Dr. Li received his MD degree from the University of Taipei in Taiwan, and a PhD in Medical Informatics from the University of Utah. He returned to his homeland where he became the founding Director of the Graduate Institute of Medical Informatics at Taipei Medical University, and Director of the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at National Yang Ming University. At the time of his election as an International Fellow of the College he was Professor of Biomedical Informatics and university Vice President at Taipei Medical University.
Dr. Li has been a strong proponent and innovator in the creation of interoperable electronic health records, and his development of a national health information exchange for Taiwan led to his receiving a National Health Contribution Award which is Taiwan’s highest honor for contributions to the nation’s health. He has also been an advocate for the use of ‘smart cards’ and patient-specific clinical decision support to improve patient safety.
Dr. Li served as President of the Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics, and associate editor of the Journal of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, as well as participating on the editorial boards of several other international biomedical informatics journals. His election as an International Fellow of the College recognizes these scholarly innovations and professional service that have had an international scope of influence.