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Christopher J. Li, MD


About Dr. Li

Dr. Christopher Li is board certified anesthesiologist at HSS specializing in regional anesthesiology and acute pain management for orthopedic surgery. Dr. Li completed his internship and anesthesiology residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C followed by his Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Management fellowship at HSS. In addition to training in these fields, Dr. Li has completed certification in medical acupuncture and as a yoga instructor. His research interests include integrative medicine techniques such as acupuncture and meditation to improve the orthopedic patient's perioperative care.


Special Expertise

Medical acupuncture

Patient Stories


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Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery


American Society of Anesthesiolgists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine


American Board of Anesthesiology


Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2017


Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2018


Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2021


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2022

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Li


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of April 19, 2023, Dr. Li reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.