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Michael Li


Hepatologist and gastroenterologist

Dr. Michael Li is a transplant hepatologist and gastroenterologist who cares for patients with cirrhosis (scarring of the liver that impairs its function), autoimmune liver diseases and liver cancer.

Li's research focuses on the relationship between the immune system and liver disease. He studies autoimmune diseases, such as primary sclerosing cholangitis, as well immunotherapy (treatments that fight disease using the patient's immune system) for liver cancer. He seeks to perform research that can be translated into a better understanding of how to treat immune-mediated liver diseases.

Li earned his medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a fellowship in transplant hepatology at UCSF. He also has a master of public health degree from the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. He is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology.

Li was a nationally ranked junior tennis player, though his skills have eroded since entering medicine. Having grown up in Massachusetts rooting for Boston-based athletic teams, he is invested in ensuring that his daughter develops the appropriate sports allegiances.

  • Education

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Internal Medicine, 2018

  • Fellowships

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Gastroenterology, 2021

    UCSF, Transplant Hepatology, 2022