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Title Lead for Virtual Health
Department Neuromuscular Center
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

  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Consultation, Evaluation, and Treatment Adult Neurological Disorders
  • Electromyography
  • General Neurology
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Ultrasound
  • Plexopathies
  • Ultrasonography
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autoimmune Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Polyneuropathy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Entrapment Neuropathies
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
  • Inflammatory Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Polyneuropathy
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenic Crisis
  • Myopathy
  • Nerve Compression of the Hand
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries of the Shoulder
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neurapraxia
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Polymyositis
  • Pompe's Disease
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Schwannoma
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
View all 37 Specialties +


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About Steven Shook, MD

Dr. Steven Shook joined the Cleveland Clinic as a staff neurologist in 2007. In addition to his neuromuscular clinical practice, he staffs the general inpatient neurology service, teaches at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and is a frequent presenter at national conferences on the topics of neuromuscular ultrasound and management of peripheral nerve injury.

Dr. Shook has a history of leadership in the hospital and health care industry, with special interests in hospital operations, quality and patient safety, continuous improvement, healthcare information technology, and digital health. He is currently the Lead for Virtual Health at Cleveland Clinic, focused on using digital tools to transform clinical practice, optimize patient outcomes, improve patient and caregiver experience, reduce cost-of-care, and better manage populations.

Dr. Shook is the lead for Virtual Health at Cleveland Clinic, focuses on using digital tools to transform clinical practice, optimize patient outcomes, improve patient and caregiver experience, reduce cost-of-care, and better manage populations.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neuromuscular Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH

Undergraduate - Wittenberg University
Springfield, OH

Additional Training

  • Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Ultrasound Mini-Fellowship, Wake Forest University School of Medicine and North Carolina Baptist Hospitals

Professional Highlights

  • Cleveland Magazine - Best Doctors (2018-2021)
  • Co-Chair, Action Team on Virtual Healthcare Quality Members (2021); National Quality Forum
  • Committee Member, Telehealth Subcommittee Orientation Meeting (2020-2021); American Academy of Neurology


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neuromuscular Medicine

Specialty Interests

Virtual health, telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, neuromuscular medicine, electromyography, ultrasound of peripheral nerve and muscle, peripheral nerve injury, entrapment neuropathies, plexopathies

Awards & Honors

  • Care Management Excellence Award Nominee 2015
  • Neurology Staff Teacher of the Year Award, Cleveland Clinic 2009-2010
  • President’s Research Initiative Award, AANEM  2007
  • Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanistic Medicine 


  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Steven Shook, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 12/20/2023, Dr. Shook has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Shook serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Bering Health, Inc.

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

51 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr. Shook is very knowledgeable in his field and provides care to me unmatched by any other doctor I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

This answer is not about the care provided by Dr. Shook or his staff, but the Clinic in general. Dr. Shook and his staff provides excellent service to which I am grateful.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. shook, and his team of nursing and scheduling has been extremely responsive to my questions and needs.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

This is the first time that a virtual visit went so well for me at the Cleveland Clinic. It was very evident that Dr. shook was technologically proficient as he was able to read through my medical history and listen to me. Speak of that history while asking clarifying questions of me. I've had many virtual visits where the physician could not do all of those tasks with ease, making me feel less confident in their skill in my care.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

I've been a patient of Dr Shook for over 15 years, He great in all aspects of his practice.. He knows my condition very well and we always have good conversations about my sickness and care.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Was glad to wait to see him because he always takes the time to answer all my questions and look through all my test results. Excellent doctor!!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Shook's office is always accommodatind on scheduling appointments. They are also very prompt answering any questions In my chart

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Shook always listens to our concerns and answers any question. He is always open to any suggestion on my treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Shook really spent time listening to me. He is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

A great doctor always the best experience.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Awesome Doctor!!!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Shook was incredible!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Shook is very informative and probing while at the same time gentle, polite and respectful.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Shook diagnosed my neuromuscular condition several years ago & I continue to see him yearly. I think he is an excellent physician with a kind & caring demeanor. I drive to main campus to see him even though I could find a Neurologist located at another Clinic facility with an easier drive.

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