very happy with the care otherwise.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

I appreciate everything Dr Ulchaker has done for me. I highly recommend Dr. Ulchaker and his staff. He took time with me explained my options and explain the procedure he and I agreed upon. He is truly a Treasure for the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

All the personal care personal in Dr Ulchaker's office were very professional and courteous. Each person I had contact with made me feel important and treated me with empathy

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker selected the appointment date and informed me via mychart/ I accepted the date.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Ulchaker was wonderful in so many ways so blessed to have such wonderful attention to detail.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Both Dr. Ulchaker and PA Robert Dolinga were patient and not hurried. They listened and explained.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr Ulchaker and his entire staff were awesome

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker and his staff have always been extremely caring and professional. I have no doubt that he has my best interests at hear.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

the staff and especially the physician were outstanding

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

As a physician, I've already referred additional patients to the physician who provided my care Dr. Ulchaker

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr U and PA Robert were both exceptional! Very experienced, excellent communication skills, the right degree of care/empathy for the patient.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

My providers were exceptional as was my personal experience! Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

I was blown away by the degree that both PA and Doctor delved into the data and explained things to me. I felt they wanted me to really understand it all!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr Ulchaker is outstanding

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

very impressed with my provider, very easy to understand, concerned with prescription costs and made sure I understood treatment plan & future plans available.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Great doctor Would go to him again. I have recommended him to friends Thanks, Doc

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Both Dr Ulshaker and the physian assistant, Rob, were very professional with good "bedside manners" during my recent visit which I consider to be important in dealing with patients.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

The Dr and his assistant have been together for 14 years and work very well together.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker and Robert are simply the absolute best! They explain things extremely well and always show great concern and interest. they are very good listeners!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr Ulchaker and his staff are superb and always have been!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

DR. Ulchaker clearly is in high demand. I think that speaks to his expertise and quality of care. I think his patients should plan to schedule in advance to maximize convenience.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Aside from Dr Ulchaker being the best at his craft he is also an extremely caring person who is always going to do what is right or he's not going to do it. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have found him as my urologist!!!!! I can't put into words what an awesome physician he is.The Cleveland Clinic is fortunate to have him on their staff!!!#

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr Ulchaker is number one in my book

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Everything was taken care of by Dr. Ulchaker's staff in a very professional and complete manner.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr. James Ulchaker is a superb physician who took the time to explain what he was doing, what to expect and what his findings were. He likes talking to the patients himself, which is a welcome change these days where it seems it is difficult to speak with your physicians. The health care system should take a lesson from Dr. Ulchaker on how to best communicate with patients physician-to-patient is best, but it has been lost in time. Thank you Dr. Ulchaker for setting the example on how to not only be a great technician, but also a great physician. I am so glad that I found Dr. Ulchaker.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. U was great!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr Ulchaker and his staff are a well oiled machine. He is very skilled and makes the patient feel well cared for.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

#3 does not refer to Dr. Ulshaker. Trying to get an appoint or talk to someone at the clinic for a new issue or to get a new Dr. is terrible.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker is a total pro. Also a very warm and reassuring human being, who goes about his work respectfully and efficiently, answers all my questions, hears me out, and quietly does everything he can to allay my anxiety, even invited me to see my insides on the screen (which helped to distract me to refocus my attention and let me see that he was hiding nothing from me).

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

I would recommend *Dr. Ulchaker to anyone he is a true professional.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

it was a good visit with my Doctor.R. IT WAS A GOO VISIT WITH MY Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker has a great professional and personal demeanor, that assures me I'm getting the best advice on managing my condition. He takes my feedback seriously, so I know my input is always considered in my treatment plan.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr Ulchaker always has been very professional and very friendly. I have recommended him to a number of friends who needed his care. He is my doctor but I feel like we are friends as well

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Test results were good and an appropriate follow up plan was laid out. The doctor improvised well and I feel the visit was successful

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Doctor took time to greet me,by name,in the corridor

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

CC should be proud of every aspect of services. Dr Ulchaker and his staff were awesome.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr. was engaging and easy to talk to. He listened and answered questions clearly.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

The doctor explains every aspect of the procedure in a friendly and easily understoodable manner.Even takes time to explain to the staff various reasonings for his actions Good Man.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

I feel Dr Ulchaker has a very good bedside manner and I feel confident in his abilities. His Physician Assistant, Robert was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

the physician had very good bedside manners. he listened well, explained what the issues were as well as took the time to answer questions. the doctor was very polite and most helpful

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker is the best.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

wonderful Dr. Explained everything about our condition as so we could 100 percent understand.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

excellent physician

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker is a true jem. He took his time explaining my options. He listened to all my concerns, and calm my fears

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker strikes me as an excellent and highly competent surgeon. He took enough time to discuss the findings of my tests and possible treatment procedures. He also easily answered my questions. My impression is that he is highly knowledgeable about my condition and cares about the outcome of future possible treatments.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

One of the very best doctors at the Clinic among many excellent doctors. He explained everything in detail with the pros and cons of treatment options.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Ulchaker for years. I expect Dr. Ulchaker and Robert to provide me the latest, best treatment for my Prostate Cancer so I can live full and productive life.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr. Ulchaker is outstanding in every respect.

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