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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

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 - University of Chicago
Clinical Pharmacology
Chicago, IL USA

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

(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 3/16/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Sanofi S.A.
  • AcademicCME

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

135 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 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

24 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Shepard is a very nice doctor. He always puts my mind at ease when discussing the results of my scans. He explains everything very well. He cares a lot for his patients. Every appointment I have with him is great, he is always in a good mood and puts me in a good mood. He talks with you like he's your friend, I appreciate that so much. I am very blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Shepard has always been extremely professional and courteous to me. His concern for me has been wonderful, and always a very caring and compassionate man. His expertise and his intelligence are immeasurable. He is a superb physician.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Shepard has been wonderful since I first became his patient 3 years ago.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. Shah is an excellent doctor. He is prompt and courteous and shows genuine concern for your needs.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr. Shepherd explained things so well and we felt fully informed and at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Shepard is excellent in every way. He takes all the time you need and explains things very clearly and answers endless questions without being impatient.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Shepard is knowledgeable, pleasant, efficient, & take time in responding to any concerns. I'm so glad & thankful that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

We drive almost two hours for visit with Dr. Shepard but it's worth it. The care at Cleveland Clinic is top notch and Dr. Shepard is very kind and insightful. We feel blessed that his care and prescribed treatment has beaten the cancer.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Shepherd is amazing. He has helped us so much in the past couple of years. He is knowledgeable, supportive, and caring. He goes the extra mile and we are so grateful for his help.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I would give Dr. Shepherd a 10 out of 10 in every area.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

We have switched all future twice yearly appointments to this physician.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Shepard is always extremely very kind & always willing to take any amount of time I need to discuss my situation.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

This man saved my life. I respect Dr Shepards knowledge, recommendations and really appreciate everything he had done for me and my family.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Shepard more than once!

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr Sheppard is a great doctor, I'm still 6 feet vertical because of him and all the staff at CCF. Thank you

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr Shepard shows so much empathy and care for his patients. His level of knowledge and professionalism is second to none. I've had several doctors at CCF and I have to say Dr Shepard is truly the best. Im so happy Dr Shepard is part of my care team! He sets an amazing example for how all CCF physicians should care for their patients!!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr Shepard has provided an explanation of the protocol that's best suited for this particular situation. His advice is clear, concise, and easily understood.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Shepard was excellent! He made me feel very comfortable. He was easy to talk with, and he explained everything. His depth of knowledge is excellent, yet he was able to explain things so that I understood exactly what needed to happen. I am very fortunate to have his expertise.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr Shepard is always easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr Shepherd is the most caring special doctor I have ever had! He makes you feel cared for while being lighthearted! He was born to do this job and I feel blessed to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr Shepherd explained the risks and treatment thoroughly which help to ease my fears.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr.Sheperd is a very kind and comapssionate doctor. I felt heard and comforted knowing he is coordiating my medication.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Shepard and his team are outstanding. We feel very confident and in excellent hands with him/them.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr Shepard is very kind. He explained everything in detail and worked hand in hand with the sign language interpreter. We couldn't ask for a better team.

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