Department Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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 - 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 School - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY USA

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

Medical School - 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 12/20/2017, 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

169 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

21 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr O"Shea is an amazing doctor and person. I credit him with the fact i am Hep C free. After several failures in treatment and I wanted to give up he encouraged me strongly and persuasively to try each new treatment and finally one of the m worked He has made sure I continue to follow up and get the proper tests i can't say enough good the about him.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

Dr. O'shea spends time with me un-like any other specialist I've ever seen. That is the reason that I continue to see him and highly recommend him to every person that I meet with liver issues. I value him above all other providers. Please allow him to continue this most valuable care of time spent.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Dr. O'Shea was very good. He took time with me and I didn't feel rushed out of the office. He explained everything so I could understand and was very professional.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

I feel at times there should be more eye contact and acknowledgement to the patient checking in for appointments. I have felt that some coordinators talk down to patients and tend to make them feel uncomfortable in certain situations. I had a very positive experience with my Doctor and felt he had done his homework and was aware of my medical situation. My former Doctor retired and this was my first visit with my replacement and I was very pleased.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Dr. O'Shea is a top notch doctor; he is knowledgeable, thorough, well-spoken, patient, gracious, compassionate, and extremely personable.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

got lucky with Dr. Oshea, but generally CCF PCP availability is poor.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

I am a professor of medicine. In my career, I have evaluated numerous attendings, medical residents and medical students. Dr. O'Shea is a great asset to your Clinic, let alone he is a pleasant personality with tremendous experience and knowledge in his specific field of medicine.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

I loved the med student working with my doctor. He really seemed to know alot about my prior history which made me feel extra comfortable seeing I am not the biggest fan of doctors.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018

Appointment time was 9:40am. Taken to exam room at 10:05am. Doctor did not come into the exam room until 10:40am.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

Excellent physician. Manutius week's to get an appointment . Then office called to reschedule 6 week's later. I objected because I am pre-op and could not scheule before having the procedure. As it was I had to wait 6 weeks for the appointment.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

excellent doctor and staff.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

I like my doctor. Know me and my medical records. And that's important. Thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018

Usually, wait times are very good. On this particular day, Dr. O'Shea was tied up with a patient and apologized for his lateness. He is a doctor who does not rush patients and we appreciate that, knowing that he does the same for the patients ahead of us.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

Dr. O'Shea's bedside manner is one the best I have experienced.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

Dr Oshae takes the time to listen and explain things to his patients and I am grateful for that. The system should not place pressure to schedule too many appointments in the day as this is the reason we wait.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

Every liver patient should be so lucky to have Dr. O'Shea as their liver doctor. I am hep C free because of the consistent support of Dr. O'[Shea. He is compassionate, kind and knowledgeable.

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