Lewis L. Shi, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine | More

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


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

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

Medical Education

  • Harvard Medical School


  • Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2012

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English