Zhongyu John Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

260 Ratings

Zhongyu John Li, M.D., Ph.D.


Clinical Interests

Peripheral Nerve Repair, Arthroscopy of the shoulder/elbow/wrist, Upper Extremity Injury and Pathology, Birth Palsy, Brachial Plexus, Axillary Nerve Injury, Scapular Winging, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Microvascular and Replantation Surgery

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Contact Information

Appointment: 336-716-8092
Office: 336-716-8200
Fax: 336-716-8018

Education & Training

  • M.D., Zhejiang University Hangzhou-China, 1987
  • M.S., Shanghai Medical Univ Affiliate Hospitals-China, 1992
  • Ph.D., Wake Forest University, 1997
  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Hua Shan Hospital Shanghai-Chi, 1994
  • Internship, Surgery, Suny-Stony Brk Affil Hosps, 1999
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Suny-Stony Brk Affil Hosps, 2004
  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Amer Assoc of Peripheral Nerve
  • Southeastern Hand Club
  • Southern Orthopedic Assn
  • Sunderland Society
  • Western Nc Chpt Soc For Neuros
  • Am Board Of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Am Orthopaedic Assn
  • Am Soc Of Surgery Of The Hand

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Zhongyu John Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Zhongyu John Li, M.D., Ph.D.


Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


excellent in every regard.




Dr Li has been excellent in all aspects of care, I am very pleased


Dr Li spent a lott of time with me...a tricky issue with some nerves. He "gets it"!!


This care provider was recommended to me by the Orthopedic surgeons staff that did my last knee replacement, so I knew I could trust and be confident that I was in good hands to get help for the issue I am now having.


Duuuuuuuhhhh everything is wonderfull---what more can I say ? I love you all !!!


very good experience


Very good experience.


*Dr. Li is outstanding. Shows sincere concern for his patients. Very courteous and professional.


Dr Li is Awesome!!!!! He is wonderful with a great personality.The Best


He is wonderful! was great with my son!


I was treated as number #### by the Provider. It was more than apparent that he felt my being there was not necessary as the ganglion cyst was just irrelevant in his day! Agreed it was not a life threatening emergency or exciting but as a patient it was important to be treated like I was more than an imposition in his morning!


*Dr. Li is a wonderful surgeon & he made my 12 yr. old feel at ease & made him laugh.


I came in wanting to know what was going on in my hands that was causing pain. This was not addressed to my satisfaction. It seems that as soon as the Dr determined from the X-Ray that this was not a "knife or needle" condition (his words) he lost interest and left after a few minutes. I still don't know what is going on in my hands and wrists, and I'm reduced to trying to find out from Dr Google. Dr seemed to be "treating the X-Ray, not the patient".


Dr Li is very compassionate and listens to healthcare concerns. He is an excellent surgeon and did a wonderful job.


love Dr Li


Very empathic care provider


this is the third time I have visited Dr Li for the same problem. I am a diabetic so the problem will occur over and over. he doiesa wonderful job with the needle and he will be my Doctor any time I need this procedure.


Dr Li takes the time to explain everything and does a great job of making sure you understand everything he tells you.


Dr. Li, listened to my concerns and gave me the opportunity to make the decision on what type of medical care I needed. He did not try to convince me to have surgery and I respect him for that.


I absolutely love Dr Li. he is not only an excellent surgeon but he is an excellent person


I am appreciative and grateful for the time Dr. Li spent talking with me about this surgery and possible alternatives for other issues I'm experiencing.


Dr. Li is the best. I would highly recommend him.


I do recommend Dr. Li to other people.


English barrier was a bit of a problem, especially post-op. But Dr. Li clarified in writing for me (on the patient portal) and that was helpful