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Wai-Yee Li, MD, Plastic Surgery, Bradbury, CA, City of Hope's Helford Clinical Research Hospital


Plastic Surgery Bradbury, CA

Breast Reconstruction, Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery

Assistant Clinical Professor, City of Hope

Overview of Dr. Li

I'm a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in postcancer reconstruction all over the body, including breast, chest and abdominal wall, vaginal reconstruction and skin cancer resection and reconstruction. I also recently set up a Skin Cancer Excision Clinic, at City of Hope's Duarte campus, allowing patients easier access to one-stop outpatient surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
    University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical CenterResidency, Plastic Surgery - Integrated, 2008 - 2014
  • University of Manchester
    University of ManchesterPhD, Developmental Biology, 2002 - 2008
  • Birmingham University Medical School
    Birmingham University Medical SchoolClass of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2010 - 2024
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Leonard R Rubin Best Paper Award for paper “Medpor Ear Reconstruction: A Twenty Three Year Experience with 1042 Ears. American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2014
  • The Operation Smile Stryker Fellowship to Fund Mission trip to Fengkai, Guangzhou, China Operation Smile/Stryker, 2012
  • American College of Surgeons Excellence in Research Award American College of Surgeons, 2006
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum After Abdominal Free Tissue Transfer For Breast Reconstruction: Case Series and Management Guidelines  
    Li, WY, Andersen, JC, Andersen, JS, Annals of Plastic Surgery, 11/30/2018

Research History

  • PhD2002 - 2008

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Hospital Affiliations