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

  • Angiosarcomas
  • Askin’s Tumors
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer of Unknown Primary
  • Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Primary Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Chest Wall
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Induced Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Uterine Cancer
View all 18 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

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:

  • Celgene Corporation
  • Sanofi S.A.
  • Genentech, Inc
  • 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

92 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 4.1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

23 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr. Shepherd and staff just fantastic!!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Shepard is excellent! Very caring with a very good way of explaining the problem and potential treatment options.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Shepard is the best. He is always friendly, courteous and allows all the time I need to ask questions or state concerns that I need. I highly recommend him to everyone I know.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

our discussion with Dr. Shepard was very enlightening. He was vey thorough with his explanations. He provided insight to the questions we were unsure of. Most of all, he gave you impression that you were his only patient for day. At no point did we feel we were on a time - limit. That is extremely important to me and appreciated

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

overall we had very good experience with everything at the clinic and Dr Shepherd was very professional and kind with a great personality.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

great experience with doctor Sheppard , nurse, receptionists, and appointment team. these visits are never easy but the staff makes it so much better. I'm very happy to be in the care of the CLE clinic and Dr Shepard's team.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Shepherd answered all my questions about my rare cancer and having me follow up with specialist to ease my anxiety. I feel so relieved after my appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

dr Shepherd was very understanding!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. Shepard is wonderful! he is professional yet very personal and honest with his thoughts and recommendations. I'm very thankful to have him as my oncologist.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr Sheppard is amazing.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Dr Dale Shepherd is the best doctor I have have encountered in my lifetime. I feel very comfortable in talking with him and trust and value his recommendations. He's the best.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

overall good experience. doctor very knowledgeable but I felt the information we received could have been given over the phone.we had a lot of expense to drive just to be told surgery was not an option but medication was.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Shepard is amazing and very easy to speak with. It was the first time that I felt comfortable talking about my medical condition.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

excellent doctor with whom you can openly discuss medical and treatment issues. I am glad he is on my treatment team.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Best Doctor appointment I've ever had!!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

my experience with Dr. Shepherd he is very knowledgeable when it comes to cancer when I meet with him we talk about what is going on and we figure out a game plan and follow through with it, he's a good doctor and I have no problems with him And a very respectable.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

Dr Shepard listens to issue and concerns very well. He is knowledgeable and honest in his responses, professional and pleasant to talk to. He encourages you to raise any questions or concerns and does not intimidate you.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Everything was absolutely so smooth at the Clinic..Doctor explained everything to us..

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr Shepard always gives me all the time I need. I really appreciate him. I recommend Cleveland Clinic to EVERYONE.

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