Department Urology
Primary Location 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
  • 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 16 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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Biography

About Shih-Chieh 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

Appointed
2009

Education & Fellowships

Medical School - National Taiwan University College of Medicine
Taipei,
2002

Graduate - National Taiwan University
PhD

2001

Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Organ Transplantation
Houston, TX USA
1997

Residency - National Taiwan University Hospital
Urology
Taipei, Taiwan
1994

Medical School - Taipei Medical College
MD
Taiwan
1989

Undergraduate - Taipei Medical College
M.D.
Taipei,
1989

Internship - National Taiwan University Hospital

1989

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

Certifications

  • Urology

Specialty Interests

urologic robotic and laparoscopic surgery; kidney transplantation

Memberships

  • 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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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 11/26/2017, Dr. Chueh has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Chueh serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Taiwan Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Foundation

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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

200 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2017

again, totally satisfied

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2017

Dr. Shih Chieh J. Chuch showed a high level of commitment and concern for all of the post procedure complications.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2017

I have left every visit with a clear understanding of what to expect in recovery or the next visit.

Reviewed on May 16, 2017

GOOD

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2017

Dr. Chueh and his staff are outstanding. After two biopsies I have tremendous respect and confidence in their team.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2017

See prior comments. Dr. Chueh went out of his way to help us understand and be informed about the recommended procedure and issue at hand.

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