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Shawn Li, MD

Shawn Li, MD



88 Ratings 19 Reviews


Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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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
Suite: 4100
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Otolaryngology

6681 Ridge Rd
Suite: 205
Parma, OH 44129

UH Seidman Cancer Center

2075 Healthway Dr
Avon, OH 44011

Patient Experience Reviews

4.8 out of 5

88 Ratings

Patient Comments (19)

Reviewed On 9/1/2023
Dr. Li is the best. I am sister and legal guardian of my special needs brother. Dr. Li goes above and beyond always.

Reviewed On 8/1/2023
Always good with Dr. Li

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
Dr Li is excellent!

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
I am very satisfied with the care I received from Dr. LI. He is an excellent surgeon.

Reviewed On 7/1/2023
Very pleased with the care and attention I received.

Reviewed On 6/1/2023
Greate service ,thank you

Reviewed On 6/1/2023
Dr. Li and staff are the best! I'm very grateful and fortunate that he is my dr.!

Reviewed On 6/1/2023
Excellent service, couldn't ask for better.

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Was early for my appointment but got right in and was seen promptly. Excellent experience

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Dr. Li was very empathetic to my situation. He clearly explained what to expect for a follow up biopsy. He really made me feel at ease as I was pretty anxious with a diagnosis I believed to be cancer. He has a wonderful manner when speaking with me on my issues.

Reviewed On 5/1/2023
I feel fortunate to be Dr Shawn Li's patient. He is very thorough and intelligent. He is a caring man.

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
My doctor Shawn Li MD I consider him my angel I couldn't have a better doctor for my condition God bless him and all his staff and others around him and if I miss anyone God bless them to

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
This doctor was very kind all things considered with my mom's condition. He explained everything thoroughly, and I had a very good experience with this physician. He Is a very good listener and answered all my questions

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Although Dr.Li said everything looks good I have had no improvement on my current condition that has been going on ***

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
Good visit because results shared of no signs of cancer from scans the week before.

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.

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.