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Shawn Li, MD

Shawn Li, MD

(4.9) , 19 Reviews

Office Locations

UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands (7 mi.)

3909 Orange Pl
Ste 4100
Beachwood, OH 44122

UH Cleveland Medical Center (0 mi.)

11100 Euclid Ave
1st Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

UH Otolaryngology (11 mi.)

6681 Ridge Rd
Medical Arts Cntr 1 Ste 205
Parma, OH 44129

Biography: Shawn Li, MD


  • 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


  • Associate Program Director, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstruction, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

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)


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.

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5
- based on 102 Ratings

I travel over an hour to see Dr. Li because of his compassion and knowledge. There is no one local to go to.


Provider came in quickly and was knowledgeable about my health concern and had a plan going forward


All team members are very good and so kind. They all are doing great work.


Was supposed to get an email outlining next steps but never received. Had to call in to follow up.


The doctor was very quick with his exam,like he was on a time schedule.


Excellent Dr and staff. Clerk that checked me in never relayed my arrival to Dr. I waited over 2 hrs when a nurse asked me my name. The office was not aware I was In the waiting room. Nurse was very sorry and offered to pay my parking which I refused. The Dr and nurses were worth waiting for.


We're changing their appointment schedule so told me to call in a week to make follow up appointment


Thank you to Dr. Li and to UH hospital for the excellent care I received.


Dr. Li is the best. I am sister and legal guardian of my special needs brother. Dr. Li goes above and beyond always.


Always good with Dr. Li


Dr Li is excellent!


I am very satisfied with the care I received from Dr. LI. He is an excellent surgeon.


Very pleased with the care and attention I received.


Greate service ,thank you


Dr. Li and staff are the best! I'm very grateful and fortunate that he is my dr.!


Excellent service, couldn't ask for better.


Was early for my appointment but got right in and was seen promptly. Excellent experience


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.


I feel fortunate to be Dr Shawn Li's patient. He is very thorough and intelligent. He is a caring man.

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.

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