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Shi Xiaoming OffAFPhoto 300x300Clinical Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest 
trauma and acute care surgery, robotic surgical techniques, simulation curriculum


Major Xiaoming Shi, M.D., FACS is an active duty Air Force trauma surgeon with the Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST) based out of UAB. In 2022, he became a clinical assistant professor with the UAB Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Before coming to UAB, Shi was the Deputy Chief of General Surgery and a staff general surgeon at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston and the Medical Director of General Surgery at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland. He is also an assistant professor of surgery at Uniformed Services University.

During his deployment to Afghanistan, he served as a surgeon at the Craig Joint Theatre Hospital in Bagram and as a clinical team leader with the 455th Ground Surgical Team.

He attended the Saint Louis University School of Medicine for medical school and the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium for his general surgery residency.

Shi's research interests include the development and implementation of simulation curriculum for robotic surgical techniques and its effect on resident and faculty proficiency and patient outcomes.

Select Publications

Jordan L Guice, Shaun M Gifford, Kai Hata, Xiaoming Shi, Brandon W Propper, David S Kauvar. Analysis of Limb Outcomes by Management of Concomitant Vein Injury in Military Popliteal Artery Trauma. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Jan;62:51-56. (PMID: 31201972)

Xiaoming Shi, Mary J Edwards, Jordan Guice, Richard Strilka, Brandon Propper. Clinical and laboratory predictors of blood loss in young swine: a model for pediatric hemorrhage. Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 Jul;34(7):789-796. (PMID: 29808278)

Xiaoming Shi, Mary J Edwards. Pediatric Wartime Injuries in Afghanistan and Iraq: What Have We Learned? US Army Med Dep J . Apr-Sep 2016;(2-16):153-6. (PMID: 27215884)

Patrick M Hawkins, Paul A Jelliss, Naoko Nonaka, Xiaoming Shi, William A Banks. Permeability of the blood-brain barrier to a rhenacarborane. J Pharmacol Exp Ther . 2009 May;329(2):608-14. (PMID: 19179541)

Honors and Awards

Meritorious Service Medal 2022

USAF Commendation Medal, Outstanding Achievement First Oak Leaf Cluster with "C" device

USAF Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with service star device

USAF Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service



Medical School
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium


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