Theodore C.M. Li, MD

Internal Medicine
5215 Loughboro Road NW Suite 440
Washington, DC 20016 Get Directions
Theodore C.M. Li, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50every 3 months
825.00every 6 months
1,650.00each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

"Listen to your patients; they’re telling you the diagnosis.” I heard this advice as a student, and it has been the cornerstone of my approach to medicine. The corollary is that health care (what to test and how to treat) must be tailored to the individual. These are exciting times in the medical world with significant advances every day, but it all has to be reconciled with the needs and circumstances of each individual.

Dr. Li's Credentials

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The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY
Senior Assistant Resident 1979-1980
Coordinator, Cornell Medical Team, Khao-I-Dang Refugee Camp, Thailand 1980

The New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY
Department of Medicine 1977-1978

Medical School:
Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY
Doctorate of Medicine 1977
Hirschl Scholar 1974

Henry J. Kaiser Fellow, General Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Fellow, Division of International Medicine, Cornell-New York Hospital Medical Center

Columbia University
New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts 1973
Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa 1973
Schwartz Scholar 1971
Class of 1909 Scholar 1970

American Board of Internal Medicine
National Board of Medical Examiners
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Georgetown University Hospital
English, French (basic), German (basic), Chinese/Mandarin (conversational)
Community Based Teaching Award, American College of Physicians 1995
Laurence H. Kyle Award for Excellence in Housestaff Education, Georgetown University Hospital 1988
Certificate of Appreciation, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China 1986
Alpha Omega Alpha Housingstaff Teaching Award 1980
Best doctors in America® 2013-2014
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical School 1989-present
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Georgetown Unviversity Medical School 1984-1989
Attending Physician, Georgetown University Hospital 1984-present
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School 1983-1984
Associate Physician, Brigham & Women's Hospital 1983-1985
Associate Director, Intensive Care Unit, St. Barnabas Hospital 1981
Emeritus Director, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellow, American College of Physicians
American Society of General Internal Medicine
American Federation for Clinical Research
District of Columbia, Massachussetts, New York
Spending time with family, tennis, ink drawing, painting
from Deborah in MD March 10, 2018 for Theodore C.M. Li, MD
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My late husband was Dr. Lis patient first. Several years before, he had been diagnosed with a rare abdominal malignancy, pseudomyxoma peritonei, and had had numerous surgeries and treatments. When our internist retired, he said, Theres only one person in the DC area that Id recommend for you, Ted Li. And, how right he was! Later, I became Dr. Lis patient, too.

Dr. Li guided my… See more

from Mark in VA March 8, 2018 for Theodore C.M. Li, MD

Dr. Li is one of the best doctors I have ever met. He actively listens to what a patient says and is an excellent diagnostician.

from Chuca [Aileen] in DC March 4, 2018 for Theodore C.M. Li, MD

Dr. Li has provided me extraordinary care and support for many years. I particularly like the way he listens so carefully, asks insightful questions as needed, and then gives excellent medical advice. It is clear that he truly cares about his patients; I often think of the word empathetic when I think of Dr. Li. Dr. Li's approach permeates his entire practice - his assistants are… See more

from Jim in DC March 4, 2018 for Theodore C.M. Li, MD

Dr. Li and his staff have consistently demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and knowledge in providing advice and care. Having a skilled and empathetic doctor available provides a important source of stability and peace of mind in dealing with unanticipated medical challenges. For this and more, I have immense gratitude.

from Henry in MD March 4, 2018 for Theodore C.M. Li, MD

You are always patient and thorough. See you in May

from John in VA March 4, 2018 for Theodore C.M. Li, MD

Dr. Theodore Li has been my primary care physician for several decades. I firmly and unequivocally believe that I am alive today and in good health because of his care.

from Mike in MD March 3, 2018 for Theodore C.M. Li, MD

Spending time with Dr. Li is at the top of my list of valuable experiences. I always leave his office with a sense of relief and equilibrium, after his defusing of my apprehensions. He does this in a very professional manner, sharing his observations, thoughts, and advice in a way which instills confidence in his expertise and calming to my normal concerns for my well-being. His directions… See more

from Geraldiine in MD March 2, 2018 for Theodore C.M. Li, MD

I feel fortunate to have you, Dr. Li, as my doctor. I am 84 years old and have been to many different doctors and you are by far the BEST.
As I am alone now, I do lead a better life knowing you are there to guide my
health problems. Thank you, Thank you.
Geraldine L.

from Margaret in DC March 2, 2018 for Theodore C.M. Li, MD
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I've been with Dr. T. Li for two and a half years. He is a brilliant physician and diagnostician, a wise and caring man. He takes time with his patients, he listens to them with interest and understanding. He's available though email and a conscientious responder. His referrals are excellent. When I first saw him, he found a serious heart problem that had gone undetected by others… See more

from Sophia in VA March 2, 2018 for Theodore C.M. Li, MD

Something valuable that I've learned from Dr. Li is that an incremental approach in life is often best. He applies that approach when it comes to diagnosing and treating health situations. I've learned to apply thinking of change in manageable small increments across the board in my life because it's a simple, enduring, tempering way to tackle challenges. Thank you for sharing… See more