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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 6/13/2021, 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

198 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

46 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr Shapiro was awesome. explaining options to me and was very caring and honest!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr.Shapiro is an outstanding physicianvery kindvery caring

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Shapiro is absolutely EXCELLENT!!!! He is caring and compassionate, as well as being the BEST Hand Surgeon!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

excellent doctor. Took time to explain my condition and all of my options.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Every person I had contact with was awesome. I felt very well cared for. I was very impressed with Dr. Shapiro and will very highly recommend him and his office.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

My appointment was about 1 1/2 months from when I called but my Doctor is very well known and was not surprised.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr Shapiro is the BEST! This is my 2nd surgery with him.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Shapiro is wonderful! His abilities as a physician and his bedside manner are exceptional. Highly recommend him as a hand surgeon.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Shapiro had released my right wrist at the end of 2019. My experience then was very good and I returned to have him operate on my left wrist. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Shapiro is a fantastic doctor

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr Shipero was personable and knowledgeable he answered my questions helping me make an informed decision regarding future procedures

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Shapiro is amazing! What a blessing to have him as my doctor. The rest of the staff was just wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I went to the ortho urgent care at the Jacobs facility. I was able to see Dr. Shapiro at that visit. I credit your team there with coordinating the visit to enable me to see Dr. Shapiro. Wonderful !!!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Definitely a team effort! PA evaluated then ordered appropriate imaging to enable most accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan. Dr. Shapiro evaluated, viewed images, clearly explained options. On this day he way able to splint my wrist, and answer any additional questions I at that time. (This was a wrist fracture)

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Great providers! Very empathetic and skilled.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Shapiro is outstanding!!!

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

The best doctor, but hard to get an appointment

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Shapiro is the best doctor! Excellent service!

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.

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