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Shawn Li, MD

Specialty: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck

Shawn Li, MD
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine



UH Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106


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

Board Certifications

  • 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)

Languages Spoken


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.