Li Ying Cai

LiYing Cai, M.D.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
  • Cardiologist

LiYing Cai, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Cardiology
Areas of Expertise
  • Chemotherapy induced heart failure
  • Cardiac imaging
Other Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
This is one of the best cancer institutes in the country.”
LiYing Cai, M.D., Ph.D., is a cardiologist with expertise in the diagnosis and management of heart disease. Dr. Cai received her medical degree from Beijing Medical University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her cardiology fellowship training at the University of Chicago and there began to see cardio-oncology patients. She chose City of Hope to further her interest in an emerging field: the effects of cancer treatment on heart function.
Because radiation and some chemotherapy drugs can damage the heart, cardio-oncology is becoming increasingly important. It's vital to use all available research tools to learn more about the heart-cancer connection. It's equally critical to carefully monitor cancer patients for heart complications – and treat them quickly. At City of Hope, Dr. Cai looks forward to doing both.
  • 2018-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2015-2017, General Cardiologist, Beverly Hospital, Los Angeles, CA


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  • 2008, Ph.D., Department of Cellular Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2002, M.D., Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China


  • 2015, Cardiology, University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


  • 2011, Internal Medicine, University School of Medicine, Reno, NV
  • Cai L, Johnstone BH, Cook TG, Tan J, Chen PS, March KL. Human Adipose Tissue-Derived Stem Cells Induce Angiogenesis and Nerve Sprouting Following Myocardial Infarction, in Conjunction with Potent Preservation Of Cardiac Function. Stem Cells.2009 Jan:27(1):230-237.
  • Bell LN, Cai L, Johnstone BH, March KL, Considine RV. A Central Role for Hepatocyte Growth Factor in Adipose Tissue Angiogenesis. American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism 2008 Feb;294(2):E336-44.
  • Cai L, Johnstone BH, Cook TG, Liang Z, Traktuev D, CornettaKG, Ingram DA, Rosen ED, March KL. Suppression of hepatocyte growth factor production impairs the ability of adipose-derived stem cells to promote ischemic tissue revascularization. Stem Cells  2007 Dec;25(12):3234-43.
  • 2015-present, American Society of Echocardiography, Member
  • 2015-present, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Member
  • 2008-present, American College of Physicians, Member
  • 2007-present, American College of Cardiology, Member
  • 2005-present, American Heart of Association, Member
  • 2007, International Fat Applied Technology Society annual conference, Excellent Research Award, Finalist
  • 2005, American Heart Association Research Fellowship Award
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