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Ronald Charles, MD

Ronald Charles, MD



38 Ratings 14 Reviews


Colon and Rectal Surgery

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  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Ronald Charles, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also a Clinical Instructor of Anatomy at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, where he provides small group instruction to first and second year medical students.

Dr. Charles joined the medical staff of UH in 2017 and in 2019 became a member of the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Operations Committee - a team responsible for implementing protocols to improve surgical outcomes in multiple surgical specialties. Dr. Charles practices a full breadth of colon and rectal surgeries including both open and laparoscopic procedures. His special clinical interests include recurrent colon and rectal cancer along with re-operative colorectal surgery.

Dr. Charles received his undergraduate training at City College of New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, magna cum laude with honors in research. He went on to earn his medical doctorate at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, followed by an internship, residency and research fellowship in general surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Charles completed his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery, also at the Cleveland Clinic, after which he completed more advanced and specialized training in re-operative pelvic surgery for rectal cancer and complex IBD/J-pouch surgery.

A member of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Dr. Charles has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions throughout his training and has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts and poster presentations. Most recently, he co-authored a book chapter on the Mastery of IBD Surgery in Continent Ileostomy.

Dr. Charles calls Cleveland home and is an avid fan of the Browns, Cavs and Indians.


  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Recurrent Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Reoperative Colorectal Surgery

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

CMC Bolwell Ste 2100

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

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UH Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

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Westlake HC Bldg A Ste 2100A

960 Clague Rd
Westlake OH, 44145

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UH Fairlawn Health Center

3800 Embassy Pkwy
Akron OH, 44333

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Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

38 Ratings

Patient Comments (14)

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr. Charles and his staff made what could have been an awkward & uncomfortable visit very comfortable, surprisingly.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr. Charles exhibited the utmost patience, care and empathy. I consider him the best Doctor I have ever seen.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
DR Charles and his staff are all excellent providers. They truly care about your conditions and are very helpful to explain what they can and cannot do to make you better. Excellent bedside manor!!!

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
I don't have any complaints. my experience was good.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
it was a very good experience the best. Dr. Charles and his team are wonderful

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Dr. Charles helped me to feel less anxious about serious medical concerns which improved the quality of my daily life.

Reviewed On 10/1/2020
Excellent care by Dr Charles. He performed *** surgery on me.

Reviewed On 9/1/2020

Reviewed On 9/1/2020
i like the doctor and was very happy with previous in person visit ***

Reviewed On 8/4/2020
very good

Reviewed On 6/1/2020

Reviewed On 6/1/2020
Dr Charles and his staff were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. When I have to have another check up in 10 yrs I will definitely return to Dr Charles.

Reviewed On 5/1/2020
excellent doctor, very caring and listens to concerns! staff also very friendly and caring.Can't say enough good things about them

Reviewed On 3/4/2020
Very good visit. Informative and responsive to questions.

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


Fellowship | Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (2014 - 2015)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (2011 - 2014)

Research Fellowship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (2009 - 2011)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Cleveland Clinic (2008 - 2009)

Cleveland Clinic (2007 - 2008)

Medical Education
Weill Cornell Medical College (2007)

Sophie Davis School Of Biomedical Education (2003)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Ronald Charles did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.