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Dr. Shields specializes in shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand reconstructive surgery for degenerative and traumatic conditions. He has completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow reconstruction, along with additional elective time spent during fellowship and residency dedicated to wrist and hand pathology. He also performs hip replacements, knee replacements, and general orthopaedic fracture care. He has published over 20 peer reviewed papers in orthopaedic journals related to shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, upper extremity trauma, and geriatric fracture care. Patients are eligible for reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, or hand once they have exhausted non-operative measures, which typically involve activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and local cortisone injections.
Dr. Shields was born and raised in Muskegon, MI. After graduating from Whitehall High School (2003), he completed his undergraduate education at Central Michigan University (2007) and then attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit (2011). His orthopaedic residency training was completed at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY (2016), followed by a fellowship in shoulder and elbow reconstruction at Beaumont Health in Detroit (2017). He returns to the area with his wife, who is a physician specializing in musculoskeletal radiology, and their two children.
B.S., Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI (2007)
M.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI (2011)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency- University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY (2016)
Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction Fellowship- Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, MI (2017)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Michigan Orthopaedic Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Eligible