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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

I am committed to improving the lives of people with liver disease through patient-centered care and research.

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    90 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 11, 2023
    Dr Li is truly an outstanding physician.
    Oct 27, 2023
    Oct 19, 2023
    Excellent visit with Dr. Li. I never doubted his concern for my health and wellbeing. Because of the state of my current health issue I will be seeing Dr Li for the rest of my life. He was personable and a great listener. This visit was to map out our plan for my care for F4 cirrhosis in the coming years. I had a full page of questions that I brought with me and he patiently answered each one. The future of my health journey is inevitable but believe it or not I left this visit feeling great with the knowledge that I was in the best hands possible.
    Oct 11, 2023
    Thankful he was patient with me.
    Sep 18, 2023
    It's all good Mahalo
    May 31, 2023
    Dr. Li has been fantastic. Any time I have a question he gets back to me as fast as possible. The rest of the team has been very easy to communicate with as well.
    May 17, 2023
    My first appointment with Dr. Li was pleasant. I felt very confident he had full understanding of my issues and gave clear options to figure out my diagnosis.
    May 03, 2023
    Dr Li is an outstanding physician. He researched my unusual illness and was extremely helpful and easy to talk to.
    Mar 29, 2023
    Dr. Li was very professional and prepared for our visit. We discussed some necessary life changes and plans for monitoring my condition.
    Mar 21, 2023
    Every stage of my appt. Was great
    Feb 28, 2023
    Feb 12, 2023
    Dr. Li is kind efficient and thorough. Highly recommended.
    Feb 07, 2023
    UCSF is the BEST
    Oct 02, 2022
    Excellent service
    Sep 24, 2022
    He was wonderful. I was concerned about having a new Doctor but I'm not any longer. Great person.
    Aug 29, 2022
    First time meeting Dr Li and felt comfortable with him and he knew my medical history
    Aug 27, 2022
    Really good Doctor
    Aug 09, 2022
    Aug 05, 2022
    Doc. Li is very professional friendly and experienced.