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Christopher J. Li, MD

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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


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Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Instructor in Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


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


American Board of Anesthesiology


Medical: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, 2017
Internship: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2018
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2021
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2022

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Li


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

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

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.