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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As of 4/17/2020, 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

215 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

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr. Shapiro and his nurse Brenda are OUTSTANDING.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

*Dr. Shapiro is the "best" would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Shapiro is an outstanding physician who I admire a great deal for his clinical acumen and surgical expertise. He is an astute clinician who is a great listener and cares deeply about his patients. He is also a valued surgeon who helped me and my wife a great deal with our hand problems. He is a great asset to your institution.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020


Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Shapiro is really good. Does a great job.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr Shapiro explained my options clearly

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

It is difficult to get into see Dr. Schapiro because he is so busy. But he's busy because he's the best.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Great experience, Dr Shapiro was wonderful!! He took his time and explained himself clearly!! Top Notch!!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr Shapiro was wonderful!! Answered my questions, and took time to explain things!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Very happy with Dr. Shapiro

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

*Dr. Shapiro is very informative. He's the best!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

I saw a PA as a walk in to the Ortho Clinic. When I left I went to the desk and told them I was to schedule an appt. with Dr. Shapiro. The gal at the desk said he is in the back and maybe can see you now. From there I saw Dr. Shapiro and my break was bad enough that I had surgery the next day.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

I saw both a PA who was great and attentive and Dr. Shapiro who explained what he would do to my wrist the next day in surgery

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. Shapiro was quite attentive, listened carefully and asked good follow up questions. He is thoroughly went over the x-rays and showed me the comparisons with radiology film of 8 months ago. Always careful to be detailed.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

I have always had excellent experience with this provider

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

I could not have been happier with my appointment with Dr. Shapiro. He listened and understood the reason for my visit, explained what was probably causing my problem, and discussed options and helped me evaluate the next step.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr Shapiro. spent considerable time answering all my questions. His nurse covered all subsequent information about pro op screening, also the need for Covid19 test. By the time I got home, I was called to s chedule the pre op date and the Covid test which can be done about 5 minutes from my home. Every aspect of the process was so well handled!!!

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

The doctor listened to my concerns, clearly explained proposed surgery & thoroughly answered all my questions.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

always good experience following procedures by Dr Shapiro and nurse

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

have referred Dr Shapiro and staff to several people over the past few years

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

We felt vey fortunate to have Dr. Shapiro look at his arm. We understand now why we hear nothing but good things about him. Such a nice bedside manner on top of being a great doctor.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

I have gone to Dr. Shapiro several times. He has always cared for me with courtesy and respect. His treatment for a surgical repaired broken finger and recently my wrist problem was excellent!

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr Shapiro answered my questions and assisted me to get connected with another specialist to possibly treat or resolve my issues.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Dr Shapiro is an amazing doctor. I had hand surgery and his skill is astonishing. My hand was pretty deformed and now it looks like a normal hand. He is also the kindest and most caring doctor I have ever met. I never do surveys, but for Dr Shapiro, I would do one every time. You are very lucky to have him as part of your staff.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Again, each experience with Dr Shapiro has been excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

I would highly recommend dr Shapiro.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Honestly, my appointment went just fine. Dr. Shapiro seems to be a very nice and knowledgeable physician.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr Shapiro is the absolute best! He is VERY busy but makes you feel as if you are his only patient for the day.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Shapiro is an excellent doctor as well as a very kind person. he genuinely cares and it shows in how he treats you as a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

The visit with the doctor went very well I was pleased with his service

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Shapiro is an excellent ortho doctor

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr Shapiro listened to all my concerns

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

always very happy with Dr. Shapiro

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I have enjoyed every visit with Dr. Shapiro he is the best! Explains everything to me in detail.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Really like Dr Shapiro. he has been straight forward and honest with me in my health issues. More Doctors should share in his mindset.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr Shapiro is the consummate professional.Have recommended to my tennis coach who in turn was very pleased. Shapiro has great reputation.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Found dr. Shapiro very helpful, thoughtful, and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Schapiro and Brenda are fabulous

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

once I saw Dr Shapiro, his exam of my hand and treatment only took about 10 or 15 min

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr. Shapiro is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dealing with Dr Shapiro and his staff has always been a positive experience. This most recent experience was even better than those in the past!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr Shapiro is the absolute best there is!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Shapiro was very clear about the surgery and the follow up restrictions until the stitches are removed. Should make an interesting Christmas.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Shapiro is both knowledgeable and caring. He explained my healing process and truly listened to any issues I had. I will recommend him to anyone having hand issues.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Shapiro was outstanding in listening to my issues. A very caring physician; one of the best I've encountered.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I have told all my friends and family if they ever need a hand physician Dr. Shapiro is the best! He is always so friendly and informative!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr Shapiro is a very calming person, he makes you feel very calm. I think he is one of the best Dr my husband and me have ever been to.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

dr Shapiro is wonderful and I would most definitely recommend him !

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr. Shapiro is a very personable and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

I have already recommended Dr. Shapiro to others. He did an amazing job and is working hard to treat my condition while understanding my life restrictions.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Doctor's calendar makes it impossible to get an appointment without a long wait time.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Shapiro is great!He does injections and surgery extremely well.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

An excellent physician with super people skills.

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