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 10/14/2019, 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.
  • UroGen Pharma, 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

179 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

24 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Doctor was excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

All greatVery much like Dr Shoskes and his staff. Very attentive, thorough on his exams and great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Live in Chicago and drive to see Dr Shoskes and would like to have others with similar issues also make the trip. Very well worth the drive.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

incredible experience. I have seen dozens of doctors over the last several years and Dr. Shoskes would be the best, hands down. He was polite, but directed the appointment based on his expertise. He was not distracted by obsession over what caused my problems; his only concern was how to treat them. As a result of his professional prowess, I am more comfortable than I have been in years. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Shokes was good about answering my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Doctor is very good.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Both Doctors provided very good discussions and explanations about my medical care

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Very great I'd communication. Doctor explained clearly and directly what I needed to know

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Thank you Dr. Shoskes!!!!

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

wish I was able to spend more time with doctor for question and explanation

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr. Shoskes went over everything very well and explain it to me so I understood what was going on he was very good in that respect.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr listened; gave options and we agreed on path forward.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

The whole experience at the Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Shoskes so far as been excellent

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

There is no More Professional, Compassionate, Thorough Individual(s) ANYWHERE !!! , Dr Shoskes is AMAZING !!!! Thank You From The Bottom of my Heart for all you have done and continue to do !!!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr has a good bedside manner. He listened to me and I in return listened to him. He had good control over this and involving me to decide my options and future goals.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

we really like the Dr. he listens to me and includes my wife in the process.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Great Doctor. Direct to the point and knows his stuff.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. covered everything I inquired about in full detail.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

I will not recommend Dr. Shoskes or his practice ever! However as far as the Cleveland Clinic I am very grateful for all of the awesome care I have received from other Cleveland Clinic doctors, nurses and physical therapist and am blessed with that. I just had a really bad experience which I can not even really put into words. On that note yes I will and have r4commended Cleveland Clinic on many occasions.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

the Dr's were outstanding both initial one who checked me first then Dr Shoskes who was an expert and great

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr . Soskes is the greatest

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr Shoskies has effectively helped me manage my health issue for a good many years.

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