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 +


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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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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


  • 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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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 6/9/2019, 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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* 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

236 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr was very good solving my problems.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

An excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Excellent provider. Clearly explained options (including risks and benefits) to enable me to make a decision about the course of treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019

Dr. Shapiro put me at ease immediately. His explanation of my problem was excellent. He made me feel that he had my best interests in mind.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr. Schapiro is amazing. He listens and addresses the issues/concerns with a wonderful bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to others

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

I highly recommend Dr Shapiro. He and his nurse assistants are the absolute BEST!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

I was with my husband for his appt and dr Shapiro fit me into his schedule to look at my hand. it was much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr Shapiro and his nurse Brenda could not have been nicer regarding my hand.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr. Shapiro is a wonderful physician. He cares and listen to your concerns

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Best Doctor I have ever seen. makes me feel so comfortable in discussing my decisions.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

DR. S is so Professional and makes seeing me seem SO easy!

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr Shapiro is exceptional in all aspects of care. his staff is 5-star! I highly recommend him to my friends and family and anyone looking for a hand specialist

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

A very good experience. Dr. Shapiro is excellent in every way.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr Shapiro was answered every question and concerns I had. He is very helpful, personable and great to work with.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Shapiro is the ultimate professional.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

I love Dr. Shapiro! he always takes my concerns seriously and includes me in the planning of my care. Surgery is not always the first thing prescribed. He is a kind and caring physician. I recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

we were extremely pleased with Dr. David Shapiro

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

I felt that Dr. Shapiro is one of the best Doctors I've seen. He is extremely knowledgeable and really takes the time to explain any treatments & outcomes. He also has an excellent sense of humor which eases any anxiety. I will be highly recommending him to anyone in need!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

It was very well organized with the timing of my X-ray to seeing Dr. Shapiro. I didn't feel rushed at all. Everyone (Receptionist, X-ray Technician, the Nurse and of course, Dr. Shapiro, were very friendly and efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Shapiro is a comfortable Dr. with a good bedside manor. I find this important as I have heard many people say "a good dr.'s bedside manor is not important - wrong. Surgery went very well - all was explained - staff was excellent. Good experience although I had no problems.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Shapiro took very good care of my mother. he rephrased things she didn't understand right away very patiently. I have every confidence she will have a successful surgical outcome.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Shapiro every day of the week to anyone experiencing issues with hands. He's the best

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Shapiro is very laid back and has a great way about him of explaining instructions, treatment and outlook. He breaks it down into a simplicity that the layman can understand. Some doctors talk way over your head... Dr. Shapiro just makes you comfortable and feel at home.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Excellent Dr and wonderful patient care in all areas.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Always a good experience with Dr Shapiro and the staff.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

he is a great doctor and made me feel safe as well as respected.. over all he is amazing

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

dr was very respectful and thorough

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

dr Shapiro is exceptional. a bright spot in this dark health care system.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr Shapiro listens to me & is genuinely cocnered for my well being.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Like I said prior Dr Shapiro is the best! His demeanor. kindness and expertise is beyond the best! great personality and great as a surgeon!!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

I love Dr. Shapiro! He is so kind and caring and very gentle! He reassures me that it will be alright!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr Shapiro is one of the finest! Everything the Clinic represents

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

it was my first time seeing the doctor. waited 45 minutes in waiting area before able to be taken to the room.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I've already recommended Dr Shapiro to a family member

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Shapiro is one of the best doctors at the clinic. always concerned and always available when you need him even when he is not in the office. how uncommon!!!

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Dr. Shaprio is a FANTASTIC dr. cares, takes his time with you. i recommend him to everyone!!

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

Dr. Shapiro is the best hand Doctor. Very knowledgeable and professional. I will recommend anybody to him. Thank you Dr. Shapiro

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

Dr Shapiro took the time to explain his diagnosis and options for treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Dr. Shapiro is a great physician. He explains everything, lays out your options and is very helpful in the decision making process.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

It seems like doctors are seeing more patients and this increases wait time.

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