Lewis L. Shi, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine | More

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

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Lewis Shi, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder injuries and sports medicine. His expertise includes rotator cuff and labral tear, shoulder dislocation, and total and reverse shoulder replacement. Using a shared decision-making approach, Dr. Shi works with his patients to maximize non-operative management prior to considering surgery. If necessary, he offers minimally invasive (arthroscopic) and open procedures that are appropriate for each patient's disorder(s).

As an active researcher, Dr. Shi has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 10 book chapters. His current research focuses on the molecular basis of rotator cuff tear and biomechanics of shoulder arthritis. Dr. Shi frequently lectures nationally and internationally, and he teaches courses sponsored by national orthopaedic associations. Dr. Shi is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty.

Areas of Expertise

  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Instability or Dislocation
  • Labral Tears

Medical Education

  • Harvard University Medical School


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2012

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English