Dr. Kevin Li joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2022. He grew up in Clarksville, MD before attending Washington University in St. Louis where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a concentration in neuroscience and a Minor in psychology. He was an active volunteer in local Asian community service organizations and worked with children with autism spectrum disorder, providing mentorship and education. After college, Dr. Li worked in a basic science research lab at the University of Maryland in Baltimore to investigate hormonal mechanisms of bone and mineral metabolism. He received his medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. While in medical school, he was a founding contributor to the Thumbroll app which provided step-by-step guides to medical and surgical procedures for medical students and residents. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center from 2019-2022.
During his time in Maryland, Dr. Li investigated the role of socioeconomic factors on lung cancer surveillance and outcomes in the Baltimore Veterans Administration population. In addition, he was an active contributor to the VA Handbook for Employees which provides a clinical and logistical reference for medical employees in the inpatient and outpatient settings. His clinical interests include surveillance and treatments for lung cancer, quality improvement, and developing resources for medical trainees in different media formats. His key interests are hospital medicine, lung cancer screening and surveillance, and medical education. His research areas are addressing socio-economic differences in outcomes for lung cancer patients and the role of active surveillance vs biopsy and his medical education includes clinical resources including written, photographic, or audiovisual media for medical trainees. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and going to karaoke with his fiancée and friends.