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Department General Pediatrics
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Independence Family Health Center
Primary Location

Independence Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
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About David Shafran, MD

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Jacobi Medical Center
Bronx, NY USA

Medical Education - Tel-Aviv University- Sackler School of Medicine
Tel Aviv,

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Pediatrics
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 12/9/2019, Dr. Shafran has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

52 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr. Shafran is a great doctor! I'd give him a ten if it was an option!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

This is a key reason we love *Dr. Shafran. If we every have any concerns, he answers them thoroughly, thoughtfully and in a way we can understand.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

*Dr. Shafran was wonderful! Look forward to our next well-check - very informative!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

we love Dr. Shafran, he is easy to talk with and listens to your concerns and takes his time to understand our child's background health history.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

*Dr. Shafran does a great job of communicating with both parents & kids.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

We cannot say enough good things about *Dr. Shafran. We are very thankful he is our pediatrician & would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Overall, we've always had a positive experience in this office, but we're disappointed with this visit. *Dr. Shafran was, however, excellent as always.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

As a new parent with tons of questions and concerns, as well as a severe lack of sleep, I greatly appreciate the advice I received and the care my child received at his first doctor's visit.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr Shafran always spends quality time with the patient. He never makes you feel rushed and is great interacting with the kids. He always asks and listens to any concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

*Dr. Shafran is amazing!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

I was VERY impressed with Dr. Shafran! He made such an impression that I am actually considering moving both of my children to his care going forward.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Shafran is great!

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

*Dr. Shafran is excellent with the children and never rushes appts. very easy to communicate with.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Very pleased with *Dr. Shafran.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Every time we see Dr. Shaffran I am amazed at his knowledge. He is great with our son and takes the time to explain all of our options.

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