Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Yan Michael Li of the University of Rochester Medical Center

Spine Leaders

Yan Michael Li, MD, PhD, is a neurosurgeon at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center.

Dr. Li specializes in treating complex spine disorders and brain and spine tumors. He received his medical degree from Peking Union Medical College and underwent spine fellowship training at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Dr. Li completed neurosurgical oncology fellowship training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston focusing on complex spine tumor surgery.

Dr. Li has extensive knowledge and skills in complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery and computer-assisted spinal navigation surgery. He treats a wide array of spine diseases, including complex degenerative, tumors, trauma, deformity and revision spine surgery. He uses personal genomic profiling to treat patients with spine tumors. He has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in several scientific journals and holds a patent for nanoparticle gene therapy that was adopted in a National Cancer Institute clinical trial.

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