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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 4/26/2022, 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

153 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 5

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Im so glad to have Dr Shapiro! Love the guy!Greg staff working with him!!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Physician and staff well educated, professional and compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

I have and will continue to refer friends to Dr Shapiro.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Shapiro has been fantastic. He has communicated very well to me and has been very concerned about my wrist and finger issues.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. Shapiro was awesome - we discussed my options, the pros and cons of each, and then we talked through what my plan of treatment should be. It seems to be rare that you find a doctor that will spend the time needed to make sure you understand and are comfortable with the treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

An outstanding doctor with great compassion and wonderful patient care techniques with a staff that is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

Dr. Shapiro has a wonderful manner with patients Speaks softly and confidently Explains things very well And is very compassionate and professional

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

The doctor was very very nice and explain the whole procedure to me

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

I have already recommended Dr. Shapiro to another person. I am impressed by his respect, courtesy, and the efforts he's taking to ensure the best outcome for me.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Shapiro took great care of me in an emergency situation. I am very grateful for his help.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

The Doctor and his staff were wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Long wait on the phone to make a appointment. Took almost a month to see the doctor. But, doctor Shapiro has operated on me before, he's helped me so much , he's just wonderful!!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

I need need doctor Shapiro to operate on my hands ,I trust him,he's helped me so much in the past..

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

The doctor was very respective and polite he explained my situation very good and I will continue to see him if necessary.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Shapiro is always concerned about you as a patient. His best trait is that he really cares for you as a person and not just a patient.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr. Shapiro was a good listener, explained all my options, great sense of humor

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Great Dr. Very pleasant and thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

So very happy with Dr Shapiro's care.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Very happy with my care from Dr Shapiro and his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Dr. Shapiro is an excellent doctor. His knowledge, skill with treatments and surgery and patient concern is always the best. I recommend him often to others.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr Shapiro has an excellent reputation and I can see why. Explained all the options and what to watch for. Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Highly recommended physician.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr. Shapiro is the most excellent doctor as well as human being. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Everybody associated with Dr. Schapiro's office was very nice and helpful

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr. Shapiro is patient and kind. He took time to explain things clearly. I am truly grateful!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

He is a very good doctor. Available appointments are few, but he is well worth the wait.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Shapiro is a excellent doctor. A+I recommended him to my family & friends.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Shaprio is an excellent surgeon and an incredible asset to the Clinic

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

I know Dr Shapiro is in high demand and understand difficulty in getting an appointment. His assistant was very good and knowledgeable in the interim

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

David Shapiro MD and staff sets the bar on all facets of a positive patient experience.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

If one requires excellent surgical outcome, Dr. Shapiro is the best in his field.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr Shapiro is superb!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr. Shapiro is attentive, respectful, kind, and professional. He listens well, and thoroughly explains condition & treatment options. I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

*Dr. Shapiro's staff was quick to get back to me when I had to cancel my post-op visit due to illness. They rescheduled in a quick manner when the scheduler could not find a visit within a few weeks.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

*Dr. Shapiro to have time to explain my surgery and put me at ease. He was never rushed. He is a very caring doctor and takes the time needed.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Dr. Shapiro explained the mechanics of why I was having the trigger finger problems. He was very patient and completely answered my questions. He gave me options for my treatment and I was very satisfied with the procedures he performed in the office. There is a plan for a follow-up appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Both the Nurse and Doctor Shapiro gave me the upside and the downside of the operation. It was instramental in making my decision to go ahead with the surgury. Doctor Shapiro in particular stressed the recovery time needed for the healing process to be successful.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

The doctor was good the nurse was great Scott that took me into the room and asked me questions was very very polite and very nice thank you

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

The doctor was good explaining what I had and what I did he gave me some papers on it and and I looked it all up and it was great then the doctor was Doctor Shapiro was very good thank you

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Very professional and Dr. Schapiro and his whole staff took the necessary time to make me feel that they did all that was necessary to make me feel pleased with my visit.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr. Schapiro took an extraordinary amount of time to get the job done.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

The DR was excellent 5 Stars

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