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Shawn Li, MD

Shawn Li, MD



134 Ratings 38 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, Oct 25


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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

UH Otolaryngology

6681 Ridge Rd
Parma OH, 44129

UH Seidman Cancer Center

2075 Healthway Dr
Avon OH, 44011

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

134 Ratings

Patient Comments (38)

Reviewed On 9/1/2021

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
I felt VERY,comfortable and secure with Dr. Li, even though it was the first time I met him. I feel that he will take excellent care of me in the course of my treatment. He has my complete trust.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Li is unquestionably one of the most excellent surgeons and doctors who has ever treated me.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr Li has made my experience and treatment very comfortable I have the utmost confidence in him and his staff.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr.Li is a thorough and knowledgeable provider. He is very personable and takes the time to talk to me and explain things. He also answers all questions.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
excellent Dr. Li, his nurse *** & staff made me very calm for my upcoming surgery.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Li is very professional and compassionate in the two years he has been treating my condition. He is open and honest and easy to talk to. My wife and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Very Professional explained my condition and option very thoroughly

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
The front and back office staff was friendly and wonderful. Dr. Li was so kind and explained things clearly, and solved the issue I was having!

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
good experience

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Always enjoyable and precise

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr Li and staff were professional and would recommend to others.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
I am very thankful we have Dr. Lihe's the best!

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr. Li is a great physician who has been essential for my recovery from *** cancer.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
I am so thankful for Dr Liand his ent staff at UH they are all amazing ***

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
*** Dr. Li attentive and not in a rush.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Li is a first-rate laryngologist. He is skilled, attentive, and extremely intelligent, and he is really dedicated to his patients.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
so grateful Dr Li is our care provider because he and his staff our very helpful, caring, thorough, kind, and respectful Praise the Lord!!!

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Li is an excellent doctor and surgeon. I most strongly appreciate him and would recommend him.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Li is a skilled surgeon. He is excellent in every respect. And his comforting and assured manner puts a patient at ease. *** Dr. Li is a remarkable physician, and he has my highest recommendation. UH is fortunate to have him on staff.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
great care, and a comfortable experience! thanks

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr.Li is EXCELLENT. ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
great care and pleasant people

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Very Good Doctor ***

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
great experience

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr Li has called me at home several times to check on me.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Since I have a hearing problem. He took the time to speak little louder and slower so I could understand better and explained when I asked him questions and gave a very thorough explanation.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Doctor Li and his staff are one of the best I have Dealt with

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr. Shawn Li and his staff took amazing care of me and I am very grateful to him for all he did to diagnosis my issue.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Li always explains things clearly.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr. Li explained everything about my surgery and answered all questions in detail. I have great confidence in him

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr. Li was extremely caring and helpful, giving us a very quick appointment to deal with a recent concerning diagnosis and setting in motion a treatment plan immediately.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Excellent service & very thorough care, extremely impressed by Dr. Li's friendly & professional bedside manner, attention & follow up personal phone call.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr. Li is an exceptional doctor. Exactly the kind you would expect to see when one goes to UH.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr Li was kind and professional. He listened to my concerns and you could tell he really cares. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr Li is never rushed. He always takes his time with me and makes sure all my questions are answered. He show genuine concern for me.

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Dr. Li was as professional as they get. He explained the situation clearly and outlined possible next steps. I felt very comfortable in his care.

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)

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.