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Derek S. Shia, MD

Derek S. Shia, MD
  • Specializes in:
  • Advanced Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements
  • Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Shoulder & Elbow Sports and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Shia is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Shia grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts and performed his undergraduate education at the University of Rochester. Following his undergraduate training he completed his medical school education at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He graduated with honors and received the Lawrence Linienfield award for excellence in physiology.

Dr. Shia performed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis. U.S.News and World Report ranked Washington University as the #2 Orthopaedic Residency Program in the country in 2015. While at Washington University, Dr. Shia was involved in the care of the professional sports teams including the St. Louis Rams NFL team and the St. Louis Blues NHL team. Dr. Shia has had the opportunity to present at various conferences and has published in several orthopedic surgery journals on different topics including shoulder arthroscopy, hip surgery, and shoulder replacements.

Following the completion of his chief residency year, Dr. Shia pursued further fellowship training in shoulder and elbow sports and reconstructive surgery at Washington University. This prestigious fellowship encompassed a diverse experience including both reconstruction and advanced arthroscopic/sports applications to the shoulder and elbow. Washington University is regarded as one of the leading programs in shoulder and elbow surgery and is one of the top three high volume centers in the country for shoulder and elbow replacements.

Medical School: Georgetown University Medical School

Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Washington University in Saint Louis

Fellowship training: Shoulder and Elbow Sports and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Shia relocated back to the east coast with his wife and three children to be closer to family and to continue in the excellent care of patients.

Dr. Shia treats patients in our Hamden, Branford, and Milford locations.

Hamden, CT: 9 Washington Avenue, 06518 | See Map

Tel: 203-865-6784
Fax: 203-865-6788


Branford, CT: 469 West Main Street, 06405 | See Map

Tel: 203-865-6784 
Fax: 203-865-6788


Milford, CT: 30 Commerce Park, 06460 | See Map

Tel: 203-865-6784 
Fax: 203-865-6788

Dr. Shia performs surgery at Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center, Yale New Haven Hospital (St. Raphaels Campus), COS Ambulatory Surgical Center in Branford.

Appointments with Dr. Shia can be made by calling (203) 865-6784.

Awards Received
1999Graduated with Honors, Physiology and Biophysics Masters of Science, Georgetown University
2003Graduated Cum Laude, Medical Doctorate, Georgetown University School of Medicine
2003Lawrence S. Lillienfield Physiology Award, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Presentations and Research Abstracts

Oregon Orthopaedic of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Evaluation and Treatment, November 2010.

Kowalsky   MS, Shia DS, May KS, Galatz  LM, Keener  JD.  The relationship between Scapular Notching and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Prosthesis Design.
-Podium Presentation at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011

Shia DS,  Schinsky MF, Martell JM, Maloney WJ, Clohisy JC.  Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients 50 Years Of Age Or Younger Comparing Highly Cross-Linked and Conventional Polyethylene.
-Poster Presentation at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009

Mall NA, Nunley RM, Zhu JJ, Shia DS, Maloney WJ, Barrack RL, Clohisy JC.  The True Incidence of Osteolysis in Conventional vs Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene.
-Poster Presentation American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009

Shia DS, Schinsky MF, Maloney WJ, Martell JM, Clohisy JC, Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients 50 Years of Age or Younger Using Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene.
-Podium presentation at the 36th Annual Advances in Arthroplasty Course 2007 – Boston, MA
-Poster presentation – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2008
-Poster presentation – Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2007

Carlisle J, Shia DS, Zebala L, Morgan P, Clohisy JC, Intraoberserver Observer Reliability in the Assessment of Plain Radiographs in the Adult Hip.
-Poster Presentation – Mid- America Orthopaedic Association 2008

Schinsky MF, Shia DS, Maloney WJ, Burnett RS, Martell JM, Clohisy JC.  Mid-Term Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients 50 Years of Age or Younger Using Conventional Trilogy® Polyethylene.
Podium presentation- 2007 Mid-American Orthopaedic Association Meeting

Publications

Carlisle JC,  Zebala LP,  Shia DS,  Hunt D,  Morgan PM,  Prather H,  Wright RW,  Clohisy JCC.  Reliability of Various Observers in Determining Common Radiographic
Parameters  of Adult Hip Structural Anatomy. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal 31:52-58, 2011

Kowalsky MS,  Galatz LM,  Shia DS,  May KS,  Keener JD. The relationship between Scapular Notching and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Prosthesis Design.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  November 2011

Pascall B,  Parratte  S,  Chuanird C,  Roussanne Y,  Shia DS,  Biknell.  Arthroscopic Treatment of Isolated Type II SLAP Lesions.  American Journal of Sports Medicine.  February 2009

Shia DS,  Schinsky MF, Maloney WJ, Martell JM, Clohisy JC. Total Hip Arthroplasty with Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene  in  Patients  50 Years of Age or Younger.  Clinical  Orthopaedics  and  Related Research.  January 2009.

Shia  DS, Yamaguchi K. Glenoid Exposure During Shoulder Replacement.  Seminars   in Arthroplasty.
March 2007, Volume 18, Number 1

Shia DS, Yamaguchi K. Infection   after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.   Seminars   in Arthroplasty.
March 2007, Volume 18, Number 1

Chen  RC, Shia DS, Kamath GV, Thomson AB, Wright RW. Troublesome Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle.  Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review.  December 2006.

Stoloff  PH, Garcia JE, Thomason JE, Shia DS. A  Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Shipboard Telemedicine.
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