Weill Medical College
Cornell Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery
"State-of-the-Art Compassionate Care for the Infertile Couple"
Dr. Philip S. Li is an Associate Research Professor of Urology, an Associate Research Professor of Reproductive Medicine, and the Director of Microsurgical Research and Training Program at the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, Cornell Institute for Reproductive Medicine. All positions are held within the Department of Urology at the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.|
Dr. Li is an internationally recognized expert in the no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV) and a leading researcher in microsurgery and male reproductive physiology. Working with his mentor, Dr. Marc Goldstein, Dr. Li was one of the key figures in developing the surgical manual and protocol for the NSV technique, which has become the standard technique for vasectomy in the United States and Canada.
He has served as a consultant on the NSV for AVSC International (EngenderHealth) since 1988. He has personally trained several hundred urologists, surgeons, and family practitioners to perform the NSV in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Li has trained many urologists and clinical andrologists from all over the world, including physicians from Austria, China, Germany, UK, Israel, Italy, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Spain, Canada, Japan, India, Venezuela, Brazil, Portugal, South Korea, Egypt, Chile, and Mexico. His expertise in the field of male surgical contraception and microsurgical research in male infertility has been well recognized by his professional colleagues. He was invited by the American Austrian Foundation to organize several microsurgical-training programs in Austria between 1994 and 1998. He served as a co-chair for the first successfully organized Asian Microsurgical Hands-on Training course at the third Asia-Pacific Forum on Andrology in Nanjiag, China on October 13, 2009. Dr. Li was awarded an Honorary Professorship of Urology and Reproductive Medicine at the Andrology Center of Peking University (2005 to 2009), West China (Hua Xi) Hospital of Sichuan University (2005 to present) and the Ren Ji Hospital of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2010 to present).
Dr. Li has authored or co-authored over 86 papers in peer-reviewed journals, books, and book chapters on topics related to male reproductive medicine and microsurgery. He has presented over 80 abstracts on topics of male infertility and microsurgical techniques at national and international medical conferences. Dr. Li has pioneered several microsurgical techniques for male infertility treatment and performed numerous research projects under the guidance of Dr. Marc Goldstein and Dr. Peter Schlegel. He established the Cornell Brady Urology Studio and has directed and produced over 42 medical videos and DVDs for male infertility and urological microsurgical techniques and treatment over the past ten years. Many of these multimedia tapes and DVDs were awarded The Best Urology Video Prize at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). He received The First Prize (2002 and 2003), 2nd prize (2010) and 3rd Prize video (2009) at the American Urologic Association (AUA) national meeting. He also received the first prize video at the annual meeting of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) in 2007. In addition, Dr. Li has been actively involved in nearly all new development and refinement of microsurgical techniques currently used at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital for treating male infertility. Dr. Li has also submitted and obtained several US patents since 1996.
Working closely with Dr. Marc Goldstein and Dr. Peter Schlegel at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Li has developed an informative website, www.maleinfertility.org, which has received global attention and recognition for its insight and content on topics of "What's New for Male Infertility Treatment at Weill Cornell". He is also the website editor for the male infertility section of the Weill Cornell urology website, www.cornellurology.com.
Working with Dr. Marc Goldstein at Weill Cornell Medical College and Family Health International (FHI) and EngenderHealth (EH), Dr. Li plays a key role in leading several international studies and surgical training events for the Chinese Shang Ring circumcision technique for HIV prevention in Africa and China. He has developed and organized several international surgical training workshops and seminars in China. He has led an international team from USA and China to establish a standard surgical protocol for the Chinese Shang Ring for male circumcision technique; his recent works on adult male circumcision and HIV prevention have received great attention globally. Since 2009, Dr. Li has served as a board member for the WHO Consultation on Male Circumcision Devices and also a board member for the American Urological Male Circumcision Task Force. He was invited to give a key note speech at the section of military urologists during the 2010 World Congress of Urology in Shanghai, China. The results of his recent works on the Shang Ring male circumcision were published on Nature Urology Review in November, 2010.
Dr. Li is a member of several medical and professional societies, including the American Urologic Association (AUA), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the American Society of Andrology (ASA). Dr. Li served as a board-member for the Membership Committee (2001-2002) of the American Society of Andrology. He is also a board member of the World Chinese Urology Society, which is officially affiliated with AUA. He was recently selected as a board member for the Video Award Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He is also on the International Editorial Committee of the National Journal of Andrology (China). Dr. Li graduated medical school in Chongqing, China in 1983 and completed his surgery/urology residency training in his hometown of Chongqing, China in 1986. Before coming to the United States from China in 1988, Dr. Li worked with his mentor, Dr. Li Shunqiang, who is recognized as a prominent pioneer in clinical Andrology and internationally known as the inventor of the No-Scalpel Vasectomy technique. Dr. Li was a post-doctoral fellow in male infertility and microsurgery at the Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research on the campus of Rockefeller University; with a joint fellowship at the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, Department of Urology, the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University under the direction of Dr. Marc Goldstein from 1988 to 1991. He completed his fellowship in male infertility and microsurgery in 1991 and has had the pleasure of working as a faculty member at Weill Cornell Medical College since 1992.
Among Dr. Li's other credits, he is a long distance runner and successfully completed the New York City Marathon in 1997 and 1998. He is happily married to his wife of over 23 years and the father of four lovely daughters (two of them are beautiful cats).
You may contact Dr. Li at:
Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery
Department of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College
525 E 68th Street, Box 580
New York, NY 10065
Microsurgical Lab: 212-746-1166
Clinical Andrology Lab: 212-746-5768
http://www.maleinfertility.org or http://www.cornellurology.com.