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Shawn Li, MD

Shawn Li, MD



96 Ratings 34 Reviews


Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Monday, Apr 24


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  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Shawn Li, MD, is an otolaryngologist at University Hospitals Ear, Nose and Throat Institute and an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Li earned his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. and his medical degree at Rutgers Medical School. He completed his residency training in otolaryngology at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University. He completed a head and neck microvascular fellowship at Indiana University.

Dr. Li is active in clinical research and has been published in several prominent otolaryngology journals. He has also contributed book chapters, abstracts, posters and oral presentations in the otolaryngology field.

Dr. Li regularly participates in international head and neck outreach programs, and has traveled to Uganda on surgical mission trips every year since 2015. He is also an active member of the American Head and Neck Society.


  • Benign Neoplasm of Major Salivary Gland
  • Benign Tongue Tumors
  • Buccal Mucosa Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Larynx
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Malignant Melanoma of Scalp and Neck
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Head, Neck and Face
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Mandible
  • Malignant Tumor of Anterior Floor
  • Malignant Tumor of Anterior Two-thirds of Tongue
  • Malignant Tumor of Base of Tongue
  • Malignant Tumor of Glottis
  • Malignant Tumor of Lateral Floor of Mouth
  • Malignant Tumor of Lateral Wall of Nasopharynx
  • Malignant Tumor of Nasopharynx
  • Malignant Tumor of Posterior Wall of Nasopharynx
  • Malignant Tumor of Subglottis
  • Malignant Tumor of Supraglottis
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parotid Cancer
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tonsil Cancer

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3909 Orange Pl
Beachwood OH, 44122

Parma Med Arts Ctr 1 Ste 302

6681 Ridge Rd
Parma OH, 44129

UH Otolaryngology

6681 Ridge Rd
Parma OH, 44129

UH Seidman Cancer Center

2075 Healthway Dr
Avon OH, 44011

Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

96 Ratings

Patient Comments (34)

Reviewed On 1/1/2023
Best possible care, as always

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
This was the first time I saw Dr. Li and he was great, I was referred to him for a possible biopsy which I ended up having, he explained the whole procedure, answered all my questions so I felt totally prepared for the procedure when it was done. He has a great bedside manner and was very patient. His staff was very pleasant and really knew their job...

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Dr. Li is a skilled doctor and a wonderfully personable individual. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
Visit was very quick. This was a referral. Fair experience. Will see what happens after further tests are completed.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Dr. Li is an exceptional doctor, surgeon and person. He reflects the best that UH offers.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Great surgeon, very pleasant and explains everything to me . Wonderful doctor.

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
My experience with Dr Li was absolutely wonderful. He is always willing to answer my questions and has also contacted me as soon as he would receive results from tests that were given. Also contacted me to see how O was doing after surgery. Dr Li is very pleasant to talk to and is such a wonderful professional in his field. Dr Li made me feel comfortable about my surgery and he explained everything in detail about what to expect. I would recommend this doctor to everyone I know.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Best patient care possible, as always.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Very knowledgeable and caring doctor.

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Very satisfied

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
I feel in very good hands with Dr. Li and all of his staff.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Dr Li is an excellent doctor! His staff is top notch also. I have already recommended him to family, friends, and coworkers. Truly love and trust him!

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Everyone in the office was very helpful

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
I would recommend Dr. Shawn Li to everyone. He personifies the word Dr.

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Very good

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
The best care possible, I would recommend Dr. Li to anyone who needed his care.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr. Li was so easy to talk to. He made me feel at ease and explained in detail about what the next step will be. Very pleasant and courteous. I was very impressed especially since this was my first time with Dr. Li.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Excellent doctor

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Always been good

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr. Li is a remarkable doctor and surgeon: knowledgeable, personable and extremely skilled. I can't think of a better health care provider in my experience.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Excellent, couldn't ask for better service.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
I had a very good appointment with Dr Li.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
All was good re this visit

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
I highly recommend Dr. Le, he's a caring and patient doctor, and the office staff is very professional.

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Very competent doctor and staff

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Very friendly, the doctor and staff

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Always a good experience, kind, and very professional

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
This was an excellent provider. I am well pleased with the results of his work.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Very efficient, friendly doctor and staff

Reviewed On 4/1/2022

Reviewed On 4/1/2022

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I came into this appointment with high anxiety because I wasn't sure of what to expect. Dr. Li is a very compassionate individual who cares about the human being he is seeing and helping. You are not a patient but a human being. That doesn't happen very often if at all.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery


Fellowship | Skull Based Surgery
Skull Based Surgery - Senta Clinic (2018 - 2018)

Fellowship | Microvascular Surgery
Microvascular Surgery - Indiana University Hospital (2017 - 2018)

Residency | Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology - Uh Cleveland Medical Center (2013 - 2017)

Internship | General Surgery
General Surgery - Uh Cleveland Medical Center (2012 - 2013)

Medical Education
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (2012)

Rutgers University - New Brunswick (2006)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Shawn Li did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.