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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6833
Desk:
216.445.5670
Fax:
216.444.9464

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 +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2009

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Hematology/Medical Oncology
Cleveland, OH USA
2009

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2006

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
2003

Medical Education - University of Chicago
Clinical Pharmacology
Chicago, IL USA
1999

Medical Education - University of Chicago Hospitals
Clinical Pharmacology
Chicago, IL USA
1999

Medical Education - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
1995

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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 1/17/2021, 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

94 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 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

The whole experience was wonderful, and Dr. Shepard is fantastic!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr Sheppard was professional and courteous. I felt at ease and grateful as his content delivery was excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr Shepard has always been professional, accommodating & answers questions honesty.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr. Shepard always is a compassionate person and assists coordinating with other physicians that are part of my CCF team.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr. Sheppard has been a wonderful mentor in guiding me through the challenges of surviving 3 lung operations and a brain operation to quell the cancer beast. He is frank yet compassionate during those dark days of reoccurrences. A trusted friend and healer in the journey of survival.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr. Shepard is very knowledgeable, compassionate and has a sense of humor that helped to diffuse a stressful situation.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Shepherd, quite frankly, has been the best dr I have ever had.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

The Dr. was very caring as well as and attentive in answering my questions

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!!!

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