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Ryan J. Li, M.D., M.B.A.

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  • Director, OHSU Robotic Head and Neck Surgery Program
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine


  • Cancer
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Ryan Li  is a surgeon who specializes in:

Dr. Li is devoted to working with patients and their loved ones through their treatments. As part of the multidisciplinary head and neck cancer team, he supports patients with gentle, clear, and complete care. Dr. Li and the team are dedicated to supporting patients after treatment to ensure the best quality of life they can achieve.   

His research interests include:

  • Household finances related to head and neck cancer treatment.
  • Digital devices to aid recovery from cancer treatment.
  • Clinical trials on shrinking tumors (neoadjuvant immunoradiotherapy) for treatment of oropharyngeal cancer.   

Dr. Li is the Director of OHSU’s:

  • Head and Neck Robotic Surgery Program
  • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellowship

In his spare time, Dr. Li enjoys time with his daughter and his wife, Myriam Loyo Li, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who also is a member of the OHSU family. He relishes the company of his extended family in Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong and the eastern United States. He enjoys tennis, running, indoor wall climbing, hiking, and what beautiful Oregon has to offer.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

    • B.A., 2004, Brown University
    • M.D., 2008, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    • M.B.A., 2022, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Residency

    • Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2014
  • Fellowship

    • Head and neck surgery, microvascular reconstruction, Stanford University, 2015
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery (2015)

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Head and Neck Society (AHNS)
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.9 out of 5 (420 Ratings, 177 Reviews)

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