Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Wooster Specialty Center (Milltown Center)
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
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About Kenneth Shafer, MD

Kenneth Shafer, MD, is a Staff Cardiologist in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, practicing at the Wooster Family Health Center, part of the Cleveland Clinic’s Regional Medical Practice. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners with certifications in internal medicine and cardiology. Dr. Shafer has special interests in clinical cardiology, echocardiography and in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Following his undergraduate work in chemistry at the College of Wooster in Ohio, where he graduated with Honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Shafer received his medical degree from St. Louis University, graduating summa cum laude, and was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Dr. Shafer did his internship and residency in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He served as Chief Resident of the medical service at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis prior to completing a fellowship in clinical cardiology at the Washington University School of Medicine. The following year, he became Assistant Director of the General Medical Service at Barnes Hospital. Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2002 as a Staff Cardiologist, Dr. Shafer was in private practice in cardiology in south-central Missouri.

Dr. Shafer has authored or co-authored articles on his specialty interests. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Chief Resident/Internal Medici
St. Louis, MO USA

Fellowship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Cardiovascular Disease
St. Louis, MO USA

Internship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Medical School - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA

Undergraduate - College of Wooster
Wooster, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

General cardiology, echocardiography, stress testing, cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure, nutritional intervention

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/3/2017, Dr. Shafer 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

238 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2017

good experience

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017

very good

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2016

I don't see any room for improvement. They're all great.

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