Shelby Lies, M.D.

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery


Shelby Lies, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He
specializes in hand surgery using minimally invasive techniques. 

Dr. Lies earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He received advanced training in hand surgery and pediatric hand surgery through fellowships at UT Southwestern and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, respectively. 

Dr. Lies is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, with a subspecialty certificate in surgery of the hand. He is certified in MicroAire endoscopic carpal tunnel release, advances and best practices in upper extremity nerve repair, as well as certified for daVinci robotic surgery.

In addition to minimally invasive hand surgery, Dr. Lies also has a special interest in cosmetic, facial, breast, and body surgery.

Meet Dr. Lies

Dr. Lies is a double board certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon and Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

He operates at UT Southwestern’s Outpatient Surgery Center and William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, and has the privilege of providing comprehensive reconstructive care for veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center.

As a UT Southwestern fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Lies’ specialty is in minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery, including endoscopic and arthroscopic techniques. His intensive training enables him to perform cutting-edge nerve surgery, and provide treatment of advanced wrist pathology to restore hand and wrist functionality so that patients can achieve a high quality of life and increased freedom of movement.

He works with patients who are experiencing hand or wrist problems such as pain from arthritis, numbness or tingling, and trauma. He also offers a spectrum of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery on the face, breast, abdomen, and extremities for those who hope to achieve improved form or function.

Personal Note

Dr. Lies is a talented artist and enjoys drawing and painting. He utilizes these skills in all aspects of designing and performing surgery. His related interests include 3-D printing and bio-prosthetics.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2016-2017), Hand Surgery
  • Residency - University of Texas Medical Branch (2010-2016), Plastic Surgery
  • Medical School - University of Kansas School of Medicine (2006-2010)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • Dallas County Medical Society / Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, Rising Star 2020
  • Editor’s Choice Award 2015, Aesthetic Surgery Journal
  • Cronin Award Best Senior Resident Paper 2015, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons San Antonio Texas
  • Adrian E. Flatt Scholarship 2015, American Society/Foundation for the Surgery of the Hand
  • First Place in Clinical Science Research 2013, Singleton Surgical Society Galveston Texas
  • AOA Honor 2009, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • United States National Arts Award 2002, American for the Arts
  • First Team All-League, All-State Running Back 2002, Kansas Chisolm Trail League II
  • Kansas BEST Robotics 2001, Kansas Boosting Engineering Science & Technology
Books & Publications
  • Comparison Dupuytrens Fasciectomy Versus Xiaflex/Collagenase Treatment for Dupuytrens Contracture
  • Extensor Tenotomy Nomenclature Clarification
  • 3-D Printed Hand Fracture Simulation Model
  • Minimally Invasive Thumb Arthritis Treatment With Internal Brace Versus Tightrope Suspension Arthroplasty

Clinical Focus

  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Body Contouring

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