Dr. Samuel Shelanski, MD

Dr. Samuel Shelanski, MD

Medical Oncology  ·  
Dr. Samuel Shelanski, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Loveland, CO and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1995 and specializes in medical oncology, hematology & oncology, and more.Read his story

2050 Boise Ave

Loveland, CO 80538

Contact Information

(970) 820-5941

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 23 More

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Shelanski's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shelanski "Dr. Shelanski is board certified in Medical Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Care. He has been practicing at McKee Medical Center since 2005. Dr. Sam, as he is known to his patients, attended medical school at Columbia University in New York City. He completed his internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. After completing his training in 2000, he practiced in Portland, Oregon for five years before moving to northern Colorado. He has received numerous accolades over the years for his compassionate care, including the 2012 Lydia Dody Breast Cancer Support Center's Champions of Hope Award. He can often be seen visiting patients at McKee Medical Center and North Colorado Medical Center with his therapy dog, Shalom. When not at work, Dr. Sam can usually be found on the bike paths or ski slopes with his wife and daughter. Interests and Activities:I am an avid cyclist, skier and dad."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shelanski "I believe in treating the person, not just the illness. "

4  Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

100  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Bates College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shelanski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shelanski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shelanski to family and friends
21 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shelanski's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I would recommend Dr. Shelanski. He is straight forward and to the point when discussing treatment options. I am alive almost 3 years when the original diagnosis gave me 6 months if I had chosen to go without treatments. My diagnosis was Stage 4 lung cancer and I trust Dr. Shelanski to determine...more
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Overall Dr. Shelanski is a good physician and explains most things in an understandable manner. One thing to keep in mind is that he doesn't follow up with you as needed for results or additional information. Expect to have to call his assistant to request the information.
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Very honest and upfront about diagnosis and treatment, but very caring. Able to read people well enough to know how much depth of info people want and when. Never minded If family, friends were there for support. Excellent and supportive office staff as well. Great sense of humor.
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Dr. Shelanski is an intelligent, compassionate doctor. He spends a lot of time patiently explaining things and answering questions. I've also seen him work with some of my friends, and he's aggressive about treating the cancer, but also honest about side effects and outcomes. The staff is great,...more
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