Dr. Linda T. Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).  As a native Texan, she attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated magna cum laude from the Plan II Honors Program.  She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and went on to completed her internship and general surgery residency also at Baylor College of Medicine where she was honored to receive the Chief of the Year Teaching Award upon graduation.  During residency, Dr. Li completed a research fellowship at the Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence where she investigated top reasons for readmission in patient following colorectal cancer surgery and implemented strategies to improve the quality of patient care at the Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital. She also helped develop an app-based platform that would help alert post-operative patients of impending complications in the home setting.  She received several research awards, including an Advancing Clinical Excellence in Health Care Delivery System Trainee grant.  After residency, Dr. Li went on to complete her fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital-New York Presbyterian-Columbia University.  Dr. Li is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.


Plan II Honor, Magna Cum Laude - University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Doctor of Medicine - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
General Surgery - Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Research Fellowship
Houston VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Houston, TX
Pediatric Surgery - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, New York, NY

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Surgical Oncology and Colorectal Disorders