Lee Shuping, MD, MPT

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Appointments

984-974-9747

Bio

Dr. Shuping received a Master of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2004. He worked in various capacities as a Physical Therapist in Georgia and North Carolina over the next 3 years. He went on to complete medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. He continued with residency at the University of Virginia, finishing in 2015.

Dr. Shuping is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His sub-specialties include conservative management of joint and back pain, musculoskeletal medicine, electromyography, concussion management, and general rehabilitation. Given his experience in both rehabilitation medicine (physiatry) and physical therapy, Dr. Shuping has unique insight to increase each patient's motor skills, endurance, and endurance throughout the rehabilitation continuum - from the first consult to prescribing optimal therapies for each patient. Additionally, he has a passion to educate medical students interested in helping rehabilitation patients increase their quality of life; he is currently the department's Director of Medical Student Education. He also served as the Associate Medical Director for Employee/Occupational Medicine for the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Shuping's practice philosophy is that, no matter a person's physical abilities, improved function is the primary goal. He takes into account each patient's background, comorbidities, social structure, and personal goals and works to maximize their individual function at home and in the community.

Titles

Assistant Professor

Director of Medical Student Education, PM&R

Education

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 2011
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2015
Master of Physical Therapy: East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2004 

Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sub-Specialties

  • Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Electromyography
  • Conservative management of joint and back pain
  • General rehabilitation

Recent Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award, UNC PM&R, 2016

  • SAE award for highest SAE score PGY2, PGY3, and PGY4 2013-2015

  • Multiple Honors in Individual Medical School Classes/Rotations including Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Human Sexuality, 2007-2011

  • George Hamilton Scholarship for Academic Achievement and Leadership, Physical Therapy, 2004

  • Student Physiatrist of the Year, UNC Medical School, 2011

Recent Presentations 

Posters

"Sternoclavicular Abscess as a Rare Cause of Shoulder Pain."
AAPM&R National Meeting, Washington, DC 10/2013.

Lectures

"Common Orthopedic Diagnosis and Management." Western State Hospital, Staunton, VA. July 2015.

"Electrodiagnosis of Peripheral Neuropathy." EMG Lecture. UVA Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. July 2014.

"Electrodiagnosis of Peripheral Nerve Damage." EMG Lecture. UVA Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. June 2014.

"Electrodiagnosis of Radiculopathy." Braddom Club Lecture. UVA Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. September 2013. EMG Lecture, May 2014.

"Electrodiagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome." EMG Lecture. UVA Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. April 2014.

"Eponymous, a Review of Special Diagnostic Tests." Braddom Club Lecture. UVA Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. January, 2014.

"Anatomy of the Spine." Anatomy Review Lecture. UVA Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. November 2013.

"Overview of Imaging Modalilties." Braddom Club Lecture. UVA Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. October 2013.

"Anatomy of the Forearm and Hand." Anatomy Review Lecture. UVA Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. September 2012.

Professional Associations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American Medical Association