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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
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.

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

109 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

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Love love love the doctor. He was informative, courteous and kind. And he has a humble not arrogant personality!!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr Shapiro and his surgical team are amazing!!!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Have never had a complaint about the Cleveland clinic's doctors or the service and patient care

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Great caring doctor

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Pleased with doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Dr Shapiro was worth the wait. He was very warm and kind as well as professional and helpful. I left with a complete understanding of my condition and options. I have already recommended him to a family member and to a friend.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Dr Shapiro listens carefully and I feel totally confident that he will hjelp with my problem fingers

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Excellent physician. Very satisfied with my care and outcome.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Found it easy to schedule the appointment with the doctor I wished to see.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Very busy place! Therefore, wait for the doctor was a bit long - about 45 minutes. That being said, when It was my turn, I felt as though I got yhe personal attention needed to determine my issue, discuss what could be done, and work out a plan of action. Dr. Shapiro was kind, gentle and took time to explain what could/would be done to resolve my wrist problem in simple terms. I have best complete faith that I will get the best care possible.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr. Shapiro and staff are excellent

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

I have recommended Dr Shapiro to many friends!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr.Shapiro is absolutly the best in patient care.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Shapiro is incredibly knowledgeable and caring. He took the time to listen to my concerns, assessed and explained a plan for me. He answered questions and he truly cares. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Absolutely love Dr. Shapiro! He takes his time with you! Explains things to you so you understand what he's talking about! Shows diagrams to explain whats going on thoroughly! Gives you options, gets your opinion! Really just cares and it truly shows! He's wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

I commented about Dr. Shapiro in the first part of the survey! Love him! He's amazing!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Shapiro was excellant. He was highly recommended and didn't disappoint.

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.

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