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Kenneth Shafer, MD

330.287.4550

Kenneth Shafer, MD

Appointed: 2002

Kenneth Shafer, MD
Department: Cardiovascular Medicine
Location: Wooster Specialty Center
Mail Code WR10
721 East Milltown Road
Wooster, OH 44691
WorkAppointment:330.287.4550
WorkFax:330.287.4691
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Kenneth Shafer, MD, is a Staff Cardiologist in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, practicing at the Wooster Family Health Center, part of the Cleveland Clinic’s Regional Medical Practice. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners with certifications in internal medicine and cardiology. Dr. Shafer has special interests in clinical cardiology, echocardiography and in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Following his undergraduate work in chemistry at the College of Wooster in Ohio, where he graduated with Honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Shafer received his medical degree from St. Louis University, graduating summa cum laude, and was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Dr. Shafer did his internship and residency in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He served as Chief Resident of the medical service at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis prior to completing a fellowship in clinical cardiology at the Washington University School of Medicine. The following year, he became Assistant Director of the General Medical Service at Barnes Hospital. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2002 as a Staff Cardiologist, Dr. Shafer was in private practice in cardiology in south-central Missouri.

Dr. Shafer has authored or co-authored articles on his specialty interests. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Chief Resident/Internal Medici
St. Louis, MO USA
1985
Fellowship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1984
Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1982
Internship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1980
Medical School - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1979
Undergraduate - College of Wooster
Wooster, OH USA
1975

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

General cardiology, echocardiography, stress testing, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure, nutritional intervention

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/2/2014, Dr. Shafer 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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