Liyun Li, M.D.


Dr. Li Discusses her Personal Journey into Fertility Medicine

Dr. Liyun Li graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT and received her M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School where she studied stem cell biology and cultivated a keen clinical interest in women’s health. After serving as a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Li completed her Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center where she trained under the guidance of some of the most respected pioneers in the fields of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and egg donation. During fellowship, her research focused on how obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affect egg and embryo health. Dr. Li treats all forms of reproductive disorders with special interests in PCOS, fertility preservation, and egg donation. She is also a skilled surgeon in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries.

Dr. Li is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI). In 2012, Dr. Li was awarded the Best Practicing Physician Research Award for her research presentation on Vitamin D at the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS) Annual Meeting.

Although proud to be a Canadian, Dr. Li grew up in Shanghai, China, and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. While recognizing that infertility is an affliction that is blind to one’s ethnic and racial background, she is especially sensitive to the unique cultural and psychosocial implications of infertility pertaining to Asian families.

Starting from the time when she was a resident at UCSF, Dr. Li has always respected PFC’s expertise and mission. She is excited to now join the infertility doctors of PFC, Drs. Herbert, Schriock, Givens, Chenette, and Ryan in their commitment to help women and families of the Bay Area and beyond in achieving their reproductive potential.

In her free time, Dr. Li enjoys cuddling with her daughter and her Maltese puppy, exploring the Bay Area with her husband, practicing Chinese Calligraphy, and learning to cook traditional Shanghainese dishes from her mom.

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