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- Chest Wall Sarcomas
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - University of Chicago
Chicago, IL USA
Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Medical Education - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA
Medical Education - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
Geriatric oncology, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, sarcoma, neuroendocrine cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, experimental therapeutics
Research & Publications
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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 1/24/2022, 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:
- Sanofi S.A.
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.
81 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022
Dr Shepherd made me very comfortable discussing my health problems. He never made me feel rushed. He took his time and answered all my questions.
Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022
Dr. Shepard was wonderful; very attentive, very professional, made us feel welcome and safe
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022
Dr. Shepard is a great communicator! Answered all of my questions in detail but in a manner that a non medical person could understand. Great physician.
Reviewed on May 6, 2022
*Dr. Shepard explained the medications in question very good, we were able to better understand.
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022
Dr Shepard has a great personality along with his knowledge. He put me very much at ease and explained his opinions very well
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022
Dr Joyce and Dr Shepard are personable, good listeners, knowledgeable, conversational, respectful, insightful and helpful.
Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022
Dr. Shepard was vey compassionate and spoke with easy to understand terminology. But by far the best outcome was his willingness to recommend a treatment plan and interact with my hometown care providers so I could have care close to home. The relief I felt in that moment was overwhelming and very appreciated.
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022
My doctor was absolutely awesome. Very professional. A gentleman. Quite obvious he's a leader in his profession
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022
Dr. Shepard is an excellent Dr. He is very thorough and always answers all of your questions .He goes over all of the tests that he orders and explains everything. Dr. Shepard is definitely an asset to Cleveland Clinic. Thank you.
Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021
Very happy with care from Dr. Dale Shepherd
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