Dr. Xinning Li, MD, FAOA, FAAOS - Boston, MA - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Open Now

Dr. Xinning Li, MD, FAOA, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Boston, MA 02118 (1 other location)
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About Xinning Li, MD, FAOA, FAAOS

Dr. Xinning Li, MD, FAOA, FAAOS is a health care provider primarily located in Boston, MA. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine. He speaks English and Chinese (Mandarin).


Dr. Xinning Li, MD, FAOA, FAAOS has 2 locations

Xinning Li, MD, FAOA, FAAOS- Shapiro Ambulatory Center

725 Albany St Ste 4B Boston, MA 02118

Boston University - Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

915 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02115


Dr. Xinning Li, MD, FAOA, FAAOS has the following 2 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Xinning Li, MD, FAOA, FAAOS has the following 13 areas of expertise

  • Knee Injuries
  • ACL Reconstruction or Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft)
  • Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Arthritis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Research
  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Sports Injuries


19 Years Experience

University of Massachusetts Medical School - Orthopaedic Surgery

Graduated in 2011

University Of Virginia School Of Medicine

Graduated in 2005

Harvard Medical School - Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Graduated in 2013

Hospital for Special Surgery - Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery

Graduated in 2012

Insurance Plans Accepted by Dr. Xinning Li, MD, FAOA, FAAOS

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Select
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
  • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
  • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Maines Choice HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Liberty EPO/PPO
  • Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
  • Tufts Granite Premier Choice EPO and PPO
  • Tufts PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Options PPO
  • Workers Compensation

More about Dr. Xinning Li, MD, FAOA, FAAOS

Dr. Xinning Li is a distinguished figure in the field of orthopaedic surgery, serving as a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the esteemed Boston University School of Medicine. With a focus on Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow surgery, Dr. Li brings a wealth of expertise to his role as Team Physician for the Boston University athletics. His journey in orthopaedics began with a fellowship at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he honed his skills in sports medicine—a field he remains deeply passionate about.

Research lies at the heart of Dr. Li's practice, as he firmly believes in its pivotal role in advancing orthopaedic surgery and enhancing patient care. His research endeavors span a wide spectrum, including tissue engineering, ligament reconstruction, biomechanics, and outcomes of rotator cuff repair. Dr. Li's commitment to innovation extends to his clinical practice, where he specializes in advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to address complex shoulder and knee disorders. Drawing from his own athletic background as a NCAA Division I tennis player, Dr. Li has a unique understanding of the needs of athletes across all levels of competition.

Dedicated to a comprehensive approach to patient care, Dr. Li emphasizes conservative management and physical therapy, exploring all avenues before surgical intervention. His clinical interests encompass a broad range of orthopaedic conditions, from primary ACL reconstruction to complex shoulder reconstruction procedures. With unwavering dedication to excellence and a compassionate bedside manner, Dr. Li strives to deliver exceptional care to each patient he serves, embodying the highest standards of expertise and empathy in his practice.

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