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David Shafran, M.D.


Dr. Shafran grew up in Los Angeles, California. His younger sister was diagnosed with diabetes when she was just five. Dr. Shafran watched her life as a teenager change dramatically due to her disease, which is what made him want to pursue medicine. Initially he thought he would become a pediatrician or a nephrologist - someone who could treat young diabetic patients. But after completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University and his surgical residency at the University of Minnesota, where he served as chief resident, Dr. Shafran chose to specialize in urology. Now more than 20 years later, seeing the relief on someone’s face after helping them with a kidney stone or other medical issue is still priceless to him.

Dr. Shafran really finds educating patients about their healthcare is both fun and challenging. He has always told patients that he is there to help educate, not babysit - and he’ll use that exact phrase if needed. He can only do so much in helping patients take care of their life. He wants to partner with his patients and give them the tools and resources they need to take care of themselves - whether they wish to do it is truly not his decision, it is theirs. You could call that "tough love" but it seems to work. In fact, Dr. Shafran finds most patients want someone who is straightforward and willing to go out of their way to help. In return, he expects his patients to go out of their way to help themselves.

On occasion, this philosophy has allowed Dr. Shafran to enjoy a relationship with patients beyond the office, which he enjoys. While living in Kentucky, several of his patients helped him build his house. The electrician, plumber, and roofer were all patients. The main contractor who coordinated everything was a prostate cancer patient he had cared for. And he operated on the gentleman that did the site excavation. Former patients who were farmers and ranchers even brought him his vegetables and local, grass-fed beef from their ranch. Dr. Shafran says he will miss the friendships he made while in Kentucky, but he looks forward to meeting new patients and making new friends now that he and his wife, Dr. Diane Snow, have moved to Fort Worth so she can serve as dean of the Honors College at Texas Christian University.

In his free time, Dr. Shafran loves to cycle. In fact, he has biked throughout Europe and New Zealand's South Island. Dr. Shafran and Diane also look forward to visiting and spending time with their two grown sons who still live in Kentucky.

Specialties
General Urology
Board Certified


Locations
Fort Worth - Downtown
(817) 784-8268

    1300 West Terrell, Suite 400
    Fort Worth TX 76104 (817) 784-8268