Vivian C Shih, MD


Departments & Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Ortho Clinical Faculty | Physiatry | Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Center for Musculoskeletal Care

Yale Medicine


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, post-fracture rehabilitation, arthritis, gait and balance disorders. She also performs electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS), ultrasound guided joint injections and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. Dr. Shih has been a practicing PM&R physician in the New Haven area since 2005. Currently, she is 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 and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). At AAPM&R, Dr. Shih is the principle author for maintenance of certification for physicians online review for joint and connective tissue disorders.

Education & Training

MD University of Miami School of Medicine (1998)
BS University of Miami, Biology (1996)
Intern Northwestern School of Medicine
Resident Northwestern University School of Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Professional Service

  • Center for Musculoskeletal Care (CMC) Access Model Workgroup (2017) Design patient centric access system and protocols to facilitate patient and provider access to CMC and ensure right provider to right patient is established immediately regardless of referral source. Meets weekly until 12/20/2017.

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Contact Info

Vivian C Shih, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation- Stamford260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902
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Mailing Address
260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Curriculum Vitae