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 - 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 12/13/2019, 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

180 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 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Outstanding on every level. This was my first visit to Dr. O'Shea. He brought clarity to my concerns and hope for my situation. Took his time with me and was very thorough. So thankful that I wasn't rushed through this appointment and left feeling at ease and with a plan of direction for my health situation.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. O'Shea is the best and I have the utmost confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

A member of Dr. O'Shea's staff returned my call promptly in regard to questions I had about Covid testing. she was very nice and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. O'Shea provides excellent care and is the most knowledgeable physician I have encountered.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. O'Shea and his team are fantastic! Dr. O'Shea is very kind and knowledgeable. I am so happy that he is my doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr O Shea is awesome, always has time for your concerns. He is honest and thorough.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. O'Shea is the real deal. I can't express how much of a professional he is with excellent bedside manner. Very kind and genuinely concerned for his patients.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr. O'Shea treated me with the highest level of professional courtesy and respect as a patient. He was very thorough in reviewing my past history and past test results, as well as gathering any new information that I had to offer. We discussed what the future may hold for me as for my medical condition and he offered a comprehensive plan to go forward with. We discussed when my next office appointment should be absent of any unexpected changes in my symptoms.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Dr. O'Shea is great. I couldn't ask for a better specialist. He is a real credit to your staff. Please tell him I said so.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Dr. O'Shea is always personable, well informed, and attentive to any questions or concerns I may have.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr O'Shea is excellent. I am amazed at the time he spends with you even when he is running behind.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Really like my doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I can't even put into words how much I respect and appreciate Dr. O'Shea. He displays every attribute that any patient would want to see in their physician. He is kind, caring, empathetic, knowledgeable, brilliant and takes time to answer any question, no matter how insignificant it may seem. I never feel that he is rushing through my appointment. When he explains things about my condition, it's apparent he is extremely knowledgeable about my disease - which is quite comforting. And he's passionate on keeping up w/ the latest studies and possible breakthroughs. I feel blessed beyond words to be able to have access to such a fine Specialist. I cannot say enough good about Dr. O'Shea. And this may seem insignificant, but it's not to me. . . He is personable and has a great sense of humor. These are two attributes that aren't always found in intellectually brilliant physicians. I have no idea what a physician of his position makes, but in my book, Dr. O'Shea is priceless and deserves many, many millions. :)

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. O'Shea is AWESOME! He took the time with us that we needed, answered all our questions, and works great with all her specialists. Very knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

dr O'Shea is a doctor that my wife and I requested! he has been unbelievable helpful! I will trust him and stick with him until I am better, I've seen other doctors but there is no other trust with me than dr O'Shea

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. O"Shea is a very caring provider.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr O'Shea is so knowledgeable friendly and caring I actually enjoy my doctor appointment with him.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr O'Shea is an amazing doctor and I give him all the credit for hanging in with treatment until my Hep C was cured

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr O'Shea is the best. As I said previously I credit him with my agreeing to try the newest treatment that cured my Hep

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Excellent professional physician with a genuine caring and concerned focus on the patient. He explains with care and concern and has a real humanistic approach.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

My procedure was completed without any complications. The staff and doctor were kind and showed the highest level of professionalism.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. O'Shea is a very compotent physician and I have total faith in his abilities and skills in performing procedures.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. O'Shea spends the appropriate time and explains the situation. Personable and respectful!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

highly satisfied with quick appointment and doctor O'Shea responsiveness to our questions

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

dr O'Shea is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr OShea is very caring and kind. He takes time to listen and explain which you cant find in most doctors. He shows empathy and values my time with him so that I am clear with all what he has explained. He is excellent as well as his staff!! Thank you!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

I have a high level of confidence in Dr O'Shea's clinical and surgical expertise

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Again, I have the utmost respect for Dr O'Shea

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr O'Shea took time to listen and answer questions. Feel like I can contact him anytime throughout the year for questions or problems.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Rose Wells is an excellent contact to the Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

office staff is always polite and helpful. dr O'Shea is great he always has time to explain

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

dr O'Shea is very kind and patient. explains everything

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr.OShea ia an amazing Dr. took his time with me and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. O'Shea is the very best. Wise and intelligent paired with caring and compassion.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. O'Shea is one of the best doctors I have ever met. He listens, responds to every question and/or concern, and genuinely cares about his patients. He is truly a credit to your staff.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

9-year history with Dr. O'Shea, always positive

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr O'Shea is so very knowledgeable kind a wonderful man that is compassionate

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr O'Shea is a wonderful compassionate knowledgeable doctor

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr and staff were professional and courteous as well as informative. I could not have asked for better medical care.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr O Shea was excellent. I was so impressed with him. He treated me as if I was the only patient he had seen that day and I didn't see him until 2:30 pm.

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

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