Department Pain Management
Primary Location Lyndhurst Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Chinese, English
Surgeon No


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About Hong Shen, MD

Hong Shen, MD specializes in integrative holistic chronic pain management. She was trained in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Acupuncture. She blends her training in traditional medicine with a holistic approach to boost your body's natural self-repair process.

Dr. Shen is interested in treating overall health and well-being through diet, nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and life style changes by empowering patients to take active roles in their own health. During your initial consultation Dr. Shen will spend time providing a comprehensive evaluation, she will look at the interactions that take place in your daily lifestyle including your work environment, diet and stress. She will then design a custom health plan that addresses all of your needs.

She believes that Integrative Pain Medicine provides a balanced approach by using a bio-psycho-social model to treat complex chronic pain issues. Alleviating chronic pain in patients involves more than just prescribing medications or giving steroid injections. A holistic approach that draws from various healing modalities to provide effective tools for pain management can be profoundly empowering. It can support a person’s transition from being controlled by chronic pain to living an active and fulfilling life despite experiencing pain. A critical aspect of integrative chronic pain management is to empower the patient to become the director of their own healing journey. This is done through education, lifestyle interventions and various therapeutic tools that a person can incorporate into their day to day life. If patients will benefit from any specific injection, she can refer her/him to appropriate pain management practitioner. She can also perform office procedure such as acupuncture, trigger point injection, peripheral nerve blocker, joint or bursar injection.

Dr. Shen earned her medical degree from Suzhou Medical College in Suzhou, China. She completed an internal medicine residency at Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital in Hangzhou, China, an internal medicine residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, and a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at MetroHealth Medical Center through Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as pain management. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Pain Management, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Shen is also trained in acupuncture.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Physical Medicine/Rehabilitati
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Graduate School - Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Suzhou Medical College
MD Medical School
Suzhou, China

Additional Training

  • HELMS medical acupuncture training for physicians
  • Zhu's scalp acupuncture course
  • Chinese scalp acupuncture course
  • Institute of Functional Medicine


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Specialty Interests

acupuncture, back, Back Pain, back/neck pain, evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, Low Back Pain, management of chronic pain, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, neuropathic, neuropathic pain, nonsurgical orthopedics, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, rehabilitation, spine, spine pain

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/7/2019, Dr. Shen 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

71 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
4.3 out of 5
Explains 4.3
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.4
Knows Medical History 3.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Thank you Doctor Shen - after one injection I am able to at least function again.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Shen. She and her staff were very friendly, kind, & helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

came in with pain and left with pain. did nothing except get money from my insurance company. I've been through all of this before and she couldn't care less. as a pain management doctor she did nothing for my pain.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

The doctor was very receptive to my questions regarding different techniques regarding pain management, and thoroughly answered my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Sven listened to the history of my pain, also regarding other health concerns, and explained process for getting relief from the pain. She was very knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

First time seeing this doctor and I love her demeanor, bedside manner, time she took to ask and answer questions. Also liked her holistic approach to assessing and healing my pain. Have already recommended her to others and will continue to request to see her.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Doctor discussed anti inflammatory nutrition, stretching exercises with demonstration, answered my ?s re herbals. She asked questions in few different ways to be certain we understood each other. She took time with me to be certain she was injecting correct spot.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Shen is just a wonderful compassionate Doctor. She is a miracle worker, too. Just love her!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

very dedicated doctor - caring, listens to my concerns and answers my questions in ways I can understand.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr Shen should have returned my call days ago. there is no need to allow the pain to continue

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

My appointment with Dr. Shen was very positive. She carefully reviewed all of my past history regarding my back pain and made suggestions on ways we could remove some of the spine inflammation I am experiencing through diet an exercise. She also ordered tests to determine if I had any food allergies and vitamin deficiencies. Dr. Shen has been communicating with me through MyChart post-appointment regarding my test results.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

I live in Euclid and it is worth the drive to see Dr Shen. She is concerned and caring and listens to me. She s eager to help me with lingering chronic pain due to a work related injury. Dr Shen is the best

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

I dont know her name but the nurse who did my intake before seeing Dr Shen was a delight. Kind ,humorous, and thorough. She had a nice way of making me feel at ease cared for. Cudos to her. The only issue I had and it has nothing with her was the print out of my visit. It included meds I know longer take.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

waiting time for this pain management doctor. is always an hour or longer the 3 times I saw her. it is like seeing a middleman for pain. she doesn't do procedures she sends you to someone else. workers in the office setting are always courteous and willing to help. sometimes if you have to call back for something you always get a different person and have to explain all over again. it's frustrating calling CCF on phone at times.

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