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:

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203.865.6784
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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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" Was very pleased with the information the doctor shared with me. He was very open to listening to my concerns. "

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" Excellent experience from check-in to check-out. Came in, discussed the issue, got x rays, waited less than 5 mins to speak with doc about options and addressed the issue then and made future plan. Wish every doctors experience was like this! Addressing the issue a timely manner and be willing to work with me on what works best for my lifestyle and schedule "

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" Dr. Shia exceeded my expectations. He was patient, kind and understanding. His confidence in a possible diagnosis was professional. His mannerism was warm, his attitude was the same. "

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" Dr. Shia and his staff are exceptional!!! Kind, patient & empathetic. Great team that I would recommend to anyone who asked. Their listening to what I was saying. "

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" I was in pain and in fear of the pain my appt might cause. The nurse was friendly, the doctor knowledgeable. There was very minor discomfort with the shot that was administered, and using a portable MRI machine the doctor was able to precisely direct the injection. The DR explained clearly the possible outcomes and had a sense of humor. "

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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.