Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Drug Trials
  • Clinical Trials
  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Medical Oncology
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angiosarcomas
  • Askin’s Tumors
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of Unknown Primary
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
  • Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Musculoskeletal Neoplasms
  • Musculoskeletal Sarcomas
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Primary Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Chest Wall
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
View all 23 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Hematology/Medical Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Chicago
Clinical Pharmacology
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - University of Chicago Hospitals
Clinical Pharmacology
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

Specialty Interests

Geriatric oncology, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, sarcoma, neuroendocrine cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, experimental therapeutics

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Dale Shepard, MD, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 1/21/2019, Dr. Shepard 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. Shepard receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Sanofi S.A.
  • Genentech, Inc
  • Celgene Corporation

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.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

87 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 4.8
Listens 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Very, very pleased with Dr. Shepard, he is patient, knowledgeable and compassionate.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr Shepard very knowledgeable, friendly, and concerned

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Shepard to all others. Always spends quality time on my visits. I appreciate and value him.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

I love Dr. Shepard. He makes me feel very comfortable during my appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

I worked with Jonathan the care coordinator. He was timely in his responses, but there was a miscommunication the week before we came. Dr. Shepard had said he had time for a virtual visit but that message never got relayed to us. We ended up getting an in person visit the following week.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Dale Shepard is amazing! He spent time showing us the CT and MRI images, explaining the disease process and the plan of care. Very thorough and worth our drive!!!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Shepherd was very informative & pleasant, didn't rush me & answered all questions.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

I am very pleased with my doctor. He and his staff are always polite friendly. any concerns i have Sheppard addresses them quickly and always makes sure i have a complete understanding of my condition and what the next step is for treatment or scans in my case.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Shepard was wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Shepard was excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Dr. Shepard is a great Doctor, he always answers your questions and is a very caring Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

glad to be working with Dr Shepard and Dr Nystrom. Cleveland clinic is amazing. Thanks to all.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

I've had several appointments as well as a hospital stay at Cleveland Clinic. The staff from the doctors, nurses. All the way down to janitorial staff has been awesome, very professional.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Did not look at my lab results this time, seemed a little rushed. Felt more like a social visit than a doctor's visit.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr Shepard is one of few doctors that know about EHE. He answered all of our concerns, and there were many since EHE is so rare. I understand my cancer much better now.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Dale Shepherd was informative and kind and answered all my questions. He was also amusing which I consider an important part of the he healing process

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