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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
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


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • General Hepatology
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Transplant
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt
  • Variceal Band Ligation
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Drug Induced Liver Disease
  • End Stage Liver Disease
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver-Biliary Tract Disease
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Paracentesis
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Skeletal Muscle Loss in Liver Disease
View all 22 Specialties +


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About Robert O'Shea, MD, MSCE

Robert O'Shea, MD, MSCE, is a Staff physician in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Transplantation Center, located on the Main Campus of Cleveland Clinic. He is also the Hepatology Fellowship Director. Dr. O'Shea was appointed in 2004.

Dr. O'Shea's interests include end stage liver disease, liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, and drug induced liver disease.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Ann Arbor, MI

Graduate School - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Clinical Epidemiology
Philadelphia, PA

Residency - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Internship - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Medical Education - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY

Undergraduate - State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Medical Education - Reference Source

Additional Training

  • Clinical pharmacology / Pharmacoepidemiology Fellowship


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

clinical epidemiology, clinical gastroenterology, Diagnostic and therapeutic EGD (upper endoscopy) and colonoscopy, drug induced liver disease, end stage liver disease, gastrointestinal endoscopy, general gastroenterology, general gastrointestinal disease, general hepatology, Liver Disease, Liver Transplantation, liver-biliary tract disease, Medical School Education, non alcoholic fatty liver disease, skeletal muscle loss in liver disease, viral hepatitis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Robert O'Shea, MD, MSCE.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 3/22/2024, Dr. O'Shea 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.

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

284 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
Listens 4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

75 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Dr. O'Shea is a superior physician.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Dr. O'Shea is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Dr. O'Shea is the best! He listens. He understands my frustrations. He explains my conditions thoroughly. He gives me options for overcoming my weight issues.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Dr O'Shea is the best.!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr. Was non-judgemental which helped me to accept that I had alcoholic liver disease

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

My doctor is Excellent! Caring, gives me the information I want to learn about my disease and as with the nurses, makes me feel cared for

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr. O'Shea has been outstanding the past 14 years I have visited twice annually. His staff reflects his high standards of care

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

I absolutely love Dr. O'Shea and he speaks in a way that makes me understand what he is saying

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

This was quite an improvement from past visits with Dr. O'Shea, at one time making me wait for over an hour in a small exam room with no windows and no updates or contact from a staff member as to the cause of this absurdity. I was so enraged that I finally left and went home. This appointment with him was actually very enjoyable in comparison to past experiences.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. O'shea is a very good doctor who cares about you as a human being with medical conditions. He has answered my questions to where I understand.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr. O'Shea is always clear and precise. Very caring and super good listener. Trust is what is the best feature of having my care in his hands....

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Dr. Oshea is a very professional and knowlegeable Physician. I have a lot of respect for him.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Dr. O'Shea is a simply a wonderful doctor. So, good, in fact that my daughter is also his patient now! He would always be my first choice!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. O'Shea is a credit to the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr OShea is tops - unequivocally

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Again c the clinic system leaves a lot to be desired - a top notch physician like Dr OShea makes it worth it.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Doctor O Shea , is a great doctor , an took his time an explained everything down to the T. I would highly recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Great Doctor, Staff and Facilities.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Excellent Doctor. Very knowledgeable. I am very comfortable and confident in Dr O'Shea's care.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

I love the physician however his staff is not very kind unfortunately

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

Dr. O'Shea was very personable. He answered all questions, reassured me, praised my progress, and challenged me to do more.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

My doctor listens to what I have to say and I feel he considers it when guiding me in my care.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I believe that Dr. O'Shea's expertise saved my life.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. O'Shea has my ultimate trust and respect.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. O'Shea has been treating me for 15 years. He has never failed to display the highest level of professionalism and communication.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr O'shea is a great Doctor and better person.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Great caring doctor

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Roberts O'shea was very serious and responsible.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

The best doctor

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. O'Shea answer all my questions and explain everything to me.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. OShea is an excellent is an excellent doctor. He takes time with you and explains things. I highly recommend him

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Spent considerable time to understand the total picture. Couldn't ask for more respect and understanding from Dr. He is an excellent specialist.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr. O'Shea is extremely knowledgeable, and he always puts me at ease that there is a working plan for my treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

I had to cancel my in-person visit, so in order to see Dr. O'Shea before July, I took a virtual appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Before my visit, Rose approached Dr. O''Shea so he ordered bloodwork and a FibroScan. Rose was kind, caring and VERY helpful!!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. O'Shea is always very thorough during my appointment. He always provides reasons and explanations for the tests he orders and takes time to ensure I have a complete understanding of the nature of my illness and treatment options. I fell that he engages me in decision making and is truly a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr O'Shea is the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of talking to. It's been 9 years since I first came to see him and he has been nothing short of extraordinary! I wouldn't be alive today if not for him. He is passionate, he caring, and he genuinely listens! Dr O'Shea is the reason I recommend the Cleavland Clinic to everyone who will listen.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. O'Shea was great. He spent significant time answering my questions and concerns, particularly in regards to how testing goes and more importantly, what those decisions regarding proceeding go. It was great to have a doctor spend that much time with me, and able to answer all of my questions to my satisfaction. He was knowledgeable, sincere and caring. I couldn't have asked for a better physician.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr was running late and never made me feel he was rushed when he was talking with me, I was concerned about the delay but after the amount of time he spent with me can understand why he was running late

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

For me Dr. O'Shea is the best

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr 'Shea is personabl,e friendly, explains things well and always provides me ample time to answer my questions. We are moving to Pittsburgh soon (we currently live In Erie) but I have had such a great experience with Dr Oshea that I will be keeping him as my hepatologist in spite of the commute. Having (sadly) seen many doctors, the professionalism and bed side manner he provides is truly top notch.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr. O'Shea was wonderful. His conversational manner was calming. He explained everything he was going to do, and talked with me throughout the entire procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

These doctors are so booked up, the wait is long. He wants to see me in 6 weeks but can't get an appointment until March!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Great, well thought out doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Absolutely top notch care given by Dr. O'shea and the fellow that was with him that day. Excellent care. Maintained my privacy and provided me with step by step explanations. He was so generous with his time, effort and attention to detail. I was highly impressed with him as a person and as a doctor. Thank you so much. His beside manner was superb. He alleviated my anxiety and I felt very safe with him as a patient.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. O'Shea is an amazing doctor. Whatever question I had he took the time to answer and explain. I don't mind driving 1+ hours to see him.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. OShea did a great job explaining all aspects/risks of the procedures. He was very willing to answer questions about another medical issue that was not the focus of the current appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr O'Shea was fantastic. Personable, lighthearted, but thoroughly explained procedure. Highly recommended. Excellent follow up email with the results as well. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

The dr.explained things very well and spent plenty of time with me. He never once acted like he was in a hurry.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. O'Shea was very good with information, and indulging my stories.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Great care from Dr. O'Shea

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Doctor O'Shea staff is top of the line just like him can say how much we appreciate him and his talent staff!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

As a new patient with Dr O'Shea, I am very impressed with he and his staff to learn as much as possible about my past medical issue and procedures in order to move forward with my care.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr O'Shea is very busy, so it is difficult to get an appointment at a time you choose. You take what is available.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Oshea is great! I have truly had wonderful doctors here. They make me feel cared for and I learn so much each time. Knowing my disease so well as I do now, I appreciate the fact they acknowledge that.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. O'Shea is amazing. He treats me with a great deal of respect and always takes his time to discuss all of the health issues. I don't know how he keeps track of everything in my health record but he is always very aware of all aspects and is proactive in his suggestions. My life depends on him and I Am so thankful to have such a great professional advising me.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. O'Shea is top notch! His fellow and nurse were also so nice and made me feel comfortable. This is quite an outstanding group of people who handle delicate health issues. I feel privileged to have their care and support.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Not only was I able to get an appointment quicker and easier with this office than any of my local doctors, the experience was pleasurable. The schedulers were polite and most of all knowledgeable and able to perform their job functions correctly and above expectations.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. O'Shea was just excellent through the entire discussion and I would recommend him highly

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Everyone at Dr. O'Shea's office was pleasant and caring. Dr. O'Shea was very knowledgeable and professional. He addressed all my questions and concerns. I would definitely recommend.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr O'Shea is a great doctor. He is very technically proficient and also great with patient communications. He explains complicated health issues in an understandable way for me. He helped me with health and medicine issues that I did not even realize might be related to the health conditions he's treating for me. I've seen the Clinic promote that it's about "Patients First." That is not always my experience but it is with Dr O'Shea. I travel from out of town when needed to benefit from his healthcare. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr O'Shea is very approachable, professional, great listener, is sensitive to our needs & wants, and extremely empathetic. He has been the doctor who we've gone to that coordinates other doctors & procedures. This man is truly a gem.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. O'Shea is a wonderful doctor he is one of the most amazing doctors I have. He makes you feel so comfortable.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

I usually use the MyChart for messaging Dr. O'Shea, he always gets back to me promptly and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. O'Shea has always taken the time to explain and make sure I understand. He's a great doctor and compassionate person.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023


Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Care provider was incredibly thorough and thoughtful. Excellent bedside manner

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Excellent visit. The doc provided an abundance of valuable information.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr O'Shea is great! I never feel rushed when I'm with him and he answers all my questions and concerns in detail always leaving me feel whole.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023


Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr O'Shea listened to my concerns and addressed them to my satisfaction. One word to describe him is kind!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. O Shea is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Awesome! Dr. O'Shea is very professional, courteous and proactive in assessing my care and already putting into place a plan of action. Very knowledgeable and showed genuine concern for my care.

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