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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
  • Arm Reconstruction
  • Finger Joint Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • 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
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 - Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

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 4/10/2023, 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

148 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

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Shapiro is a gentleman and a gentle man. He was soft spoken yet clear in his approach. His empathy was evident and his confidence in his ability to provide the desired outcome was refreshing. We will miss him!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Shapiro is the best hand surgeon.He is very thorough

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Shapiro does a great job of listening and explaining various options of care.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Very happy with Doctor Shapiro, very good doctor!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

A very kind doctor

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Shapiro is the best! He has a very calm demeanor and explains everything in terms you can understand. He is patient focused and a great surgeon! He also performed my wrist surgery when I broke it 10 years ago.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

I had a very good experience with Dr. Shapiro and his staff.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Doctor was fantastic.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Shapiro is outstanding among his peers! He listens and explains info about your medical Issue. When you leave it is easy to understand the plan of care & expectations for your recovery. He is 10 out of 10 in the best rating!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr . Shapiro is absolutely the best care provider. I have gone to him for several different debilitating hand & wrist issues that impacted the quality of my life. He was able to treat my pain & return me to full pain-free function!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Excellent teamwork with Dr Shapiro as the head of the team.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Enough can not be said about Dr Shapiro. He is an excellent Dr and a wonderfully kind person.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Outstanding physician. He listened to me and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

I trust and know that Dr. Shapiro will provide the best care.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Most accommodating Doctor ever. Goes out of his way to take care of my needs

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr Shapiro and his staff were all excellent

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr.Shapiro is outstanding! Very good communicator & very responsive to answer all of my questions. Excellent at procedure he performed.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr. Shapiro listens and is compassionate. He shows he cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Waiting months to see a provider is not good practice.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr Shapiro has all of the attributes that a patient expects and deserves.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

I would go to Dr. Shapiro again and have already recommended him to others. Excellent doctor and surgeon-caring, considerate and offered very good explanations of both my problem and treatment options. Wonderful experience overall.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Shapiro is GREAT!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

The Dr. Sharpiro and Victoria are a fantastic team. They both have great personalities. They're both very caring.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

If more doctors were like Dr. Shapiro it would be an even better healthcare system

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

I will miss Dr. Shapiro immensely if and when he retires. He is a true asset to the Cleveland clinic in Avon!

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

I had excelent treatment from Dr Shapiro. I was extremely glad to hear he would still be working on a limited basis and would be able to see him as needed in the future.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

Dr Shapiro takes time to explain and engage patient in next steps.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Shapiro is absolutely the most Kind, Caring, Compassionate provider a patient can ever hope to have In their life!!!! Not only all those attributes but Is also Extremely knowledgeable and is an Awesome surgeon/doctor!!! The Clinic should be honored to have such a doctor on their staff. Thanks!!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Shapiro saw in in less than 1 week!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Shapiro always explains everything very clearly, giving me options to work with. He has one of the best Dr patient attitudes.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr. Shapiro is very caring and respectful and listens to my concerns

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr Shapiro is amazing!!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr Shapiro is always amazing and so kind

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