Lewis L. Shi, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Lewis Shi, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and elbow injuries. He maximizes patients' non-operative management prior to considering surgery. If necessary, he offers minimally invasive (arthroscopic) and open procedures that are appropriate for the patient's disorders.
Dr. Shi's research focuses on the molecular basis of rotator cuff tear and biomechanics of shoulder arthritis. He also is part of several national and international multi-center studies to improve diagnostic and treatment protocols of shoulder injuries.
In addition to his clinical and research work, Dr. Shi teaches medical students, residents and fellows. He has won numerous teaching awards and values his role as an educator secondary only to his role as the patient's advocate.
The University of Chicago Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at South Loop
University of Chicago Orthopaedics Center at
Year Started Practice
Harvard Medical School
Internship and Residency
Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston
Harvard Shoulder/Elbow Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
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Learn more about Dr. Shi’s work.
Frank Kryzak suffered for several years with painful osteoarthritis in his shoulder. After undergoing "painless" shoulder replacement surgery performed by Dr. Shi, Kryzak is back to enjoying retirement.
View a partial list of Dr. Shi's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.