Department Urology
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Chinese, English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Benign Prostate Surgery
  • Bladder Tumor Biopsy And Resection
  • Cancer Center
  • Circumcision
  • Cystoprostatectomy
  • Kidney And Ureteral Reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Nerve-sparing Prostatectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
  • Radical Nephrectomy: Laparoscopic Or Open
  • Radical Orchiectomy
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of The Prostate)
  • Urolift
  • Urology
  • Vasectomy
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Elevated PSA
  • Hematuria
  • Hydrocele | Spermatocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney donation
  • Kidney Stones
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Failure
  • Renal Pelvis Cancer
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) Obstruction
  • Urethral Strictures & Urinary Fistulas
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urologic Oncology And Stone Disease
  • Varicocele
View all 25 Specialties +


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About Jeff Chueh, MD, PhD

Shih-Chieh Jeff Chueh, MD, PhD. is a Staff at Center for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic and Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Department of Urology, National Taiwan University.  Dr. Chueh joined Cleveland Clinic in 2009, and served as the primary kidney transplant surgeon and Medical Director of the kidney transplant program at Charleston Area Medical Center, WV, which has been affiliated with Cleveland Clinic for more than 25 years. He practiced kidney transplantation and urology there for 4 years, and accomplished the 1000th kidney transplant case of the CAMC program, before he moved up to the greater Cleveland area.

Dr. Chueh earned a straight pre-med and medical degree from the Taipei Medical University, Taiwan in 1989. He performed his urology residency at National Taiwan University Hospital, and completed his kidney transplantation fellowship training under Professor Barry D. Kahan, PhD, MD at UT-Houston, Texas (1996~7). He then earned his PhD degree from National Taiwan University with his thesis on the pharmacological studies of the alpha-blockers for hyperplastic prostate, and learned how to be a “physician scientist”. He was promoted to the full professorship at the Medical School of National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan before he joined Cleveland Clinic.

His main surgical/research interest include urological laparoscopic and robotic minimally invasive surgery. Along those years of his maturation he had also paid many short-term visits and learned from many world-renown urological laparoscopic/robotic  experts (including Ralph Clayman, Louise Kavoussi, Indiber Gill, Bertrand Guilloneau, Steve Jacobs, Thomas Arhling, Mark Kawachi, etc.), and successfully mastered almost all urological laparoscopic/robotic operations. He was the first one in Taiwan to perform a successful laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, and then taught and spread his experience to other doctors in Taiwan, the Philippines and China. While he worked in WV, he also successfully accomplished many laparoendoscopic single site living donor nephrectomy—the most cutting-edge smallest incision surgery for living donor nephrectomy. Through these years he developed several pioneer and innovative techniques in urological laparoscopy which were never reported before, including surgery involving adrenal gland, kidneys, and prostate. All the originalities and creativity have been attested by academic publications in highly-cited peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Chueh has published more than 150 scientific articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and books; and has authored a textbook entitled "Practical Guide to Urological Laparoscopic Surgery (in Chinese)".  He has been serving as an Editorial Board member for Transplantation Proceedings, and an Ad-hoc peer-reviewer for Urology, Journal of Endourology, Surgical Endoscopy, Am J Transplantation, Clinical Transplant, PLOS ONE, Urological Science, J Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and South Medical Journal.

He holds active membership in the American Urologic Association, the Society of Endourology, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons , and the American Society for Transplant Surgeon.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - National Taiwan University College of Medicine

Graduate School - National Taiwan University


Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Organ Transplantation
Houston, TX USA

Residency - National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan

Medical Education - Taipei Medical College

Undergraduate - Taipei Medical College

Internship - National Taiwan University Hospital


Professional Highlights

  • 2013-present Staff, Center for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2009- present Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.
  • 2010~2012 Primary Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic-Charleston/ Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia Kidney Transplant Program, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
  • 2009-2010 Medical Director & Primary Surgeon Cleveland Clinic-Charleston/ Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia Kidney Transplant Program, Charleston, West Virginia, USA
  • 2008-2010 Full-time Professor Attending Staff, Department of Urology, Medical College, NTU, and NTU Hospital
  • 2003-2008 Full-time Associate Professor Attending Staff, Department of Urology, Medical College, NTU, and NTU Hospital


  • Urology

Specialty Interests

urologic robotic and laparoscopic surgery; kidney transplantation

Awards & Honors

  • Dr. Chueh has been designated a UroLift® Center of Excellence. He is the 4th in Northeast Ohio and 11th in the state. Urologists included in the UroLift Center of Excellence (COE) program have achieved a higher level of training with the UroLift System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men suffering from symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH.


  • The American Urologic Association, the Society of Endourology, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons , and the American Society for Transplant Surgeon.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/11/2020, Dr. Chueh 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

303 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

62 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

always an excellent expirience with Dr. Cheuh and his staff. wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Chueh really listens to his patients and explains everything well.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Chueh was excellent

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr. Chuegh is a famous and caring doctor and also his staff

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

he is wonderful I am blessed that i found a doctor like him

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

the doctor and his staff worked well together and r very good.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr Cheuh is great. Getting an appointment to see him is not so great.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

This was my first visit with the doctor he is very thorough and over the top when it comes to patient care

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr Chueh is quite thorough in his explanations of my condition, including possible future issues. He always discusses the options for the next visit. I always feel that I have received the needed information, no shortcuts and I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

dr cheuh explains very clearly what is going on. love this dr.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

I was impressed and happy that Dr Chueh was able to do kidney stone surgery sooner than I expected

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

There was a cancellation, so I was able to get to see Dr. Chueh right away, I was pleased about that. If there wasn't a cancellation, I was told that I would have to wait until January for an appointment. That would have been very disappointing.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I went to the Cleveland Clinic feeling extremely nervous and very scared about my health issues. After talking to Dr. Chueh for a few minutes, I started feeling more calm and relaxed. He explained everything to were I can understand what he was saying. He was very understanding, very compassionate, and took time to answer all of my questions. A big Thank You to Dr. Chueh !!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Love Dr Cheuh.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr. has called me personally at home to explain things to me.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

my whole experience with this Doctor was very poor and would like to discuss with someone in administration.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. took the time necessary to discuss/explain test results and options for next steps including risks and side effects.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

dr chueh is caring and very very good

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

very happy with Dr and his staff

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Would recommend Dr. Jeff Chueh. He is very thorough, follows up, and has a great staff who explained everything. The doctor has a great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Chueh addressed my issues with the greatest of care and understanding. He managed to improve my condition dramatically.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr Chueh top-notch wonderful physician

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

all staff at doctor office was fabulous

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr was excellent! Very knowledgeable, thorough, and made the procedure an overall good experience. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have this procedure done.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Chueh is top notch. He is very informative and great at follow up.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

The pandemic presents new challenges for all of us, so the wait time is very understandable. Under normal circumstances, Cleveland Clinic doctors and staff are always very prompt. Thanks to all of you for your dedication to your patients.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

The doctor even took time to call my immune compromised wife who waited in the parking lot during my appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Excellent doctors.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

fantastic doctor with the care he gave to me

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Cheuh is always awesome and the staff is courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

I am very happy with Dr. Chueh. He explained my condition and discussed my options making me feel confident I am managing my health properly.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr Chueh is awesome. He goes over everything very thoroughly and really cares about my issues.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr Chueh is excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr.Chueh is an exceptional physician with superior interpersonal skills.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I have been seeing Dr. Chueh for the past 4 years. I have always found him to be exceptionally caring and always has time to discuss my issues and answer any questions that I have.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

exceptional care withExceptional care from Dr.and his support staff. I would say that this office is perfectly run. I'm proud to say is at the top Doc.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

I would easily place Dr. Shay in the top 1% of every doctor that I have ever seen. His reliability in discussions and planning are excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

nicest, most professional doctor I've met

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Chueh was excellent, caring, appropriate !!!!!!

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Very pleased with the doctor and his concern for my health issues

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Worked quite well on my big screen computer. I was able to see the charts Dr. Chueh was showing me, hear him and see him.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Cheuh recommended a different follow-up regimen than my previous doctor, explained why clearly, and it made good sense. I'm a new patient to him and he took the time before our visit to become familiar with my history and was fairly well informed about it.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Unless it is necessary for the doctor to take vital signs as part of the "visit", it makes no sense to me to require an in-person visit when a virtual visit will do. The virtual visit is safer and easier and saves the patient quite a bit of time. I hope this becomes widely accepted. I have many underlying conditions and want to stay away from others, especially sick people, as much as possible. I highly value this opportunity.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

best doctor ever

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Dr. Chueh is a very good and caring Dr. Explanes things well

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Dr. was very informative sharing several options and outcomes. reviewed test results thoroughly with photographs as well as indicating procedure live on screen when performing.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

The doctor is excellent, would recomend him anytime

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Dr. Chueh MD is great, best doctor I have encountered at the Clinic!!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

He is an amazing Doctor and person

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr. Cheuh changed one of my prescriptions and it i working better than the discontinued prescription. I appreciate his diligence.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Excellent doctors & staff.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

The doctor changed one of my prescriptions and explained why. When I took the new prescription I noticed a positive responsed in 24 to 36 hours.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

dr chueh was awesome

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Both doctor and nurse Jennifer Buck were excellent. Superb. Tops. Don't lose this doctor. Don't lose this nurse.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Cheuh was very open, comforting and exuded a top notch professionalism that made vey comfortable and calm.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

appointment was accomplished on time Dr Cheh answered my questions and provided answers to my concerns

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Jeff Chueh is the most caring and absolute best at what he does. Great doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Besides the delay mentioned above, Dr. Chueh was in a hurry and I wasn't able to ask all of my questions. I followed up with remaining questions for him, via My Chart.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Great Doc and nurse

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr.Chueh was very good at explaining things to us

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr Chueh is the best. As uncomfortable as the exams are, I wouldn't want to see another doctor. He is so professional.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

My Dr Jeff Cheuh is excellent.Cant say enough great things about him. After meeting him for the firsttime hewas able to bring my Urinary problem to a halt & with meds prescribed; cured my problem within the first 2 weeks of taking them.

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