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
  • Anorecal Physiology And Ultrasonography
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Physiology
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Cancer Center
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Ileoanal Pouch
  • Intestinal Stomas
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Resection
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic J-pouch Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectopexy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Diseases
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Pelvic Pouch Procedures For Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pelvic Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Polypectomy
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Rectoplexy
  • Rectum Reoperative Abdominopelvic Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Reoperative Pelvic Surgery
  • Reoperative Surgery
  • Resection of Colon and Rectal Diseases
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Sphincter Surgery
  • Stoma Surgery
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery For Carcinoma Of The Colon
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Fecal Incontinence
  • Surgery for Rectal Prolapse
  • Surgery for Rectovaginal Fistula
View all 50 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Benign Anorectal Disease
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Female Incontinence
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Fistulae
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Outlet Obstruction Constipation
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

133 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
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

31 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Hull and her colleagues are the best I could ever have to treat me and make me well.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

a winning team of providers!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Words can't describe how blessed I am to have Dr Hull as my surgeon. Not only is she a true expert in her field, she is compassionate and caring. I'm so thankful for her.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Hull is great. I have the utmost respect and confidence in her ability.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Tracy Hull is the solidest and most effective surgeon in the United States, yet very caring at the same time. With my experience seeking treatments all over the United States, Dr. Hull is the most knowledgeable and all-around doctor. Dr. Hull not only understood colorectal issues so well, she also connects issues on a one-one-one individual person for a particular patient. Dr. Hull is the sharpest and most accurate doctor in the U.S. I have ever seen when thinking actively during diagnosing problems and rendering solutions. Dr. Hull's in-depth experience and knowledge in her field allowed her to be a doctor beyond one can normally expect from a common U.S. surgeon. Dr. Hull's team is also the top-notch team. I sincerely wish there could be more doctors like Dr. Tracy Hull in the medical field. Dr. Hull and her team deserve the deepest respect from patients and her fellow doctors in the medical field. My personal long medical treatment journey enabled me a sound position to so comment.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

dr. hull and staff were caring and kind. for some of my concerns, I was in the wrong place. however dr. Hull and her CNP addressed the issue they could take care of and then proceeded to hear my concerns, address what she could, and refer me to a caregiver. i was treated with compassion and respect.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Love everything about our care!!! Dr. Hull and her staff are kind, attentive, loving, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable! Thank you!

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