Derek S. Shia, MD

Dr. Shia is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Shia performed his residency training in orthopaedic 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.

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For all general questions, prescription refills or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at:

Phone:
203.865.6784
Fax:
203.466.8534

Education and Training

  • B.S. University of Rochester
  • M.D. Georgetown University
  • Residency completed at Washington University
  • Fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow Sports and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Connecticut Orthopaedics Surgical Center – Branford
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus

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" From my very fist contact of registering, getting my x-rays and the nurse meeting with me prior to Dr. Shia, everyone was a professional and friendly as possible. Dr. Shia was absolutely the best. He explained what the problem was and the treatment in my bicep sheath with a cortosone injection. The treatment was last Thursday and I have had no pain since then. None at all. Even the arthritis in my left shoulder seems to have stopped. Just amazing. How Dr. Shia explained the problem and his treatment and reassured me about the injection. Years ago I had trigger finger where the injection was super painful and uncomfortable. Dr. Shia explained and reassured me the shot in my bicep sheath would not hurt. What I most appreciate is that ALL OF MY PAIN in my left arm is gone. It is as if I got a brand new left arm! "

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" Very nice de and nurse. Loved the quick online check in "

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" friendly staff, very competent, no problems. Dr Shia was very personable and explained everything pleasant staff and on time appointment "

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" everybody alert to my visit very organized "

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" Best experience ever. Wonderful Doctors and staff "

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Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty 

The reverse total shoulder is a relatively new type of shoulder arthroplasty specifically developed for patients that have a combination of both arthritis and loss of rotator cuff function, also known as rotator cuff arthropathy.

Rotator Cuff Tears 

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Full Biography

Dr. Shia is a board-certified orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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.

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