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 Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colonoscopy
  • Egd
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • General Gastrointestinal Disease
  • General Hepatology
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt
  • Variceal Band Ligation
View all 16 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
  • 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 21 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 USA

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Education - Reference Source

Additional Training

  • Clinical pharmacology / Pharmacoepidemiology Fellowship


  • Internal Medicine - Transplant Hepatology
  • 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

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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 12/16/2018, Dr. O'Shea 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.

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

208 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 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

dr oshea was super. thorough, competent, efficient, and kind!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

excellent provider

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

doctor OShea is the bomb

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr Oshea is the best one

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

amazing bedside manner, attention to details and listening skills. never met a better doctor in my life. he actually spent time with me and my wife

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr O'Shea is one of the very best physicians in the Clinic system. He made me feel that the treatment plan for me was "our" plan. He was polite, thoughtful and showed concern for me and my condition throughout every visit.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Dr O Shea was very kind . He calmed alot of my fears and misunderstandings

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

This doctor is the best healer I have ever encountered. He takes a true interest in his patient's needs and explains the patient's conditions and the path to health clearly. He has a way of motivating the patient to do what is necessary to heal herself. He treats patients with true respect and caring.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

doctor was personable and caring.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr O'Shea is a excellent doctor. Takes his time with you and seems to care. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Just outstanding! Wished I lived closer as he would be my Gastro doctor for sure. Listen to my questions and concerns and explained everything better than my local doctor. Very patient.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr O'Shea answered all my questions and is very easy to follow and understand. He explains everything he is doing along the way...very helpful and stress reducing

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Appreciate Dr.O'Sheas willingness to go above and beyond on helping with all areas of my healthcare. Very compassionate and not degrading and judgemental of my weight issues that is causing many health issues. Altogether a great Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

the doctor was very patient and friendly I will recommend him very strongly ,I had a nice visit

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Doctor took his time to explain procedure and risks. excellent

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr O'Shea is one of the best doctors I have ever met. He listens to me and does not hesitate to include my input on treatment options. He shows that he truly cares.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

I have a lot of respect for Dr. O'Shea. He takes adequate time and listens to all questions.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr Oshea is a great person and doctor. One of the few doctors I have met that still has compassion for his patients.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. O' Shea is wonderful, both with his care and knowledge. Getting an appt. with any of Cleveland Clinic doctors in a timely fashion is close to impossible.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I'm very impressed with Dr. O'Shea, and feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr. O'Shea always takes the time to listen to me, and treats me as an individual person, not just another patient or number he has to check off his list. I appreciate disattention and time.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Doctor and staff very professional.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr went through my medical records with great concern and ask a number of questions about my symptoms

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

Dr O'Shea made a great impression on me while under Dr Sakiani's care. Both are very caring and listen to me. I am not just a number and that means a lot to me. Thank you!!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

This experience took me off guard. My expectations of Cleveland Clinic's excellence & my experience did not match. This was my first appointment here & I to say I was disappointed is an understatement. It felt like the dr did not see me as a person but as another case he just had to get through. He said he did not have any of my records but didn't dive into my history or my path to him. he joked about me wasting my money with my current doctor & her course of treatment. He stated if I wanted to waste my money I could donate it to his kids medical college fund. He also made digs about my doctor. A doctor who he doesn't even know. He asked if she had ran specific lab work & tests to confirm PBC. I said no that's why she referred me. He said he could do them but again I should save my money & donate to his child. So he didn't order the lab work. I left with a lump in my throat by how dismissed I felt. This is not excellence.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. O'Shea did an excellent job of explaining everything and even took the time to explain the history of living liver donations, which I found really interesting!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Dr. O'Shea was a rockstar!

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

excellent physician. spends time with patient explains options in an understandable way

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

The additional test that Dr O Shay set up, every one involved was efficient and friendly. They were also right on time with the scheduled test. It was a pleasure to have them before, during and after the testing.

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