Dr. Xinning Li, MD

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Dr. Xinning Li, MD
Dr. Xinning Li, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine and Team Physician for the Boston University athletics, has a strong clinical interest in both Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow surgery. Dr. Li completed his first fellowship in Sports Medicine at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, a world-renowned sports medicine fellowship program. During his fellowship, Dr. Li worked with many experts in the field of sports medicine and served as the assistant team physician for the New York Mets professional baseball team. After his sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Li completed a second fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow surgery at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's Hospital). During this time, Dr. Li spent additional time traveling to France to work closely with two world-renowned shoulder surgeons, Dr. Laurent Lafosse (Annecy) and Dr. Gilles Walch (Lyon) to further advance his training in complex arthroscopic shoulder surgeries and open shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Li graduated summa cum laude from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC and earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. He went on to complete a six-year academic Orthopaedic Surgery residency program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA. In addition to the five-year clinical residency, Dr. Li also completed an additional year of orthopaedic surgery research fellowship in Tissue Engineering. His efforts in the laboratory has led to the development of a novel synthetic bone graft substitute for healing of segmental bone defects and was the recipient of the prestigious Resident Clinician Scientist training grant from the OREF to continue his research endeavors. In addition to his research accomplishments, Dr. Li was selected to the AOA Resident Leadership Forum and earned membership into the AOA Emerging Leaders program during his residency. In 2015, the AOA selected Dr. Li as one of five Orthopaedic surgeons in the United States and Canada for the North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF). Considered to be one of the highest honors in academic orthopaedics, the NATF traveling fellowship is awarded every two years to orthopaedic surgeons who have shown outstanding clinical, educational, and research accomplishments. Past recipients of this fellowship have gone on to become leaders and pioneers in the field of orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Li has a strong interest in research and believes that it is through research that advances in the field of orthopaedic surgery and patient care is made possible. His research interests focuses on tissue engineering, ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair outcomes and shoulder arthroplasty. Dr. Li has presented research at international, national, and regional orthopedic meetings numerous times. In addition, he has received multiple research awards from the Eastern Orthopaedic Association and has contributed over 350 total combined scientific items to the Orthopaedic literature including peer-reviewed publications (>100), book chapters (20), podium/poster presentations (>150) and accepted abstracts (>100) to the field of orthopaedics. His research has been published in many of the leading journals in orthopaedic surgery, including The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. He currently sits on the editorial board of three peer-review orthopaedic journals (JBJS, AJSM, and Orthopedic Reviews) and is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).

725 Albany St # 4B

Boston, MA 02118

Contact Information

(617) 638-5633

Dr. Xinning Li, MD

Dr. Xinning Li, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commonwealth Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Li "To address disorders affecting the shoulder, elbow, and knee, Dr. Li specializes in advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques. He has a special interest in the care of athletes as he was a NCAA Division I tennis player himself. Dr. Li cares for athletes of all ages, beginning from adolescence through adulthood and at all levels of participation, from the weekend warrior to the high school, collegiate and professional athlete. He believes in a comprehensive approach to patient care, including utilization of physical therapy and conservative management to explore all alternatives of treatment before surgery is considered. His clinical interests and expertise include primary and revision ACL reconstruction, multi-ligament knee injuries, cartilage loss, meniscus injury, patellar instability, rotator cuff and labral tears, shoulder instability, pectoralis and distal biceps tendon rupture, shoulder arthritis(total and reverse shoulder arthroplasty), and elbow injuries."

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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Meniscectomy
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.

Education

  • Campbell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Massachussetts Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Massachussetts Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women's Hospital)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • International Travelling Fellowship In Shoulder Surgery-Lyon and Annecy, France
    Other Education | Completed 2013
  • Orthopaedic Research Fellowship-Tissue Engineering
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

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Dr. Li's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Li to family and friends
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based on 19 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Li's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Kingston, MA |
I suffered a nasty fall and all but destroyed my shoulder(actually pretty much did). Dr. Li was very straight forward about all options, making sure I understood everything along the way. Never did I feel rushed through appointments, or felt as if any question I had was silly. I have so much more use of my shoulder than I thought I would have. Dr. Li was the best and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
in New Bedford, MA |
I ran out of talent skiing in Feb 2017, and earned the trifecta: torn ACL, MCL and lateral meniscus. Dr Li saw me almost immediately, and his treatment has been spot-on. After PT to reduce the swelling and prepare for surgery recovery, he operated in late May 2017. It's now almost November 2017, and I'm almost as good as new. What's left to get me back to good as new is on me, primarily continue the PT regimen on my own, facilitated by the fantastic treatment plan and surgery by Dr Li.
Boston, MA |
Dr. Li has improved my quality of life tremendously. As a very active person, I was worried about my recovery post-surgery. He did such a great job that I already feel significantly better than pre-surgery and my knee has healed well. Would definitely suggest seeing him.
in Adams, MA |
He is the best doctor around MA, he has performed 5 surgeries for my brother and I in the past 4 years.Each time was a success, I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a surgery in his field
Lowell, MA |
I would highly recommend Dr Li to anyone who requires knee surgery I tore my acl back in May 2015 and got it repaired in Aug 2015 by another surgeon. Due to lots of scar tissue, I had to go back under for 2 more surgeries. Those were unsuccessful so I was referred to Dr Li by my surgeon I then had surgery to remove the scar tissue august of 2016. It was a success, dr li was able to get rid of all the scar tissue and I was able to get full range of motion and to maintain it!
in Boston Ma |
I had shoulder surgery by Dr. Li in February, from the moment I met him he seem confident which is a plus. There's nothing more reassuring before surgery then the confidence of your Doctor. He had an excellent team nurses and Anesthesia also was great. My incision are very small couldn't even tell I had surgery. I would recommend Dr. Li to anyone great surgeon plus excellent social skills.
in Ma |
OUTSTANDING SURGEON!!! 2 recent shoulder surgeries with rotator, bursitis & arthritis issues & this remarkable surgeon has enabled me to sleep again after 8+ years of constant agony. Can't thank him enough. AND...he's also a good person & very a nice guy. Thank you Dr. Li
in Kingston, NH |
Dr. LI is an excellent surgeon. He has great personality and a winning smile that puts you at ease immediately. He is great at explaining procedures and patient with your questions. I would highly recommend Dr. LI.
Fall River, MA |
Dr.Li is an amazing surgeon, 5 months at shoulder surgery and I am feeling much better. Tells you like it is, spends time explaining whats going on.
in Springfield, VT |
I struggled with a shoulder injury for approximately a year and I am so grateful for Dr. Li and his surgical expertise to repair it. He has such compassion towards his patients and their families that goes above and beyond, that you always walk out of your appointments smiling. I'm just so grateful that he takes the time for his patients and doesn't treat them like numbers....he truly cares and it shows. Thank you Dr. Li
in Methuen, MA |
When I first saw Dr Li I was able to lift my rt arm to 30 due to a fractured humerus and a non union after 6 mo of healing. Dr Li recommended a reverse shoulder replacement and now after 1 year I can lift to nearly 180
in Fairhaven, MA |
He's extremely courteous and profession in every sense of the word, he did an incredible job working on my knee and I can't thank the man enough!
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