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
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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 11/24/2019, 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

157 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 4.9

33 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

I have total trust in my dr. I feel my best interest is always her first concern

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr Hull is great--very thorough, very caring--topnotch!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr. Hull is the BEST! I feel SO lucky that she is my doctor. I can't recommend her more highly!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2019

There may not have been time for the surgeon to meet us in presurgery before, due to low staffing in registration. The surgeon *Dr. Hull was very easy to learn from, senses when we had more questions, didn't leave from daily rounds until all minds clear.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

everyone is genuinely kind and care. Dr. Hull is magnificent.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr. Hull was very professional yet personal and kind and very educated in her field and easily explained it.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr. Hull always has the best interest of the patient in mind. It is evident that she truly cares about the quality of life of the patient. She is one of the best doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I love Dr. Hull, she is amazing.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

very pleased with dr. hull and her staff

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I feel I am in the best possible hands with Dr Hull and Dr Al-Hilli

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

the doctor immediately made me feel very hopeful and in really good hands. she is very very intelligent and will go to any length to take care you. has a great sense of humor too.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

I am always impressed with Dr. Hull's thoroughness and detail. She is always in control and knows the best plan forward for her patients. I feel very calm going into surgery knowing that she will be my surgeon. She is definitely World Class !

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

I had excellent care by *Dr. Hull & *Dr. Sami the NP, and all the surgical team!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr.Hull was truly amazing. She is one of the Best surgeons I've ever met. Her expertise and compassion was humbling. She wrote me on my patient portal 2 days after seeing her to help resolve my problems.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr. Hull is truly amazing! I would not have been here today if it was not for her! She treated the patient as if they were the only person that she is caring for. I feel so blessed and grateful to have her as my physician. The Cleveland Clinic is very lucky do you have a position with the extraordinary expertise and talent that Dr. Hull has. AGAIN, I AM SO GRATEFUL TO DR HULL and WILL NEVER FORGET HER.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Love *Dr. Hull.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr Hull was amazing! She listened to me and gave me a piece of mind that i was right that something was wrong AND a solution!!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr Hull saved my life 5 years ago

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

The office of Dr. Tracy Hull is incredible. I know that when I come to Cleveland for an appointment she is able to make things happen in an orderly fashion. I have not had any issues contacting or getting returned calls. I know when I have an appointment with Dr. Hall and Crinuta Floruta I will be taken care of and I will be included in any and all decision making. They are amazing.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Tracy Hull and Crinuta Floruta, CNP are perfect examples of what is RIGHT with health care. They are the best medical professionals I have ever interacted with.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

dr. hull very personable. understanding and good listener

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr Hull was wonderful! I really liked her and all her staff, I was treated so well and she is going to help me after months of searching for a Dr. She made me feel so much better and I am no longer afraid of the surgery as much as I was before I met her and the other Dr, Katy Propst-they were both very special people and they care about how you are feeling! Cleveland Clinic is VERY LUCKY to have these two Doctors on staff!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Extremely impressed with Dr. Hull and her team ... the ones I met. Dr. Hull took her time with me, explaining my problem, and I left encouraged.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Hull takes a good amount of time to be very thorough in answering questions and presenting all options to be considered.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr. Hull was amazing and the stoma nurse who I saw was one of the best I have ever seen! Because of them, I could possibly avoid another surgery! Thank you!!!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

My entire hometown has been following my story...This Doctor gave me Hope again...if she wasn't known for her specialty back in NY where I come from, she certainly is known now

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

good. really liked Dr. Hull. she made me feel like she knew everything about my history qithout having her face in a computer the whole time. she made me feel like i was important and did not rush me with my appointment. she helped ease my fears, answer my questions and i have 100% confidence in her abilities to do this surgery. i will continue to see her and recommend her to anyone. best overall appt i have ever been to.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

great. best dr appt ive ever had. she made me feel important and you could tell she did her research on my history before she walked in the room.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr Hull is amazing. love her.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

whenever I visit this provider, she is always courteous, friendly and willing to explain and share her knowledge and expertise. I feel confident about this providers skills and knowledge and appreciate her level of care and concern for me as a person who is her patient.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr. Hull was wonderful and very knowledgeable on a condition that has been very hard for me to get treatment for. I trust her fully and know I am good hands.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

The wait was awful, but I understand that Dr. Hull takes her time with each patient and I appreciate that time with me so I keep that in mind. She is worth the wait!

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