Su-Ting Li, M.D., M.P.H.

Su-Ting Terry Li, M.D., M.P.H.


Pediatric General




  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Vice Chair of Education
  • Residency Program Director
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2516 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Collaborating with the patient, family, and health care team to provide family-centered, evidence-based care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Su-Ting Li is a pediatric hospitalist.  Her clinical interest is in taking care of sick children in the hospital.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Su-Ting Li's research interests are in medical education, including improving self-directed life-long learning and innovative curriculum.


General Pediatrics
Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1997

M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2003

B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1993


Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle WA 1998-2000


General Academic Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2001-2003

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 2008

Professional Memberships

Academic Pediatric Association

Association of Pediatric Program Directors

Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care

Society for Pediatric Research

Honors and Awards

Association for Pediatric Program Directors' (APPD) Research Award. Awarded for the most outstanding abstract presented during the APPD National Conference in recognition of my abstract "How Well Do Resident Milestone Self-Assessments Correlate with Clinical Competency Committee Milestone Assessments?", 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine (AAP SOHM) Pediatric Hospital Medicine Research Award. Awarded for outstanding research presented during the national AAP SOHM Section, in recognition of my paper "Primary Operative Management of Pediatric Empyema: Decreases in Hospital Length of Stay and Charges in a National Sample.", 2007

Select Recent Publications

Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Schwartz A, Guillot A, Burke A, Trimm RF, Guralnick S, Mahan JD, Gifford K, for APPD LEARN validity of resident self-assessment group.  Competent for unsupervised practice: use of residency training milestones to assess readiness.  Academic Medicine. 2016.

Rosenthal JL, Okumura MJ, Hernandez L, Li ST, Rehm RS. Inter-facility Transfers to General Pediatric Floors: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Role of Communication. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Apr 21. pii: S1876-2859(16)30131-0.

Stevenson MD, Smigielski EM, Naifeh MM, Abramson EL, Todd C, Li ST. Increasing Scholarly Activity Productivity During Residency: A Systematic Review. Acad Med. 2016 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Reed S, Lockspeiser TM, Burke A, Gifford KA, Hanson JL, Mahan JD, McKenna M, Rosenberg A, Li ST. Practical Suggestions for the Creation and Use of Meaningful Learning Goals in Graduate Medical Education. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Jan-Feb;16(1):20-4.

Trimm F, Caputo G, Bostwick S, Frohna J, Haftel H, Waggoner-Fountain L, Li ST.  A competency-based approach to developing leaders in graduate medical education. Academic Pediatrics. 2015;15(2):143-146.

Lockspeiser TM, Li ST, Burke AE, Rosenberg AA, Dunbar AE 3rd, Gifford KA, Gorman GH, Mahan JD, McKenna MP, Reed S, Schwartz A, Harris I, Hanson JL. In Pursuit of Meaningful Use of Learning Goals in Residency: A Qualitative Study of Pediatric Residents. Acad Med. 2015 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Li ST, Paterniti DA, Tancredi DJ, Burke AE, Trimm RF, Guillot A, Guralnick S, Mahan JD. Resident Self-Assessment and Learning Goal Development: Evaluation of Resident-Reported Competence and Future Goals. Acad Pediatr. 2015 Jul-Aug;15(4):367-73.

Abramson EL, Naifeh MM, Stevenson MD, Todd C, Henry ED, Chiu YL, Gerber LM, Li ST. Research training among pediatric residency programs: a national assessment. Acad Med. 2014 Dec;89(12):1674-80.

Dow A, Li ST, Srinivasan M. Training residents for a new system of primary care. Acad Med. 2014 Nov;89(11):1442-3.

Butani L, Paterniti DA, Tancredi DJ, Li ST. Attributes of residents as teachers and role models - a mixed methods study of stakeholders. Med Teach. 2013 Apr;35(4):e1052-9.