Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Lorain Orthopaedics
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Finger Joint Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Arm Reconstruction
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery Of The Hand And Wrist
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Hand Problems
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
View all 3 Specialties +
Insurance

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Biography

About David Shapiro, MD

David Shapiro, MD, has been practicing in Lorain and western Cuyahoga Counties since 1992. He joined the Staff of Cleveland Clinic in 1999, with a practice limited to hand surgery. He currently sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center and at the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center in Avon.

Dr. Shapiro is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Medical Association.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1998

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
1992

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD
Cleveland, OH USA
1986

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Natural Sciences
Cleveland, OH USA
1982

Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand

Specialty Interests

Surgery of the hand, fracture care, arthritis, tendon injuries of the hand, trigger finger, carpal tunnel, De Quervain's Disease, Dupuytren's Disease

Awards & Honors

  • Top Docs, Hand Surgery, Northern Ohio Live magazine, 2006-2007
    Top Docs, Hand Surgery, Cleveland Magazine, 2015-2016
Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/20/2017, Dr. Shapiro 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

170 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2017

Dr. Shapiro was extremely informative and helped me easily understand what was wrong, how my injury will heal and what I need to do to promote healing.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2017

Dr. Shapiro listened well and took my concerns into consideration. His explained the treatment options well and left the decision to me.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2017

Once again, this was a pleasant and productive visit in every respect.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2017

Dr. Shapiro did not seem rushed and explained all of my options

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2017

Excellant

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2017

He ordered an MRI and EMG and we're going to hold off on a bone density scan, so I really feel like he listened to me and my frustrations that as an elected official, i need to shake hands with people without having pain.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2017

Dr. Shapiro always takes the time to go over everything!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2017

Dr. Shapiro was very helpful and answered all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2016

Dr. Shapiro was outstanding in every facet of the care he provided. He had a student in attendance during my visit and explained to both the student and to myself everything about my condition in very understandable terms. He also made sure to know that I should follow up regardless of whether I needed more care or if the procedure performed during the visit solved the problem.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2016

Dr Shapiro is a great doctor. Best of ANY doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2016

Dr. Shapiro is very knowledgeable and has a great rapport w/staff & patients/family members. Was very happy with the treatment and information. Great physician.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2016

good

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