Department Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Exams
  • Gi Endoscopy
  • Hydrogen Breath Test
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouch Center
  • Pouchoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Crohn's Disease
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Pouch Diseases
  • Pouchitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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About Bo Shen, MD

Bo Shen, MD, is a Staff Member of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His specialty interests include inflammatory bowel disease, GI endoscopy and imaging technology, and pouchitis and pouch diseases.

Dr. Shen earned his medical degree from Nantong Medical College in Jiangsu, China. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Nantong Medical College Hospital in China, a residency in internal medicine at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Ill. He also completed a fellowship in the Department of Gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

He holds a general certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, as well as a specialized certification in gastroenterology.

He has secured grants for multiple research projects including an investigation of blood-brain barrier in acute hepatic failure, clinical approach to ileal pouch dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic lymphoid leukemia subtypes, among others. He has also published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals on gastrointestinal bleeding, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, malignant lymphoproliferative disorders, and irritable bowel syndrome, among many others.

Dr. Shen is a member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Illinois Hospital at Urbana-Champaign
Internal Medicine
Urbana, IL USA

Medical School - Nan-tong Medical College
Jiangsu, China

Additional Training

  • Nantong Medical College, China, 1982
  • Nantong Medical College Graduate School, 1987
  • Nantong Medical College Hospital, Medical Residency, Chief Residency, 1984-1987
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana, Medical Residency, 1995-1998
  • Cleveland Clinic, Gastroenterology Fellowship, Chief Fellowship, 1998-2001

Professional Highlights

  • Premier Physician Award, CCFA Northeast Ohio Chapter
  • Physician of the Year Award, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic
  • NIH R03 Award for studying pouch disorders
  • Broad Foundation-BMRP Grant
  • ACG Career Development Award

Specialty Interests

Crohn's Disease, GI endoscopy and imaging technology, IBD including ulcerative colitis and crohn's, inflammatory bowel disease, Pouchitis and Pouch Diseases

Awards & Honors

  • Graduated with honors, Nantong Medical College, China, 1982
  •  Graduated with honors from graduate school, Nantong Medical College, China, 1987
  •  Chinese Academy of Science Research Award, 1987
  •  Intern of the Year Award, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana, 1996
  •  Secretary and Treasurer, House-Staff Association, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1996-1997
  •  American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Research Award, 2000
  •  American College of Gastroenterology/Astra-Zeneca Senior Fellow Award, New York, N.Y., 2000
  •  Multiple President Poster Awards, Annual ACG meetings, 2000-
  • Multiple Best Poster Awards, DDW, 2000-
  •  American College of Gastroenterology/Astra-Zeneca Senior Fellow Award, Las Vegas, Nev., 2001
  •  American College of Gastroenterology/Centocor IBD Abstract Award, Las Vegas, Nev., 2001
  •  American College of Gastroenterology Junior Faculty Career Development Award, 2003
  •  American College of Gastroenterology Clinical Research Award, 2003
  •  REGAL Award for research excellence in gastroenterology and hepatology, Scottsdale, Ariz., 2003
  •  Cleveland Clinic Quest for Quality Award, 2004
  •  Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology, 2004
  •  Co-Chair, Research Forum-IBD, DDW, Chicago, Ill., 2005
  •  Outstanding Reviewer Award, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005
  •  Section editor, Journal of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2006-
     Editorial board, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 2006-
  •  Emerging Leaders in Gastroenterology, Sweden, 2007
  •  Premier Physician Award, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Northeast Ohio Chapter, 2008
  •  Physician of the Year Award, Department of Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition, Cleveland Clinic, 2007


  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 12/18/2017, Dr. Shen has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Shen receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

272 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

Dr Shen is a great listener and seemed to include me in the process

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

I felt rushed but thought I'd be seeing him again in a a few days.... Not months.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2017

Dr. Shen is very caring. We trust him with my son's treatment and medical needs.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

I had to call to speak with Anne (who was very friendly and helpful) to receive recommendations about my medications. although, there's only so much you can cover during a short phone conversation.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2017

didn't even get a chance to talk to dr Shen after my scope. staff said he was unavailable

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2017

Always clear about follow up care.

Reviewed on May 31, 2017

I received very little detail even though I went back to him to ask about the procedure. It's been a week and a half and I still havent heard back about my test results even though I have tried to contact them in numerous ways.

Reviewed on May 16, 2017

most impressed with Dr. Shen. Thoughtful, expert feedback, data drive and innovative care plan.

Reviewed on May 2, 2017

Very good.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

I travelled to see this provider, as he is the expert in the field for my problem. It was an expense and a time commitment on my part, but absolutely worth it. Dr. Shen definitely deserves the title of being the preeminent provider in his field of managing j-pouches.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2017

From _____ so ability to get everything done quickly was a big plus! Dr.Shen is great and the only Dr. that was figured our my issues. Very impressed with Cleveland Clinic - will absolutely recommend it.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2017

Dr. Bo Shen is a wonderful doctor. Cleveland Clinic and staff are to be commended for the delivery of services and care.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2017

Dr Shen is a competent and caring Doctor and Physician

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2017

Dr Shen does an excellent job involving me in the decision making process and explaining to me why he is making a decision.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2017

Dr. Shen is definitely an expert in the field!

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