Ka Yi "Kiki" Li, MD
Clinical Instructor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Family Medicine

Kiki, a native of Hong Kong, immigrated to Philadelphia at the age of twelve. Completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Spanish at Temple University. Growing up she translated for her Cantonese-speaking families and recognized the multifaceted barriers immigrants encounter in the United States. She taught English and health literacy classes while in college. She then attended Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden New Jersey which further inspired her to work in advocacy. She assumed regional leadership role in the Latino Medical Students Association to implement health workshops, Hispanic Heritage Month events and ESL classes as well as medical Spanish lessons for her peers. She helped to coordinate two annual Latino health policy summits in Washington D.C. She traveled to Mexico and Peru to understand the resources of a health system in a developing country. Kiki hopes to learn from the best practices in ameliorating immigrant health and to develop sustainable chronic health models for the most vulnerable individuals and families here and abroad. Outside of medicine, she enjoys learning languages (she currently speaks five, and is hoping to learn Portuguese and Haitian Creole by the end of residency), traveling and trying unfamiliar flavors, story listening and telling, singing karaoke, creating art, and dancing salsa and bachata.

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  1. Rodriguez D, Li K, Apoj M, Munarriz R. Epidemiology of Penile Fractures in United States Emergency Departments: Access to Care Disparities May Lead to Suboptimal Outcomes. J Sex Med. 2019 Feb; 16(2):248-256.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30770071
  2. Li L, Han T, Zang L, Niu L, Cheng W, Lin H, Li KY, Cao R, Zhao B, Liu Y, Ou G, Liu X, Qi Y, Li Y, Liu Z. The current incidence, prevalence, and residual risk of hepatitis B viral infections among voluntary blood donors in China. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 12 06; 17(1):754. PMID: 29212443; PMCID: PMC5719753; DOI: 10.1186/s12879-017-2861-3;
  3. Li L, Li KY, Yan K, Ou G, Li W, Wang J, Song N, Tian L, Ji X, Chen Y, Liang X, Liu Z, Wu Y. The History and Challenges of Blood Donor Screening in China. Transfus Med Rev. 2017 04; 31(2):89-93. PMID: 28012709; DOI: 10.1016/j.tmrv.2016.11.001;

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2019 Gold Humanism Society
2014 Temple University: Cum Laude
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