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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 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

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

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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 12/13/2021, 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

186 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Transport and valet staff were very friendly and welcoming. The care and attention by Dr. O'Shea, the nurses, and support staff couldn't have been nicer.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Angel did a great job checking us in and Dr. O'shea is amazing always!

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Great " bedside manner" addressing all concerns. Dr Oshae is the only reason I tolerate the extremely long wait times for appointments and time in the clinic itself

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr Robert O'Shea is a great doctor who is very caring. He is very professional and makes sure I understood what my situation is. He made me feel as though I am being taken care of by the best of help I can be given. I feel confident that he is doing the best care for me as possible.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

He was great in expkaining details and helping me with my concerns of having a liver disease. Im grateful he's my doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr O'Shea is excellent. He never rushes through the appointment and always addresses any concerns or questions that I have I truly feel that he is why I am doing so well with my medical issues.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Already recommend the doc to someone else, the nurses before and after the procedure were great

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

This was my first visit with Dr O'Shea. I was pleased with his thorough review of my ailments. He was very clear with his understanding of my situation. He was not hurried & made sure I had time to respond or ask many questions. I felt I was heard & counseled in many ways to treat my conditions.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr. O Shea is an excellent doctor. He always gives me ample time and in never patronizing in explaining tests that have been done.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

I made my appt some time ago but I don't recall any problems. I don't want to say anything bad about Dr. O'Shea but he told me to call him when test results came across My Chart. I did. I have not received a return phone call as of yet.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

I'm sure Dr. O'Shea is a very intelligent doctor. His bed side manner leaves a lot to be desired. I have no doubt he knows what he is talking about. I feel he talks about the wrong things. I realize he needs to make me aware of any complications I can have down the road.But I would appreciate if he would give me some encouragement when there is some good news. He is way too blunt saying right out I will die if I get a certain complication. He spent at least 20 minutes talking to my son explaining a genetic test I was going too have done. Way too technical for me and all I ask for is a little encouragement on the good news. I on the other hand love Donna Oliver NP. She is wonderful. I'm sure she is very intelligent and knows how to treat a patient.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

things went smoothly. the first appointment didn't happen but we was able to have it later in the day. The doctor called and I was very happy and please that it was he that called and made an appointment happen later in the day. That is something that dosent happen. (doctor calling instead of the secretary).

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

dr. O'Shea did a spectacular job in my virtual visit. he was very comprehensive and thorough in explaining my condition with possible outcomes and what I could do to affect the outcome

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

really am pleased with Dr O Shea

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr O'Shea and the reception when checking in were all great. The nursing staff was also amazing.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr O'Shea and his student were very kind and thorough

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr. O'Shea was excellent - I have Ulcerative Colitis and go to Dr. Long for all my checkups and colonoscopies this is the first time I didn't have Dr. Long for my colonoscopy (he isn't doing them anymore). Dr. O'Shea took time to explain everything and he knew my history and I he was excellent. I will now be having all my colonoscopies with Dr. O'Shea. I tried calling the office a few days before the procedure for help with timing of prep and got into the automated phone service it took a few days to get through to the office.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

I had very good experience with doctor and his staff.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Great interaction with physician and he explained my condition and treatment options clearly and with empathy

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

dr parambil dr O'Shea dr desai are the BEST! they have a place in our hearts!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

I love my dr. he is awesome and explains everything so I can understand what is going on with my health.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

a very great Dr. O Shea!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. O'Shea is one of the best physicians that I have encountered. He cares, provides informed judgement and encourages you to be informed about your care. Other physicians should pay attention to his approach.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

very good first experience with Dr O'Shea

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

dr. has been very kind and caring seeing since 2010 always very honest order testing that my primary doctors didn't order

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

I have seen Dr. O'Shea and his post-grads twice yearly for 11 years. As a retired Ortho surgeon, I know I'm getting the best in comprehensive care

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. O'Shea is a great doctor. Despite being an expert in his field, he is personable, considerate and, a great listener. He Dr. O'Shea always addresses my concerns or questions in an easy to understand manner so I leave feeling confident and at ease.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr. O'Shea is outstanding. He takes the time to listen, engages the patient in decisions about current and future care, and he shows genuine respect for his patient.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr. O'Shea is the best doctor. I've seen him over 20 years. I followed him over to the Clinic when he left UH. He is thorough and complete in his exams. He is very knowledgeable about liver, swallowing and autoimmune issues. He is a good listener and offers sensible treatment suggestions. He reviews all blood tests and other test results and follows through. He has even helped me with a document for my insurance company when they refused to pay for a service rendered.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr O'Shea is my third liver specialist I've had with the Cleveland clinic. this was my first visit with him. Dr O'Shea was great! he informed me of things I was not aware of and enabled me to set goals for myself where I can improve upon my health. I would recommend him highly to anybody.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Absolutely delighted with my choice of Dr. O'Shea.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. O'Shea was informative and friendly which I appreciate especially as this was my first visit.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. O'Shea is one of the best doctors I have experience with.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr O'Shea and his offices are borne excellent

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

hes a great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

I look forward to my appointments with Dr. OShea, Straight forward and very knowledgeable. Patiently listens.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. O'Shea is a wonderful, caring doctor. I trust him 100%.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr. O'Shea is very good. Truly excellent care provider. Listens, explains and takes the time to address issues. Very courteous.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr O'Shea is a wonderful physician. He is why I come from so far away to your clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. O'Shea was very kind and informative. he was very easy to talk to.

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