Dr. Edward Li, MD

Dr. Edward Li, MD

Vascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Edward Li, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from New York University in 2000 and specializes in vascular surgery.Read his story

2323 Oak Park Ln Ste 102

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 643-3330

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Li performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Vascular Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 96% of peers
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Li's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Li's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Li "Dr. Li joined West Coast Vascular from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was one of the few physicians there skilled in both open surgical and endovascular (minimally-invasive) techniques. Dr. Li was born and raised in Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his MD from the New York University School of Medicine and completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Maryland. During his residency, he did a research fellowship in Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. After residency, he completed a fellowship in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Finally, he completed a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Emory University. Dr. Li is certified by the American Board of Surgery for General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. He moved to Los Angeles in 2009 where he worked as a vascular surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. There, he treated a wide range of vascular problems using endovascular and open techniques. His interests within Vascular Surgery are comprehensive, including treatment of varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, deep venous thrombi, peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease, and providing dialysis access creation and maintenance."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Li "Our mission is to provide the highest level of overall service, vascular care and optimal therapy to our patients and our community. Communication, accountability and reliability are the cornerstone for building these strong relationships."

1  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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25  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Maryland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Maryland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Maryland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Li has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Li's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Li to family and friends
7 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Li's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Five weeks ago, I had my varicose vein closed and removed in my left leg by Dr. Li and I am very pleased with my results. He is a very talented doctor and put me at ease by explaining everything in detail. The procedure was not painful and the recovery was fairly easy. I have been happy with all...more
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Dr. Li is an outstanding doctor. He diagnosed and explained everything to me thoroughly, and then helped me decide what would be the best path for me to take. He listened to my concerns. I was treated in a caring, respectful way. I would highly recommend him for anyone seeking a vascular...more
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Great doctor: impressive credentials, excellent listener, and a nice guy!
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My vein ablation failed and they knew it when I came in for the ultrasound and no one called to let me know so I could stop wearing those ungodly compression stockings that were doing NOTHING at that time. Also, the nurse (Stephanie was extremely rude when I called about a broken blood vessel in...more
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