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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.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at South Loop
1101 S. Canal Street, Suite 201 and 202
Chicago, IL 60607

University of Chicago Medicine at Ingalls Family Care Center
6703 W. 159th Street, Suite 100, Entrance E
Tinley Park, IL  60477

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical School

Harvard Medical School

Internship and Residency

Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston


Harvard Shoulder/Elbow Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-3531

Office Fax

(773) 702-5434

Office Postal Address

Lewis L. Shi, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3079
Chicago, IL 60637

Physician Photo

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff tear/impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder dislocation/labrum tear
  • Latarjet procedure
  • Shoulder fracture
  • Bicep muscle/tendon injury
  • Scapula winging
  • Complex reconstruction, tendon transfers around the shoulder

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Learn More About Dr. Shi

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.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Shi's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.