3301 C St., Suite Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95816
UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite E
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care
I believe in empowering patients through knowledge. I understand that the soundest medical decisions a patient can make are those made with understanding, trust, and adequate time. My modus operandi can be described as "less is more.”
Dr. Li is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in hand and microsurgery. He treats common hand maladies such as carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and wrist arthritis as well as upper extremity trauma including fractures of the hand, wrist, and forearm in addition to complex neurological injuries such as brachial plexus injuries. Furthermore, Dr. Li performs targeted muscle reinnervation on both upper and lower extremity amputation sites, with the goal of reducing post-amputation phantom limb pain along with improving myo-electric prosthetic control. Dr. Li also practices general reconstructive surgery, which includes upper and lower extremity reconstruction.
Dr. Li's research has focused on improving recovery following peripheral nerve injuries. His current research at UC Davis includes upper extremity prosthetic optimization (both mechanical and myoelectric), advancement of prosthetic function in the context of targeted muscle reinnervation, as well as microfluidic modeling of peripheral axonal growth and response to injury.
M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego CA 2009
B.A., Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 2005
Internship: General Surgery, UCLA Harbor Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2009-2015
Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Microsurgery, UC Irvine Medical Center, Irvine CA 2018-2019
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2015-2018
American Board of Plastic Surgery,
American Board of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery ,
American Board of Surgery - General Surgery,
Honors and Awards
Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents and Fellows Award, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, April, 2014
Regent�s Scholar Award and Scholarship, UCSD School of Medicine, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Phi Beta Kappa, early induction - Top 20 (2%) senior undergraduates by cumulative GPA, Dartmouth College, 2005
Nominee for 1948 Scholar Athlete Award, Dartmouth College, 2004
Select Recent Publications
Fang Z, Li AI, Wang H, Zhang R, Mai X, Pan T. AmbuBox: A Fast-Deployable Low-Cost Ventilator for COVID-19 Emergent Care. SLAS Technol. 2020 Dec;25(6):573-584. doi:10.1177/2472630320953801. Epub 2020 Sep 3. PMID:32882150.
Pereira CT, Paxton ZJ, Li AI. Involvement of PDGF-BB and IGF-1 in Activation of Human Schwann Cells by Platelet-Rich Plasma. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 Dec;146(6):825e-827e. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000007406. PMID:33234996.
Fang Z, Li AI, Liu H, Pan T. Digital droplet infusion. Lab Chip. 2020 Nov 13. doi:10.1039/d0lc00896f. Epub ahead of print. PMID:33185236.
Li A, Pereira C. Lidocaine and Voltage Gated Calcium Channels [Letter to the editor]. J Hand Surg. 2020 Mar 26.
Rouch J, Li A, Cohen JG, Kazaknjian K, Festekjian JH. Re-Exploration of Vertical Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap for Vaginal Reconstruction: case report and review of the literature. J Plast Reconstr Aesthetic Surg. September 2017 Sep;15:32-35. doi:org/10.1016/j.jpra.2017.08.006.
Li A, Hokugo A, Segovia LA, Yalom A, Rezzadeh K, Zhou S, Zhang Z, Parhami F, Stappenbeck F, Jarrahy R. Oxy133, a novel osteogenic agent, promotes bone regeneration in an intramembranous bone-healing model. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2017 May;11(5):1490-1499. doi:10.1002/term.2047. Epub 2015 Jun 15. PMID:26073881.
Rezzadeh KS, Nojan M, Buck A, Li A, Vardanian A, Crisera C, Festekjian J, Jarrahy R. The use of negative pressure wound therapy in severe open lower extremity fractures: identifying the association between length of therapy and surgical outcomes. J Surg Res. 2015 Dec;199(2):726-31. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2015.06.004. Epub 2015 Jun 11. PMID:26141870.
Gordon CR, Rezzadeh KS, Li A, Vardanian A, Zelken J, Shores JT, Sacks JM, Segovia AL, Jarrahy R. Digital mobile technology facilitates HIPAA-sensitive perioperative messaging, improves physician-patient communication, and streamlines patient care. Patient Saf Surg. 2015 May 23;9:21. doi:10.1186/s13037-015-0070-9. PMID:26136830.
Hokugo A, Li A, Segovia LA, Yalom A, Rezzadeh K, Zhou S, Zhang Z, Zuk PA, Jarrahy R. Development of chemotactic smart scaffold for use in tissue regeneration. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 May;135(5):877e-884e. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000001199. PMID:25919270.
Mendoza AS, O'Leary MP, Peng SK, Petrie BA, Li AI, French SW. Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma of the sigmoid colon. Exp Mol Pathol. 2015 Apr;98(2):300-3. doi:10.1016/j.yexmp.2015.02.007. Epub 2015 Feb 20. PMID:25708661.