Dr. Xun Li is a bilingual brain, spine, and nerve surgeon with expertise in spinal surgery. Dr. Li was born in Beijing, China but grew up all over the world and finally settled in the suburbs of Philadelphia in high school along with his family. Unprepared for the exorbitant cost of American higher education, he was finally able to attend Allegheny College and Temple University School of Medicine with generous scholarship support.
He completed his neurosurgery residency at Brown University and his orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. During residency, in addition to mastering the surgical treatment of common spinal disorders such as spinal stenosis and disc herniation by both open and minimally invasive approaches, he spent an additional year learning how to treat rarer neurosurgical diseases such as brain and spine tumors including metastasis. Lastly, during his fellowship, he also trained at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, where he learned to treat pediatric and adolescent scoliosis and other complex spinal deformities. Dr. Li’s philosophy of care is to treat every patient he meets as if they are members of his family, with compassion, respect, and dignity. Languages spoken: Mandarin Chinese, English