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Bo Shen, MD


Bo Shen, MD
Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Section Head
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A30
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Bo Shen, MD
Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A30
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Bo Shen, MD, is a Staff Member of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His specialty interests include inflammatory bowel disease, GI endoscopy and imaging technology, and pouchitis and pouch diseases.

Dr. Shen earned his medical degree from Nantong Medical College in Jiangsu, China. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Nantong Medical College Hospital in China, a residency in internal medicine at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Ill. He also completed a fellowship in the Department of Gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

He holds a general certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as a specialized certification in gastroenterology.

He has secured grants for multiple research projects including an investigation of blood-brain barrier in acute hepatic failure, clinical approach to ileal pouch dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic lymphoid leukemia subtypes, among others. He has also published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals on gastrointestinal bleeding, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, malignant lymphoproliferative disorders, and irritable bowel syndrome, among many others.

Dr. Shen is a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Professional Highlights

  • Premier Physician Award, CCFA Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Physician of the Year Award, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic
  • NIH R03 Award for studying pouch disorders
  • Broad Foundation-BMRP Grant
  • ACG Career Development Award

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University of Illinois Hospital at Urbana-Champaign
Internal Medicine
Urbana, IL USA
Medical School - Nan-tong Medical College
Jiangsu China

Specialty Interests

Crohn's Disease, GI endoscopy and imaging technology, IBD including ulcerative colitis and crohn's, inflammatory bowel disease, Pouchitis and Pouch Diseases

Awards & Honors

Graduated with honors, Nantong Medical College, China, 1982
Graduated with honors from graduate school, Nantong Medical College, China, 1987
Chinese Academy of Science Research Award, 1987
Intern of the Year Award, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana, 1996
Secretary and Treasurer, House-Staff Association, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1996-1997
American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Research Award, 2000
American College of Gastroenterology/Astra-Zeneca Senior Fellow Award, New York, N.Y., 2000
Multiple President Poster Awards, Annual ACG meetings, 2000-
Multiple Best Poster Awards, DDW, 2000-
American College of Gastroenterology/Astra-Zeneca Senior Fellow Award, Las Vegas, Nev., 2001
American College of Gastroenterology/Centocor IBD Abstract Award, Las Vegas, Nev., 2001
American College of Gastroenterology Junior Faculty Career Development Award, 2003
American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Research Award, 2003
REGAL Award for research excellence in gastroenterology and hepatology, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2003
Cleveland Clinic Quest for Quality Award, 2004
Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology, 2004 
Co-Chair, Research Forum-IBD, DDW, Chicago, Ill., 2005
Outstanding Reviewer Award, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005
Section editor, Journal of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2006-
Editorial board, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2006-
Emerging Leaders in Gastroenterology, Sweden, 2007
Premier Physician Award, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Northeast Ohio Chapter, 2008
Physician of the Year Award, Department of Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, 2007


Additional Training

  • Nantong Medical College, China, 1982
  • Nantong Medical College Graduate School, 1987
  • Nantong Medical College Hospital, Medical Residency, Chief Residency, 1984-1987
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana, Medical Residency, 1995-1998
  • Cleveland Clinic, Gastroenterology Fellowship, Chief Fellowship, 1998-2001


  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 11/30/2016, Dr. Shen 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Shen receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, Inc.

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