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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
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Physiology
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anorectal Ultrasonography
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention
  • 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 Surgery
  • 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 (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Mucosal Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouch Center
  • Proctitis - Care and Treatment
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Prolapse Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectopexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperation Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Resection of Colon Diseases
  • Resection of 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 Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Treatment for Anal Fissure
  • Treatment for Anal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis Medical Management
View all 74 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 Large Bowel
  • Carcinoma of the Small Bowel
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
  • Female Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Outlet Obstruction Constipation
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistulas
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Stoma Related Problems
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus
View all 47 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 Bowel Disease within the Department and also holds the Thomas and Sandra Sullivan Family 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 societies including Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the American College of Surgeon and many others. She currently serves as the secretary for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. She also is the chair of the Written Examination committee for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

She has authored numerous peer reviewed articles, and many book chapters, and been the editor of two text books on colon and rectal surgery. Additionally, she speaks at the major meetings around the world. Dr. Hull takes care of patients with all forms of colorectal disease, but has a special 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 10/17/2023, 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.

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* 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

183 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Hull will be so missed when she retires. She is excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Hull and her team was the best

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Hull is an incredible person. I've never had a doctor waiting in the operating room when I arrived. She held my hand & comforted me until I fell asleep. She even added another pillow behind my head for added comfort. She's the absolute best. I've been dealing with my condition for over three years & she properly diagnosed me in one visit.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2023

Dr. Hull and her staff are the best!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

I liked Dr. Hull very much. She is very respectful and takes time with you

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Hull is the top of her field. Her professionalism and knowledge is amazing. She is extremely personable, courteous, kind, and compassionate. She works diligently to repair Issues and get answers for patients with difficult illnesses. She has absolutely gone above and beyond for me. My case was very difficult as are many of her patients. I am truly blessed to have her as my surgeon with the resources of Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

It was a little difficult getting the surgery scheduled and cost a lot more for housing than we had planned for due to the inability to get all of our appointments in the same week as our surgery. The staff at Dr. Hulls office is very competent and does an amazing job very sharp, smart and compassionate.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr hull listens carefully, explains everything in detail and make difficult situations seem easy!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr Hull is extraordinary and I am so thankful I found her. The team of Crita and Tracy is powerful. They provide the highest level of healthcare I have ever experienced.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr hull is an awesume doc

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I was very comfortable and felt like I was the only patient she had.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I had 3 surgeries prior to meeting Dr. Hull and they couldn't fix the problem! Thanks to Dr. Hull is was she was able to fix it! I was so impressed on how she made me feel so comfortable and was able to calm me down when I was so nervous! I can't thank her enough and I hope she enjoys her retirement!!!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

*Dr. Hull & her staff are always kind, considerate & respectful. They give them full attention to details.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Hull saved my life in more ways than one. I appreciate her attention to detail, her commitment to better my health overall and her experience and training she brings to ever appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Hull was great. She is knowledgable, thorough and caring and I am not an easy "grader".

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Hull changed my outlook on the entire healthcare system. She is a needle in a haystack....a diamond in the rough. Her kindness throughout an otherwise hellish process has made me hopeful again. I am forever thankful for her guidance & love.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Hull made.me comfortable at every step and I was welcome to ask questions.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Hull is the best! I can't say enough good things about her.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Hull is always attentive and sympathetic to my condition. I have never had this experience with other physicians or surgeons. She is a true asset to Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

I have already give. Fitness and family Dr hulls name and the Cleveland clinic in general. They are top notch! So thankful I found this clinic!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

So far it's been so much better. I'm not fully healed but life is easier. Dr Hull is amazing!

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

I have always felt good working with Dr. Hull, she is personable, compassionate and gentle. This appointment Dr. Hull had a fellow/doctor with her, the procedure was more uncomfortable than usual, don't know how much of the procedure was performed by the fellow. The assisting nurse was compassionate.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Hull is easily the most caring, patient surgeon I have ever met. I am very happy I found her to take care of me for my upcoming surgery!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr Hull is simply the best. I have been to other facilities and organizations and she always has time for me abs truly cares. So thankful I found her.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr.Hull was the best!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

This is only my second appointment with Dr. Hull. She is very professional and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Hull and her team are fantastic.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Bill and her team are phenomenal! Communicative, articulate, professional, empathic, mindful, and exceptional subject matter experts.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Hull and her staff are an exceptional group of medical personnel!Dr. Hull is thoroughly dedicated and knowledgeable and took her time during my exam. She was complimentary, confident and highly satisfied with the surgery provided by Dr Gorgan. She took time to show me the "before and after" photos of my procedure which gave me a full appreciation of the skill and talent required to "save" my pouch.I am so grateful and blessed to receive the exceptional care I get from the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

I can not say enough about the wonderful, caring and talented team and staff that Dr Hull has at her disposal. We travel from Virginia for my care at the Cleveland Clinic. It is a blessing to be able to do so. It is worth every dollar we spend to get here to receive the excellent care and peace of mind about my health.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

*Dr. Traci Holl is an exceptional doctor and a very capable & caring person.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Had Dr. Hull and I felt she was extremely excellent.My wife and I both felt the same about this Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr Hull has been a world changer. I was very stressed and overwhelmed. She explained thing truly and help calm me. She truly cares.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023


Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr hull takes her time and listens to me. She is very caring. She is so knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Hull is terrific.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

All my doctors at the clinic have been great.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr Hull is very caring and understanding. She listens and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

My experience with Dr Hill was excellent! She and her team clearly prepared for my second opinion appointment by reviewing my medical history. We had a detailed discussion of the issues I've had for the past few years and between this visit and the exam under anesthesia the following morning, Dr Hull now has a plan to resolve my issues. She really took the time to listen and address all of my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Everyone I encountered during my two day visit to Cleveland Clinic was amazing. The folks in Dr Hulll's office, the lab, and surgury were all very kind, personable and excellent at their jobs.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Tracy Hull provides expert care. She takes the time to explain and reassure me concerning all procedures and care. She is thorough and professional in every aspect of care.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr. Hull is professional, very caring, and the perfect touch of sense of humor. The doctor with her from Iran was very compassionate and held my hand during my procedure.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr Tracy Hull , is a very great doctor .

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr. Hull and her staff are so amazing. They are so very caring and kind. The world needs more people like them.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Dr Hull is the best doctor I have ever worked with and the only doctor that has been able to help me! She is brilliant, efficient, professional, compassionate, humble, kind, funny simply a gift from heaven! :)

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

My experiences with Dr. Tracy Hull's office have been top notch.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Extremely kind Physician, who took time to provide care.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Excellent provider!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr. Hull provides excellent care, and is very thorough in explaining everything being performed and answering all questions.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr Hull and her team are the best.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr. Hull and team are hands down the most extraordinary Dr's. Forever grateful for the efforts she went to determine my problem, fix what no one else could even find and gave me my life back with hope.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

*Dr. Hull & her team are stellar -

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