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

Fellowship - Rainbow, Babies & Childrens University Hospitals
Pediatric Nephrology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Transplant Ethics
Cleveland, OH USA

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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As of 10/6/2020, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

78 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Dr. Shafran was kind and thorough in explaining everything. As well as his nurse. We came in for a late apt (7pm) and both treated myself and my son good.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr Shafran did nice job and I always appreciate him explaining things to me.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Very deliberate efforts to make appointment as early as possible. Dr. Shafran was very clear, understanding, and somehow showed CARE but it was with professionalism. Made this entire experience gratifying as a patient.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Shafran totally understood what we were feeling and he met that need. Very informative on possibilities of what could happen with the measure of resolve it certain prognosis occurred. Represented The CCF very well!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

The doctor was EXCELLENT!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

I love dr. Shafran, but the availability to see him is minimal. I usually have to schedule months in advance in order to see him.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Dr. Shafran is INCREDIBLE

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

*Dr. Shafran is a very personable, kind, professional, and listens well to our concerns. I would recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Shafran is a very good doctor. Good with the kids, easy to talk to, and very nice and considerate.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

so thankful we were nervous about switching doctors but had to since my husband became an employee. so thankful to find dr shafran I feel our boys are in good hands

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

It was first time meeting him & he impressed us with his knowledge but laid back humorous approach. Amazing doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Shafran is outstanding! He is the only reason I stay with independence and the clinic outpatient. He is a wonderful physician and I recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. David Shafran is fantastic. Any issues I have had with scheduling, the office, the nursing staff etc are well worth it because he is superb. He is kind and wonderful with the kids and is also brilliant and the best!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

My daughter was 4 days too early for her 4 yr old vaccines. I only travel to independence FHC because of Dr. Shafran so when I asked to schedule a nurse visit on my way out I wanted to schedule someplace closer to my home. The front staff said I would need to call the FHC I wanted to attend. I called Solon FHC and was connected with the schedulers. I said nurse visit yet was still sent to the main appointment line. After waiting for someone to answer, and take my information he said he could not schedule but he would put a call in and someone from Solon would call me back in a few hours. This was a Friday morning at 9 am. No one called me by Monday afternoon so I tried to schedule on mychart which has always been easier to use. Someone then called me Tuesday afternoon to schedule. The difficulty in scheduling with the clinic is frustrating. If it wasn't for Dr. Shafran I would be considering a private practice.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. Shafran is always nice and caring to my family online and in person!

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr. Shafran is great! knowledgeable, attentive, caring, always listens, asks and answers questions and gives advice, very good interacting and communicating with my daughter.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

I love Cleveland clinic, great providers, wonderful level of care! thank you for all you do!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2020

this was honestly the best doctors visit I've ever had for my kids. I will be switching all my kids over Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020


Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Dr. Shafran is always amazing. as a third time mom, you'd expect that I'd feel really comfortable with all the newborn stuff, but I still have questions. and he's always willing and happy to answer my questions, even the seemingly silly ones. and if there are medical reasons, he'll share that insight and summarize it with a shortanswer - which I really appreciate. overall, he's the best pediatrician I've seen at independence.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

Dr. Shafran was very courteous and attentive to my son's needs. HIGHLY RECOMMEND him as a pediatrician!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

I very much appreciate Dr. Shafran's sound advice, calm demeanor, and humor.

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.

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