Dr Li graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from National University of Singapore. He obtained Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. Dr Li went on and received Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow Academy of Medical Sciences.
Before starting his private practice in 2003, he was Director of Urology Centre at Singapore General Hospital and then Associate Professor and Chief of Department of Urology which he established in 2002 at National University Hospital. With his contribution to the regional societies, he was elected to be the Presidents of both the Association of University Surgeons of Asia and the Asian Surgical Association. He is currently a member on the Advisory Committee on Transplantation, Ministry of Health and Asian Erectile Dysfunction Advisory Counsel.
Dr Li is internationally known for his contribution in renal transplantation and has pioneered hand assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in Singapore in March 2002. His surgical expertise includes bladder replacement and renal cancer with IVC involvement. He had more than S$4 million in research projects.
Dr Li has published over 180 articles in peer review journals, 120 conference papers, 80 invited lectures/workshops and many contributions to books and monographs. As a key opinion leader in Urology and erectile dysfunction Dr Li has been quoted in local and international media in many occasions.