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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 10/29/2020, Dr. Shoskes has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

248 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Shoskes is an excellent Urologist.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

The Doctor was right on time and his explanations were clear and precise regarding my condition and the risks. He explained procedure of the upcoming testing and the scheduling protocol.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Shoskes explained everything very well. He is very caring. He is an outstanding doctor!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

great doctor and concerned with patient health

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

very good doctor

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Shoskes's staff is friendly and helpful!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Shoskes is one of the best providers I have ever seen!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2021

this visit was good. very concerned that I lost my primary care physician again. disappointed in management

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

excellent visit with Dr Shoskes

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Shoskes is very easy to communicate with. very professional and down to earth.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Shoskes was very concerned for my health.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

I had an excellent experience! Dr. Shoskes and the fellow are both excellent. I have great confidence in Dr. Shoskes. He has an extremely pleasant manner.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

no issues technology worked fine and doctor was on time

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I felt very comfortable and appreciate Dr. Shoske's advice

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2021

as always Dr shoske is thorough and informative when addressing all health conscience concerns as well as making his patients feel comfortable and confident

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. Shoskes is an amazing person and doctor. He is very respectful, compassionate, he has the highest level of EQ and most importantly he is very competent.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

dr shoskes is a legend in cleveland for prostate issues.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Excellent Doctor and very informing.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr Shoskes was very knowledgeable about my problem, listened attentively and reviewed medical records that I had faxed, and offered a thoughtful plan for me. Grateful for the ample time to allow for questions.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr Shoskes is professional and provides excellent care. He is very efficient and listens to you.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Shoskes is an outstanding physician, and listened carefully to my health issues. knew exactly what caused my continuous prostatitis flare ups and the options for further treatment. Would recommend Dr. Shoskes to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2020

The second person I spoke with through my primary care doctor was exceptional. The first person said, sorry they cannot accommodate me.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2020

the experience was very good. The doctor did what he should. The Nurse was caring and kind.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

The Doctor squeezed me in. He had been ready to leave so I was appreciative of that.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

I am a fan of the clinic and needed care. I got the care but my blood pressure was up and so was my patience after a two hour. The Doctor saved my day by seeing me so he should get a gold star.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. D Shoskes seemed very knowledgeable and expressed his knowledge as applicable to my situation, clearly and concisely. There seemed to be no personal touch, but it wasn't necessary, I was there on a fact finding mission and he responded accordingly.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. left before I was off the table. no chance to ask questions.

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