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Department Radiation 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

  • Body Radiosurgery
  • Cancer Center
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Fractionated Radiotherapy
  • Hyperfractionated Radiation Therapy
  • Hyperthermia Cancer Therapy
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
  • Partial Breast Irradiation
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Sensitizers
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Cancer
  • Angiosarcomas
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Sarcomas
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • Myeloma
  • Primary Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Chest Wall
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
View all 14 Specialties +


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About Chirag Shah, MD

Chirag Shah, MD, is Staff in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Co-Director of the Comprehensive Breast Program. He serves as Director of Clinical Research and Director of Breast Radiation Oncology in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Shah received his Bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University and his Medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his internship, and residency at William Beaumont Hospital from 2007 to 2012 and joined the Cleveland Clinic Staff in 2015.

Dr. Shah serves as a reviewer for various medical journals and is a member of various medical societies.

His primary research interests are breast cancer, sarcoma, and innovative radiation treatment schedules as well as lymphedema prevention. He has participated in numerous in-house, pharmaceutical and cooperative group trials.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - William Beaumont Hospital
Radiation Oncology
Royal Oak, MI

Internship - William Beaumont Hospital
Transitional Internship
Royal Oak,

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH

Undergraduate - Youngstown State University
Combined Sciences
Youngstown, OH

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH

Graduate School - Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH

Professional Highlights

  • Co-Editor of Radiation Oncology Section of American Society of Breast Surgeons BESAP program
  • Member of American Brachytherapy Society Partial Breast Irradiation Guideline Committee


  • Radiology - Radiation Oncology
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 3/22/2024, Dr. Shah 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. Shah 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:

  • Ultimate Opinions In Medicine, LLC
  • ImpediMed Limited
  • Videra Surgical, Inc.
  • PreludeDx

Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Shah has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:

  • PriMUM

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

279 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Doctor is very kind .

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr. Shah is the best :). He is very knowledgeable, kind, and caring. Follow ups well.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

I couldn't be happier with my doctor. He was very helpful. Skillful and informative

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Resident was knowledgeable and showed respect. Doctor was good but seemed hurried.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. Shah is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr. Shah is a wonderful doctor. My treatment was rough but I made it through. He explained everything and was very caring. Great doctor and a wonderful man!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

On 4/22/24 my appointment with Dr. Shah was for Radiation Simulation. He had previously sent me an EMMI video on ABC Active Breathing Control for Radiation that described how I was to take deep breaths. Dr. Shah reviewed the material in the EMMI video and patiently answered all of my questions about my upcoming radiation experience. Dr. Shah was very compassionate and eased my fears. I also met with his Nurse Educator that day, and they provided me with a folder of valuable information.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

I am so blessed to have Dr Shah as my radiation oncologist! He's the best!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

I have recommended Dr Shah to a friend who had been diagnosed w breast cancer

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Shah is very efficient and takes time to explain my care

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Shah's appointment coordinator, Suzanne Dowst, is very kind & works diligently to schedule my appointments to accommodate me since I live 4 hours away. Dr. Shah is always very prompt in answering my messages! He truly cares about his patients!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Shah always explains the results of my tests and asks if I have questions. He is very patient to answer all my questions.Any time I have medical issues, he goes above & beyond to determine what is going on & addresses each concern.I fully trust him as he makes the best decisions for my health. He is the most thorough and best doctor I've ever had! He is a great asset to Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Because of the exceptional care I have received from Dr. Shah and his staff, I have recommended others to go to him.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Shah is very kind and considerate nauseate in his care for me.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr shaw was great!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr C Shah and team should have rating of 10 excellent

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

I was called and told that the doctor wanted a year follow up. I did not need to contact anyone

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

I love Dr. Shah and his resident was great too.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

My doctor has always made me feel very comfortable and not ashamed to ask questions.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr.Shah and team go above and beyond on your care.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr Shah was very helpful and provided useful information for future steps

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr.Shah informed me about other treatment options available at Cleveland Clinic for a whole different health issue. Truly a caregiver!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Shah is unsurpassed when it comes to explaining the medicine and detailing the options.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. Shah, Is a great, caring, intelligent person.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Shah is very professional, efficient, thorough, & explains my treatment plan with clarity.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Shah is not only an extremely knowledgable physician, but a caring and compassionate one, as well

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

I cannot say enough positive comments about Dr Shah. I trust him and know he has my best health interests at heart

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Shah is knowledgeable and respectful.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Shah's team is amazingly helpful and always so pleasant to talk with!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Chirag Shah is extremely knowledgeable about my condition and always is so kind and patient to answer all my questions and to explain, in detail, the results of my tests. I am confident he cares about my health and whenever I have a concern, he orders any necessary tests to make sure nothing is overlooked. He is always very kind and pleasant! My family highly respects Dr. Shah! He saved my life!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr Shah has my complete confidence with his knowledge and relatability . I am certain I am receiving the best of care

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Shah is an excellent communicator, very direct and concise and was familiar with my specific case. Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

This was the first time I met Dr. Shah. He was very personable, caring and compassionate. I truly appreciated it.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Shah was very caring and concerned about my treatment. I really appreciated that.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Shah's scheduler is the best in the Clinic. She is knowledgeable, calls right away and answers all questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I believe I have the best of physicians and staff caring for me at all times. Efficiency and courtesy reflects excellent training from your both your staff and The Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Video call didn't connect but Dr Shah called us directly. He showed concern about his patient and his advice was comforting.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

My experience would be described as special. Leading the way is Dr. Shah. He and his staff worked seamlessly together. They were knowledgeable, skillful, engaged, and caring. I was keenly aware of how peaceful and serene the environment was at each and every visit. No one wants to have regular visits in an oncology radiology department. However, I knew I was in safe space with staff who were comprehensively engaged in my care and well-being. Having peace of mind is an intricate part of the road to healing. The entire department is an example of what you hope for in your treatment plan. It has been simply seamless. As I complete my comments, I am inspired to especially thank Dr. Shah. He has been a shining example of a physician with qualities of expertise, character, patience, and a finely tuned active listener. I have learned that all things can be present, but lacking heart sets anything else aside. I always saw and felt that what I had to say mattered. My life mattered. I was given gifts in the most unexpected of places. I am grateful. I am thankful.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Shah is the best!!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Shah,very professional and great bedside manners, shows great empathy to my feelings ,and any concerns I have.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr Shah was great! Answered my questions and explained things thoroughly. So glad to be getting my care at The Cleveland clinic

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