Lewis L. Shi, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Lewis L. Shi, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

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 100 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

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Labral Tears
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability or Dislocation
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Biceps Tendon Injury
  • Cartilage & Ligament Repair

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Practicing Since

  • 2012

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English

Medical Education

  • Harvard Medical School

Residency

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

News & Research

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