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Laith Al-Shihabi, MD


Address Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.
N15 W28300 Golf Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072

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Website

https://handwisconsin.com

Education

  • Mary S. Stern Hand Surgery Fellowship, Cincinnati, OH, July 2016
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, June 2015
  • General Surgery Internship, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, June 1011
  • MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, May 2010
  • BS-Biology with Honors in the Liberal Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, May 2004

Licensure & Certifications

  • Medical License, State of Wisconsin, Active
  • Medical License, State of Ohio, Active
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association, July 2010-Present
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association, July 2010-Present
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Part 1, July 2015
  • USMLE Step 3, March 2011
  • USMLE Step 2 CK/CS, December 2009
  • USMLE Step 1, June 2008

Awards and Honors

  • Ben and Ella Wagner Award in Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2010
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Junior), Medical College of Wisconsin, 2009
  • Outstanding Student, Embassy of the State of Kuwait, 2009-10, 2006-7 and 2003-4
  • Merit Scholar (Academic Scholarship), State of Kuwait, 2000-4
  • National Honor Society, Middleton High School, Middleton, WI, 1999

Grants Awarded on Behalf of Rush University Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • $25,000 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Education Grant: Frank RM, Al-Shihabi L, Erickson B, Levine BR. The effect of simulator training on clinical performance: A prospective clinical trial. 2014
  • $10,000 OMeGA Residency Core Competency Innovation Grant. Al-Shihabi L, Frank RM, Erickson B. 2013
  • $3,834 Orthopaedic Research and Educational Foundation Residency Enhancement Grant, Chalmers PN, Al-Shihabi L. 2012
  • $5,000 OMeGA Residency/General Education Enhancement Grant, Al-Shihabi L. 2011

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Resident/Fellow Member, July 2010-Present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Member, April 2009-Present

Book Chapters

  • Al-Shihabi L, An HS. Differential Diagnosis of Upper Extremity Disorders. In: Hecht AC, Batjer H, Ellenbogen R, Hsu W, Ludwig S, Vaccaro A, editors: Spine Injuries In Athletes, submitted Al-Shihabi L, Bayne C. Principles of Microvascular Surgery. In: Chapman’s Comprehensive
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2nd Edition, in press
  • Al-Shihabi L, Cohen MS. Distal Radius Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation. In: Frank RM, Forsythe B, Provencher M, editors: Case Competencies in Orthopaedic Surgery. Elsevier; 2016
  • Al-Shihabi L, Mellano C, Wysocki RW, Romeo AA. Ch. 21: Arthroscopic Treatment of Elbow Loss of Motion. In: Wiesel SW, editor: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2nd Edition. Lippincott, Wilkins, and Williams; 2015
  • Al-Shihabi L, Wysocki RW, Ruch DS. Ch. 5: Management of Type 1A TFCC Tears. In: Geissler WB, editor. Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopy, 2nd Edition: A Practical Surgical Guide to Techniques. Springer; 2015
  • Ghodadra NS, Chalmers PN, Al-Shihabi L, Mather RC, Nicholson GP. Ch. 13: Evaluation and Management of Failed Instability Repair. In: Iannotti J, Miniaci A, Williams G, Zuckerman J, editors: Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013
  • Al-Shihabi L, Van Thiel GV. Ch. 5: Arthroscopic Instability Repair with Knotless Suture Anchors. In: Cole BJ, Sekiya JK, editors: Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sport Medicine, 2nd Edition. Saunders; 2013

Professional Organizations

Orthopaedic Trauma Association - Resident Member, February 2004 to present


Published Articles

  • Frank RM, Slikker W, Al-Shihabi L, Wysocki RW. Arthroscopic-Assisted Outside-In Repair of Triangular Fibrocartilate Complex Tears. Arthroscopy Techniques. Oct 2015
  • Frank JM, Slikker W, Al-Shihabi L, Saltzman BM, Fernandez JJ. Total Wrist Fusion Using an Intramedullary Rod Technique with Proximal Row Carpectomy. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. Sept 2015.
  • Sershon, B, Al-Shihabi L, Colman M. A 19 year-old female with progressively worsening back pain. Orthopedics Today. April 2015
  • Al-Shihabi L, Cohen MS, Chalmers PN. A 33 year-old machinery operator with an elbow “clunk” and pain. Orthopedics Today. August 2014
  • Chalmers PN, Al-Shihabi L, Ferry ST. A 12 year-old boy with a right knee injury. Orthopedics Today. July 2014
  • An HS, Al-Shihabi L, Kurd M. Surgical Management of Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. J Am Acad Ortho Surg July 2014;22:420-429

Published Abstracts

Lenart B, Al-Shihabi L, Chee, A, Zhang, Y, and An, HS. Local Anesthetics are Cytotoxic to Intervertebral Disc Cells in Cultured Rabbit Explants. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meetings of the North American Spine Society, November 2011

Editorial Activities

  • Al-Shihabi, L: Co-editor for Rush Grand Rounds, Orthopedics Today, July 2014-June 2015
  • Al-Shihabi, L: Consultant Reviewer, Orthopedics, 2013-2015

Research Presentations and Posters

  • Al-Shihabi L, Hedroug Y, Fernandez JJ, Cohen MS, Wysocki RW. Primary Repair of Subacute and Chronic Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Thesis Day, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2015
  • Frank RM, Al-Shihabi L, Erickson B, Wysocki RW, Levine BR. The Effect of Simulation Training on Fluoroscopy Attempts Needed for Accurate Percutaneous K-Wire Placement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Poster Presentation at The American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Providence, RI, 2015
  • Frank RM, Al-Shihabi L, Erickson B, Wysocki RW, Levine BR. The Effect of Simulation Training on Fluoroscopy Attempts Needed for Accurate Percutaneous K-wire Placement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Podium presentation at The Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Hilton Head, SC, 2015
  • Frank RM, Al-Shihabi L, Erickson B, Wysocki RW, Levine BR. The Effect of Simulation Training on Fluoroscopy Attempts Needed for Accurate Percutaneous K-wire Placement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Podium presentation at The Chicago Conference on Trauma Region V Paper Competition. Chicago, IL, 2014
  • Frank RM, Al-Shihabi L, Erickson B, Wysocki RW, Levine BR. The Effect of Simulation Training on Fluoroscopy Attempts Needed for Accurate Percutaneous K-wire Placement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Podium presentation at The Chicago Conference on Trauma Annual Resident Trauma Paper Competition. Chicago, IL, 2014 (First Place)
  • Slikker W, Frank RF, Frank JM, Al-Shihabi L, Fernandez JJ, Wysocki RW, Cohen MS. Detection of Traumatic Arthrotomy of the Wrist Using the Saline Load Test. Poster Presentation at The American Society of the Hand Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, 2014
  • Frank RM, Al-Shihabi L, Erickson B, Wysocki RW, Levine BR. The effect of simulator training on Safety and Clinical Performance of Common Upper Extremity Procedures. Poster Presentation at The Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association and Canadian Orthopaedic Association Combined Meeting. Montreal, Quebec, 2014
  • Slikker W, Frank RM, Frank JM, Al-Shihabi L, Fernandez JJ, Wysocki R, Cohen MS. Detection of Traumatic Arthrotomy of the Wrist Using the Saline Load Test. Poster Presentation at The American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. Kauai, HI, 2014
  • Slikker W, Frank RF, Frank JM, Al-Shihabi L, Fernandez JJ, Wysocki RW, Cohen MS. Detection of Traumatic Arthrotomy of the Wrist Using the Saline Load Test. Podium presentation at The Chicago Conference on Trauma Annual Resident Trauma Paper Competition. Chicago, IL, 2013 (First Place)
  • Lenart B, Al-Shihabi L, Chee, A, Zhang, Y, and An, HS. Local Anesthetics are Cytotoxic to Intervertebral Disc Cells in Cultured Rabbit Explants. Poster Presentation at The 26th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society. Chicago, IL, 2011

Current Projects

Al-Shihabi L, Kiefhaber T. Physician Rating Websites: Can Surgeons Actively Influence Their Scores? In progress


 

Academic Presentations

  • Al-Shihabi L. Hand Extensor Mechanism Injuries. Komfo Onokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana, 9/1/16.
  • Al-Shihabi L. Elbow Disclocation Case Discussion. Komfo Onokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana, 8/31/16.
  • Al-Shihabi L. Principles of Tendon Transfers and Radial Nerve Palsy Transfers. Komfo Onokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana, 8/30/16.
  • Al-Shihabi L, Kiefhaber T. Physician Rating Websites: Can Surgeons Actively Influence Their Scores? Tri-State Regional Hand Meeting. Indianapolis, OH, 6/10/16
  • Al-Shihabi L. Dynamic External Fixation for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Fractures. Combined Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery Hand Conference. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 9/25/15
  • Al-Shihabi L, Bush-Joseph C. Grand Rounds: Osteonecrosis of the Postoperative Knee, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 4/15/15
  • Al-Shihabi L, Wysocki RW. Chronic Olecranon Nonunion Case Presentation. Gunnar Andersson Honorary Lectureship, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 8/18/14
  • Al-Shihabi L, Bear B. Grand Rounds: Elbow Dislocation with Brachial Artery Transection. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 8/6/14
  • Al-Shihabi L, Fernandez JJ. Grand Rounds: Metacarpal Head Osteochondral Injury. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1/15/14
  • Al-Shihabi L, Cohen MS. Elbow Arthroplasty After Trauma. OREF/Gunnar Andersson Honorary Lectureship, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 8/14/13
  • Al-Shihabi L, Cohen MS. Elbow Trauma Case Presentation. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Thesis Day, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 6/21/13
  • Al-Shihabi L, An HS. Grand Rounds: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 3/13/13
  • Al-Shihabi L, Singh K. Grand Rounds: Sacral Osteosarcoma. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 12/12/12
  • Al-Shihabi L, Smith P. Long-Term Follow-up of Periacetabular Osteotomy, Harold Sofield Memorial Lectureship, Shriner’s Hospital for Children - Chicago, Chicago, IL, 10/26/12
  • Al-Shihabi L. Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, OREF/Gunnar Andersson Honorary Lectureship, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 8/17/12
  • Al-Shihabi L, Cole BJ. Grand Rounds: Recurrent Shoulder Instability. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 2/1/12

Professional Committees

  • Residency Selection Committee, Rush University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014-2015
  • OREF/ORS Midwest Resident Research Symposium, Judge, 4/17/15
  • AAOS Orthoportal Resident Advisory Group, 2011-2012

Professional Courses

  • Basic Microsurgical Course, Indiana University Department of Plastic Surgery, Indianapolis, IN, 8/17/15-8/21/15
  • Miller Orthopaedic Board Review Course, Denver, CO, 4/20/15-4/24/15
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Shoulder Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 6/14/14
  • Current Strategies in the Treatment of Trauma and Extremities Speaking Engagement, Chicago, IL, 5/14/14
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Knee Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 4/19/14
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Hip Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2/8/14
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Knee Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 10/20/13
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Shoulder Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 7/20/13
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Elbow Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 5/18/13
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Knee Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 4/20/13
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Hip Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2/9/13
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Knee Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 10/13/12
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology Clinicopathologic Seminar, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 8/8/12-8/10/12
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Shoulder Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 7/21/12
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association Comprehensive Fracture Course for Residents, Lombard, IL, 4/26/12-4/28/12
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Knee Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 4/21/12
  • Illinois Annual Resident Trauma Course, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 4/14/12
  • Complex Proximal Femoral Fractures Interactive Program with Dr. Walter Virkus, Chicago, IL 3/23/12
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Hip Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2/4/12
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Shoulder Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1/21/12
  • Illinois Annual Resident Trauma Course, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2/12/11
  • Resident and Fellow Sports Medicine Symposium, Medwest, Chicago, IL, 11/20/10
  • Motor Skills Laboratory: Shoulder Arthroscopy. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 7/24/10

Sports Team Coverage

  • Thornton Fractional - North High School Football, Calumet, IL, 10/24/14
  • Roosevelt University Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Chicago, IL, 2013 Season
  • Oak Park/River Forest High School Sports Physical Examinations, Oak Park, IL, 6/10/13

Service and Volunteer Work

  • House Physician, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, IL, September 2011-May 2015
  • Resident Volunteer, AAOS Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopy Course, Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL, November 2013
  • Orthopaedic Interest Group Resident Mentor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL: April 2011-May 2013
  • Big Sib-Little Sib Mentor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, August 2007-May 2010
  • Volunteer, Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured, Milwaukee, WI, August 2006-May 2010
  • Volunteer, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, June-August 2007
  • Volunteer, Meriter Hospital Emergency Department, Madison, WI, July 2004-September 2005

Employment Experience

  • Epic Systems Corporation, Technical Services Engineer for EpicRx inpatient pharmacy module, Verona, WI, Sept 2004-Jul 2006
  • Assistant Instructor in sabre and foil, Madison Fencing Academy, Madison, WI, Jan 2004-Jul 2006

General Interests

  • University of Wisconsin Fencing team: Assistant Coach (2004-6), Team Captain (2003-4), President (2001-3), Vice President (2000-1)
  • Member, Art Institute of Chicago, 2011-2015
  • Other athletic interests include backpacking, canoeing, & kayaking





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