Dr. Ira Shafran, MD

Dr. Ira Shafran, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. Ira Shafran, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Winter Park, FL. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.Read his story

701 W Morse Blvd

Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact Information

(407) 629-8121

Insurance Accepted

  • Tricare

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Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Crohn's Disease
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Shafran's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shafran "A Board Certified Gastroenterologist practicing in the Orlando area since 1979, Dr. Shafran completed his Internal Medicine & GI training at Ohio State University Medical School. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was given the John E. Brown, Sr. Award for consistent Excellence. He is recognized as a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association(AGA). During the past several years, he has been on the forefront of researching a Cause & a Cure for Crohn's disease. He continues to pursue ground breaking research, producing numerous publications and becoming internationally renown for his expertise using novel, successful therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. Shafran is acknowledged as one of America's Leading Experts in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, A "Top" Gastroenterologist in the Guide to Top Doctors '99, and in the 2006 through present, Guide to Top Physicians. He has been awarded the prestigious Bridges-to- Excellence Recognition by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), designating the Shafran Gastroenterology Center as a Center-of-Excellence for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Care since 2013. He is considered among the "Top 70 Doctors" in Central Florida according to his peers and featured yearly in the Orlando Magazine's issues. Frequently, he can be seen on TV for newsworthy GI developments on America's Health Network and PBS HealthWeek and Dr. G Medical Examiner. As a leader in his field, Dr. Shafran lectures locally, nationally & internationally. He was featured in Saturday Evening Post's May-June 2004 article, Reducing the Risk of Crohn's Disease. The Orlando Sentinel highlighted his ongoing work with Crohn's & a bacterial etiology in an article on the front page of their Sunday, December 2, 2007 issue, Antibiotics offer hope for Crohn's. Throughout his career, he has been an outspoken patient advocate & supporter of Patient Rights. At the Shafran Gastroenterology Center, our associates & staff take great pride in providing our patients with the highest quality medical care in a warm & friendly way, tailoring treatment to meet each patient's specific needs."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shafran "We take great pride in providing our patients with the highest quality medical care in a warm & friendly way tailoring treatment to meet each patient's specific needs. We are on the forefront of treatment for Crohn's & Colitis & have participated in most all the pivotal Trials for IBD Biologic & Natural therapies. The Shafran Gastroenterology Center is recognized by the AGA as a "Center-of-Excellence" in the treatment of IBD, fist in FL to receive the "Bridges-to-Excellence" Award designation."


  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Ohio State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shafran has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shafran's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shafran to family and friends
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Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shafran's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Orlando, FL |
Best Crohn's & Colitis physician in central FL! He and his staff always go above & beyond to help me get the care that I need to stay in remission. I am so very grateful for the care that I have received for over 20 years!!! I also Love seeing the sweet doggies in the office... I like to bring them...more
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Florida Hospital - Altamonte
601 E Altamonte Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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