Su-Ting Li, M.D., M.P.H.

Su-Ting Terry Li, M.D., M.P.H.


Pediatrics General




  • Professor
  • Associate Vice Chair of Education
  • Residency Program Director


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2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Collaborating with the patient, family, and health care team to provide family-centered, evidence-based care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Su-Ting Li is a pediatric hospitalist.  Her clinical interest is in taking care of sick children in the hospital.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Su-Ting Li's research interests are in medical education, including improving self-directed life-long learning and innovative curriculum.


General Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1997

M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2003

B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1993

Internship: Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle WA 1997-1998


Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle WA 1998-2000


General Academic Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2001-2003

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 2008

Professional Memberships

Academic Pediatric Association

Association of Pediatric Program Directors

Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care

Society for Pediatric Research

Honors and Awards

Association for Pediatric Program Directors' (APPD) Research Award. Awarded for the most outstanding abstract presented during the APPD National Conference in recognition of my abstract "How Well Do Resident Milestone Self-Assessments Correlate with Clinical Competency Committee Milestone Assessments?", 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine (AAP SOHM) Pediatric Hospital Medicine Research Award. Awarded for outstanding research presented during the national AAP SOHM Section, in recognition of my paper "Primary Operative Management of Pediatric Empyema: Decreases in Hospital Length of Stay and Charges in a National Sample.", 2007

Select Recent Publications

Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Schwartz A, Guillot AP, Burke AE, Trimm RF, Guralnick S, Mahan JD, Gifford KA; Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (LEARN) Validity of Resident Self-Assessment Group.. Competent for Unsupervised Practice: Use of Pediatric Residency Training Milestones to Assess Readiness. Acad Med. 2016 Jul 26.

Rosenthal JL, Okumura MJ, Hernandez L, Li ST, Rehm RS. Interfacility Transfers to General Pediatric Floors: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Role of Communication. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Sep-Oct;16(7):692-9.

Stevenson MD, Smigielski EM, Naifeh MM, Abramson EL, Todd C, Li ST. Increasing Scholarly Activity Productivity During Residency: A Systematic Review. Acad Med. 2016 Apr 5.

Reed S, Lockspeiser TM, Burke A, Gifford KA, Hanson JL, Mahan JD, McKenna M, Rosenberg A, Li ST. Practical Suggestions for the Creation and Use of Meaningful Learning Goals in Graduate Medical Education. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Jan-Feb;16(1):20-4.

Lockspeiser TM, Li ST, Burke AE, Rosenberg AA, Dunbar AE, Gifford K, Gorman GH, Mahan JD, McKenna MP, Reed S, Schwartz A, Harris I, Hanson JL.  How can residency programs make learning goals meaningful?  Academic Medicine.  Academic Medicine. 2015; Dec 1 [epub ahead of print].

Hilty DM, Crawford A, Teshima J, Chan S, Sunderji N, Yellowlees PM, Kramer G, O'neill P, Fore C, Luo J, Li ST. A framework for telepsychiatric training and e-health: Competency-based education, evaluation and implications. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2015;27(6):569-92.

Li ST, Srinivasan M, Kravitz RL, Wilkes MS. Ethics of Physician Strikes in Health Care. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2015 Summer;53(3):25-38.

Li ST, Paterniti DA, Tancredi DJ, Burke AE, Trimm RF, Guillot A, Guralnick S, Mahan JD. Resident Self-Assessment and Learning Goal Development: Evaluation of Resident-Reported Competence and Future Goals. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Jul-Aug;15(4):367-73.

Trimm F, Caputo G, Bostwick S, Frohna J, Haftel H, Waggoner-Fountain L, Li ST.  A competency-based approach to developing leaders in graduate medical education.  Academic Pediatrics. 2015;15(2):143-146.

Field-Ridley A, Sethi V, Murthi S, Nandalike K, Li ST. Utility of flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy for critically ill pediatric patients: A systematic review. World J Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb 4;4(1):77-88.

Abramson EL, Naifeh MM, Stevenson MD, Todd C, Henry ED, Chiu YL, Gerber LM, Li ST. Research training among pediatric residency programs: a national assessment.  Acad Med. 2014 Dec;89(12):1674-80.

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