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
  • Challenges and Choices of Aging
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Medical Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of Unknown Primary
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcoma
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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 School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

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

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

Medical School - 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, kidney cancer, experimental therapeutics

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 1/23/2018, 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:

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

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

64 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

I know this won't go anywhere but the trash but this ER was no different from any ER I've been in. Very disappointed! 1. Five hours for dr. to arrive for heart! 2. Like I wasn't even there.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2018

ER doc was very cold, like who was I being there. Took 5 hours to get information, no IV, no pain meds, no heart monitor, needed more info -

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

Dr. Dale Shepard is an exceptional provider - great listener who exudes confidence in himself and knowing his patient well.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

I am very impressed with Dr. Shepard. I appreciate that he spends as much time with me as I need to get questions answered and information that I may need for my condition and health. He is an excellent doctor in my opinion.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Dr. Shepard and his staff saved my life and after this last check up it looks like the adventure continues.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

In my opinion Dr. Sheppard is excellent!

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

Dr Shepard is wonderful and always takes his time when I see him

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

I switched from UH to The Clinic and I was not disappointed. Dr. Shepard and staff were ahead of schedule and took their time. So happy I made the right decision to come to The Clinic. Blood lab testing was also efficient and wasted no time. I had a great first experience with my trip to main campus! Please know I've been to St John Westshore, UH, and The James at OSU this month and my first experience at The Clinic has been the best of all hospitals. Keep up the efficiency and care. Thank you!!

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

super efficient and pleasantly surprised that doctor was on time and took the time with me. also- blood lab ran quick and smooth- I was shocked!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018

I would recommend Dr. Sheppard to any one. he is kind, gives more then enough time to answer my questions. he is one of the best doctors that I have ever went to. I would rate him and his staff 10

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2018

Dr.Shepard is wonderful! Very honest, realistic, and enjoyable to talk to. He always answers all of our questions and considers my thoughts or concerns when giving advice. I am so happy to have found him and so thankful to have him as my oncologist!!

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