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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 12/3/2022, 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

43 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr O'shea is very kind and professional . He explained test results so we could understand

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. O'Shea is amazing! He is so thorough and forthright about treatment options. His knowledge of the illness I have is impressive and makes me feel confident that I am in good hands.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr.O'Shea is very personable and explains everything clearly. He is one of the better physicians that I have worked with on my health.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. O'Shea has answered all questions I've had so far with zero hesitation, extremely respectful and actually seems to care about my conditions, it's very hard to find good doctors nowadays

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. O'Shea was just lovely and spoke to me like a person and did not talk down. He was comforting in his explanations.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Wait time to see provider about an hour and half scheduling appointments every half hour not fair to patients nor provider

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

I have dealt with a GI issue without success for close to two years. Dr. O'Shea will be excellent to help me with this.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

My cardiologist, Dr. Faulx, made the referral to Dr. O'Shea for me. I appreciate both of their efforts.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

6 months out for an appointment is too long. Need more doctors? Staff? Again O'Shea is a first class person and doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr. O'Shea is the best. He needs an improved scheduling system that is patient friendly and puts the patient first.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Every doctor over the years that I've continue to go back to, I've been so pleased

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Referral made by local gastroenterologist. Received a call from Dr O'Shea within 2 hours. So pleased. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr. O'Shea was amazing. Very organized and professional. Instructions were clear and concise.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. O'shea was very good at explaining my concerns! He went above and beyond more than any doctor I've seen with my illness. I've moved my health to him. He maybe 4 hours away but vell worth the drive! All the staff has been nice and very helpful! Top notch facility!!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

From Dr. O'shea to all! Great job!!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Everyone here is awesome! I wouldn't go anywhere else for my care from here forward! You all do an awesome job! Thank you Dr. O'shea and the staff!!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

The only complaint I have with this appointment was how long I waited. Dr. O'Shea was very apologetic and I am not at all upset with him, he most definitely took his time and answered every question I had, I did not feel rushed at all, I just wonder if he is overbooked? I am still very happy and confident with Dr. O'Shea being my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

The Dr was perfect

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Doctor O'Shea is excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

When Dr. McCullough informed me of his retirement, I wasn't sure who I could see at the Clinic that might be able to fill Dr. McCullough's shoes (Dr. McCullough is an excellent Physician, and a person as well. Dr. McCullough was immediately recognized by Mayo Clinic physician when I consulted with him for a second opinion), Dr. McCullough recommended Dr. O'Shea and He stated "You will be happy with him," Dr. McCullough was correct. Dr. O'Shea is an excellent and very knowledgeable Physician.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

As I explained, I had hard time getting an appointment with Dr. O'Shea until Stephanie intervened. The audio did not work, but the doctor was diligent. The only thing I noticed in the care between Dr. McCullough and Dr. O'shea is that Dr. McCullough had more assistants like Dr. Iryna Kalinina and othe nurce practitioners assisiting him In one way or another so he will have more time to care for his patients. I truly believe that if the Clinic provides Dr. O'shea with more assistants to help with the patient management it would be icing on the cake.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. O'shea is an excellent doctor very kind and takes time with you

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. O'Shea is, by far, one of the very best doctors I have ever seen in my 81 years. He is knowledgeable, extremely courteous, and caring. He assessed my condition, provided suggestions for Improvement, and addressed both my physical and emotional concerns regarding my state of health. I wish he were my primary care physician since I feel totally confident in his expertise. He is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

I was very nervous and the doctor and staff put me at ease. It was a great doctors visit

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr O'Shea is a very kind and concerned doctor.I know I'm getting the best care from him and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. O'SHea always takes the time to explain details of any proceedure.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022

Dr. O'Shea was very informative and took the time to listen to me and answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Excellent. I have never been given more insight into my condition after a year and several physicians

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Dr. Robert O'shae is excellent Hipatologist, kind, and compassionate. Gave me lot of insight on problem.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. O'Shea has a comfortable personality that facilitates doctor and patient conversational exchange.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

I think Dr. O'Shea is an excellent doctor and would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Very good! I have always been happy with Dr OShea!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr.0'shea was exceptional in all aspects of my nephrology appointment. He was caring, knowlegeble, and an excellent communicator.I feel very lucky to have such a great team managing my care.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Dr. O'Shea is an excellent doctor who has been providing me with care for 11 years. He listens and respects my opinions and efforts to be proactive in my own health issues. I would recommend him whole

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Very happy I chose Dr. O'Shea.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Pam who works for him is so easy to work with. Thank you Pam. Dr O'Shea gives me confidence in his abilities-I trust my life to him.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Oshea is the best doctor I've ever had!!! Awesome

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

The doctor was very patient with me. He provided detailed answers regarding my concerns. MY husband and I were very impressed with the amount of time he spent with us.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Dr. O'Shea is excellent. He is a real credit to your staff!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

I've been seeing Dr. O'Shea for 22 years. I followed him when he moved from University Hospital to Cleveland Clinic. He is an Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

This was my second time doing the visit on-line & it went very well. No problems getting on with the dr., or anything

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