Lewis Shi, MD

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. Dr. Shi has published more than 55 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 10 book chapters.



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.

Harvard Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
Boston, MA
- Shoulder/Elbow surgery
2012

Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
Boston, MA
- Orthopaedic surgery
2011

Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
MD
2006

Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
AB
2000

Assessing the Efficacy of Certificate of Need Laws Through Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Schultz OA, Shi L, Lee M. Assessing the Efficacy of Certificate of Need Laws Through Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Healthc Qual. 2021 Jan-Feb 01; 43(1):e1-e7.
PMID: 33252369

Trends of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in the United States from 2003 to 2014: Analysis of 3,133 Patients.
Idowu OA, Boyajian HH, Lindsay-Rivera K, Lee CS, Lee MJ, Shi LL, Athiviraham A. Trends of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in the United States from 2003 to 2014: Analysis of 3,133 Patients. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2020 Dec; 2(6):e705-e710.
PMID: 33364608

Chronic preoperative opioids are associated with revision after rotator cuff repair.
Bhattacharjee S, Jordan B, Sohn A, Seidel H, Lee MJ, Strelzow J, Shi LL. Chronic preoperative opioids are associated with revision after rotator cuff repair. Arthroscopy. 2020 Dec 02.
PMID: 33278529

Assessing the Efficacy of Certificate of Need Laws Through Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Schultz OA, Shi L, Lee M. Assessing the Efficacy of Certificate of Need Laws Through Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Healthc Qual. 2020 Nov 26.
PMID: 33252369

Do We Need to Wait 3 Months After Corticosteroid Injections to Reduce the Risk of Infection After Total Knee Arthroplasty?
Bhattacharjee S, Wallace S, Luu HH, Shi LL, Lee MJ, Chen AF. Do We Need to Wait 3 Months After Corticosteroid Injections to Reduce the Risk of Infection After Total Knee Arthroplasty? J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Nov 20.
PMID: 33229905

Biomechanical comparison of five cannulated screw fixation strategies for young vertical femoral neck fractures.
Jiang D, Zhan S, Wang L, Shi LL, Ling M, Hu H, Jia W. Biomechanical comparison of five cannulated screw fixation strategies for young vertical femoral neck fractures. J Orthop Res. 2020 Oct 09.
PMID: 33034914

The Effects of Chronic Preoperative Opioid Use on Single-level Lumbar Fusion Outcomes.
Bhattacharjee S, Pirkle S, Shi LL, Lee MJ. The Effects of Chronic Preoperative Opioid Use on Single-level Lumbar Fusion Outcomes. Clin Spine Surg. 2020 Oct; 33(8):E401-E406.
PMID: 32134746

The Influence of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors on Lumbar Arthrodesis.
Pirkle S, Bhattacharjee S, El Dafrawy M, Leucht P, Shi LL, Lee MJ. The Influence of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors on Lumbar Arthrodesis. Clin Spine Surg. 2020 Sep 25.
PMID: 32991364

Pharmacologic Thromboprophylaxis Other Than Aspirin Is Associated With Increased Risk for Procedural Intervention for Arthrofibrosis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Qin C, Qin MM, Baker H, Shi LL, Strelzow J, Athiviraham A. Pharmacologic Thromboprophylaxis Other Than Aspirin Is Associated With Increased Risk for Procedural Intervention for Arthrofibrosis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2020 Sep 22.
PMID: 32976955

Correcting severe flexion contracture with fusiform capsulectomy of posterior capsule during total knee arthroplasty.
Chai W, Chen QQ, Zhang Z, Shi L, Yan CH, Guo RW, Chen JY. Correcting severe flexion contracture with fusiform capsulectomy of posterior capsule during total knee arthroplasty. Int Orthop. 2020 Sep 09.
PMID: 32902667

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NIH Loan Repayment Program award
2013

Gold Medal presentation. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting.
2012

AAOS Clinical Scientist Development Program (CSDP) participant
2009

Paul Dudley White Fellowship for International Research
Harvard Medical School
2001

Community Service Award
Harvard Medical School
2001

Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors
Harvard College
2000

Phi Beta Kappa
Harvard College
1999

Derek Bok Award for Distinguished Teaching
1999 - 2000