Dr. Li was chosen by the AAOS/OREF/ORS to participate in the prestigious 2011 Clinician Scholar Development Program in Rosemont, IL. He was one of the top ten applicants selected for this conference out of hundreds of applicants (Orthopaedic Surgeons) from across the United States. The mission of the CSDP is to “develop a cadre of orthopaedic clinician scientists who will lead the research efforts to find new methodologies to treat and cure orthopaedic related illnesses and injuries. The AAOS/OREF/ORS CSDP is a first step in the career path for clinician scientists. This program offers the orthopaedic profession a new source of clinician scientists engaged in research that advances orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine.
Dr. Li receives the 2011 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident Research Award and Travel Grant for his Research Project
Evaluation of sterilization technique following contamination of Anterior Cruciate Ligament hamstring autografts. Dr. Li presented this study on the podium of the EOA meeting in Williamsburg, VA. Dr. Li and his colleagues evaluated several sterilization methods following contamination of hamstring autografts during ACL reconstruction and found that using either a 4% chlorhexidine or bacitracin solution resulted in a significant decrease in the positive bacterial cultures.
Dr. Li has been Appointed as the Assistant Team Physician for the New York Mets Professional Baseball Team
Dr. Li has been appointed as the Assistant Team Physician for the New York Mets professional baseball team for the 2011 to 2012 season. His responsibilities include evaluating and treating professional baseball players from the Single A League to the Major Leagues. Dr. Li was with the NY Mets team during spring training in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Dr. Li, Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and former NCAA Division I tennis player for Campbell University received the prestigious Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant from The Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (OREF).
Dr. Li was selected by the University of Massachusetts Orthopaedics program to attend the 2010 AOA/OREF Resident Leadership Forum. “The AOA Resident Leadership Forum acknowledges PGY-4 residents as young orthopaedic leaders by giving them an opportunity to develop their leadership skills”. In addition, Dr. Li was also inducted into the prestigious AOA Emerging Leaders Program.
Dr. Li was featured in the Campbell University Magazine for receiving the prestigious research grant from the Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation (OREF). Dr. Li was the first resident from the University of Massachusetts Medical School to receive this research grant.
Dr. Li receives the 2009 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident Research Award and Travel Grant for his Research Project
Arthroscopic Treatment of Concomitant Superior Labral Anterior Posterior (SLAP) Lesions and Rotator Cuff Tears in Patients over the age of 45 Years.
Dr. Li was featured in the Reuters News Health section for his research on surgical reconstruction of the lateral ankle ligaments for athletes with ankle instability that failed at least 6 months of conservative treatment.