Dr. Li is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.
She specializes in epilepsy care and research. She has dedicated her career to advancing our understanding of the mechanism, diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy. In addition to her MD degree, she holds a PhD degree in neurology and neuroscience. She undertook PhD training to better understand epileptogenesis and to identify potential new treatments for refractory epilepsy patients.
Dr. Li has conducted extensive research on the mechanism of epileptogenesis via a hippocampal neural stem cell pathway and on the dynamic changes of microRNA, genes, and proteins in temporal lobe epilepsy.
Funding from the National Institutes of Health enabled her to explore the genetic influence of women with epilepsy on their children’s cognitive outcomes. Participation in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate program helped advance her knowledge of how genomic data can enhance patient management in clinical practice.
Dr. Li has presented the findings of many aspects of her epilepsy research at meetings of the American Epilepsy Society, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, and International Conference on Function (Psychogenic) Neurological Disorders.
She has published numerous articles on a wide range of epilepsy-related topics, including precision medicine in women with epilepsy, pregnancy outcomes of refractory epilepsy patients, and differentiation of epileptic from non-epileptic seizures. Her work has appeared in Neurology Clinical Practice, the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, International Journal of Molecular Medicine, Epilepsia, Journal of Neuroscience and Neurological Disorders, and elsewhere.
Among her honors, Dr. Li has earned recognition from the American Epilepsy Society and International League Against Epilepsy. She also won a safety and quality awards scholarship from the American Academy of Neurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Fellowship: Stanford University Epilepsy Fellowship (2020) CA
Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2018)
Residency: University of Massachusetts GME Office (2018) MA
Internship: University of Massachusetts Internal Medicine Residency (2015) MA
Medical Education: Xiangya School of Medicine South University (2007) China