About Us

Lewis L. Shi, MD

Dr. Lewis Shi is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder 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.

Medical School

Harvard Medical School, Boston

Residency and fellowship

Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston
Harvard Shoulder/Elbow Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Selected publications

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


Anne Papa, RN


Anne is a Nurse Associate working with Dr. Brian Toolan (University of Chicago Foot and ankle service) and Dr. Shi.  Anne has extensive orthopaedic experience.  She used to work as a nurse on the inpatient orthopaedic ward prior to joining Dr. Toolan and Dr. Shi's practices.




Melissa Ellerman, BA

Melissa is the Project Assistant working with Dr. Shi and Anne in helping to manage our practice.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM), Suite 4B
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Physicians at Matteson 
One Prairie Center 
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 500 
Matteson, IL 60443

Contact Information

Dr. Lewis Shi; 773-795-3583; LewisShi@uchicago.edu

Anne Papa, RN; 773-834-0355; apapa@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

Melissa Ellerman; 773-795-3583 (Tel); 773-702-5434 (Fax); mellerman@surgery.bsd.uchicago.edu

Office mailing address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC3079, Chicago, IL   60637