Department Urology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Cystoscopy
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Microsurgical Denervation of the Spermatic Cord
  • Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of The Prostate)
  • Urology
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Elevated PSA
  • Enlarged Prostate/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hypogonadism
  • Interstitial Cystitis | Pelvic Pain
  • Low Testosterone
  • Orchialgia (Testes Pain)
  • Prostate Disease
  • Prostatitis
  • Ureaplasma & Mycoplasma Infections
  • Urinary Tract Infection
View all 12 Specialties +


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About Daniel Shoskes, MD

Daniel A. Shoskes, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), is an Attending Urologist at the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. Dr. Shoskes' specialty interests are renal transplantation, chronic prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, erectile dysfunction and low testosterone in the aging male. He is also Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Shoskes earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine in 1985; he had previously completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1981. He served a comprehensive surgery internship at Toronto's Wellesley Hospital and a residency in urology at the University of Toronto. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Alberta in 1988 and 1989, where he earned an MSc in experimental surgery. Dr. Shoskes also served a research fellowship at the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford, England, and was a Fellow in renal transplantation and renovascular surgery at Cleveland Clinic.

He held academic positions at the University of Oxford, where he was a Clinical Lecturer in surgery; at the University of California, Los Angeles, as an Assistant and then Associate Professor in the Department of Urology; as Vice Chairman of the Regional Organ Procurement Agency in Los Angeles; and at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. While in Florida, he was also Chairman of the Department of Renal Transplantation at Cleveland Clinic Florida. He joined the Staff of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio in 2005.

Dr. Shoskes has received a number of research grants, published numerous articles and is a frequent presenter. He is board-certified in urology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Renal Transplantation
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Nuffield Institute of Surgery

Residency - The Toronto Hospital
Toronto, Ontario,

Internship - Wellesley Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, CN

Medical Education - University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Professional Highlights

  • Director, American Urological Association Board Review Course


  • Urology

Specialty Interests

BPH, Chronic pelvic pain syndrome, chronic prostatitis, interstitial cystitis, kidney (renal) transplantation, male hypogonadism, erectile dysfunction

Awards & Honors

  • National Institute of Health funding for prostatitis research

Innovations & Patents

  • Pioneered the use of bioflavonoids for therapy of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Developed the UPOINT system to classify patient with pelvic pain into clinically relevant phenotypes and direct therapy


  • Past President, Society for Infection and Inflammation in Urology
  • Past President, Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery
  • Program committee and Prize Essay committee, American Urological Association
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • The Transplantation Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 10/5/2018, Dr. Shoskes 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. Shoskes receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Farr Laboratories, LLC.

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

222 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.4
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr. Shoskes is a great doctor. He and his NIH study gave me my life back. His team also serves with distinction.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr Shoskes is a great urologist.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Shoskes is an outstanding physician, and compassionate

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Dr. Shoskes is a first class physician whose expertise is only exceeded by his caring and concern for my wellbeing.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Good, Dr. Shcoskes is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on May 11, 2019

Both receptionist and Dr. Shoske were very professional.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

No phone calls needed to be returned.The doctor was courteous, professional, and very pleasant to deal with.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Knowledgeable doctor. But dismissive regarding my input concerning treatment options. I do my research. I am a lawyer and a U.S Army Officer. I suggested a treatment that I read worked very well in a few small randomized double blind placebo studies. Along with this, I have seen nothing but positive reviews regarding it from commoners such as myself. Doc didn't prescribe it. And that's all well and good. I respect that decision. But he did not provide an explanation for his reasoning. I did not receive a call back from him. That I do not respect. He had an assistant call who was very apologetic but did not provide the reason why the doctor would not prescribe it. It's the simple, little things that irritate patients, doc. If I were given a simple call back with an explanation, I'd highly recommend him. Now I have to go back through my primary to see if he will. Driving across the country, I'd expect a bit more professionalism and courtesy. There are a vast number of military veterans with my condition that I have served with, led and keep in touch with. Now, unfortunately, I am pointing them away from the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr Shoskes explained everything in a way that was easy to understand and in great detail. I appreciate that immensely.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

my questions were not answered. I asked one question 3 times. The care provider refused to answer. Others questions were ignored. I don't know which meds to take.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Doctor Shakes is an outstanding doctor and was very caring about my condition which I greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

*Dr. Shoskes is efficient and knowledgeable, but sometimes I feel like he does not hear my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Well I'm sad and disappointed that I didn't receive the care I was looking for. After waiting for appointment and was told he was one of the best but unfortunately i didn't get to experience that. I still have unanswered questions about my issues I'm experiencing with no follow up appointment. So I guess I'll try and look for another doctor who maybe cares about me and my health.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

sad when you spend more time waiting and only 3 minutes with your doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

never will I speak bad I would always recommend Cleveland Clinic for a place of care. i just couldn't give a reference for a doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Overall very disappointing. The tone of the appointment was that I should be seeing another doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

At the end of the appointment, the doctor rushed me out and essentially cut off all further conversations. Up to that point all was great.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

very satisfied with my first visit to this provider. He was very honest and attentive. I appreciated his well thought out and statisticsally driven answers to my questions

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

Great Doctor and staff. Thanks!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

I found this provider to be impatient to listen, not interest in listening what you have to say, doesn't respond your questions you ask in mychart. I will never see him again. I will rather see a Nurse aid or Paramedic for my health than this provider. thank you very much.

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