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Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • Medical Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Cancer
  • Cancer of Unknown Primary
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
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About Marc Shapiro, MD

Marc Shapiro, MD, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended medical school at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He completed his internal medicine training at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and earned his board certification in internal medicine in 2001. Dr. Shapiro completed his specialty training in medical oncology and hematology at Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. He is now an Associate Staff member in the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Shapiro's clinical interests include the treatment of lung, breast, gastrointestinal and occult cancers.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Fox Chase Cancer Center
Medical Oncology/Hematology
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Emory University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Decatur, GA USA

Internship - Emory University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Decatur, GA USA

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine - Hematology

Specialty Interests

Solid tumor oncology, cancer of unknown primary, cancer, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, extrahepatic bile duct cancer, gallbladder cancer

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 4/1/2024, Dr. Shapiro 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.

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

197 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Wonderful experience. Dr. Shapiro was very patient-centric. He addressed all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Felt very confident with Dr. Shapiro. Took all the time I needed in expaining things and answering my question. Got fast results from him in setting me up for a biopsy. Everyone was great. Am waiting to hear from Dr. Shapiro after the biopsy is done for results. I feel much better about having the biopsy done than I did previously before I came to Cleveland Clinic. Thank you to everyone who has worked with me in getting it all set up.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

My oncologist, Dr. Tsai and Dr. Shapiro were going to talk after my appointment.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Shapiro was very kind and personable. He even drew pictures to explain how the treatment would work. He was very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr Shapiro and his staff are excellent!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Doctor Shapiro is awesome. I am lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

This is in general, not in regards to Dr. Shapiro. On average I believe I sit on hold for 15 minutes when I try to schedule an appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Marc is an outstanding doctor who has demonstrated a care and patience with my case that is nothing short of indefatigable. Mine is a complicated case, and he has been professional and caring these 12 years in a way that speaks to his humanity. We adore Marc.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Shapiro does a wonderful job. We appreciate him.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Thank you, Dr. Shapiro.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Shapiro is very caring and informative

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr Shapiro was very attentive and very informative.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Everyone at Cleveland Clinic was professional and kind. Dr Shapiro's bed side manner is second to none. He answered all my questions and did so with professionalism and kindness. I appreciated his way about him and how he told me news I did not want to hear.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Excellent service to your patients. Everyone treats me special. And as for Dr. Marc Shapiro, he's the best. Always smiling. Says I make him smile. Never rush me thru the appt. Always listening to my crazy answers.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

As I stated before, Dr. Shapiro is my favorite Doctor of all time.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr. Shapiro explains medical issues in laymen's terms

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Excellent doctor!!!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Best doctor ever. I have told many people that he is the best.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Very good doctor. Truly cared about me. Very thorough!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Shapiro is an amazing Doctor. He's a very kind and compassionate person. He truly listens to you and speaks to you like a regular person. He makes sure you understand everything you need to know before you leave the office. I am so blessed to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

It's always great to see Dr Sharpio

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Shapiro is the best. He always listens, encourages, and cares. I thank God (literally in my prayers) for Dr. Shapiro.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Shapiro always treats me so kindly. He is very patient with me and lets me talk about my symptoms. He explains everything thoroughly. Doesn't rush me thru like he's in a hurry. I just love him as my cancer doctor.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Doctor Shapiro is a very conscientious and supportive. Glad to have him.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Shapiro and Tara Plues are the very best.

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