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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* 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

212 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

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. Shapiro was worth the 2 month wait.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr. Shapiro. He was caring, knowledgible and very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

I had an emergency in my hand and Dr Shapiro made room in his schedule to see me the same day and that was very much appreciated!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr. Shapiro is very professional and nice

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Everyone is so kind and friendly. I couldn't ask for a better Dr or group of health care professionals.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Dr Sharpiro has to be one of the best Drs I have ever encountered. All that and he is a super nice guy with a good sense of humor.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Excellent work from Dr Shapiro. Very pleased

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

the doctor was great will go back to him for any problems

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I broke my wrist in 2 place and needed surgery. Dr. Shapiro, along with Cleveland Clinic's support team, demonstrated service care excellence in every aspect, from the surgery through physical therapy to get my wrist healed and functioning properly again! Dr. Shapiro is a tremendous doctor and a big asset to the Cleveland Clinic organization, as well as the support staff! Thank-you for taking care of me!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr. Shapiro is an excellent Dr. Very caring, understanding, takes his time with me, showed photo of x-ray & explained problems. I would recommend him highlyMy problem was with scheduling the appnt. The appnt setters need a meeting to tell them how to make appnts & not make a pt calling 3 days consecutively to get a simple appnt especially since I was an established patient

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr. Shapiro is an excellent physician. Caring Understanding, & intelligent

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I was in pain and was extremely pleased that Dr Shapiro called me back to get me in right away. He and everyone in his office are always professional, kind and helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

My care by Dr Shapiro over the years and currently has been superb. Professional, extremely caring and listens to my concerns. Also throwing in some laughs! I appreciate his knowledge, skills and genuine concern.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Every visit with Dr. Shapiro was a positive experience. I could tell he was knowledgeable of my problems during conversation without reading it from my chart. He was always adjusting plans for treatment and surgery based on my individual needs. Dr. Shapiro has a caring, individualized approach and made me confident about the care I would receive.

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

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