Christopher Shih, MD FACG

Dr. Christopher Shih: Award-winning Pianist and Lecturer

Dr. Christopher Shih is not only a board certified gastroenterologist at Regional Gi, he is a lecturer and award winning pianist who has performed the world over.

Dr. Christopher Shih Wins the Sixth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs

Van Cliburn presents Christopher Shih with the First Place prize for winning the Sixth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Fort Worth, Texas. Source

Described as “an intelligent and thoughtful musician with effortless performances and consummate control,” by The New York Times, Dr. Shih is the winner of the Sixth Sixth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Amateurs in 2011. Previous awards include the Paris Concours International de Grandes Amateurs de Piano in 2008, the Boston International Piano Competition for Exceptional Amateurs in 2007, and the Washington International Piano Amateurs Competition in 2006.

Dr. Shih has collaborated with various festival orchestras and symphonies, as well as worked with the Grammy winning Pacifica Quartet. Dr. Shih’s talent has been featured on various television and radio programs such as NPR’s All Things Considered, APM’s Performance Today, WGBH’s Inner Voice, and Radio France.

Recently, Dr. Shih was invited to present, as well as perform, at the 7th Annual Entertainment Gathering Conference where he spoke about the impact of a healthy lifestyle on functional digestive disorders.

The EG Conference, similar to the well-known TED Conference, is a symposium of the “most industrious and iconoclastic talents of our time.” Dr. Shih was invited as a leading gastroenterologist and an internationally-recognized concert pianist. The focus of his speech was on treating functional digestive disorders with a holistic approach, emphasizing that a healthy diet, exercise and activities that are mentally and spiritually fulfilling can have an impact of the quality of life.


There’s No Magic Pill: Supplementing a Healthy Lifestyle
Preview from EG on


More information about Dr. Shih, music samples and videos are available on his website.

For your chance to see Dr. Shih perform, attend the Lancaster International Piano Festival at the Ware Center, on Sunday, July 21, 2013. More information is available at the Lancaster International Piano Festival website.

Watch Christopher Shih’s Finals Performance recorded June 23rd 2011 below.