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Mengnai Li

Associate Professor Term; Co-Director Hip Fracture Program, Orthopaedic surgery; Director Periprosthetic Joint Infection Prevention, Orthopaedic surgery



Dr. Mengnai Li is fellowship trained in both adult reconstruction surgery as well as pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He is specialized in all aspects of adult reconstruction surgery, including primary and revision hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, robotic surgery, custom implant and complex hip/acetabular osteotomies. He has trained many residents and fellows during the last 16 years and was the division chief and fellowship director at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center before joining Yale Orthopaedic surgery department. He is the inaugural director for periprosthetic joint prevention and co-director for hip fracture program.

Education & Training

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic fellow
    Hospital for Special Surgery (2006)
  • Adult Reconstruction Fellow
    Virginia Commonwealth University (2005)
  • PhD
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Anatomy (2005)
  • Resident
    Peking University First Hospital (2000)
  • MD
    Beijing Medical University, Medicine (1995)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2014)

Departments & Organizations