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Xinning Li, MD ’05

Xinning Li, MD ’05

The UVA Medical Alumni Association is pleased to recognize Xinning (Tiger) Li, MD ‘05, with the 2019 Early Achievement Award.

Li specializes in both sports medicine and complex shoulder reconstruction. He earned his MD from the UVA School of Medicine in 2005, followed by a six-year academic orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and two fellowships in both sports medicine and shoulder/elbow surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Harvard (MGH/BWH/France), respectively. His current clinical responsibilities include taking care of patients at Boston Medical Center and providing care to the athletes of Boston University. He is the head team physician for the Boston University Men’s Basketball team and also the co-director of the BU sports medicine fellowship program.

Li is very involved with the BU residency program and is one of three members of the BU orthopaedic residency review committee as well as a member of the the BU Sports Medicine Fellowship selection committee. He is the orthopaedics residency sports medicine and shoulder curriculum director at BU and director of the BU medical student orthopaedic clerkship. He has mentored and taught over 80 medical students, residents and sports medicine fellows.

In 2015, Li was selected by the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) as one of four North American Traveling Fellows (NATF). In 2018, he was voted into the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon Society, selected for the BMC Emerging Heath care leader program and also received the BU Robert E. Leach Resident Teaching Award.

Li has over 135 peer review publications, 16 book chapters, and more than 60 additional research projects currently in progress. He has received multiple research awards in the past six years both as the primary researcher and as the mentor for BU residents. Dr. Li have given almost 250 lectures on the regional, national, and international levels. Additionally, he is an associate CME editor for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and electronic media and editorial board member for American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM).

Congratulations to Dr. Li on his distinguished career and on this well-deserved recognition.