Treatment & Services
- Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
- Gastrointestinal Exams
- Gi Endoscopy
- Hydrogen Breath Test
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
- Pouch Center
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Crohn's Disease
- Esophageal Varices
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Pouch Diseases
- Ulcerative Colitis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - University of Illinois Hospital at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL USA
Medical School - Nan-tong Medical College
- 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
- 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
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
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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.
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250 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.4|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
18 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
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!
Reviewed on Dec 30, 2016
after procedure Dr Shen seemed more concerned about getting to next procedure than answering our questions. I'm sure if something were really wrong he would be great, but for routine post scope care, his bedside manner is lacking.
Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016
No detailed discussion was had after the procedure other than, "looks like an improvement and continue with the Entyvio infusions".
Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016
He did include me in decisions, but his way of explaining things can be confusing or hard to follow.
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