Ryan J. Li M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Assistant professor

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (435 Ratings, 85 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

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


  • M.D., University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 2008
  • 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)


Dr. Li specializes in treating head and neck cancers, thyroid and parathyroid diseases, and performing complex reconstructions of head and neck wounds and deformities. He has advanced training in microvascular reconstruction that allows tissues from elsewhere on the body to be transferred to the head and neck where skin, muscle, or bone need to be restored. 

Dr. Li is devoted to working alongside patients and their loved ones through their treatments. Together with the multidisciplinary head and neck cancer team, he surrounds patients with gentle, clear and comprehensive care. Dr. Li and the team are dedicated to being patient advocates continually in the years after they complete treatment, to ensure the best quality of life they can achieve.   

In his spare time, Dr. Li enjoys the time spent with his wife, Myriam Loyo Li, also a member of the OHSU family, in her role as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He relishes the company of his extended family spread out over Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong and the eastern United States. Tennis, running, indoor wall climbing and hiking are his hobbies as he enjoys what beautiful Oregon has to offer.

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  • English

Memberships and associations

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

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (435 Ratings, 85 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Clear explanations and I knew next steps.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    He was pleasant,very informative, and seemed to really be experianced in his area. Great visit, in and out fast,efficiant.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    All right. Now we feel that I'm cancer free right now. I got another appointment in 3 months. And I was very happy with my doctor, Dr. Li. Thank you.

  • Nov 20, 2018

    Dr Li is always so supportive of my needs and encouraging in my cancer recovery. He's a wonderful medical provider.

  • Nov 19, 2018

    Outstanding bedside manner. On top of being super intelligent

  • Nov 16, 2018

    He was prepared and knowledgeable about my condition. I will follow up with him in the mo this to come.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Very knowledgeable, kind, very concerned about your condition, ask question, gives his honest opinion. Definitely the doctor to see for thyroid issues.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    I appreciate that Dr. Li was very caring and professional.

  • Nov 11, 2018

    Highly competent and wonderful at explaining surgery and what to expect. Very helpful for a person from out of town. Friendly and approachable in demeanor. Most appreciated.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    He did wwhat was needed.

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