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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 12/5/2021, 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

219 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

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Always a great experience with Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Shirley (Dr. Hull's secretary) always handles my appointments personally and is very accommodating.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

It would be next to impossible to replace Dr. Tracy Hull. As I have said since the day she first cared for me as a patient, I have three special women in my life, my mother, my wife, and Dr. Tracy Hull. You can't top her knowledge, experience, compassion and expertise in all areas of patient care. She immediately makes you feel at ease and confident in her care. She never rushes you through an appointment and takes the time to answer all questions in a thorough and understandable manner.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr. Hull was very thorough, explained everything and addressed our concerns. At no time did we feel rushed. It's obvious that she cares for her patients and wants the best for them. We have faith in Dr. Hull and are confident my husband couldn't be in better hands. We feel fortunate to have such an excellent surgeon.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr. Hull is amazing, great care from a great provider.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

I live in Maine and travel to the clinic which Is not easy travel - but will continue to travel to see Dr. Hull

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Well definitely recommend Dr. Hall and her team to anyone in my situation in the future.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

My situation is very serious and I feel I received world-class treatment from Dr. Hall, Dr. Quintini and their staffs as well as Cleveland Clinic as a whole.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

I owe my life and health to Dr. Hull. She is a physician at the top of her profession and abilities.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Tracy Hull is an excellent and caring doctor

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Everyone I spoke with at Dr. Hull's office could not have been more accommodating. Miss Shirley went above and beyond helping me get in to see Dr. Hull. And for that I am beyond grateful.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

The best Dr. Ever

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr Hull has always exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr Hull. She is very knowledgeable, thorough, professional, and personable. She took her time with me and discussed my background info and clearly explained the next course of action. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

So glad I got Dr Hull as my doctor! Nothing but great experiences with her & staff.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

I will always recommend Dr Hull & her staff.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

I appreciated all staff and Dr. Hull provided me with the opportunity to "tell my story" as busy as she is. I appreciate the hope that was provided and the thoroughness my issues are being looked at. I am at a different point in my life and there are things that are difficult for me that were not before. I appreciate Dr. Hull's willingness to work with me and see what will be the the best decision for care to keep and increase my quality of life. FAB

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Hull and her staff were absolutely wonderful. I could write pages complementing them. Overall I could not be more satisfied with this office.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Hull was extremely thorough in answering questions and communicating her plan. She is meticulous and conveys superior knowledge. She is a great surgeon.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr. Hall is the kind of doctor I wish all doctors would be. She was knowledgeable, considerate, explained things thoroughly, was willing to listen to and answer all of my questions, give me a good understanding of everything that was going on in my body (something that no other gastroenterologist ever did). She thoroughly discussed all the options that I had, and walked me through some of the best choices. I left her office feeling much better about my understanding of what was going on. She is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

I have already recommended Dr. Hall to several other people, who I think would benefit from her expertise and understanding.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

It was a great experience the Dr was very concern and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

I felt like this is a provider who has been handling my care for years, not minutes. There was no rushing, just confidence.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Hull is an active listener and knowledgeable doctor. We're very lucky to have her in Ohio at Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Never before have I had a doctor spend so much time and effort on my condition much less to seemingly memorize it and inform me things she read in the reports I had not seen. Amazing.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2021

*Dr. Tracy Hull is the absolute best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr Hull is the only doctor I have met, in a long journey, that has helped me. She is a wonder woman, and the biggest hero I've ever met. I am so grateful for her and her amazing staff. I love seeing strong, amazing women doctors and medical pros at work. It's amazing.

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 25, 2021

Dr Hull is very personable, easy to talk with and shows concern.

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.

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