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Robert Shenk, MD

Robert Shenk, MD

Ratings

(4.8)

174 Ratings 62 Reviews

Specialty

Breast Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Seidman Cancer Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Schedule an Appointment

216-844-7874

Biography

  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Expertise

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Surgery
  • Melanoma
  • Surgical Oncology

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Languages Spoken

English

Office Locations

UH Seidman Cancer Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106
216-844-7874

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122
216-844-7874

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

174 Ratings

Patient Comments (62)

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Shenk is a great Doctor, but I waited over an hour, and my appointment seemed rushed as he was so far behind.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
The care that I get from UH is always the best and make me very at ease . YOUR THE BEST.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. She k apologized for the delay, but even though he was running behind schedule gave me his full attention.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Everyone at the Seidman cancer center iis always wonderful

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
I have received good care with thorough explanations.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
I have the highest regard for Dr. Robert Shenk. He was my doctor and surgeon 27 years ago when I had breast cancer. When I was diagnosed more recently with breast cancer, there was no doubt in my mind that I would want him as my doctor again. He explains test results and options very clearly and with a caring and thoughtful manner. He is prompt in calling with pathology results and discussed them over the phone as well as during the post-op appointment. I will need additional surgery. Knowing that I will be under his care gives me peace of mind.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
I hope Dr Shenk is able to remain on staff even though he could retire. It would be great if he could remain even I n a part time basis especially for his longterm patients like me.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr.Shenk is an amazing Dr! He truly cares about his patients. He is kind, compassionate and understanding. I am honored to have as a part of medical team.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
He is an excellent Surgeon, but not very personable.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Schenk and staff are all wonderful to deal with especially during a difficult time like dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr.Shenk is one of the best providers. He is compassionate, calm, very thorough. He takes time with his patients. He listens and explains everything very well. When you leave Dr. Shenk, you leave qith a full understanding of everything.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Excellent care

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Very good!

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr. Shenk always answers your questions and spends time with you.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr.Shenk answered all my concerns compassionately and thoroughly. He really listened to my issues.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I so respect and admire Dr. Shenk. Throughout my diagnosis, surgery, and follow-up appointments he has been informed, compassionate, helpful, and very professional, while warm and supportive when I was feeling anxious. I am moving on to the follow-through and will not see him unless a problem arises. I will miss him and am grateful for his expertise and manner.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
*** I have breast cancer. I had an opportunity to ask questions at the visit. I was given contact information to call if I had additional questions after the visit as Dr. Shenk knew there was much to think about. I was also given the phone number of his scheduler to schedule surgery when I had decided what type of surgery I wanted. Dr. Shenk explained my options very clearly. I had breast cancer 27 years ago, and Dr. Shenk was my doctor for 20 years. When I got the most recent diagnosis of cancer, there was no question in my mind that I wanted to see Dr. Shenk again. I have confidence in him.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I appreciated the Dr. Professionalism in how he made me feel with the seriousness of the surgery he performed on Me.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Shenk was very professional and helped me feel informed and comfortable that I am in good hands with getting help for my current health concerns. Thank you!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Shenk and staff are all so professional and kind. Every detail of treatment is explained and going home instructions as well. UH is lucky to have him on staff!

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Everything was good. Excellent surgeon

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Trust dr she keeps implicitly. Very easy to speak with and very knowledgeable. Support staff fantastic. The mammographies very good and compassionate.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr. Shenk is an excellent doctor and I appreciate the time he spends with me.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
The Dr. And all staff always treat me as though I'm their only patient.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Good.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Shenk. He looked at my MRI images and explained how he would perform surgery, the different steps involved, what to expect along the way.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Excellent care

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Good experience, great doctor.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Provider and his staff were excellent.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Schenk is a fabulous surgeon and doctor. His staff members are caring, thorough and very competent.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Excellent care.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
He has always been straight forward with his answers. He answers every question I have on my list. He makes me feel very comfortable while examining. He is kind and gentle.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Shank is very attentive & very thorough with his explanations.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Great care

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
I can say nothing but good things about this provider and staff and the environment there

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Very good experience.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Shenk is not only an outstanding clinician, but he is kind, patient, listens carefully, and is very respectful. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Shenk is the BEST doctor I have ever seen. He explains things and gives a take home sheet with a full report right after the exam.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Shenk is VERY thorough. I Love his style of explaining everything!

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
GREAT PROVIDER AND STAFF

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Listens well and comprehensively addressed concerns.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Shenk was thorough, kind, calm and very reassuring. He was recommended by *** and I am happy that I chose him. His vast experience makes me feel secure and comfortable.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Great doctor

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Excellent provider . Good experiences .

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Shenk is a wonderful doctor, he knows what he is doing and he did a great work on my surgeries

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
The provider is excellent! ***

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Great experience, as always explained kindly and thoroughly

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
This is the best doctor ever very compassionate and thorough and overall a nice person

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
*** He is kind, considerate, gentle & a wonderful dr. + surgeon who did a beautiful job with incisions etc., he basically saved my life & I have nothing but the highest respect for him .

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Shenk is awesome!

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
I just met this Dr as I was just diagnosed with ***, he seems to be a magnificent doctor, he knows what he is doing and how to explain it to the patient. I will have surgery and I am glad to know he is doing it.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Very informative and kind and listened to what I had to say.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Shenk is the BEST!

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Excellent surgeon and practitioner. Appreciate the 5-year follow-up visits by Dr. Shenk and the breast team, keeps me confident about any cancer recurrence.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
I'm thankful to have Dr. Shenk as my oncology surgeon. ***

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
This doctor and his team are excellent in their job performance

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
always great care from dr Shenk

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Love Dr. Shenk, always has time, listens attentively and explains everything. very kind and tries to be reassuring. Everyone at Breen Health center is kind and reassuring.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
*** Dr Shenk has been my care provider for 30 years and I hope he does not retire. That says it all!

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
*** I'm very pleased with Dr Shenk & UH.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
I have been a patient of Dr. Shenk for 12 years. I have always received excellent care from him.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Shenk and his team have my eternal gratitude for their expertise and kindness.....and for ridding me if my worst nightmare, cancer.

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

Fellowship | Surgical Oncology
Surgical Oncology - University Of Texas Md Anderson Cancer Center (1985 - 1987)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1982 - 1985)

Fellowship | Immunology
Immunology - National Cancer Institute (Nci) (1980 - 1982)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1979 - 1980)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (1978 - 1979)

Medical Education
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine (1978)

Undergraduate
Case Western Reserve University (1974)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Robert Shenk did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.