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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


  • 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

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 12/17/2020, 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

161 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

38 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr O'Shea is a wonderful physician and caregiver. So easy to discuss my health problems with and so informed.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Love Dr. O'Shea

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

I really like my doctor. very good

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

So happy a virtual visit was an option! Dr. O'Shea was very thorough and it was a good experience

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. O'shea is the best Dr. I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. He makes sure to treat you like a person and not an inconvenience like most other Dr. I've seen. He's also a genuinely compassionate man who takes time to listen to you and he has a way of explaining things in a "normal" way.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

after 10 years, Dr. O'Shea and I (a fellow doc) know each other well, but I suspect he communicates well with all patients

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

I have told many people about the care offered at Cleveland Clinic. Especially Dr. O'Shea.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

dr OShea listens well, is patient, establishes eye contact. is thoughtful, empathetic and always a good experience as a patient

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

very nice appointment and call. Dr. O Shea was very nice and professional

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

always a good experience with Dr. O'Shea. Always answers questions, concerned, very knowledeable.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Would and have recommended Dr. O'Shea to others

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

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

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

This was my first visit with Dr. O'shea. He went over my health history as he could see in my records. My wife did her gest to fill in the blanks. Dr. O'shea was very forthcoming and encouraging. He requested our next visit be "in person." I am scheduled to see him late December.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

I am very sick. Dr. O'shea was informative of the ways I could improve my health along with what I would need to put into place for a possible liver transplant.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr O'Shea was terrific. He made made me feel at ease and relaxed during my procedure. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr.Oshea goes over and beyond to help you. Very helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

He is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

The Doctor was on time. I didn't have to wait, and that is important to me.

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

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