Dr. Vivian Shih received her Bachelor of Science with honors and Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Miami. In 2002, she completed her postgraduate medical training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and specializes in non­ surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders, osteoporosis, arthritis, gait and balance disorders. She also performs electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS), ultrasound guided joint injections and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. Dr. Shih practiced in the New Haven area since 2005. She was an Attending Physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital and on faculty at the Yale School of Medicine. Previously, she had been practicing at Northwestern University Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She has published in the Arthritis and Rheumatism journal, Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) online review, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation journal, and Koopman's Arthritis and Allied Health textbook. She is a member of the AAPM&R, Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). At AAPM&R, Dr. Shih is the principle author of the focused online reviews for joint and connective tissue disorders.

Clinical Focus

  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Musculoskeletal Regenerative Medicine
  • Ultrasound guided injections

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab, Physical Medicine and Rehab (2003)
  • Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2002) IL
  • Medical Education: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital (1998) FL

Research & Scholarship


  • Focused Review Course: Joint & Connective Tissue Disorders, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (11/2019 - 11/29/2022)

    Online review course for the AAPM&R. Principal author and speaker (recorded). Available November 2019 - present


    Chicago, Il


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