Dr. Mark K. Li has been a primary care physician for the past 30 years. A native of Hong Kong, he received his B.A. in Social Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972, and his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1977. He came to Washington, DC in to pursue a residency in Internal Medicine, following which he started his practice in Silver Spring, where it remains today.
In his practice, Dr. Li became acutely aware of the high occurrence (10% infection rate) of hepatitis B amongst the Asian American patients he served. Dr. Li has personally screened thousands of patients, advocated in Congress, built coalitions, and conducted extensive research to advance awareness and treatment of hepatitis B. His Maryland hepatitis B project united Asian-American doctors, and the results were published in the Journal of the National Medical Association in August 2007. In 2009, Dr. Li worked with over 40 African ambassadors to further the education, research, and services at the Chinese Embassy. Dr. Li presently serves as the President of the Association of the Chinese American Physicians Mid-Atlantic Chapter.