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 School - 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 5/6/2018, 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

239 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 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

Dr Shapiro took the time to explain his diagnosis and options for treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

Dr. Shapiro is a great physician. He explains everything, lays out your options and is very helpful in the decision making process.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

It seems like doctors are seeing more patients and this increases wait time.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Shapiro is one of the best doctors t have ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

no medication - surgery recommended. Thedoctor was very thorough explaining procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

I don't mind waiting for a doctor who takes his time with his patients, but would like to be informed that there is a waiting time.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr. David Shapiro could not have been better. Very caring and explained everything. He came in before and after surgery and talked to me. Explained everything to my family while I was in recovery. Even got word out to my family during surgery because it was taking longer than expected. I would recommend him and his team to anyone! There was only one issue I had but nothing to do with him. Scheduling the surgery was a little difficult. Could not get a call back from the scheduler. But, Dr. Shapiro's office staff did everything to fix that situation and did. Very nice and respectful!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018

I understand the delay and don't mind waiting for someone as talented as Dr. Shapiro. I feel that he provides quality care and the wait is well worth it.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Dr. Shapiro has an excellent rapport with me. he's competent, caring and funny! he puts you at ease.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Dr. Shapiro was very professional and most kind!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2018

My doctor is a great listener and involves me in decision making concerning my health. He reports test results through My Chart in timely manner.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

Dr. Shapiro explains everything.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

*Dr. Shapiro is great.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

I was very pleased with Dr David Shapiro is very pleasant. I would see him again if need be.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

The waiting was the worst. I was two minutes late for my appointment and waited in the lobby for 20 minutes. Then after a brief triage, I waited in the exam rom for 40 minutes. It was awful. Wait time with my primary MD is terrific. This was pretty bad - no one stopped in either.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

I had to wait 1 hour & 15 minutes before I was taken back to the doctors room.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

My wait time on this visit was longer than normal, but this was not a concern with me. Dr. Shapiro is worth the wait. I flew in from Florida just to see him. If he was backed up because he may have spent extra time with the other patients, I completely understand because he always takes the time to fully answer all of my questions in detail.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr. Shapiro was very thorough and listened to me and helped me make a choice in treatment which was really good for me.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

I received outstanding care from Dr. Shapiro and the nursing staff.

Reviewed on May 23, 2018

Delays in appt time to see Dr. Shapiro are acceptable because he always takes an appropriate amount of time to attend to each patient's needs and answer all questions. I highly recommend Dr. Shapiro!!

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Dr. Shapiro is so professional and supportive of all that was needed during every visit with him. He also took the time to discuss future needs/appointments/and surgeries for other issues that concerned me.

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Our appt was at 3:30. We arrived at 3:10. We were not seen by the doctor until 4:45.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Shapiro showed so much respect for my choices. I was honestly shocked. I've been to a lot of doctors and he might be the most considerate of them all.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

Dr Shapiro is very thorough and explains everything including options, potential outcomes, what to expect..etc. He is a great Doctor and person!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

Everyone from Dr. Shapiro to his nurses, to the cast technition and the Physical Therapist were terrific to me...very friendly

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

the only reason I put fair is because Owens PCP referred us to Dr. Shapiro ASAP, but when I tried to make an appointment myself I was told there was nothing for 2 months. luckily our PCP contacted Dr. Shapiro and his office called me to get me in.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2018

Dr. Shapiro was very thorough and kind. He seemed to appreciate my physical difficulty and sincerely wanted to help me find relief.

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