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Jinlei Li, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; Director of Regional Anesthesia at YNHH, Anesthesiology; Program Director of Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship, Anesthesiology; Director of Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Service, Yale New Haven Health, Anesthesiology

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Jinlei Li, MD, PhD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Anesthesiology

    PO Box 208051

    New Haven, CT 06520-8051

    United States



Jinlei Li, MD PhD, F.A.S.A, earned her Ph.D. degree from University of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, M.D. degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, anesthesia residency and regional anesthesia and acute pain fellowship at Yale University. She is currently an associate professor, program director of regional anesthesia and acute pain fellowship at Yale University Department of Anesthesiology. She is a board-certified anesthesiologist and the Director of Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicineat Yale New Haven Health in New Haven, CT in the united states. Dr. Li practices regional anesthesia and performs neuraxial block and a diverse range of peripheral nerve blocks for acute and subacute pain management in and beyond the immediate perioperative arena. Dr. Li’s supervises and teaches residents and fellows the fundamental knowledge as well as practical skills of ultrasound-guided upper extremity, lower extremity, chest and abdominal nerve blockade. Dr. Li’s has a research interest in developing new opioid-sparing regional anesthesia protocols to facility faster postoperative recovery and better functional outcome, particularly in total joint replacement and geriatric hip fracture management, hemodynamic changes associated with regional anesthesia, local anesthetics additives, regional anesthesia and anticoagulants, as well as regional anesthesia education. She is actively involved in international, national and investigator-initiated clinical studies. Dr. Li is active in American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) in both research and teaching. She has participated and/or organized multiple regional anesthesia workshops in the united states as well as internationally.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University (2013)
  • Residency
    Yale University (2011)
  • MD
    McGill University Faculty of Medicine (2006)
  • PhD
    State University of NY at Buffalo, Microbiology/Immunology (2002)

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