Department Urology
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
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)
  • Urology
  • Vasectomy
View all 17 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


  • 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 11/22/2018, 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

242 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 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr Chueh was very knowledgeable regarding my history and issue

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr is excellen

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr. Chueh always listens carefully and thoughtfully and explains aspects of my condition and answers my questions to my satisfaction.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Chueh is friendly, professional and thorough! I feel I'm in the best hands in his care.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr Chueh went out of his way to thoroughly explain everything to me. That is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Chueh is always very polite and informative and explains everything in simple terms I can understand.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

I highly recommend Dr Chueh, he is a highly skilled, patient oriented practitioner. He is very thorough and is very descriptive in providing information and in answering questions

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

wonderful experience! bad news but wonderful experience and doctor. we have every faith in Dr. Chief.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

my doctor is very good to me especially in telling me what's going on that I understand

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Cheuh is awesome. He's very professional and took good care of me.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Excellent Care Provider!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

dr was very attentive, explained every aspect of my condition and what needed to be done to get a plan for treatment. I felt very confident in his care.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

It was amazing that the Doctor remembered so many specific details about me, my personal life, and my condition. It showed the true dedication to his trade.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

An outstanding physician with whom I had a great rapport. Erudite and to the point in discussing my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

Dr. Che is top notch

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr Chueh is incredibly dedicated to his profession and more importantly to us patients. I what can be a scientifically confusing illness with a lot of confusing terminology, he takes the time to explain to my understanding.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

always returns my calls with thorough answers! great Doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr. Chueh is absolutely the best doctor I have ever had. He basically saved my life and continues to fully explain what the future holds with my treatment for prostate cancer. My wife and I have complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019

The doctor is great I have recommended him to a couple of friends

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

excellent doctor and nurses

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

very pleased with how thorough Dr Cheuch is

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2018

Dr Chueh was great in asking explaining how he viewed my situation and giving me all of the options as well as what he recommended we do. Very easy to understand and when we didn't understand, he explained it in a different way until we did understand. He took time with us which is so very, very important to us.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Cheuh is first rate. I am very grateful that he was my physician during my recent surgery. He shows great care for his patients. Outstanding.

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