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Vince J. Lai, M.D.

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Medical Education: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Internship/Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hamot, Erie, PA

Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Lai is a fellowship trained, board eligible orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon. He grew up in Creve Coeur, MO, moved away and returned to St. Louis for college at Washington University. He is now returning home to St. Louis to work with Signature Orthopedics Group.

As a sports medicine surgeon, his experiences include caring for athletes of all levels: from young athletes still in middle and high school, all the way to the professional level, including Olympic athletes. He currently is the team physician for Lutheran High School of St. Charles, MO and Sunday Morning Rugby Club.

During his training, he has provided care for athletes involved with the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball organization, USA Rugby Sevens and Fifteens, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Pittsburgh Harlequins, as well as several high schools in Western PA. He specializes in minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. He also specializes in fracture care and trauma, as well as joint reconstruction of the shoulder and knee.

“The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it”
― Maimonides