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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
  • Electromyography
  • Inflammatory/Autoimmune Neuropathy
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Ultrasound
  • Plexopathies
  • Ultrasonography
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autoimmune/Inflammatory Polyneuropathy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (cidp)
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Entrapment Neuropathies
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
  • 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
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Polymyositis
  • Pompe's Disease
  • Post-polio Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Schwannoma
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Neuromuscular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - Wittenberg University
Springfield, OH USA

Additional Training

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

Professional Highlights

  • President’s Research Initiative Award, AANEM


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

Specialty Interests

Electromyography, neuromuscular medicine, peripheral nerve injury, ultrasound of peripheral nerve and muscle, entrapment neuropathies, nerve tumors, plexopathies

Awards & Honors

  • 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 9/22/2020, Dr. Shook 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

68 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Unfortunately it feels rare to have a doctor really, truly listen to a patient's concerns. My experience with doctors is that they generally seem over scheduled and in a hurry to check me off their to do list. Dr. Shook was the exception. He made me feel heard and he left me knowing that he is invested in helping me find answers. I can't express how much that means at a time that I have worries about my neurological health.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Shook is one of the few Doctors that took the time to listen to what I had to say. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and was very patient. I felt it was a very positive experience and I look forward to continuing my care with him.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Shook had a very good patient rapport.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Shook was VERY professional and thorough during my consultation for myasthenia gravis. Excellent bedside manner and explained treatment options and pros/cons of each. I had an excellent experience with him and appreciate the time he spent with me to help me!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr Shook was right on time and very thorough in his exam

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

I liked Dr. Shook very much. he was very kind and listened very well.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Had some new medical developments and I needed an appointment ASAP. I was really pleased with how quickly I was able to see my provider.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

I have a very complex medical issue and Dr. Shook's treatment plan is very comprehensive. When we speak I feel as if I have him as a solid part of my healthcare team even though I live farther away.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr Shook specialty is neuromuscular/Neurology in person visits cannot be replaced by a video visit. that being said he was able to see how I functioned in my home environment via video visit. I believe this helped his understanding of my condition greatly and may impact his clinical recommendations.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr Shook is a highly knowledgeable, dedicated, caring, and compassionate professional. I am grateful that he is my doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

In light of recent and still unfolding evidence that the heavy metal gadolinium, the key contrast dye ingredient used in MRIs, may remain in the brain long-term when the procedure is repeated multiple times, it is important for doctors to discuss this risk with patients and to include as many body sections as are likely relevant in the MRI so as to minimize need for repetition.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

It's an ongoing issue that requires the right specialist. Dr. Shook helped me get started, however.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

With my extensive medical history Dr. shook did and excellent job weeding through all of the information available on E chart network.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

I've been seeing Dr Shook for almost 9 years

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

I have had such bad experiences with neurologists in my past I was shocked at how awesome Dr. Shook was and the time he took with me!!!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

great caring doctor

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Shook is an exceptionally kind and patient doctor. He never made me feel rushed and he was willing to answer any questions I had. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr Shook was phenomenal. He spent well over our appointment time slot listening to me and reviewing my chronic illness history to come up with a comprehensive plan of care and testing. He is what other doctors should strive to be, caring, patient, respectful, and compassionate. He is knowledgeable and I feel as though he understands my symptoms and trust him without question to guide me in the right direction. For the first time in several years, he gave me hope. Absolutely phenomenal and very much looking to getting better with his care.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

I cannot overstate how engaged and helpful and empathetic and inclusive Dr. Shook was to me as his patient.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Doctor was on time for call. was very patient orientated. asked relevant questions, discussed concerns, medication dosage and side affects, and future meds and treatment options. Appmt was a success and first time friendly and helpful to patient. Thanks

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. shook went out of his way to call me. Other wise, apt. could not have happened. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

the whole video visit, it leaves you with a sense of unfinished business when it's over. maybe because your at home and my attention level was with the doctor and what was or could be going on here in my home. as virtual visits go, this one was very informative for me.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

My experience with Dr Shook, was pleasant. He, listened to hear what I was saying not just to respond. I have difficulting explaining myself, Dr. Shook was very patient with me and for that I appreciate him

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Shook was the first doctor to show me the images of my back and explain the damage to my nerves. He also fully explained every recommended diagnostic procedure and medication. He really took time to ask me what my symptoms were and he looked at my walking, standing, my feet and legs all on video.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Shook's appointment was outstanding. I felt he took the time to learn about my nerve issues and daily challenges.

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