James Li, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
James Li, MD, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. Originally from Atlanta, he earned his undergraduate degree at Emory University and medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed emergency medicine residency and served as chief resident at University of Cincinnati. He stayed at the same institution to complete an emergency medical services (EMS) fellowship. During his training, he spent multiple years as a flight physician and SWAT physician. He currently serves as the medical director for various St. Louis EMS agencies and continues to provide medical oversight and care for patients in the pre-hospital environment. He is an active member of the National Association of EMS Physicians and serves as vice chair for the Education Committee and editor of the organization’s educational blog.
At Washington University, he is the assistant program director for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship, director for the emergency medicine resident EMS rotations, director for the medical student EMS elective, and instructor for the undergraduate course MedPrep II. His academic interests focuses on innovation in medical education for medical students, residents, fellows, and paramedic students. Outside of work, he enjoys discovering local coffee shops, exploring the wonderful food scene in St. Louis, and being outdoors.