Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the department of surgery, specializing in plastic surgery.
Dr. Li earned her bachelor of science in Pathological Science with honors from the University of Birmingham, England, where she also completed her bachelor of medicine and surgery. She continued her education with an internship in medicine and surgery at Crawley Hospital in West Sussex, and began her training in General Surgery at The Royal Marsden and St. Heliers Hospital in Surrey. Dr. Li then entered plastic and reconstructive surgery training at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, and obtained her Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She went on to pursue a PhD in wound healing and craniofacial development, at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California. During this time she was awarded multiple fellowships including The Joint American College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England USA Fellowship, the CHLA Research Institute Career Development Award and the Wound Healing Foundation/3M Fellowship. Dr. Li then completed her residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at USC, followed by a pediatric plastic surgery fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
During her training, Dr. Li was the recipient of several honors, awards and scholarships including the Leonard R. Rubin 2014 American Association of Plastic Surgeons Best Paper Award; the Southern California Clinical and Translational Institute Pilot Funding Award; Novel Methods and Technology for a Tissue Engineered Auricle in 2013, the Operation Smile Stryker Fellowship, to fund a mission trip to Guangzhou, China in 2012 and the American College of Surgeons Excellence in Research Award in 2006.
Dr. Li holds affiliate memberships with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and the World Association of Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent. She has written 14 peer reviewed publications, two book chapters, and is frequently invited to present her work at international conferences and meetings.
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