Dr. Han Li joined the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in Hospital Medicine in July 2019, after completing her internal medicine training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, where she majored in Cellular and Molecular Biology. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with High Distinction in 2011. Dr. Li attended Washington University in St. Louis for medical school, receiving her medical degree in 2015. During medical school, she was an instructor for the Princeton Review as well as a clinical mentor to first year medical students. Her research focused on the development of a screening test for macular dysfunction.
Dr. Li pursued residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where she originally chose to specialize in ophthalmology, but later discovered internal medicine to be her passion. While in residency, she published on amaurosis fugax in metastatic lung adenocarcinoma and contributed to the Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide. She was frequently recognized by her colleagues and medical students for her camaraderie and dedication to medical education. Her interests are in general inpatient medicine and infectious disease. Dr. Li hopes to continue practicing hospital medicine at an academic institution, and she is dedicated to providing care to underserved populations. She is a member of the American College of Physicians.
Outside of the hospital, her hobbies include tennis, cooking and birdwatching. She plays USTA Team tennis in the Missouri Valley division. She is also a food enthusiast and enjoys the unique eateries local to St. Louis. Her hometown is Southgate, Michigan.