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Robert Shenk, MD

Robert Shenk, MD

Ratings

(4.8)

146 Ratings 50 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

146 Ratings

Patient Comments (50)

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Best physician I've ever encountered. He was very thorough, methodical and explained everything step by step

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Dr. Shenk is hands down one of the best!

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Dr. Shenk, his NP *** and his MA *** have treated me so well every visit I've had. Even when the news isn't the best. I couldn't wish for a better team.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Dr.Shenk gave me all the information options for the impending surgery that I am to have. And helped me make an informed choice based on my wants and needs.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
*** Dr. Shenk is the best breast surgeon a woman could ask for. He is patient, gentle & kind, always explains everything & did a remarkable job with my surgery, 3 yrs. Later & barely any scars visable. Basically, he helped saved my life (along w/the UH Oncology team).

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr. Shenk is a caring and extremely professional doctor. His experience, knowledge and expertise make him among the best to consult with for any breast related issues. I highly recommend Dr. Shenk.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
I saw Dr. Shenk after my annual mammogram. The entire experience went smoothly. Dr. Shenk is an excellent physician. He listens. He is the gold standard to which all physicians should strive for: The combination of expert knowledge, showing respect for patient, listening and offering advice specific to the patient's concerns. Too bad he can't be cloned multiple times so that many more patients could be in his care!

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
*** He is always calm, informative and pleasant.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Bob Shenk is the best. I will be sad when he retires.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Shenk is wonderful. Very patient and listens carefully, never feel rushed. Also the radiology staff is great - the mammogram technician is very considerate and understanding.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
The doctor and staff were very courteous, friendly and professional. Made you feel comfortable and at ease.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr Shenk is very thorough, professional and easy to understand. A wonderful practitioner of breast health for UH.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Dr. Shenk and his team (especially Gladys) have provided the absolute best care since ***. They helped me through a *** cancer diagnosis, through visits with other doctors and care providers, through a ***, through aftercare, up to the present.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Always friendly and helpful with questions !

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr. Shenk is efficient, kind and an expert in his field. I'm so thankful to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr.Shenk is always amazing!

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
I went to Dr Shenk for a second opinion with regard to my recent diagnosis of breast cancer. I appreciate the time he spent with me. He is gentle, kind, and knowledgeable. I can't understate how fortunate his patients are to have a such an experienced surgeon who is able to complete their surgeries in a timely manner. In hindsight, I wish I had done more research and gone to him first. It would have saved me a lot of stress compared with what I am experiencing with the manner in which my more local hospital system is run.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
I always get excellent care from Dr Shenk and his team of care givers.

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.

Certifications & Memberships

  • 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.