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Department Colorectal Surgery
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

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Operative Laparoscopy
  • Anorecal Physiology And Ultrasonography
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Physiology
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colostomy
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Ileostomy
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Fecal Diversion
  • Laparoscopic Ileocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Proctosigmoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Pelvic Pouch Procedures For Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouch Center
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectoplexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Second Opinion
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Sphincter Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgical Management for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical Treatment for Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
View all 77 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Adenomas
  • Adenomatous Polyps
  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma of the Colon
  • Carcinoma of the small and large bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovesticle Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulum
  • Enterocutaneious Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Outlet Obstruction Constipation
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 49 Specialties +


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About Tracy Hull, MD

Tracy Hull, MD, has been Staff Surgeon in the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic since 1993. She is the Section Chief of Inflammatory BowelDisease within the Department and also holds the Thomas and Sandra SullivanFamily Endowed Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She received her Doctorate of Medicine, cum laude, from The Ohio State University in 1986. She did her surgical residency at SUNY Syracuse, New York from 1986-1991. Her fellowship was done at Cleveland Clinic from 1991-1992. 

Dr. Hull is active in numerous professional societiesincluding Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons,the American College of Surgeon and many others. She currently serves as thesecretary for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  She alsois the chair of the Written Examination committee for the American Board of Colonand Rectal Surgery. 

She has authored numerous peer reviewed articles, and manybook chapters, and been the editor of two text books on colon and rectalsurgery. Additionally, she speaks at the major meetings around the world. Dr.Hull’s takes care of patients with all forms of colorectal disease, but has aspecial interest in Redo pelvic surgery including redo pelvic pouches. She also specializes in surgically treating patients with ulcerative colitis,Crohn’s disease, pelvic floor dysfunction, among other colorectal diseases.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - State University New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
General Surgery
Syracuse, NY USA

Internship - State University New York Health Science Center at Syracuse
General Surgery
Syracuse, NY USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA

Professional Highlights

  • Dr Hull currently is secretary of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  She also serves on the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery as the chair of the written exam committee.


  • Surgery - General Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

anorectal physiology and disorders, benign anorectal disease, cancer and polyps of the colon and rectum, cancer of the colon, carcinoma of the colon, carcinoma of the rectum, colon and rectal cancer, colon and rectal surgery, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, colorectal surgery, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, diverticulitis pelvic pouch procedures for mucosal ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis sphincter-saving operations, diverticular disease, diverticulitis, fecal incontinence, intestinal fistulae, intestinal stomas, inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic colon resection, laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, laparoscopy, outlet obstruction constipation, pelvic pouch procedures for ulcerative colitis and familial polyposis, rectal cancer, Rectal Prolapse, rectum, reoperative abdominal and pelvic surgery, reoperative surgery, Sphincter-preservation Surgery, sphincter-saving operations, sphincter-sparing procedures, stoma surgery, surgery for carcinoma of the colon and rectum reoperative abdominopelvic surgery, surgery for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, surgical treatment for mucosal ulcerative colitis, Ulcerative Colitis

Awards & Honors

  • Thomas and Sandra Sullivan Family Endowed Chair, Jan 2017
  • Shafran Family Charitable Trust Endowed Chair, Nov.11, 2007
  • Gender Equity Award 2016 from the Case Western Reserve College of Medicine
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 10/17/2020, Dr. Hull 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

189 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. Hull always takes time to listen to my concerns and explain treatment options. I also email Crina with my stoma concerns and she always replies promptly. They make a great team in caring for my surgical needs.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Hull was wonderful. Very caring, understanding, and informative.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Hull gave me her undivided attention!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

*Dr. Tracy Hull and her staff are the best! I received visits every day and they took the time to sit at my side and discuss all my questions & concerns. All floor nurses were present as well, great teamwork.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Hull was very reassuring when I raised the issue that my medical case had many complicating factors. This is what the Cleveland Clinic specializes in.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Hull is fantastic.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

My wife and I felt very comfortable with Dr. Hull. She was genuinely concerned about my condition and was very compassionate. She reviewed my case, listened to my concerns and carefully reviewed my options. I left my appointment feeling confident that I couldn't be in better hands.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

This was for a second opinion, Dr. Hull and her team was awesome, caring and very professional they have my upmost respect for how they handled my issue.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Hull is amazing!!! She has excellent bedside manner and truly cares about her patients! I hope she never retires. :)

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

office staff and reception and all I encountered in the office were thorough and pleasant, dr hull impressive and straight forward and respectful of my need to have part in decision making

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Although I am an established patient, this was my first appt. with Dr. Hull. She was very kind, professional, thorough, and knowledgeable. Had specific suggestions to solve my issue. Fellow and nurse were very helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

Again I felt privileged the way *Dr. Hull and her team took care of me and still do.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

*Dr. Hull and her team are fabulous. Top notch!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Hulls team of professionals are exceptional. Dr. Hull is a great doctor that cares about her parents. She listens to them and takes their cares and concerns in a serious and professional manner.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr Hull is amazing. well worth the effort to travel out of state to see her.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

this is the best place for anyone to go especially with Crohn's and Dr. hull and her people was absolutely the nicest caretakers that I have meet and I can't wait to go back aloft my checkup with them

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

dr hull and her staff are exceptionally good at all of the above - I recommend them when possible.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

dr Hull's team is very responsive to my chart messages.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

I had a very comfortable and informative visit with Dr Hull.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

I recommend Dr. Hull to everyone. She is extremely informative and knowledgeable. I couldn't ask for a better surgeon. she never makes you feel rushed and explains things perfectly.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr. Hull was so wonderful! I have only wonderful things to say about her!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

It was evident that Dr. Hull came to the appointment very well prepared. She had read, understood and referenced my 15 years worth of my Cleveland Clinic chart pertaining to my malady, plus the notes, images and results of tests provided at another facility during a recent hospital stay. I felt she gave me all the time needed to become familiar with my condition and gave me comforting suggestions for future reference.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

*Dr. Hull, *Dr. Smith & *Dr. Leads were the best doctors!!!! So glad they were mine. Went above & beyond!!!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

I liked Dr. Hull very much. she was kind and explained what she was doing every step of the way. since Dr.Kalady left I was extra nervous about my appt. Im happy I chose Dr.Hull to replace him.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Hull was terrific! She gave me thorough answers & is going to put together a team for my treatment. I left the clinic knowing that I'm in good hands moving forward!!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Hull is amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Hull is wonderful. She's a true expert in her field, gifted surgeon, and gives her patients compassion and care.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr Hull is the consummate professional and makes you feel important to ho

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Tracy Hull is a healer. Dr. Hull & her ENTIRE team were concerned in finding the problem i was having. My quality of life has improved TREMENDOUSLY!! Dr. Hull is a gifted surgeon. She heals the body & looks after the soul. Thank You!!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

*Dr. Hull and her entire team did a beautiful job and I'm very grateful for your expertise.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

*Dr. Hull is so wonderful, *Dr. Kristen Crawford (colorectal fellow) was great, listened to concerns & addressed needs.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Hull is the best! She has performed 3 surgeries for my ulcerative colitis and has completely restored my health and lifestyle.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Excelent!Dr Hull and her staff are the best!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

I would reccomend Dr Hull !

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Tracy Hull is an angel. That's all I have to say.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Hull is an angel.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Hull is absolutely the best

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Tracy Hull is the best surgeon! She is so nice and always sits down with you and takes the time to talk with you about all of your options. She is a fantastic doctor who fixed my problem I had been dealing with for almost 3 years. Before meeting Dr. Hull, my hopes of fixing my health issue were dwindling. But she knew exactly what to do to help me and it worked! Love her!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. was excellent. She took all the time with me I could have wanted. Excellent service and far exceeded my expectations. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I highly respect Dr. Tracy Hull I am thankful she and her team take such great care of me they are the best it was nice to see them and the ostomy dept is a plus Thank you and God bless you

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I Do Recommend Dr. Tracy Hull and Dr. John Vargo a great Doctor to

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

from my first call with Shirley, to the nurse and seeing Dr. Hull, I was so comfortable.

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