King Li

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King Li is the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. He is a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinician in molecular imaging and radiology. Holding 16 patents, with another six pending, he has a long track record of developing and commercializing intellectual property as well as setting up and administering large clinical and translational research programs. As the senior associate dean at Wake Forest School of Medicine, Li was a main driving force in developing a learning health care system in the institution. His broad knowledge and experience in research, clinical, education and entrepreneurial activities make him uniquely qualified in driving change in preparation for value-based health care and development of learning health care systems. His resume includes research, clinical, educational and entrepreneurial roles at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Stanford University and Houston Methodist Hospital. He earned a medical degree from University of Toronto and an MBA from San Jose State University. Dr. Li also serves as the deputy director of the Cancer Community at Illinois.